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January 3 Hollinger Inc. was incorporated.
At its peak Conrad Blacks Hollinger Inc. Would control more
than 150 dailies and 350 weeklies in Canada (including the Vancouver
Sun and the Province), the United States, Britain, Israel
and Australia. More than half of Canadas daily newspaper circulation
ended up in Blacks hands. But then it all started unravelling.
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January 6, 1966 Yvonne Firkins, B.C.s
First Lady of the Theatre, died in Vancouver in her
70s. She was born in Worcester, England. During WWI she lived in
Birmingham where she was introduced to theatre. She came to Vancouver
in 1920. Her husband, magistrate Walter H.C. Firkins, was a police
court clerk for 31 years. She was a founding member of Vancouver
Little Theatre, Vancouver Ballet School and the Vancouver Dance
Festival. She was president of the B.C. Drama Association and founder
of the B.C. Dance Festival. She directed shows at Theatre Under
the Stars. From 1939 to 1945, during WWII, she was production manager
of service shows for Pacific Command, and in 1964 she opened the
Arts Club Theatre. What a lot of activity she crammed into her years!
January 7 The Right Reverend James Francis
Carney became the first Vancouver-born Catholic (born June 28, 1915)
to be named a bishop. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop today. On
January 8, 1969 he would be appointed Archbishop (installed February
11.) Archbishop Carney died September 16, 1990 at age 75.
February 2 Grouse Mountain Sky Ride began.
(First informal use was actually January 29.)
Also February 2 Dr. R.G. Foulkes became the
medical director at Royal Columbian Hospital.
February 12 Sedley Campbell Sweeny, nicknamed
Bimbo, died in West Vancouver, aged 77. He was born
October 16, 1888 in Vancouver. He was a celebrated rugby player
and rower. In 1915 he married Violet Pooley, who became a famous
B.C. golfer. (See her March 19, 1965 obituary on this site.)
February 15 The first ski lifts opened to
the public on Whistler Mountain.
February 26 Health Minister Eric Martin opened
the 132-bed Richmond General Hospital. The hospital was next to
a cow pasture. The first patient would be admitted March 17 and
the hospital's first baby was born later that day.
March 17 The 132-bed Richmond General Hospital
admitted its first patient, and the hospital's first baby was born
later that same day.
March 26 Bob Dylan performed at Vancouvers
Agrodome. This would be his last North American concert for eight
years! He would start a world tour on April 13, but on July 29 (after
concerts in Sydney and London) would be badly injured in a motorcycle
accident when the bikes brakes locked and he was thrown to
the ground. He spent a long time convalescing.
It's a tribute to Dylan's staying power as a superstar
that he attracted full houses in an appearance in Vancouver from
July 19 to 21, 2005 . . . 39 years after his first show here!
April 2 Teck Corporation (mining development
and exploration) was incorporated under that name. In 2001 it will
merge with Cominco, and the new firm will be called Teck Cominco.
April 6 On Vancouvers 80th birthday
a "Paint-in" began at the Courthouse Fountain site. Hoardings
were built around the space on which the fountain was being installed,
and, with encouragement from Mayor Bill Rathie, amateur and professional
artists began to paint on them in a wide and wild variety of styles.
It became a cultural phenomenon, much covered by the media.
April 19 Former mayor (1949-50) Charles Edwin
Thompson died, aged 75. He was born September 17, 1890 in Grey County,
Ontario. Writes Donna Jean McKinnon: Thompson was a teacher,
rancher, automotive dealer, and from 1945 to 1948 an alderman. His
apparently contradictory combination of progressive and regressive
policies make him a hard character to pin down. He felt that improvements
to public transit, roadways and sewer lines and efforts to equalize
civic taxes should be provided to law-abiding and politically correct
citizens. However, civil liberties were impaired during his term
through a policy requiring all civic employees to be screened for
May 11 A dark day for baseballs Vancouver
Mounties, who had re-entered the Pacific Coast League in 1965. The
Mounties' Santiago Rosario hit catcher Merritt Ranew of the Seattle
Rainiers in the head with a baseball bat during an on-field brawl.
site for more.
