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Meewasin Valley Authority fonds

  • MVA
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1993

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, office correspondence, reports and studies undertaken by the Meewasin Valley Authority, as well as the working files of its Executive-Director, Wes Bolstad (1980-1984)and photographs of the 1979 Board members.

Meewasin Valley Authority

City Men's Curling

Photographs show City Men's Curling. Images are individual team member headshots on 35mm and team shots on 2x2 film. Items 1 to 24 are SP-A's (35 mm) and items 25 to 44 are SP-B's.

John and Bill

Photographs show mug shots of people identified as John and Bill, May 20, 1985. [Published May 21, 1985] Items 1 to 4 are SP-A's and items 5 and 6 are SP-B's. Sadly, neither John nor Bill appear to have had their photographs published on May 21 or any other date, and thus, their identities are lost to history.

"Dynasty" Inspired Fashion

File contains 10 x 13 cm colour transparencies and 35 mm slide images of a woman wearing clothing in a style similar to the clothing worn on the popular television series "Dynasty". Transparencies are labeled SP-E and slides are SP-F.

Canada Winter Games Flag Raising

File contains photographs of the raising of the Canada Winter Games flag and the official ceremony that goes with it. Attending the ceremony was comedy team of Wayne and Shuster. The proceedings took place in front of the Centennial Auditorium in downtown Saskatoon. Items 1 to 10 are SP-B's (2x2" format) and items 11 to 12 are SP-A's (35 mm).

Climbing Mount Blackstrap

File contains photographs of the "topping off" ceremonies at Mount Blackstrap. Included are images of Chuck Brown and Les Burns setting off to climb Mount Blackstrap, there is also an image of them planting a Canada Games Flag on top of the "mountain". Items 1 to 10 are SP-A's (35 mm) and item 11 is SP-B.

Hard working Saskatonians

File contains photographs of numerous Saskatoon citizens hard at work, shot for a Star Phoenix Labour Day special feature. Included are Ed Bachamer, window washer; Paolo Fenu, plasterer; Gary Leson and Hank Hanson, ice deliverers; Peter Sorba and Sandor Than, meat packers; Leo Renner, commissionaire; Verna Hallahna, waitress; James Erker, carpenter; and Lorne Grand, service station manager. Photographs also taken by Rick Olmstead. Items 1 to 18 are SP-A's (35mm) and items 19 to 23 are SP-B's.

Sod turning ceremony for a new saw mill at Big River, Sask

File contains photographs of the sod-turning ceremony at Big River SK. J. Ross Barrie, Minister of Natural Resources turns sod to start construction on a new saw mill to be completed in May 1971. Also included are images of stacks of wood that was cut by two portable mills in the area, as well as images of the town of Big River. Items 1 to 13 are SP-A's (35 mm) and items 14 to 21 are SP-B's.

Missing Helicopter Pilot, Jim Hamilton, Home at Last

File contains photographs of helicopter pilot Jim Hamilton, and his helicopter, who finally returned to Prince Albert after being missing in the Northwest Territories for 36 days. Hamilton ran into bad weather upon leaving from Baker Lake NWT, and had to land. Realising that search planes would have little chance of finding him, he walked 21 miles to Ennadai Lake NWT, a remote weather station. Also pictured are members of Mr. Hamilton's family, his wife Trudy, mother Mrs. Nancy Hamilton, sons Ronald and David and daughter, Mrs. John Logan. Items 1 to 8 are SP-A's and items 9 and 10 are SP-B's.

Tommy Douglas' Farewell in Saskatoon

File contains photographs of New Democratic Party leader Tommy Douglas speaking to an audience in Saskatoon. Over eight hundred people turned up for his final appearance in Saskatoon. Items numbered 1 to 6 are SP-A's (35 mm format) and items 7 to 9 are SP-B's ( 2x2" format).

Saskatchewan badminton team for Canada Winter Games

File contains photographs of the members of Saskatchewan's badminton team for the Canada Winter Games. Team members include: Doug Mader, Bob Black, Sandy Bingeman, Denis Lansdell, Susan Allan, Lorna Guttormson, Pal Chawla, and Darlene Kudryk. Item number 1 is an SP-B (2x2" format) and items 1 to 4 are SP-As (35mm format).

Landmarks at Batoche, site of 1885 Rebellion

File contains photographs of scenes from Batoche, including the church, cemetery, the cairn that was erected to commemorate this event, the rectory (which has been converted to a museum), and the metis rifle pits that are now barely visible in the earth overlooking the river. Also pictured are Gloria Daku who is a guide at Batoche, and George Pilon who was a boy during the rebellion, but whose father fought with Louis Riel. Items numbered 1 to 12 are SP-Bs ( 2x2" format) and items 13 to 27 are SP-As (35 mm).

Index ' 71 Exhibits

File contains photographs of the various exhibits at Index '71. Exhibits such as heavy equipment used by the oil and gas industry, hand and power tools, a model freight car displayed by Canadian National Freight, and semi-trailer trucks. Pictured is Mrs. Geraldine Morris in one of the semi-trailer trucks and security officer Beverly Hulme checking out the model train. Items numbered 1 to 11 are SP-A's (35mm) and item 12 is an SP-B.

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