Fonds MS-1212 - The Avenue of Nations Business Association fonds

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The Avenue of Nations Business Association fonds

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CA EDM MS-1212

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  • 1989 - 1999 (Creation)
    The Avenue of Nations Business Association

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70 cm of textual records and other material

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(1991 - 1999)

Administrative history

The Avenue of Nations Business Revitalization Zone was established in November 1991 by Bylaw 9880 and encompassed 107 Avenue from 116 Street to 95 Street, including Little Italy and Chinatown North. The Avenue of Nations Business Association was founded to promote business in the Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ).

The Avenue of Nations Business Association sought to create an economically vibrant commercial area that emphasized its unique multinational flavour drawn from its diverse population of residents. The general membership of the Association was derived from business owners in the area who brought forward issues to the Board of Directors. The Board was composed of elected members of the Association, as well as a member of City Council who acted as a liaison between the two organizations.

The Avenue of Nations held events around the BRZ including parades and barbeques, as well as participated in events held by other organizations that promoted multiculturalism, such as the Edmonton Heritage Festival. The Association also held Green Day events, which sought to clean up the BRZ of litter and other debris in order to beautify the area.

The Avenue of Nations Business Revitalization Zone and the Avenue of Nations Business Association were disestablished on June 17th, 1999 by Bylaw 12051.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of the records of the Avenue of Nations Business Association from its creation until its disestablishment by City Bylaw. The records include minutes, agendas, budgets, project files, and photographs of events held or attended by the Association. These events included Annual General Meetings, Heritage Days Parades, Children’s Carnivals, Lunar New Year Celebrations. and Green Day Cleanup events. Also included are two street lamp banners bearing the Avenue of Nations logo that were hung on street lamps in the BRZ when the Association was active.

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This fonds was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by the City of Edmonton Planning Department in 2000.


The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.

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  • Chinese
  • English
  • Vietnamese

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    Copyright may apply.

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    No further accruals are expected.

    General note

    Accession number: A2000-80

    Physical description

    This fonds also contains 100 photographs, 6 posters, and 2 objects.

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    City of Edmonton Archives

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