May 20 The Queen of Prince Rupert made
its first voyage. Built in Victoria it was, at the time, the flagship
of the BC Ferries fleet. Their web
site says the launch occurred prematurely, probably
due to a boy (accidentally?) pushing the launch button.
May Abbotsford's Matsqui Institution opened
for the custody and treatment of drug addicts. This medium security
facility was built to hold 312 inmates. See this
May Allard de Ridder, VSO conductor, died
in Vancouver, aged about 79. He was born in 1887 in Dordrecht, Holland.
He received his music education in Holland and Cologne Conservatory,
was a guest conductor in Arnhem, The Hague and Amsterdam, later
conductor of Amsterdam's National Opera and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
He was the first conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1930).
He put up his $3,000 life savingsa tremendous amount in 1930to
cover the musicians' wages for that first concert. In 1941, he joined
the Hart House String Quartet in Toronto, and taught at the Royal
Conservatory of Music before founding the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra
in 1944. He retired to Vancouver in 1951.
June 17 BCITs first 400 graduates received
the two-year National Diploma of Technology.
July 1 The Grouse Mountain Restaurant opened.
June 23 The St. Roch historic site
opened adjacent to the Maritime Museum. The tough RCMP schooner,
which had gone through Arctic waters twice (making it the only ship
to traverse the Arctic in both directions), and which had gone through
the Panama Canal (making it the first ship to circumnavigate North
America), was put on display and made available to tours.
July 16 West Vancouvers Elaine Tanner,
15, was named Amateur Swimmer of the Year by the Canadian Amateur
Swimming Association. This was one in a string of honors for Mighty
Mouse. She won four golds and three silvers at the 1966 Commonwealth
Games, an individual Games record for women that still stands. At
15 she was the youngest person ever named as Canada's Athlete of
the Year. Later, at the Pan-American Games she won two golds and
three silvers, then went on to the 1968 Olympics and won two silvers.
Tanner retired from competitive swimming at age 18, the best woman
swimmer in Canadian history.
August 3 Edmond Maillard, Fraser Mills confessor,
died in Ste.-Foy-Les-Lyon, France. On September 22, 1909,
Constance Brissenden writes, some 30 families (110 people)
left Montreal by special CPR train to work in Fraser Mills in the
southwestern part of Coquitlam. Father Maillard, a young Roman Catholic
Oblate from France, arrived with them. The group lived in baggage
cars for two weeks while homes were built by their new employers.
The first service was held in a room above a store. Maillard opened
Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Dec. 10, 1910. When it burned down
in 1911, he rebuilt it. After he left the community in 1912, the
post office adopted the name Maillardville in his honor (1913).
In 1937, he returned to France to teach at a Franco-Canadian College
September 12 A court case began by some Block
42 merchants against the city's expropriation of their properties
October 17 Frederick Laughton Townley, architect
and designer, died in Vancouver, aged about 79. He was born in 1887
in Winnipeg. He was the son of Vancouver mayor T.O. Townley (mayor
1901). Frederick attended Point Grey Jr. High School, and apprenticed
at 14 as an architect. He graduated from U. of Pennsylvania in 1910,
was one of only five architects in Vancouver when he set up practice
in 1911. He was a founding member of the Architectural Institute
of B.C. Townley designed Vancouver City Hall (a proud, modern,
1936 streamlined building) and more than 1,000 other buildings
including the Great Northern Railway station, Capitol Theatre, Vancouver
General Hospital, Vancouver Stock Exchange Building and the CNIB
October 29 First annual Christopher Columbus
banquet, sponsored by the Sons of Italy.
November 25 A riot followed the Grey Cup game
November The Queensborough Bridge, a $4 million
high-level highway bridge built by New Westminster and opened in
1960, was bought by the provincial government. It was built over
the North Arm of the Fraser for access to New Westminsters
suburb of Queensborough at the east end of Lulu Island, and to the
Annacis Industrial Estate to the south. It has since become a feeder
to Route 91 and the 1986 Alex Fraser (Annacis) Bridge. It had been
a toll bridge, but the province removed the tolls.
November The Department of Social Planning
was established by Vancouver City Council. To quote from the City
Archives site: From the beginning its mandate
or purpose was to plan, develop, coordinate and integrate health,
education, welfare, recreational, and community renewal programs
and to foster self-help and community-betterment programs.
