Fonds PR-196 - Ken Middleton Collection

Public Works (Engineering) staff of Ward 6

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Ken Middleton Collection


  • 1938-1986 (Creation)

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9.0 cm of textual records
2 photographs
3 pins

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Biographical history

Ken Middleton began working at the District of Saanich with the Saanich Tax Department in 1947 and remained with the Municipality for 45 years. He was a member of the Saanich Special Events Committee for ca. 40 years including a number of years as Chairman. Ken Middleton served for over 25 years on the Saanich Civil Defence Program. He was also instrumental in the process to have the Saanich Coat of Arms sanctioned by the Queen’s College of Arms. In June 1992 he was recognized as a Freeman of Saanich. Ken Middleton was known as “Mr. Saanich”, and in May 2001 the outer courtyard of Saanich Municipal Hall was dedicated as “Middleton Plaza”. Ken Middleton died on October 31, 2003.


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Donated in multiple accessions in 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1998 by Ken Middleton.

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Fonds consists of records collected by Ken Middleton during his employment with the District of Saanich and includes correspondence, reports, booklets, bylaws, photographs, 1 tax ledger, 1 bound copy of the Municipal Act, and a BC Centennial flag.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Associated material: Saanich 75th Anniversary Collection (multiple accessions); Saanich Special Events Collection (multiple accessions); Saanich Uniform Collection (2007-123); Oral history interviews with Ken Middleton, 1989 and 1993 (reference numbers: V307 and A307)

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Accession number: 1989-021, 1990-010, 1998-001, 2012-023

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