Circa 1978 — It was a casting call for ballerinas to play the children in the Nutcracker ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Guess which one got a part?
From my archives
Circa 1978 — Dress rehearsal for that Christmas tradition, the Nutcracker ballet, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
December 4th, 1973 — South end of the Alex Fraser Bridge while under construction.
December 10th, 1973 — Angelo Ruocco, tailor, 73 years old.
Dec 20th, 1974 — On the left is the mayor of Port Coquitlam, Jack Campbell, possibly with some aldermen who are all watching strippers at the Wild Duck Inn. This was a “photo op” organized by the mayor’s office as they were supposedly on official city business to see if having live entertainment, a stripper, violated their business licence to operate a pub. The photographer in the background of the picture below is Ian Lindsay of the Vancouver Sun.
July 22nd, 1974 — Glen Peterson, Lester Lick, and Mike Woodliffe were painters working on the Lions Gate Bridge.
Circa 1983 — Vancouver Canuck defenseman Harold Snepsts scores a goal against the Boston Bruins. It wasn’t pretty but it counted and tied the game with 13 minutes left in the third period.
October 15th, 1973 — Hikers at the top of Hollyburn Mountain with the Lions in the background.
September 1973 — Double ender fish boat, the BC Maid, coming into the dock at Tofino.
December 5th, 1973 — Joseph Freelander, aka Harmonica Joe, played his harmonica on Granville Street in the weeks before Xmas and collected over a hundred dollars for The Province’s empty stocking fund.