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Sports, recreation and leisure With digital objects
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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.

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

Edmonton Grads Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-604
  • Fonds
  • 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

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.

Charlotte Daws fonds

  • CA EDM MS-139
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 1933

The fonds consists of records relating to Charlotte Daws’ track and field successes, including news clippings, programmes of track and field events (in some of which she competed), and a programme of the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930.
The photographs include a portrait of Charlotte with trophies and medals, and photo of the Canadian Men’s Track & Field Team. Both photographs taken at the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930. The objects include a British Empire Games pin, numerous track and field medals, and four commemorative Women's Amateur Athletic Association of Canada spoons.

Daws, Charlotte

XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation records

This series consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, studies and reports, financial statements, contracts and agreements, statistics, technical specifications, invitations, newsletters, press releases, and assorted material relating to the operation of the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

It contains the following subseries:

  • Subseries 1: Accreditation Division records (1975-1978)
  • Subseries 2: Advisory Board Division records (1973-1977)
  • Subseries 3: Association (British Commonwealth Games Association of Canada) records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 4: Ceremonial Division records (1970-1978)
  • Subseries 5: Communications Division records (1973-1978)
  • Subseries 6: Coins and Stamps records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 7: Federation (Commonwealth Games Federation) records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 8: Finance Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 9: Foundation (XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation) records (1971-1978)
  • Subseries 10: Fund-raising Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 11: Headquarters records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 12: Host Broadcaster records (1976-1978)
  • Subseries 13: Legal Committee records (1969-1978)
  • Subseries 14: Lotteries Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 15: Management Advisory Committee records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 16: Marketing Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 17: Media '78 Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 18: Medical Division records (1971- 1978)
  • Subseries 19: Miscellaneous records (1971-1978)
  • Subseries 20: Other Games records (1967-1978)
  • Subseries 21: Public Affairs and Awareness Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 22: Planning and Production Committee records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 23: Protocol Committee records (1973-1978)
  • Subseries 24: Security Committee records (1973-1978)
  • Subseries 25: Services Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 26: Special Events Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 27: Sports Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 28: Tickets and Accommodation Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 29 Transportation Division records (1973-1978)
  • Subseries 30: Venues Division records (1973-1978)
  • Subseries 31: Village Division records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 32: Welcome and Entertainment records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 33: Personnel (1978)

Universiade '83

The Parks and Recreation Department was very involved in the 1983 World University Games. The Department worked in conjunction with the Federation Internationale du Sportif Universitaire to schedule and prepare facilities for the games. The City of Edmonton also appointed an International Events Coordinator to deal almost exclusively with Universiade '83. The role of the Parks and Recreation Department also included finance and budgeting, transportation, and media and public relations.

This subseries includes administrative records including correspondence, reports, and minutes of committee meetings from the Universiade '83 Corporation and the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department relating to the bid to host the 1983 World University Games and the subsequent organization of the event. There are also records relating to the organization and construction of facilities for Universiade '83, as well as correspondence, brochures, and programs from other major sporting events held in Edmonton and their relationship to Universiade '83. There are also bulletins, notices, and minutes of meetings from the Federation Internationale du Sportif Universitaire, and press clippings and media releases relating to Universiade '83.

Agencies and External Community Groups

This series consists of records relating to external agencies that have regular dealings with the City of Edmonton in its capacity to provide a safe, healthy and vibrant city, including Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, School Boards, sports organizations and other community organizations. These organizations may use City facilities to provide programs for recreation, sports, arts, culture, and education.

This series contains the following subseries:

  • Subseries 5.1: Community Leagues
  • Subseries 5.2: Sports and Recreational Organizations
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