Saanich Special Events Collection
-  - (predominantly 1967-1997) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.60 m graphic material (ca. 3000 photographs and negatives), 61 cm textual material.
Name of creator
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.
Records were received by Saanich Archives from various Saanich departments in multiple accessions beginning in 1981.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
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.
Place access points
Name access points
- Saanich Special Events Committee (Subject)