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International Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No. 2 fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0380
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1884

The fonds consists of minute books of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No.
2 from 1870 to 1884. Columbia Lodge No. 2 is based
in Victoria, BC.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Columbia Lodge No. 2 (Victoria, B.C.)

Jenny Walters fonds

  • CA BOW MS 13
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1984

The fonds consists correspondence, published materials, and records relating to community planning, to the Bowen Island Historians, and to other civic organizations.

Walters, Jenny Clark

Iain Benson fonds

  • CA BOW MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1999

The fonds consists of records collected and created by Ian Benson pertaining to Bowen Island's Official Community Plan, The Bowen Island Trust Committee, and The Bowen Island Advisory Planning Commission. The fonds includes personal correspondence, financial records, and various ephemeral records.

Benson, Iain T.

Davies family fonds

  • CA BOW MS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1865, [ca. 1880]-1977

The fonds consists of records of the Davies family, including correspondence, mail contracts and postmaster records, and other business records of William J. Davies, including licences and ledgers of Davies and Company and a cashbook (1909-1911) for Davies Store; correspondence, bills and receipts of William Arthur Edward Davies, including a record book of his taxi service and cashbook of the Bowen Park Store; photographs accumulated by Herbert Lyle Davies depicting members of the Davies family and friends on Bowen Island, and scenes of various aspects of early island life, including logging and ferry service; and, postcards and ephemera of various family members.

Davies (family)

Ross Carter fonds

  • CA BOW MS 23
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1997

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Ross Carter and includes correspondence, documents from the Bowen Island Improvement Association, GVRD election and other campaign literature, and reference reports relating to development on Bowen Island.

Carter, Ross

Bowen Island Garden Club fonds

  • CA BOW MS 25
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1994

The fonds consists of the operational records and various ephemeral materials of the Bowen Island Garden Club, including agendas, membership lists, photographs, and a memorial book.

Bowen Island Garden Club

Margaret Fougberg fonds

  • CA BOW MS 26
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2006

The fonds consists of the papers created and collected by Margaret Fougberg. Materials include correspondence and research notes, and predominantly relate to genealogy and local history. Research topics include the Collins family, the Smith family, and the Davies family, and other early Bowen Island residents.

Fougberg, Margaret

Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society fonds

  • CA BOW MS 27
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 1987

The fonds consists of records collected and created by the Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society during its eight-year existence. The records include minutes of annual general meetings, correspondence, proposals, and reference materials. Additionally, there are a number of records, photographs, and ephemera from Heritage Day '84.

Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 fonds

  • CA BOW MS 36
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2000

The fonds consists of administrative, operational, and financial records created and accumulated by the Royal Canadian Legion's Bowen Island Branch, RCL Branch 150. Textual records consist predominantly of minutes (1947-1989) and correspondence (1968-2000), and also include memoranda, reports, the visitor’s register, and various published materials. Photographs are of RLC Branch 150 and Ladies Auxiliary RCL Branch 150 members at various functions.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150

Bowenian Seniors #133 fonds

  • CA BOW MS 38
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1998

The fonds consists of ca. 145 colour photographs showing the Bowenian Seniors going on excursions and taking part in a variety of activities.

Bowenian Seniors #133

Bowen Island Preschool fonds

  • CA BOW MS 39
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1997

The fonds consists predominantly of photographs of preschool children and staff participating in various activities. Textual materials consist of newsletters and flyers.

Bowen Island Preschool

Bowen Island School Reunion fonds

  • CA BOW MS 4
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 1981

The fonds consists of administrative and promotional materials created and received by the Reunion Committee, including minutes, correspondence, financial records, and registration documents.

Bowen Island School Reunion Committee

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association fonds

  • CA BOW MS 40
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2004

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Bowen Island Historical Preservation Association, including its constitution, minutes (1990-2004), correspondence (1981-2001), as well as copies of printed and published materials and collected reference materials pertinent to BIHPA activities.

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association

Bowen Island Recycling Depot fonds

  • CA BOW MS 44
  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 2003

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot produced between 1985 and 2003, including legal and financial records, documents from board meetings and AGMs, correspondence, and records relating to the relocation and expansion of the recycling facility.

Bowen Island Recycling Depot Society

Helen Chambers fonds

  • CA BOW MS 8
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1980

The fonds consists of the personal papers of Helen Chambers as well as papers accumulated by her regarding Bowen Island civic societies. Textual materials include legal papers and correspondence relating to land use and taxation (1947-1967), minutes and constitutions of civic societies (1967-1978), and notes from a Bowen Island Historians research project.

Chambers, Helen

Parksville and District Community Society fonds

  • CA CHP MG 01
  • Fonds
  • 1923-[197-?], predominant 1923-1962

The fonds consists of minutes and occasional reports from Directors,1923-1944, 1950-1956, constitution & by-laws, balance sheets, 1926-1961 (incomplete), correspondence, membership lists and lists of subscribers, petty cash book, receipts and expenditures for Community Hall, records of sales of bonds, membership receipts, 1959-1962, lists of volunteer workers and visitors to the Park, and notes compiled by J. E. Kingsley on the formation & early history of the Society, [197-?] . The fonds includes a map of the Community Park, 1955.