The Archives site details the great variety of programs the department
handles: (A personal note: I have a special spot in my heart for
the Social Planning Department. Away back in 1974 they arranged
a grant from the city that allowed me to compile The Vancouver
Book, which I described as an urban almanac. My thanks to Maurice
Egan, who led the department back then, and to Ernie Fladell, who
actually got the ball rolling on the book. The book appeared in
1976, and was the inspiration for 1997's The Greater Vancouver
December 12 Mathias Joe Capilano, Squamish
chief and carver, died in Vancouver, aged about 81. He was born
c. 1885 on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, the son of Chief Joe
and Mary Capilano. A prominent leader and internationally famed
carver, he was frequently written about in local newspapers. He
attended the coronations of both George VI (1937) and Elizabeth
II (1953), wearing full tribal regalia. A lifelong campaigner for
the rights of first nations people, in 1949 he and his wife Ellen
cast the first native ballots in B.C.
December 14 Tom Campbell was elected mayor
of Vancouver, served a couple of turbulent terms, and came to be
known as Tom Terrific.
Also December 14 William George Uncle
Billy Hassell, children's program announcer, died in Vancouver,
aged about 73. He was born in 1893 in Bath, Eng., moved to Vancouver
in 1919 after serving as a wireless operator in the Royal Navy.
He appeared on CHLS, one of the first radio stations on the coast
(it signed on May 23, 1928). Hassell was the first Canadian newscaster
to sign off with his own name, and possibly the first to make a
singing radio commercial. Known as Uncle Billy on his kid's program,
Squareshooters. In 1946 he retired to breed collies in Langley,
and became one of the world's top collie breeders. Biography: The
Hassells of Early Radio by his son, Alan D. Hassell.
Also December 14 The second Bank of British
Columbiathe 1960s versionreceived its federal charter,
exactly one year after the Senate banking committee rejected B.C.
Premier W.A.C. Bennett's proposal to create a B.C.-based bank, with
the provincial government as a major shareholder.
Bennett was disenchanted with Canada's eastern-based
financial establishment and those feelings were shared by many in
B.C.including Bennett's political opponents. He felt financial
institutions headquartered in Toronto and Montreal could not understand
the pressing need to finance private development in B.C. (He once
tried unsuccessfully to convince one of the big chartered banks
to move its head office to Vancouver.) Vancouver is farther
away from the head office of a chartered bank than any other city
of comparable size in the whole free world, Bennett had told
the banking committee in July 1964. But the committee was concerned
about the influence the B.C. government could have on a new bank
if it was the major shareholder so it turned Bennett down. But in
March 1966 the committee approved a different, totally private,
proposal for a new Bank of British Columbia. The bank would begin
full operations in 1968.
December 15 The first Grouse Mountain skyride
was opened by B.C.s Premier W.A.C. Bennett. It carried 50
passengers. (Ten years to the day later, Bennetts son, Premier
Bill Bennett, would open Grouses Superskyride,
which more than doubled the uphill capacity.)
On the same day, the busy Premier Bennett opened
Centennial Fountain, built on the Georgia Street side of the Vancouver
Art Gallery, to commemorate the union of the crown colonies of British
Columbia and Vancouvers Island (sic) in 1866. In full
flow, writes Elizabeth Godley, the Centennial Fountain
(marble, ceramic and glass tile; 15 feet high), pumps 300,000 gallons
of water an hour. Robert H. Savery, a landscape architect with the
provincial department of public works, drew up the basic design,
and artist Alex Svoboda, of Conn Art Studios in Toronto, devised
the sculpture and mosaics.
The installation of this and several other fountains
in Vancouver this year prompted an outburst by alderman Aeneas Bell-Irving.
There is one thing we don't need, he said, and
that is more fountains, because God has given us a perfectly wonderful
supply of rain. Bell-Irving suggested bonfires would be more
December 21 Samuel Joseph Cohen, the founder
of Army & Navy stores, died in Vancouver, aged 69. Sam
Cohen was born, Constance Brissenden writes, October
12, 1897 in San Francisco, Calif. At 19 he acquired his first stock
by buying out a men's clothing store in Kamloops. In 1919 he founded
Army & Navy as a surplus store in the 300 block West Hastings,
with his father Jacob Solomon Cohen and brothers Joseph and Henry,
eventually owning five stores. He shunned the limelight, telling
a reporter, If I want any advertising, I'll pay for it.
