March 22nd, 1980 — Danny Thompson of Maple Ridge is knocked on the ropes by Andy Minsker of Oregon during a golden gloves bout at Exhibition Gardens in Vancouver. Minsker won the bout and the title in the senior class. Another set of pictures long in my archives without names until Newspaper.com digitized every issue of the Vancouver Province and made them available online. More boxing pictures HERE.
May 31st, 1975 — John Pankratz (268), above, celebrates winning the senior boys 100 meters at the Provincial high school track and field championships at Swangard Stadium. This picture and those below have been sitting in my archives for years waiting for names which I finally obtained thanks to Newspapers.com which recently digitized every copy of the Vancouver Province and Vancouver Sun.
Tom Griffin (383), above winning the senior boys 1500 meters. John Martens (27) was second.
Brit Lind-Peterson (207), above, won the senior girls 1500 meters.
Margo Howe (282), above winning the senior girls 100 meters. Kathy Weich (49) on the left pulls up with a pulled hamstring.
Circa 1980 — BCTV’s Don Timbral with a CP16 camera filming Brian Coxford interviewing a dog. The good old days of serious investigative journalism.
January 6th, 2008 — Hastings Street at Victory Square in the rain.
Circa 1975 — Mayor Art Phillips taking a bus from city hall to a meeting in downtown Vancouver to illustrate story that people should use transit more often. For some reason the family liked this picture enough to use it on the plague marking Art Phillips Park next to the Burrard Street skytrain station.
Circa 1983 — Finn Slough just off River Road in Richmond.
July 1976 — Spectators watching a dog show at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
Nov 2nd, 1974 — BC scrum half Darryl Nollette gets his hair pulled by Newfoundland’s Frank Deacy during the Canadian interprovincial rugby final at Brockton Oval. Frank was embarrassed by his actions but did write and ask for a print.
June 30th, 2004 — From the 2004 Yaletown Grand Prix criterium.
July 10th, 1973 — It’s hard to believe but back in 1973 there were still a lot of boats entering Vancouver Harbour that didn’t have radar and many that didn’t have ship to ship radio. There was a signal station in the center of the Lions Gate Bridge spanning the road and a person there directed traffic through the narrows. If the boat didn’t have a radio and was in a position it shouldn’t have been there was a loud speaker to direct them. This I know from personal experience. Binoculars were used to read the name of ships and some times a spyglass for smaller boats. On this particular day it was Roy Adams monitoring and logging the ships and boats that entered the harbour.