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Fur Trade Collection

  • FC 3207 F85
  • Collection
  • 1666 - 1871

This archival collection is composed of textual and graphic materials related to the Hudson's Bay Company, the fur trade in Canada, and early European settlement in Canada. The collection includes correspondence between high-ranking employees at Hudson's Bay Company fur trade posts, personal correspondence between settlers or Hudson's Bay Company employees and their families, and Hudson's Bay Company reports, proclamations, contracts, and others records. The involvement of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian fur trade is also described throughout this collection. With a few exceptions, most items within the collection were created during the early- to mid-1800s.

Pre 1700

This series contains all items in the collection created prior to 1700.

York Fort America anno, 1715

A double-sided, printed card stamped with publisher information for Jackdaw No. C5 The Fur Trade and a note that the card was printed in Canada.

On one side, the card outlines the value of various trading goods. Goods include toiletries, clothing, animal skins, tools and implements, and household goods, such as thread. On the reverse side, the card details the value of goods traded at York Fort, including a breakdown of the goods and their quantities, between 8 September 1714 and 1 August 1715. The goods listed are animals skins. The items are tallied and noted that they are to be "packed up to be sent home and valued into beaver."

Hiring contract, 27 July 1812

An engagement contract for John Nouray, which renews his previous contract with "the Governor and the Company of Adventurers of England, Trading into Hudson's Bay" (the Hudson's Bay Company). The contract binds Nouray to the Company for three years of service.

1820—1829

This series contains all items in the collection created between 1820 and 1829.

Cocket card, 7 June 1827

An official document issued in recognition of permission granted to pass goods through a port. The card is marked with the ship's name, Westminster, the name of the Ship Master, [Forbes Nichi], and the name of the port, Hudson's Bay. The card is signed by an official at the Searcher's Office in London, [England] and the Collector.

Correspondence, 13 December 1830

Copy of correspondence from John Stuart at Bas de la Rivière to the Governor Chief Factors and Chief Traders of the Northern Factory.

The letter reports on provisions received, the whereabouts of other people known to the recipient, and the status of the settlement, including notes about the success of the fishery.

Correspondence, 15 February 1831

Correspondence from Robert Harding at Churchill to Alexander Christie at York Factory.

Robert Harding notes that he and those in his company have been stuck in Churchill due to bad weather and an injury suffered by a man in his company. He also tells the recipient that he has sent half-dried meat by dogsled to York Factory.

Correspondence, 25 May 1831

Correspondence from Geo Keith at Michipicoton [sic] to Alexander Christie at York Factory.

The letter describes items advanced to servants attached to the Ungava Expedition in 1831. Items listed include tobacco, rum, shoes, and maple sugar.

Report, 28 November 1831

A report from Fort Simpson to the Chief Factors and Chief Traders of the Hudson's Bay Company Northern Departments.

The report describes trade at Mackenzie River since the sender's last communication with the recipients. The report includes details about the movement of goods and the employment of Indigenous people.

Correspondence, 20 May 1833

Correspondence from William Mackintosh at Fort Dunvegan to Chief Factor John Charles at Fort Chipiwean [sic].

The letter describes the arrival of men and children, the status of grain seeds, a need for new canoes, an account of skins at Fort Dunvegan, and transactions with other Hudson's Bay Company posts, including Fort Vermilion, New Caledonia, and Slave Lake. The letter also describes conflicts between trappers and "Beaver Indians" [Dane-zaa], and the hiring of Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] people. Slave (Slavey) labour is mentioned in passing.

Standing rules and regulations

A print report outlining the Hudson's Bay Company's rules and regulations pertaining to tariffs and inventory prices.

The document outlines distinct rules for tariffs and prices as they relate to specific goods and the activities of "Commissioned Gentlemen," "Clerks and Servants," "Freemen," and "Half-breed and Iroquois Trappers" [Métis and Haudenosaunee trappers]. The cost of moving private orders between Hudson's Bay Company posts is also described.

Report, 1835

Print report outlining the Hudson's Bay Company's rules and regulations pertaining to wages.

The report includes rules and regulations pertaining to freight costs and wages, including those for wage according to position held and region occupied, accepting gratuity, and transferring money. Some consequences for failing to follow these prescribed rules are also included.