Parksville and District Community Society

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society fonds

  • CA CIM 1999.003
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1953

Fonds consists of records of the Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society, including minutes of meetings, financial statements and administrative records and correspondence. It is arranged into five series: Minutes, Financial, Administrative Records, Correspondence and Programs.

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society

Southern Cortes Community Association fonds

  • CA CIM 2000.001
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004 (predominant 1948-2004)

Fonds consists of records of the Southern Cortes Community Association. It includes minutes and agendas of meetings, correspondence, financial records, administrative and legal documents, and reports on projects and activities.
Original groupings of documents in files have been maintained with the exception of general correspondence, which has been grouped by date.
Files have been arranged into eleven series: Minutes; Financial records; Administrative records; Correspondence; Events; Newsletters; Dental clinic project; Show Business; Manson's Hall renovation; Ephemera; and Committee minutes and reports.

Southern Cortes Community Association

Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds

  • CA CIM 2002.001
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2003

Fonds consists of materials created or collected by Directors of Cortes Electoral Area during their terms of office. Because outgoing Directors may turn their current files over to their successors, the papers of one Director may contain materials generated during a previous term.
Fonds includes minutes of Cortes Advisory Planning Commission meetings; minutes of Regional Board and committee meetings with related background material; records of public hearings; correspondence; community plans and by-laws with associated planning material; licenses for the use of foreshore and crown land; and materials relating to island issues such as parks, aquaculture, forestry, garbage disposal, recycling and water quality.
Fonds is arranged into sous-fonds based on accession of records and contains three sous-fonds: Linda Gagnon, Regional Director, Ralph Nursall, Regional Director, and George Sirk, Regional Director.

Comox-Strathcona (Regional District). Electoral Area I (Cortes Island). Regional Director

Whaletown Community Club fonds

  • CA CIM 2003.003
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2016

Fonds consists of the records of the Whaletown Community Club from 1951 to 2016. The first accession (2003.003) consists of records from 1951 to 1985 and includes minutes of general and executive meetings, correspondence, administrative records including the original constitution and bylaws, financial records and reports on projects and functions sponsored by the organization. Files from Accession 2003.003 are described in five series: 1) Minutes; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial; 4) Administrative Records; 5) Subject Files.
An accrual in 2017 (Accession 2017.009) comprises records of the Whaletown Community Club from 1985 to 2016, including minutes of executive and general meetings, financial statements, correspondence, and records of projects and programs. The material was kept in binders, and is arranged in eighteen series based on this original order (Series 6 through Series 23).

Whaletown Community Club

Island Women's Club fonds

  • CA CIM 2009.001
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1920]-2000

This fonds comprises records of four Cortes Island women's service organizations, including minutes, financial records, administrative records, correspondence, photographs, ephemera and artifacts. It is arranged in four sous-fonds according to the creator of the records: Whaletown Women's Institute (2009.001.1); Whaletown Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church (2009.001.2); Cortes Island Women's Institute (2009.001.3); and Island Women's Club (2009.001.3). Related material in CIMAS archives may be found in the Whaletown Women's Institute fonds (1999.002), the Gilean Douglas fonds (1999.001), and the May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds (2007.001).

Island Women's Club

Mae Sherwood fonds

  • CA CIM 2017.005
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1931], [predominant ca. 1980] - 2008

Fonds consists of photographs taken or collected by Mae Sherwood which document the activities of the Whaletown Community Club.

Sherwood, Mae

Whaletown Church Hall fonds

  • CA CIM 2017.008
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1920

Fonds consists of a minute book and an accounts book of the Whaletown Church Hall Building Fund Committee, documents written by Canon Alan Greene setting out the history, responsibility and terms of use for the Church Hall, and a cover letter for the Certificate of Title from the Land Registry Office.

Whaletown Church Hall Building Committee

Phyllis Long fonds

  • CA CMX 06.18
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1999

The fonds contain photographs and slides of the early Village of Comox buildings and streets, Comox Nautical Days as well as the Comox Post Office. Fonds also contain ephemera regarding service groups such as dEsterre Center, Filberg Festival, Comox Golf Club and Library as well as reference files on Comox history. Fonds also include Green Sheet Newspapers between the years 1960-1980 as well as a collection of the Vancouver Province Womens Section dating from 1924 to 1942.

Long, Phyllis, 1929-

Maxwell family fonds

  • CA CRE 96-6-1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1908]-1911

The fonds consists of photographs depicting farming in Lister, Creston Valley roads in winter, Canyon Street in 1909, stump blasting, various members of the Craigie and Maxwell families, and scenes of activities of general life in Creston. The fonds also includes a letter (1911) to E.H. Maxwell documenting the sale of the Maxwell property.

Maxwell (family)

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