The photographs in this series depict theatrical productions put on by the Recreation Department and the Junior League of Edmonton. The program was called Theatre for Children, and most productions took place at Victoria Composite High School, though a few were also held at the Jubilee Auditorium. In the 1960s the program expanded to include The Playground Players, which offered outdoor theatrical productions in the community. This series includes photographs of most of the productions undertaken from 1954 until 1966, when the Junior League handed the program over to the Junior Arts Council. The series also includes photographs of dance workshops for children and a concert held at Borden Park.
The series consists of a letter from John G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition, 1967) with a copy of House of Commons debates, Jan. 11, 1967, commemorating birth of John A. Macdonald, and a mock newspaper, headlined “Richard C Secord Returns to Winterburn Old Fashion Days” (most text reprinted from a 1917 issue of Calgary Eye Opener), [197?] (o/s folder).
The fonds consists of one history of highland dancing with references to the Alberta Highland Dancing Association, prepared by Sandra Allnutt, the Branch’s publicity chairman, in 1976. The history contains information about the origins of Highland dancing, in addition to details specific to ten individual dances.
Alberta Highland Dancing Association, Edmonton Branch
At the home of Jock & Jeanie McNeill, 9907 - 108 Street. Standing front row L to R: William McNeill (uncle of the bride), John 'Jock' McNeill (father of the bride), Billy McNeill (best man), Margaret Stevenson (maid of honour), Rev. Kenneth W. Barton, Dan Moore (groom), Mary McNeill (bride), Jeanie McNeill (mother of the bride). See article in Edmonton Bulletin, July 17, 1920.