Regulations for promoting moral and religious improvement

A print report outlining the Hudson's Bay Company's rules and regulations pertaining to the "religious improvement" of servants and "effectual civilization" of Company employees' families and Indigenous peoples associated with the Company. Portions of other reports are also included.

The report outlines conduct and moralizing activities prescribed to servants, women, children, and Indigenous people in general. It is suggested that all groups listed attend religious services, that wives and children speak the language of their husband or father, that women and children should occupy their time with activities that promote "virtuous habits," and that fathers should spend part of their leisure time educating their children.

The portions of other reports included in this document prescribe rules and regulation related to Indigenous hunting and trapping, providing for wives and children, tariffs, wages, trade, inventories and property, and payment to and treatment of Indigenous people, including a statement calling for gradual decreases in liquor sales to Indigenous peoples. Partial rules and regulations aimed at preserving beaver populations are also included.

Correspondence, 10 March 1837

Correspondence from John Spence at Berens River to William Sinclair at York Factory. A full, typed transcript, a handwritten excerpt of the transcript, and a small black and white print are also included.

Spence wishes Sinclair well, expresses condolences to Sinclair for losing all of his old sweethearts, and asks Sinclair to relay his well-wishes to a man named Thomas Brown, who Spence believes has fathered illegitimate children with English wives. Spence also notes his desire to return to Red River and that the settlement at Red River has recently suffered from poor crops.

On one side, the print depicts people building an igloo. On the reverse side is a partial image and a caption that states the image is from "A Peep at the Esquimaux" [Inuit?].

Correspondence, 6 May 1848

Personal correspondence from John Mactavish in Tobago to his brother William Mactavish at York Factory. The letter is addressed to arrive at York Factory care of The Hudson's Bay [Co's] House in London.

The letter notes the recovery of "Mr. Hargrave," which may be reference to James Hargrave, and it describes in great detail the well-being of Alick, which may be Alex [Mactavish], including a note that John and William's father will be sending Alick to Australia. The letter also describes the destruction of property and injuries suffered as a result of a hurricane in Tobago. John contemplates going to Puerto Rico, but instead decides to go to the Sandwich Islands. The letter concludes with a request to William to have Dugald [Mactavish] write and provide an account of the Sandwich Islands. Mention is also made of George Simpson, Lockhart [Mactavish], and John McTaggart.

Correspondence, 18 May 1849

Correspondence from Hector McKenzie at Hudson's Bay House, Lachine to William Mactavish at Saint Mary's, which is likely an anglicized version of Sault Ste. Marie.

The sender states that he has returned from a trip to Fort William and asks what Mactavish would like done with found possessions belonging to his deceased brother. Mackenzie also asks Mactavish how he likes his new placement and notes that he is sure to be popular with the ladies there.

Correspondence, 23 March 18[52]

Private correspondence from an unknown sender to an unknown recipient at Fort Garry.

The letter describes exchanges of goods and letters with other Hudson's Bay Company posts. It also notes the movement of livestock to Red River, news about women named Mrs MacChristie and Mrs Campbell, the storage of a Catholic Bishop's piano, and medical needs. A man named Mr Lockhart is also mentioned.

Correspondence with envelope, 1865

A letter and handmade envelope made of birch bark. The envelope is addressed to [Revd] William [MacLaren] at Belleville, C. W. [Canada West?]. Postage stamps on the envelope mark the letter's transit.

Correspondence with envelope, 27 September 1871

Correspondence from W. J. Christie at Lower Fort Garry to J. S. Helmcken at Victoria, [Vancouver Island?] Also included is a small, blue envelope marked with Helmcken's name and location.

The sender informs the recipient that he and other Hudson's Bay officers in London, [England] would like to formally express respect and esteem to Donald A. Smith and asks if the recipient will join them in doing so.

Index (est. 1946)

Photocopied excerpts; handwritten and typewritten notes; related correspondence to David McKnight from Anna Pottier-Layton and Ralph Gustafson.

Yes (est. 1956)

Photocopied excerpts; handwritten and typewritten notes; a photocopied letter to Wynne Francis from Mike Gnarowski.

Alphabet (est. 1960)

Photocopied articles; typewritten notes; issue dated Sept. 1960; excerpt from "Western Alumni" Magazine.

