Fonds PR-108 - CCF Club of Saanich Local No.1 fonds

Tommy Douglas speaking at New Party banquet held at the Empress Hotel Discussion group, CCF Summer Camp, Camp Woodsworth, Gabriola Island A gathering at the Douglas CCF Hall A gathering at the Douglas CCF Hall W. Wood, J.M. Thomas, N.P. Finnemore and M.J. Coldwell at Douglas CCF Hall Saanich CCF Women's Committee with M.J. Coldwell at Douglas CCF Hall CCF Women members Frank Snowsell (left) getting nomination papers signed for 1952 British Columbia election Douglas CCF Hall Saanich CCF Annual Picnic at Elk Lake
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CCF Club of Saanich Local No.1 fonds


  • 1920-1988 (Creation)

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The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was formed in Calgary in 1932 as a political coalition with the goal of economic reforms to improve conditions resulting from the Great Depression. It soon became well established, and CCF clubs were formed across the country including a number in Saanich. The first meeting of Local No. 1 CCF Club in Saanich was held on September 13, 1933 at 3234 Albina Street with Mr. Williamson as Chairman. Meetings were held in members’ homes and occasionally at St. Mark’s hall until the construction of the Douglas CCF Hall (located at 3368 Douglas Street) in 1944. The club registered under the Societies Act in 1950. In 1952 CCF member Frank Snowsell was elected MLA for the constituency of Saanich in the British Columbia general election, a position he held for one year. In 1961 the CCF entered into a formal alliance with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to create the New Democratic Party. Following this change, the Douglas CCF Hall Society was renamed the Douglas NDP Hall Society.


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Transferred from the Saanich Administration Department in 2003

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Fonds consists of records originating from the CCF Hall on Douglas Street and relating to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (local, provincial, and federal groups) and to its successive form, the New Democratic Party (NDP). The fonds includes club constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, maps of polling areas, local charter certificates, event posters, news clippings and a scrapbook, organizational publications, photographs and sound & video recordings. The fonds is arranged into 12 series: Constitution & By-laws, Minutes, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Correspondence, Polling Areas, Certificates, Ephemera, News Clippings, Publications, Photographs, and Sound & Video Recordings.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2010-023

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Previous number: 91-5664

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