Collection - Margaret Blain collection

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Margaret Blain collection

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  • 1946 - 1951 (Creation)
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    Blain, Margaret

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2 cm of textual records
25 photographs
6 negatives

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(1921-2006)

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Margaret V. (Slinn) Blain was born on August 3, 1921. She moved to Prince Rupert from North Vancouver in 1940 when she was hired by Don Forward, manager of the Civic Centre, as a physical instructor and director for the Civic Centre Association. She married Emile Blain of Prince Rupert and the couple had four children: Barbara, Lenora, Tona, Robert. Margaret passed away on May 14, 2006 in Prince Rupert.

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The records were donated to the archives Lenora McCarthy on Feb. 1, 2007

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Collection consists of records and photographs from activities of Tiny Tots and recreation classes taught by Margaret Blain at the Civic Centre on Second Avenue. Includes notes, the Civic Centre's Bylaws revised 6 Aug 1946, correspondence, a Pro-Rec Centres bulletin, membership cards, Civic Centre Program Bulletins, program lists, a Civic Centre leaders' handbook, book of enrollment, and attendance for programs. Photographs include the civic centre building, gymnastics, tiny tots, and staff including Don Forward, Neil Ross, Bob Moore, and Jack McIntosh. Other photographs depict Norman Baker and Emile Blain, Margaret's husband, and Emile and another employee inside Blain Brothers Grocers at 837 2nd Ave. West. Ephemera consists of a Prince Rupert General Hospital feeding schedule for Barbara Blain, a Reid's Holiday Tog. Ltd. for Miss M. Slin, a Pro-Rec winter schedule from 1946-1947, and a birth form from the Prince Rupert General Hospital, dated June 21, 1950.

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2007.003

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Created on January 8, 2014

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