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Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council collection

  • CA EDM MS-461
  • Colección
  • 1981 - 1982

The collection consists of pamphlets and booklets relating to the formation of Scouts and Guides in Canada, with emphasis on Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, including:

  • graphic novel booklet: B.P's Life in Pictures - The Story of Baden-Powell;
  • pamphlet: The Life of Lord Baden Powell - A brief story of the Founder of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movements;
  • newspaper: Le Franco, with a special feature on Guides and Scouts in Alberta (sur le scoutisme et guidisme en Alberta), November 1982, vol. 17, no. 38 (2 copies);
  • pamphlet: Memorial Service - Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, 1889-1977
  • photocopy page of 2 images - Funeral service for Lord Baden-Powell in Kenya, 1941; memorial service held at grave of Lord Baden-Powell in Kenya, 1957;
  • booklet - Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide, 1889-1977.
    The collection also includes a book ‘I Promise … A History of the Girl Guides in Alberta’ (369.463 GIR).

Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council

Sporting Associations

This series consists of two sub-series: the Edmonton Roughnecks Recreation Association (ERRA) and a subseries of Sporting Associations/Gay Games records. The ERRA records include administrative files, promotional materials, tournament information, and framed and matted team photographs. There are also photographs of social activities, and a framed set of volleyball tournament medals. Included are items of ERRA clothing, including a tee shirt, baseball pants, and baseball socks. The gay games are represented in 6 files (dating 1984-1994), and there is 1 file concerning the Gay and Lesbian Sports Council of Edmonton. Finally there are two files documenting two fundraising events that featuring Olympic athlete, Mark Tewksbury.

GALA Sports Related Organizations

Photographs

This series consists of photographs documenting the work of the Parks and Recreation Department. Photos numbered EA-20 include images of civic properties, leisure programs, special events, sports, green spaces such as boulevards and parks, and City staff. It also includes a photographic inventory of several thousand images of schools, community halls, playgrounds, pools, parks, and facilities from around 1968. Photos numbered ET-28 were created as a slide library to be used by staff in presentations.

Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department was responsible for all City-owned recreational facilities and lands, including green spaces such as cemeteries and golf courses.

This series contains the following sub-series:

  • Subseries 3.1: Cemeteries
  • Subseries 3.2: Golf Courses
  • Subseries 3.3: Parks Administration

Golf Courses

The Edmonton Golf Club opened in 1907 with five holes. The City purchased the land (then known as the Golf Links) in 1912 from the Hudson's Bay Company, and began operating the course as a municipal enterprise - the first municipal golf course in Canada. The Golf Links was renamed Victoria Park and dedicated to public use in 1914. The course expanded in the 1920s from 9 holes to 18, and by 1951 the course offered 27 holes, though by 1954 it had reverted to 18 holes when the City needed some of the land for the Groat Bridge. In 1957 the name was officially changed to the Victoria Golf Course. The Victoria Driving Range opened in 1961.

In 1949 work began on a new municipal golf course. Riverside Golf Course opened in 1951 on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River just north of the Dawson Bridge. Rundle Park Golf Course became the City’s third course when it opened in 1976.

The subseries consists of correspondence and financial records relating to golf courses operated by the City of Edmonton. The subseries contains the following files:

  • File 1: Golf Courses - Correspondence (February - December 1962)
  • File 2: Golf: Master Plan - Correspondence (June 1968 - January 1969)
  • File 3: Victoria Golf Course Statistical Revenue Ledger (1952-1967)
  • File 4: Victoria Golf Course Statistical Revenue Ledger (1968-1978)
  • File 5: Victoria Driving Range Cash Book (1961-1970)
  • File 6: Victoria Driving Range Cash Book (1970-1972)
  • File 7: Riverside Golf Course Statistical Revenue Ledger (1980-1981)

Recreation Facilities

This sub-series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, and other material relating to City recreation facilities. It also contains material from community organizations that worked closely with recreation facility staff.

Edmonton Grads Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-604
  • Fondo
  • 1915-2003

The fonds consists of correspondence, brochures, scrapbooks, photographs, video cassettes, publications and news clippings, and memorabilia relating to the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club and its alumnae reunion organization, the Edmonton Grads Club.

Edmonton Grads Club

Ellen Godwin

The series consists of photographs taken or collected by Ellen Godwin.

Godwin, Ellen

Jasper Place Recreation Commission

The Town of Jasper Place Recreation Commission was established in 1954 (Bylaw 117) to provide and supervise recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, athletic fields, and recreation centres, as well as activities on properties owned and operated by the Town. The Commission was composed of Town Councillors, representatives from local school boards, and appointees from the community. In later years, the Recreation Commission was led by a superintendent. This position was filled by Jack Boddington from June 10, 1960, until amalgamation, at which point the Recreation Commission ceased operations and its functions were subsumed into the City of Edmonton's Parks and Recreation Department.

This series consists of records created and collected by the Jasper Place Recreation Commission. It includes scrapbooks as well as administrative materials such as meeting minutes, correspondence with other organizations, staffing, and facility rentals and maintenance. The series also includes an event poster for the Jasper Place Sports Centre.

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