Fonds RG 18 - City of Vaughan Recreation Services fonds

Maple United Cemetery, 2005 Maple United Church, ca. 1930s St. Paul's Church and Cemetery, 1987 St. Paul's Church, ca. 1920 St. Paul's Church and Cemetery, 1987 Thornhill, Presbyterian Church, 2005 Thornhill, Presbyterian Church, ca. 1930s Concert, 2010 Concert, 2010 Concert, 2010
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City of Vaughan Recreation Services fonds

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CA CoV Archives RG 18

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  • ca. 1850-2018, predominant 1970-2005 (Creation)

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  • ca. 112 cm of textual records
  • ca. 240 photographs: b&w and col.; 13 x 21 cm or smaller
  • 10 objects: 75.5 x 1000 cm and smaller
  • 2 Uniforms
  • 1 banner
  • 46 reference books
  • 1 CD

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The City of Vaughan's Recreation Services Department plays an integral role in providing quality recreational, cultural and active living programs, services and events in an accessible, equitable and efficient manner to enhance the quality of life and leisure time of the City

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Fonds consists of a banner used for the official opening of City Hall, as well as 46 reference books on Canada, Ontario and Vaughan Township history. Also included is 1 enlargement of the Humber River on foam core. Of particular interest is a 2000 calendar with Lorna Jackson's artwork, a 1986 Kleinburg Binder Twine Festival program, a book on the Keffer Site and archeaological dig, a book from the Pennsylvania-German folklore society on the baker family homestead, an article on Patterson in the York Pioneer Journal, and writeups on Al Palladini and Gus Lanzarotta's businesses.

The October 2011 Accession (RG 18-011.1) included a banner to commemorate the Official Opening of the New City Hall on September 25, 2011. The majority of the images on this banner were taken from City of Vaughan Archives. The banner provides a timeline and depicts images of buildings used for City Hall throughout Vaughan's history as well as scenes from Vaughan's past.

The May 2014 Accession (RG 18 -014.2) included a CD consisting of images depicting the Inaugural Council of 2010, the Vaughan Accord of 2011, as well as photos of the new City Hall Construction, Christmas Wish Toy Drive, and Old Heritage and Vaughan Celebrates Photos from 2010.

See record of transfer form for full list of materials transferred.

Accession M022.4 contains objects related to well-known Vaughan figures and insitutions including John Thompson, Major Mackenzie, Garnet Williams and Elizabeth Arden. Many books contain inscriptions relating to the Stump family and the Bibles have inserts of birth registers and obituaries.

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  • English

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  • Bay 6, Sh. 21 (RG 18-012.1)
  • Bay 10, Sh. 25-26 (RG 18-013.1; card catalogues)
  • Bay 10, Sh 27 (RG 18-013.2)
  • Bay 10, Sh. 28-29 (RG 18-014.8)
  • Map 16 (RG 18-010.1)
  • Map 33 (RG 18-018.1)

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