A&N was cash only, offering no credit cards, deliveries
or fancy store fixtures. His motto was Get the goods
soldthere's always more to follow. He was an avid fisherman,
and a generous philanthropist, especially to children's charities.
Also in 1966
The Medicare bill is passed by Parliament.
The first of what are now five Bentall Buildings
went up in downtown Vancouver. Architects for the 22-storey One
Bentall Centre were Frank Musson and his partner Terry Cattell.(Musson
Cattell Mackey had been formed in 1965.) The construction of Bentall
Centre, four towers that went up from 1966 to 1982, would form the
biggest superblock development in western Canada.
St Pauls Hospital opened its intensive-care
The Amalgamated Construction Association (ACA) was
founded. The organizations roots actually extended back to
1929, with the formation of the Building and Construction Industries
Exchange of B.C. Its members, says the web
site, helped build some of Vancouver's greatest landmarksstructures
like the Lions Gate Bridge and the Hotel Vancouver.
Unofficially, the web site continues,
the organization traces its roots to the 1800s when it existed
as a builders exchange, an informal gathering of builders
and trades people. Despite a massive decline in construction during
the First World War, this group represented industry interests in
Greater Vancouver for more than 50 years. In 1966, the Exchange
added new members and adopted a new name, becoming the Amalgamated
Construction Association of B.C. (ACA). The new organization brought
together the Victoria Building Industries Exchange, the Vancouver
General Contractors Association, The Heavy Construction Association
of B.C. and the Vancouver Construction Association, with the idea
of creating a mixed association of trade contractors and suppliers.
With more than 650 companies, the ACA united a diverse construction
industry in B.C. and became, by far, the largest construction association
in B.C. and the voice of construction in the province.
Today the organization is called the Vancouver Regional
Construction Association. President is Keith Sashaw.
Angelo Branca, about 63, who had been a judge on
the BC Supreme Court since 1963, was appointed to the provinces
highest court, the BC Court of Appeal.
Dr. Vivien Basco began practicing radiation oncology
in Vancouver. Her 1991 Order of B.C. citation reads, in part: Dr.
Basco introduced lymphography into British Columbia and was the
first to use radiotherapy techniques in the treatment of Hodgkin's
Disease; she was instrumental in launching the first national clinical
study of that disease.
The undersea company Can-Dive was founded by Phil
Nuytten (pronounced newton). Nuytten started diving
when he was only 12, designing his own scuba equipment. At 15 he
opened a scuba diving store on Fourth Avenue in Vancouverthe
first in Western Canadaand was making good money as a freelance
diver even before he finished high school. He flew up and down the
coast on lucrative diving work and earned his first million by age
31. He founded Can-Dive Marine Services to supply divers to Shell
Oil, then searching for oil off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
He then got contracts with oil companies exploring in the Beaufort
Sea and off the East Coast. His best-known product will be the Newtsuit,
which allows divers to work at 300-metre depths without having to
undergo decompression after resurfacing.
The Clifford J. Rogers, the world's first
purpose-built container ship, was sold by the White Pass and Yukon
Railway Co. Since 1955 (when she was built in Montreal) she had
served between Vancouver and Skagway, carrying 168 8x8x7-foot metal
containers. In 1967, with a different name, she sank suddenly with
some loss of crew near Bermuda.
Construction began on the mammoth, fully-automated
$20.4 million Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator in North Vancouver.
It would open in 1968. The five-million-bushel terminal in North
Vancouver was the most expensive single capital project handled
by the Wheat Pool up to that time.
The Marpole Bridge, originally (1902) a CPR crossing
carrying the Vancouver and Lulu Island Railway over the North Arm
of the Fraser River, was heavily damaged by a barge. The bridge,
now leased by the Southern Railway of B.C., would be rebuilt with
full main-line capacity, and a longer, hydraulically operated swing
span, and go back into operation in 1967.
The House of Commons approved the incorporation of
the Bank of British Columbia.
Paddy Shermans biography of Premier W.A.C.
Bennett, titled Bennett, was published.