Open Letter (est. 1965)

Photocopied information about Frank Davey; photocopied letter to Wynne Francis from Frank Davey; subscription form letters to David McKnight.

Repository (est. 1972)

Photocopied article; author index; photocopied letter to Wynne Francis from Bob Atkinson and John Harris; letter to David McKnight from John Harris.

CV II (est. 1975)

Photocopied excerpts and articles; index to volumes 1-4; handwritten notes; subscription brochure.

Photos

photo 1: Members of Youth Groups of the Edmonton Chinese United Church (点城华人青年会), performing a Cantonese Opera at a party.
photo 2: From left to right: Yu Peijun (余培俊), Ma Xinyan (马新燕), Mah Stan (马修身), Ma Binghui (马炳辉), Pan Dongming (盘东明), Ma Meixiao (马美笑). The Youth Group had various activities, such as: basketball, volleyball, singing Cantonese Opera and pop songs in the year of 1951 or 1952.
photo 3: Stan Mah's father (马镜河) speaking in the hall of Koumindong (国民党礼堂) in October 1965.
7 album prints containing 35 various of photos of the youth life of Stan Mah and his friends.

9 photos of the Chows; note from Helen Cheung

photo 1: (black and white) Don Chow working as a waiter in 1957.
photo 2: Rosie at her Dad-David Poon's Cromdale Grocery on Jasper Avenue, 82 Street in January 1966.
photo 3-5: Don and Rosie Chow's wedding party in June 1967.
photo 6: Chow's family at the wedding (from left to right) Mr. and Mrs. Chow, Florence Chow, Wong Julie Chow, Agnes Chow.
photo 7: Wayne Gretzsky birthday celebration at the Chow's Wan-Q Restaurant on 15347 Stony Plain Road (from left to right) Doug Hoy, Rosie Chow, Wayne Gretzsky, Dave Hunter, (Back) Kelvin Lowe in 1978.
photo 8: Late 1970's at Stanley Cup celebration party: Don Chow was drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup, Doug Hoy.
photo 9: Celebrating the Oilers winning the Stanley Cup, hosted by Eddie Poon (From right to left) Doug Hoy, Rosie Chow, Mark Messier (6th from right).

Miscellaneous

photo 1: The owner Wong Huazhao (黄华照) of Seven Sea Restaurant on Jasper Avenue, 105 street.
photo 2: The Wong's Benevolent Association (黄氏宗親) and the members .
photo 3: The board members of the Wong's clan, the second from left side at first row was Chairman Wong Zhaojun (黄兆俊).
printed fundraising letter from Guangdong Provincial Fellow Association in Taibei city in 1963 (中華民國五十二年十一月二日).
Spring Festival celebration dinner invitation written by Lin Shurong (林樹榮), the chair of Chinese Benevolent Association of Canada (全加中華總會館) in 1983 (中華民國七十二年二月九日) ; postmarks on envelope dated 9 and 10 February 1983.
invitation card with printed letter for attending the ceremonies in Taishan County government in China (台山县人民政府) on 18 October 1991.
2 printed menus. A laminated menu of Bruce Inn.
61st anniversary (1920-1981) special issue of Wong's Benevolent Association (黄氏宗親會).

