Fonds CR-126 - Saanich Special Events Collection

Saanich parade float declared Best BC Centennial Float Portrait of Nellie McClung 1861 Ferndale Road, home of Nellie McClung Saanich May Queen float, ca. 1960 Mayor Ed Lum presents "Freeman of Saanich" scroll to Les Passmore Viewing the [cartoon] mural, John Tribe's retirement party Bruce Hutchison speaking at Freeman ceremony, 1990 Bruce Hutchison and Mayor Sturrock holding up Freeman certificate, 1990 Councillor Pickup and Mayor Coell, 1992 Ken Middleton, Councillor Pickup, Ev Middleton, Mayor Coell, 1992
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Saanich Special Events Collection


  • [1958] - (predominantly 1967-1997) (Creation)

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1.60 m graphic material (ca. 3000 photographs and negatives), 61 cm textual material.

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The District of Saanich was incorporated on March 1, 1906. The first meeting of Saanich Council was held on Saturday March 10, 1906. Thomas Brydon served as the Municipality's first Reeve. In 1908, Saanich was divided into six (and later seven) administrative wards. Each ward had a representative on council, and the Reeve was elected at large. The ward system was abolished in 1949. Ward 6 seceded from the District of Saanich in 1950 to form the District of Central Saanich. The District of Saanich celebrated its centennial in 2006.


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Records were received by Saanich Archives from various Saanich departments in multiple accessions beginning in 1981.

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Collection consists of records relating to special events in Saanich beginning ca.1958 (predominantly 1967-1997) including retirement and long-service dinners, festivals and celebrations, official openings and dedications, awarding the Freedom of Saanich, and Remembrance Day ceremonies. Collection includes photographs and negatives, minutes of the Special Events Committee from 1967 to 2005, invitations and programmes, and photographs of municipal staff from the 1980s to the 1990s.

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Further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1981-023, 1983-009, 1984-007, 1985-012, 1987-002, 1990-028, 1991-002, 1992-013, 1992-019, 1992-024, 1992-025, 1995-006, 1995-007, 2007-050, 2007-074, 2007-100, 2007-126, 2007-134, 2007-135, 2007-136, 2007-143, 2007-153, 2009-001, 2012-019, 2012-021, 2014-021, 2014-028, 2015-007, 2015-026, 2006-006, 2018-012.

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