Category: From my archives

Gord U’ren

June 1st 1974 — Gord U’ren of Burnaby South wins the boys 100 meters in 10.9 seconds at the 1974 BC high school provincial track and field championships at Minoru Park in Richmond.

Updated: February 15, 2019 — 4:07 pm

Tom Michel wins

June 1st 1974 — Tom Michel of Claremont High (right) wins the boys 400 metres in a time of 49 second flat over Greg Mervin of Burnaby Central (left) at the 1974 BC high school provincial track and field championships at Minoru Park in Richmond.

Updated: February 15, 2019 — 4:09 pm


March 2nd, 1974 — Brian Boivin of Britannia (top) pinned Doug Kirk (bottom) of Burnaby South at the 1974 BC high school wrestling championship in Port Moody. Boivin went on to win the 123 pound title.

Updated: February 12, 2019 — 8:13 pm

Golden gloves 1980

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 digitized every issue of the Vancouver Province and made them available online. More boxing pictures HERE.

Updated: January 7, 2019 — 7:55 pm

Named at last

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 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.

Updated: January 7, 2019 — 7:58 pm

Fake News

Circa 1980 — BCTV’s Don Timbral with a CP16 camera filming Brian Coxford interviewing a dog. The good old days of serious investigative journalism.

Updated: October 30, 2018 — 9:06 pm

Art Phillips

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.

Updated: June 23, 2018 — 9:26 pm

Dog show

July 1976 — Spectators watching a dog show at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Updated: April 16, 2018 — 10:25 pm