25 photos of Cantonese Opera performances

photo 1: Jackie Chan (陈齐) performed "艳曲醉周郎" at ECMCC.
photo 2: Peter Lee (李炎) & Jackie Chan performed "洛水梦会" at ECMCC in 1990s.
photo 3: With Sunny Day Chinese Opera Club (艳阳天粤剧团) performed "蝶影" at Victoria Composite High School in 1998.
photo 4 & 5: Jackie Chan & Ellen Chan performed “杀忠妻" at Victoria Composite High School.
photo 6: With Cantonese Opera Music Research Edmonton Association( 粤韵曲艺研究社) performed "蝶影"at ECMCC.
photo 7: The Edmonton Opera Association (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) fundraising for United Way. Performed "Princess Changping" ("帝女花") (happy ending) at ECMCC.
photo 8: Jackie Chan with other two actors.
photo 9: Performed "拾钗结缘" for Jin Wah Sing Musical Society Edmonton Chinese Freemason (洪門振華聲劇社) anniversary at ECMCC in 1995.
photo 10: Performed at Flower Market (花市) in Chinese New Year in North ends of Edmonton.
photo 11-13: Performed "红鸾喜", hosting by Chinese Community Service Centre at City Hall.
photo 14: The Edmonton Opera Association (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) at Victoria Composite High School 2002.
photo 15: Performed "洛水梦会" at ECMCC.
photo 16: Performed "洞庭十送" at ECMCC.
photo 17: With the Edmonton Opera Association (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) performed "黛玉焚稿" at ECMCC.
photo 18: Performed "幽沟" at Flower Market in Chinese New Year.
photo 19: Performed "幽沟" for the Edmonton Opera Association's (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) anniversary at ECMCC.
photo 20: Performing "黛玉离魂" (song), 粤韵 (opera genre) at Victoria Composite High School.
photo 21-22: With the Edmonton Opera Association (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) performing "吕紫红" at ECMCC.
photo 23-24: With the Edmonton Opera Association (藝晉軒曲藝研習社) performed "帝女花庵遇" at ECMCC.
photo 25: Performed "红鸾喜" at Mirama Dining & Lounge (美丽华大酒楼).

Miscellaneous

Summer vacation Chinese exercise book for preschool children of Edmonton Chinese Christian Church (福音堂) Chinese School.
Cantonese Opera poems collection to spread the Gospel; Paul group of Edmonton Chinese Christian Church Evangelical Opera Anthology (福音堂粤曲诗集).
A "Thanks" certificate for Mai Tan Fengxia (麦谭凤霞)'s 14 years service at the Chinese School of Edmonton Chinese Christian Church.

Photos of Cantonese Opera performance program; posters

photo 1-2: Huang Xiahui (黄夏惠) president of Hong Kong Chu Feng Ming Cantonese Opera Club (香港雏凤鸣剧团) visited Hung Fung (雄風體育會) in Edmonton in 1978.
photo 3-4: Performance and celebration in June 1978.
photo 5: Singing performance in February 1979.
photo 6: Celebration banquet.
photo 7-16: 10 photos of performances and celebrations, dates unknown.
photo 17-29: 13 photos of performances and celebrations of Hung Fung Athletic Club 27th anniversary on 11 April 1993.
photo 30-33: Fong Mah (& 马牛) presented money donations to Calgary Hung Fung Athletic Club Opera group (卡城雄风体育会戏剧团) in Calgary, 1993.
photo 34: Presented money donation to the actress in 1993.
photo 35: Money donation to Louie May Yok (歐美玉) in 1993.
photo 36: Money donation to Yee Siu Ho (何秀儀) in 1993.
photo 37-49: 13 photos of performances and celebration of Hung Fung Athletic Club (雄風體育會) 29th anniversary in Edmonton,1995.
photo 50: 20 x 25 cm photograph in 23 x 30 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Huang Xiahui (黄夏惠) president of Hong Kong Chu Feng Ming Cantonese Opera Club (香港雛鳳鳴粤劇團) presented a pennant to Hung Fung (雄風體育會) in Edmonton in 1978.
photo 51: 20 x 25 cm photograph in 23 x 30 cm paper mat, photograph and backing are glued together. Hong Kong Chu Feng Ming Cantonese Opera Club (香港雛鳳鳴粤劇團) U.S. and Canada tour performances group photo in Edmonton in 1978.
photo 52: 28 x 35 cm black and white photo mounted on foam board. Qun Feng club of LA of U.S. (美国洛杉矶群峰社) hosting the fourth volleyball open competition on 31 August 1980 in L.A. Qun Feng Club gave the photo as a gift to Hung Fung Athletic Club [Located in Oversize File].
photo 53: 50 X 40 cm colored photo of Hung Fung athletic members [Located in Oversize File].
photo 54: 28 X 35 cm colored photo. Hung Fung with Shun De (卡城顺德聯誼會) & Ya Yun (卡城雅韻同学会) performance for seniors [Located in Oversize File].
photo 55: 28 X 35 cm colored photo. Performances for Chinese nursing home fund raising and celebration of Hung Fung Athletic Club (點城雄風体育會) 40th anniversary [Located in Oversize File].
photo 56: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Ou Jiasheng (欧家生) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 57: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Xin Haiquan (新海泉) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 58: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Li Baoyin (李宝莹) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 59: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Liang Shaorui (梁少蕊) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 60: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Zhang Li (张丽) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 61: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Huang Jinai (黄金爱) performance photo in 1970s [Located in Oversize File].
photo 62: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Luo Fengzhen (罗凤贞) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 63: 19 X 24 cm photograph in 28 X 35 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together). Yan Taohong (艳桃红) performance photo [Located in Oversize File].
photo 64: Performance and celebration of Hung Fung Athletic Club 31st anniversary in 1997.
photo 65: 38 X 51 cm color photograph mounted on 46 X 56 cm wood board. Hosting the celebration with Senior nursing home [Located in Oversize File].
photo 66: performance, unknown date
Item 67: Performance program of Asian Chinese Opera Association premiere bilingual Cantonese Opera played by Hong Kong Sing Fai Cantonese Opera Promotion Association on 21 July 2007.
Performance poster of Hung Fung Athletic Club (雄風體育會) 32nd anniversary and fund raising for Chinese seniors nursing home on 5 July1998 at ECMCC [Located in Oversize File].
A Cantonese Opera performance poster of celebrating Chinese New Year on 27 February 1994 at Calgary Chinese Multi-Culture Centre (CCMCC) [Located in Oversize File].