Author James Clavell, who had moved to West Vancouver
in 1963, had an international best seller in Tai-Pan.
Author Christie Harris had a hugely popular title
in Ravens Cry, which relates the history, some of it
mythological, of the Haida from 1775.
Frederick Hubert Soward, historian, retired from
teaching at UBC. He had been teaching there since 1922, at the age
of 23. He was called the universitys boy wonder.
Soward headed UBCs history department from 1953 to 1963 and
was dean of graduate studies from 1961 to 1965.
The CBC produced The Bill Kenny Show, produced
by Elie Savoie. Kenny was an original member of the famous singing
group of the 1940s and 50s, The Inkspots. Regulars
on this light entertainment/music series headlined by Kenny were
The Accents, Fraser MacPherson, Marty Gillan, Judy Ginn and
North Vancouver Recreation Centre opened at 23rd
and Lonsdale, jointly funded by the City and District as a Centennial
Betty and Rolly Fox moved to Port Coquitlam from
Winnipeg. Among their children: eight-year old Terry.
The Guildford shopping centre opened in north Surrey.
Leon Ladner, lawyer, 82, retired from the UBC Board
of Governors. He had served as a UBC senator from 1955 to 1961,
as a governor from 1957.
John M. Buchanan, president of B.C. Packers president,
was elected chancellor of UBC. He would retire from that post in
BCIT began evening programs in its Extension Division.
Director/producer John Juliani, who, according to
the Province pioneered experimental theatre in Vancouver
during his days as theatre head at Simon Fraser University,
began Savage God, an experimental theatre company. The productions
were so notorious one local critic accused Juliani of corrupting
innocent youth. There is a fine and admiring outline of Juliani
and his career at this
The Metropolitan Co-op Theatre Society, which had
since 1963 been hosting a variety of community theatre groups, began
producing its own work. They've been one of Vancouver's most prominent
community theatre companies ever since, producing an average of
10 shows per season. Their headquarters is the 366-seat Metro Theatre
Centre at 1370 SW Marine Drive.
Michael Yates, poet and publisher, joined UBC's Creative
Writing faculty. He would be there until 1971.
Marilyn Horne returned to Vancouver to star in the
VOAs production of Il Trovatore.
The Chapel of the Epiphany was dedicated at Anglican
Theological College on the UBC campus.
The B.C. Muslim Association was established in Richmond.
The City of Vancouver bought the Gustav
Roedde House and made it the centrepiece in what came
to be called Barclay Heritage Square, bounded by Barclay, Nicola,
Haro and Broughton Streets in the West End, and which features nine
historic houses built between 1890 and 1908. Roedde House at 1415
Barclay was built in 1893 for Vancouver's first bookbinder, Gustav
Roedde. It's operated by the Roedde House Preservation Society,
a non-profit volunteer group, and has been handsomely restored.
There are guided tours and afternoon tea.
The 718-seat Centennial Theatre Centre opened at
2300 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver. One of many theatres built
across Canada as part of the country's centennial celebrations,
the Centennial is home to the North Shore Light Opera, the North
Shore Chorus and the Greater Vancouver Operatic Society.
Sculptor George Norris created a striking piece called
Spirit of Communication for the lobby of the Pacific Press
building. Norris, writes Elizabeth Godley, used
old newspapers from Vancouver's history, as well as foreign-language
papers, to form a decorative collage in the form of typographical
plates. These collages were then photo-engraved in copper.
Gerhard Class created a BC granite monument to the
Old Hastings Mill at the north foot of Dunlevy Street, site of the
original mill. The Vancouver Historical Society commissioned the
monument for $1,500 as a centennial project. (The store at the mill,
spared in the Great Fire of 1886, was moved in 1930 to Pioneer Park
at the foot of Alma Street.)
Carver Tony Hunt created the Kwakiutl Bear Pole
at Horseshoe Bay.
The Hanseatic, which had suffered fire damage,
was scrapped. This ship was important in Vancouver history because
she began her active life in 1930 as the Empress of Japan,
the CPR's finest trans-Pacific liner. She was requisitioned as a
troop ship in 1939 and became the Empress of Scotland. After
the war she returned to CPR service in the North Atlantic, then
was sold in 1958 and renamed Hanseatic.
