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Parks - Queen's Park

#2562

Date: [N.D.] c.1905
Source: Anonymous donor
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Information: Crowds in the stands in Queen's Park. A Minto Cup lacrosse game is being played in Queen's Park. One of a series of 3 photographs of this event. Advertisement on the building states, "Ask the Man for a Beaver Cigar made by Fred Lynch". The Beaver Cigar Factory is first mentioned in the 1904 B.C. directory. The Minto Cup began in 1901 and was given to amateurs until 1904, when the cup started to be given to the top professional team. See "A History of the Sport of Lacrosse in B.C." by David Savelieff. Cupola visible in the background looks to be part of the Industrial Building. This building was part of the Exhibition buildings and was built in 1905.

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Parks - Queen's Park

#208

Date: c.1908
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Information: N/A

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Parks - Queen's Park

#129

Date: [N.D.] c.1911
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Information: Queen's Park. Coronation Day, June 26th, 1911. Public School Exercises.

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Parks - Queen's Park

#3076

Date: September, 1926
Source: Margaret McElhinney, donor
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Information: E.L. "Strawberry Red" Wall at left, with unidentified man, at the Stampede in Queen's Park, New Westminster. Note the 1926 license plate on the automobile. The Stampede was part of the Provincial Exhibition which ran from Sept. 6-11, 1926. An article in the "British Columbian" newspaper, Sept. 4, 1926, p.1 describes the rodeo: "Featuring the entertainment program will be the second annual World's Championship Stampede. Under the direction of E.L. "Strawberry Red" Wall, the prize bucking horses of the western provinces and states have gathered together for the big event. It will be staged each afternoon during the week in the stadium. Grandstand attractions and lady bronco riders will lend additional color to the spectacle. In 1925, "Strawberry Red" held a very successful stampede during the Exhibition. The finals of the Stampede ended with the second annual cowboys' banquet. The champion rider of the week was presented with a handsome saddle, the gift of the Kraft-McLaren Cheese Co..

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Parks - Queen's Park

#3073

Date: September, 1926
Source: Margaret McElhinney, donor
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Information: Stampede, Queen's Park, New Westminster. The Stampede was part of the Provincial Exhibition which ran from Sept. 6-11, 1926. An article in the "British Columbian" newspaper, Sept. 4, 1926, p.1 describes the rodeo: "Featuring the entertainment program will be the second annual World's Championship Stampede. Under the direction of E.L. "Strawberry Red" Wall, the prize bucking horses of the western provinces and states have gathered together for the big event. It will be staged each afternoon during the week in the stadium. Grandstand attractions and lady bronco riders will lend additional color to the spectacle. In 1925, "Strawberry Red" held a very successful stampede during the Exhibition." Clara Bell is mentioned in the "British Columbian" Sept. 8, 1926, p. 1&8, in the article "Second Day of Stampede is Exciting": "An added attraction was staged yesterday afternoon when Clara Bell of Calgary and Nora Wells of New Westminster both took a chance in the bronc riding with saddle". The finals of the Stampede ended with the second annual cowboys' banquet. The champion rider of the week was presented with a handsome saddle, the gift of the Kraft-McLaren Cheese Co.

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Social Life and Customs

#2803

Date: 1927
Source: Herbert Spencer Scrapbooks - History Album 1912 - 1993
Photographer: The Stride Studios, 657 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Information: The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in the Best Dressed Doll contest held in Queen's Park. The prizes were Pauline Johnson chocolates. Mayor A. Wells Gray is handing out a prize to a little girl. Josephine Vaughn (Peterson) is the girl in the centre.

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Parks - Moody Park

#3082

Date: August 23, 1938
Source: Gordon Clarke, donor
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Information: Moody Park Clubhouse. In an article in the "Columbian" newspaper, August 23, 1938, p. 14, they describe the building as, "the fine new $8000 community club house just completed at Moody Square by the New Westminster Kiwanis Club…". This photograph is of the official opening ceremony which took place at 2 pm on August 23, 1938. This building is now used as head office for the New Westminster Parks and Recreation Department. In its early days this building boasted a spacious community room, locker rooms and showers for children using the Moody Square playgrounds, and had accommodation for the resident park caretaker.

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