Photos; magazine; Tommy's background introduction and his volunteer experience

photo 1: 18 x 24 cm photograph in 29 x 31.5 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together), photograph and mat are enclosed in attached cardboard envelope. Tommy Mack (麥廣爵) was the chair of Edmonton Chinese Athletic Club, hosting the 1st Chinese National Open Volleyball Championships in Toronto, Edmonton team won the Champion in 1977. Carling O'Keefe sponsored the award [Located in Oversize File].
Photo 2: 18 x 24 cm photograph in 29 x 31.5 cm board mat (window and backing are glued together), photograph and mat are enclosed in attached cardboard envelope. Tommy (麥廣爵) led the Edmonton Volleyball team to San Francisco for the 1st Chinese National Open Volleyball Championships in San Francisco, Edmonton team won the second Champion in 1977. Carling O'Keefe sponsored the award [Located in Oversize File].
photo 3: 20 x 24 cm photograph in 23 x 28 cm window mat, photograph and mat are enclosed in attached cardboard envelope. Tommy at the fourth (left to right) of the last row was the welfare director of Edmonton Chinese Multi-Culture Centre (ECMCC) in 1987 till 1989.
photo 4: 20 x 24 cm colored photograph in 26 x 31 cm window mat, photograph and mat are enclosed in attached cardboard envelop. Tommy was the chairman of Chinese Senior Nursing Home (耆英大厦). Sitting: Mr. Mah, Tommy Mack, Mr.? Frank Gee(朱宽钿) Standing: Allan Kwan, Art Fong, Kim Hung
photo 5: 28 x 35 cm colored photograph. Chinatown Credit Union (華埠儲蓄貸款會) 5th Annual meeting. Tommy volunteered for 25 years, retired in 2002 [Located in Oversize File].
photo 6: Tommy was the chair of Edmonton Chinese Athletic Club, with one of the volleyball players Lao Shaoxiong (劳少雄) holding the Champion cup in 1976.
photo 7: Tommy and Stephen Guan holding the pennant of the volleyball competition, saying: "Friendship is the most important" in 1976 in Toronto.
photo 8: Tommy and volleyball team in 1976 in San Francisco.
photo 9: Tommy and Stephen Guan in 1976 in Toronto.
photo 10: Volleyball game in 1976 in Toronto.
photo 11: Volleyball competition in 1976 in San Francisco.
photo 12: Tommy at the ceremony of being the chair of Chinese Benevolent Association in 1980. Tommy Mack shaking hands with Bing Mah (马炳樞), 马立民 Lap Min Mah 文治党主委,马景康 secretary, 李念.
photo 13: The ceremony of being the chair of Chinese Benevolent Association, Huang Zhaojun (黄兆俊), Ma Limin (马立民), Michael Lee were vice chair.
photo 14: Receiving Cec Purves-Edmonton Mayor's the Highest Honor inside the city hall chambers when he was the chair of Chinese Benevolent Association in 1982.
Photo 15: Tommy Mack compliments of Chinatown Credit Union in March 1987 (see notes at back of photo).
photo 16: Tommy was alumni chair of Taishan No. 1 middle school in 1983, hosting Chinese Painting Exhibition, raised more than $7000 to build Taishan Hall (台山会馆), 马福炊任拍卖, 黄兆俊任财务.
17: An issue of Edmonton magazine featuring an interview with Tommy when he was Chinese Benevolent Association Chair, April 1981.
18: 2 pages of self introduction of history background when Tommy was Chinese Benevolent Association chair.
19: One page of self volunteer experiences in Chinese communities.