A Canadian-born Seattle businessman, Stan McDonald,
who had developed a taste for cruising with a charter ship serving
the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, chartered two larger Italian ships
in 1966 and set about building his company Princess Cruises: Alaska
in the summer, Mexico in the winter.
Harry Winston Jerome, sprinter, born September 30,
1940 in Prince Albert, Sask., was inducted into the B.C. Sports
Hall of Fame. Jerome was the first to simultaneously hold world
records for the 100-metre and 100-yard events. He had won a bronze
medal at the 1964 Olympics and gold at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.
Mass-market skiing began at Whistler with the opening
of the first ski lift (today's "Creekside"), south of
the Village. The gondola up the mountain's north slope and the development
of adjacent Blackcomb would ensured the resort's enormous growth.
Robert Bob Johnston, 1868-1951, known
as the grand old man of rowing, was inducted into the
B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1966). New Brunswick-born, he moved to
West Vancouver in 1888 and started rowing in 1889. Rowing was at
the height of its popularity and he competed before thousands. In
Johnston's final race, he won the $1,000 purse by beating former
world champion John Hackett by 4.5 lengths. He coached the Vancouver
Rowing Club which won a bronze medal in the 1932 Olympic double
sculls event. A keen, cigar-chewing coach of champions.
The Vancouver Rowing Club has more detail on its terrific web
site, and a nice chronology of the Clubs history.
Frank Alexis Patrick, 1885-1960, hockey player and
builder, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. With his
brother Lester, he brought professional hockey to the West Coast.
The brothers built the first two artificial ice rinks in Canada.
See more on this site at his June 29, 1960 obituary.
Lester (Curtis Lester) Patrick, 1883-1960, hockey
player and builder, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
With his brother Frank, he brought professional hockey to the West
Coast, constructed indoor ice rinks and developed NHL rules, including
unrestricted passing in the central zone, the blue line, and the
penalty shot. Lester Patrick conceived the play-off series and continued
to influence NHL hockey as manager of the New York Rangers (1926-39)
and as coach in 1946. See more on this site at his June 1, 1960
William John Torchy Peden, cyclist, was
inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. A flame-haired
youth who led the pack like a torch, he was famed during the
Depression as a six-day immortal bicycle racer, winning
Vancouver's first such event in 1931. With brother James Douglas
Peden, Torchy won races across North America, setting a world record
of 38 victories that lasted 28 years.
Scotland-born David Lambie Davey Black,
golfer, was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. He moved to
Quebec in the early 1900s, moved west to become the golf pro at
Shaughnessy Golf Club from 1920 to 1945. He won four national titles,
the first in 1913; in 1928, he won the first B.C. Open. In 1929,
with Duncan Sutherland, he beat Walter Hagen and Horton Smith at
the Point Grey Golf Club; in 1935, again with Sutherland, he bested
the great Bobbie Jones, who was partnered with Davie's son, B.C.
amateur champion Kenny Black. See more at this
Department store founder Charles A. Woodward (1852-1937)
was named to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
Playboard first appeared. Started by Vienna-born
theatre enthusiast Harold Schiel and his wife Irene, it began life
as a program guide for the Vancouver Little Theatre. Over the years
Playboard became part of the theatre- and opera-going experience
for Vancouverites, with a mix of movie industry news, theatrical
trivia and guides to current productions. It is now published by
Alan Slater in Richmond.
Crux: a Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought
and Opinion, a quarterly published at Regent College on the
UBC campus, first appeared.
Link, a weekly student newspaper published
by the Student Association at BCIT, first appeared.
Metropolitan Pensioner, a monthly publication
of the Metropolitan Pensioners Welfare Association in Vancouver,
Ski Trails, published eight times a year by
Raipub Enterprises Ltd. of Vancouver, first appeared.
West Coast Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing
and Criticism, published three times a year out of SFU by the
West Coast Review Publishing Society, first appeared. It contained
contemporary poetry, fiction, essays and reviews of modern literature.
International in scope, its emphasis was on Canadian writing.
The University Players' Club was disbanded after
the launch of UBC's theatre department.
The Lions Bay Water Improvement District was created,
an umbrella agency that not only collected and distributed the water
from the mountainside but also dealt with garbage, recreational
facilities and fire protection.
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