Category: From my archives

Getting a lift

October 20th, 2001 — Found in my archives is this picture of UBC rugby players about to lift a team mate for a line-out during a game at UBC. For some reason, possibly the isolation, there’s no opposing team in the frame, it’s very funny.

Updated: July 17, 2019 — 8:31 pm

Who took my dog part two

November 7th, 1973 — This “Who took my dog” picture taken in 1973 on West Broadway is one three pictures by me in The Polygon Gallery’s “Dog Days” exhibition that opened today and runs until September.

Updated: June 26, 2019 — 7:56 am

Prince of Wales beats Magee

November 4th, 1975 — Prince of Wales in black playing Magee at Quilchena Park in a Vancouver city high school rugby game. Prince of Wales defeated the previously unbeaten Magee 6-4. It’s taken a long time to track down the details of this game as the pictures never ran in the paper, just the story, which is a shame.

Updated: April 2, 2019 — 10:41 pm

Bella Bella

December 1980 — Landing at Bella Bella on a West Coast Air Grumman Goose on my way to do a story about Christmas in Ocean Falls.

Updated: March 28, 2019 — 10:11 pm

A days pay donated

January 26th, 1980 — The crew of the Westcoast Cellufibre Sawmill on Ontario Street in Vancouver donated a days pay totalling $20,000 to the family of Tomishi Suto who was fatally burned while trying to rescue his wife and children from a fire that razed their home in New Westminster. A son and daughter also died in the fire. His wife and five other children survived. Suto was a boom man at the mill. The mill superintendent Jai Parmar is kneeling second from the right in the front row.

Updated: March 27, 2019 — 7:56 pm

Phil Olsen

June 1st 1974 — Phil Olsen of Nanaimo won the boys javelin with a throw of 234 feet setting a new Canadian record at the 1974 BC high school provincial track and field championships at Minoru Park in Richmond. .

Updated: February 18, 2019 — 11:40 am

Tom Griffin

June 1st 1974 — Tom Griffin of Mount Douglas on his way to winning the 1500 metres in a meet record of 3:59 over John Martens of Burnaby South at the 1974 BC high school provincial track and field championships at Minoru Park in Richmond. .

Updated: February 15, 2019 — 4:01 pm

Greg Saxon

June 1st 1974 — Possibly Greg Saxon on his way to winning and setting a new Canadian record in the 1500 metre steeplechase at the 1974 BC high school provincial track and field championships at Minoru Park in Richmond.

Updated: February 15, 2019 — 4:03 pm