Miscellaneous

1.Pictorial autobiographic book of Cantonese Opera players: Ren Jianhui, Bai Xuexian (任剑辉, 白雪仙), published in May 1990 in Hong Kong, ISBN: 962-7420-02-6.
2.Cantonese songbook written by Huang Tao (黄滔) in 1996.
3.Script of Cantonese Opera "紫釵記" in 1977.
4.Cantonese opera performance poster in December 2006 in Hong Kong.
5.Cover of Edmonton and Vicinity White Pages designed by Pauly Wong in March 1996.
6.Poster of Calgary Zoo 1988 -- two pandas designed by Pauly Wong [Located in Oversize File].

Miscellaneous

1: (black and white) Photo of singing in 1963.
2: (black and white) Photo of Huang Shaozhen (黄少珍) and Li Yanwen (李艳雯) singing on 1 October 1966 - Chinese National Holiday.
3: (colour) photo of singing at Chinese Elders Mansion open ceremony on 22 October 1977.
4: (colour) Group photo with visitors.
5: (colour) Photo of singing at Edmonton Chinese Businessmen Association's event.
6: (colour) Photo with an Hong Kong film actress.
7: (colour) Photo of singing on 24 December 1991.
8-9: (colour) Photos of singing praising songs in Cantonese at Chinese New Year celebration party at Church in 1999 (1999 年宵嘉年華會).
10: (colour) Photo of Chinese New Year celebration party at United Chinese Church in 1999, program evangelical Cantonese Opera songs. 11: (colour) Photo of singing at Lunar New Year's party in 2000 at Shaw Conference Centre.
12: (colour) Photo of singing at Church Lunar New Year's party the same day as photo 11 in 2000.
13-14: (colour) Gala Music Academy (嘉樂曲藝研習中心) group photos.
15-16: (colour) Group photos two professional Hong Kong artists Wen Qiansui (文千岁) and Liang Shaoxin (梁少芯).

  1. A cassette's cover of evangelical Cantonese Opera songs by 爱城佳音社.
  2. 3 issues of Good News (佳讯) in 1998 and 1999.
  3. A church program (宣道会城南堂) with Cantonese praising songs on 2 June 1995.
  4. Handwritten original Cantonese Opera song script papers. Separate performances are represented on each sheet in 9 bags.
  5. 4 pages of carbon copies of handwritten Cantonese Opera song scripts.
  6. Notebook of handwritten Cantonese Opera song script.

