July 31st, 1973 — Log scaling class on a log boom in False Creek just east of Granville Island.
From my archives
June 20th, 1973 — 44 years ago yesterday this young boy sat watching the swimming raft being anchored just off the beach in Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver.
June 1976 — The Sunset Theatre and Good Eats Cafe in Wells, BC.
Circa 1967 — Men playing bocce next to Vince’s Delicatessen in Revelstoke, BC.
May 10th, 1979 — It’s just another grip and grin picture except for who the people are and where they are which is the Social Credit celebration at the Bayshore Inn after the Socreds won the 1979 provincial election. On the left we have Federal Liberal and always a Liberal Ron Basford shaking hands with one time Liberal Pat McGeer who had just been elected as a Social Credit MLA. In the middle is Paul Hellyer a one time Federal Liberal cabinet minister but at the time of this picture a Tory although he did return briefly to the Liberals before forming and becoming leader of the Canadian Action Party which at one point at Hellyer’s urging attempted to join the NDP. They’re all getting along and enjoying each others company unlike the politicians of today.
August 3rd, 1973 — The remains of King Edward High School on 12th Avenue just east of Oak Street which was destroyed by fire in 1973. Another photograph taken from the Goodyear Blimp. Below is what the school looked like in 1918 courtesy of the Vancouver Archives CVA 99-1296
August 3rd, 1973 — Log booms on the Fraser River photographed from the Goodyear Blimp.
May 10th, 1979 — Grace McCarthy walks through crowds of Social Credit supporters in the ballroom of the Bayshore Inn after the party’s 1979 election victory. The long time MLA from Vancouver known as “Amazing Grace” because of her work to resurrect the Socred party after its defeat by the NDP in 1972 died yesterday at age 89.
August 3rd, 1973 — Aerial photographs of False Creek taken from the Goodyear Blimp showing the tip of Granville Island on the bottom left, the CPR roundhouse middle left, and the old Cambie Street Bridge at the top. Below is the entrance to False Creek showing the Burrard Street Bridge, the long gone railway bridge, and the Granville Street Bridge.
August 3rd, 1973 — The pilot of the Goodyear Blimp as it flies over Vancouver. I actually got paid to take pictures like this. The good old days.