Photos; envelope

photo 1: (colour) Practising musical instrument qinqin (秦琴) at home in 1968. (Chinese lute)
photo 2: (colour) Jin Wah Sing Musical Society preparing for performance in 1968.
photo 3: (colour) (left to right) Frankie Poon, Stanley Poon, Chen Xinshang (陈新尚), Zheng Wenqiang (郑文强), Gary in 1968.
photo 4: (colour) Performance at the banquet.
photo 5: (colour) Group photo with actors and actresses in 1970s in Calgary.
photo 6-7: (colour) Performance to celebrate Chinese New Year in 1970s.
photo 8: (colour) Welcome Cantonese Opera famous actress Luo Yanqing (羅豔卿) and actor He Weiling (何偉凌) on 27 June 1994.
photo 9: (colour) Performance on 30 May 1997.
photo 10: (colour) Gary presenting a pennant to Calgary Jin Wah Sing Musical Society Chinese Freemason on 28 March 1999.
photo 11: (colour) Performance at UofA.
photo 12: (colour) Performance in Calgary.
photo 13-14: (colour) Performances.
photo 15: (colour) Percussion at ECMCC. (left to right): Jack Tang, Wu Kaiming, Xu Rongzong (徐荣宗), Yu Linhuang (余林晃), Ma? (马?), Ma Jinhuan (马锦华).
photo 16: (colour) Performance at Alberta Provincial Museum. (left to right): Gary, Yao Xinghui (姚星辉), Ma Guoren (马国任), ?, Li Huang (李晃), ?, Pan (盤?).
photo 17: (colour) Group photo after performance at ECMCC.
photo 18: (colour) Gary presenting a pennant to the actress.
photo 19: (colour) Performing a Cantonese Opera by Jim Lim (playing female role) & Monie Pang.
photo 20: (colour) Singing Cantonese Opera by Mrs. May Kwong and her friend.
photo 21: (colour) Event in Calgary.
photo 22: (colour) Group photo at the Calligraphy, Painting and Photography Exhibition to celebrating Chinese Freemason's 80 years anniversary on 21 October 2005 in China.
photo 23: (colour) Group photo of the 20th congress of Freemason of Canada.
photo 24: (colour) Group photo. Cantonese Opera performance to celebrate 36th anniversary of Jin Wah Sing Musical Society Edmonton Chinese Freemason.
photo 25: (colour) Group photo at "Senior" appreciation party, hosting by Edmonton Chinese Freemason and Jin Wah Sing Music Club.
photo 26: (colour) Parade in Prince George, BC in 1998.
photo 27: (colour) Practising Gong Fu.
photo 28: (colour) Gong Fu show.
photo 29: (colour) Gary with his son Don at Jade Garden (翠園酒楼) in Calgary in 1974.
photo 30: (colour) Gary at food market at 7240 101 Avenue in 1971-1972. Sold in 1980.
photo 31: (colour) Ernie Hui (许焕浓) graduation from McNally High School in 197-?.
photo 32: (colour) Ernie Hui receiving his graduation certificate at McNally High School.
photo 33: (colour) Gary at his Food Market.
photo 34: (colour) Gary in front of his food market in 1972.
photo 35: (colour) Gary's wife at the food market.
photo 36: (colour) Gary with family and friends at home.
photo 37: (colour) Gary's wife watering the garden.
photo 38: (colour) With family at home.
photo 39: (colour) Playing Chinese chess with his grandson.

  1. Envelope of Jin Wah Sing Musical Society (振華聲藝術研究社).

Photos of Edmonton Chinese Klondike

  1. 8 photos of Edmonton Chinese Klondike fundraising dinner party and parade in the year of 2000:
    photo 1-2: (colour) Speech at Edmonton Chinese Klondike fundraising dinner and dancing party (華人淘金節籌款飱舞會).
    photo 3-8: (colour) Edmonton Chinese Klondike parade.

Photos of Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Centre Walkathon

  1. 21 photos of Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Centre Walkathon in 1993:
    photo 1-5: Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Centre Walkathon, ribbon cutting ceremony, 1993 (點問頓中華文化中心百萬行剪彩仪式).
    photo 6-9: Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Center Walkathon, speeches, 1993 (點問頓中華文化中心百萬行活动演讲).
    photo 10-12: Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Center Walkathon parade 1993 (點問頓中華文化中心百萬行游行).
    photo 13-21: Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Center Walkathon fundraising dinner, presenting the certificate of merit, 1993 (點問頓中華文化中心百萬行筹款晚宴上颁发奖状).

Photos of award presentations

  1. 25 photos of presenting merit certifications, medals and Queen Elizabeth II's award medals to outstanding Chinese:
    photo 1: (colour) Presenting merit certificate and gifts to C. H. William Cheung for his lawyer achievement.
    photo 2-14: (colour) Presenting framed medals to outstanding Chinese.
    photo 15: (colour) Presenting a framed medal to Frank Gee in Calgary.
    photo 16: (colour) Anne McLellan presenting a medal to Frank Gee.
    photo 17: (colour) Amy Mak's father receiving the merit certification.
    photo 18: (colour) Gene Zwozdesky MLA presenting Queen Elizabeth II's framed medals to Frank Gee.
    photo 19-25: (colour) Presenting Queen Elizabeth II's award framed medals to Frank Gee, Helen Cheung, Raymond Ny.
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