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Wedding portrait of Fred and Ann Heal

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Date Range
1886
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Painted wedding portrait of Fred Heal and his wife Ann Anderson. Probably taken in Victoria.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3341
Physical Description
1 negative: b&w; 8 x 6.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Date Range
1886
History / Biographical
Fred and Ann Heal moved with their eight children from Victoria to the Bulkley Valley in 1903, settling near Tyhee Lake. They were among the earliest European settlers to farm in the Valley. Ann served as Aldermere's postmistress and was the first mining recorder in the Valley.
Scope and Content
Painted wedding portrait of Fred Heal and his wife Ann Anderson. Probably taken in Victoria.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2021]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.9
1983.65
1988.1
2007.3
1994.7
1994.13
2020.6
2020.12
2020.34
2022.1
Physical Description
18 cm of textual record, 39 photographs
Date Range
[1919-2021]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway. The Fair continues to this day, having been held every year since 1919, except for 1932-1933, 1938-1945, 1950-1952. A virtual fair was held in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Town of Smithers fonds

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Date Range
1922-2020
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
sound recording
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by or relating to the municipal governing body of the Town, formerly Village, of Smithers. These include documents such as financial reports, assessment rolls, a scavenging ledger, land lot tax assessments, a voters’ list, bylaws, programs, pamphlets, newsletters…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
sound recording
Creator
Town of Smithers
Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Item No.
P7723-P7733
Accession No.
1975.107
1981.6
1983.10
1983.12
1983.14
1988.1
1988.5
1988.6
1988.8
1988.9
1988.10
1988.12
1990.172
1999.239
2007.3
2009.50
2012.16
2012.17
2017.22
2017.36
2017.41
2017.71
2018.2
2018.19
2020.9
2021.12
Physical Description
27.5 cm of textual records, 72 cartographic and architectural records, 34 colour photographs
Date Range
1922-2020
History / Biographical
The town of Smithers was established in 1913. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP) selected the swampy, flat area at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain as the divisional point for the railroad and the development of the town followed. Smithers grew very quickly and by 1914, it boasted two newspapers, banks, hotels, businesses, many residences, and a main street running six blocks north of the railroad tracks. In 1921 it was incorporated as British Columbia’s first village. Over the following decades, the small community continued to grow and expand, receiving town status in 1967. Today it serves as the regional center for the Bulkley Valley. The population as of 2016 was 5,351.
Custodial History
Series 1 was created circa 2016-2020 by Manda Haligowski. Arrangement of the fonds was completed by Holly Peterson in July 2020.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by or relating to the municipal governing body of the Town, formerly Village, of Smithers. These include documents such as financial reports, assessment rolls, a scavenging ledger, land lot tax assessments, a voters’ list, bylaws, programs, pamphlets, newsletters, building specifications, and records from special events such as Smithers’ anniversaries. There are also many cartographic and architectural records, such as maps of Smithers and its Cemetery; blueprints, fire protection plans, and proposed renovations for Central Park Building; and plans for projects such as a new sewage system and the redevelopment of Central Park.
Arrangement
This fonds has been arranged into two series, reflecting two stages in the development of Smithers as a municipality: S1, Corporation of the Village of Smithers, which contains items dating from the village’s incorporation in 1921 until 1966; and S2, Town of Smithers, which contains items dating from after the town’s incorporation in 1967. In addition, 14 maps and plans (1988.1.1, 1988.6.1, 1988.13.1, 2017.41.15, 2017.41.17, 2017.41.18, 2017.41.19, 2017.41.21, 2017.41.22, 2017.41.23, 2017.41.25, 2017.41.30, 2017.41.33, and 2017.41.34) were undated and as such have not been sorted into any series, instead remaining as loose items within the fonds. These are primarily cemetery plans, with some land plot maps and one set of proposed plans for the Smithers courtyard front porch.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Harry Kruisselbrink fonds

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Date Range
1941-2022
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Scope and Content
Fonds reflect the writing and photography work of Harry Kruisselbrink. Arranged into three series: 1. Historical Writings 2. Publications and 3. Photographs. A self-authored funeral program for Kruisselbrink is also included but is not in any series.
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Creator
Harry Kruisselbrink
Fonds No.
PF32
Accession No.
2018.62
2018.77
2018.92
2019.33
2020.18
2022.5
Physical Description
~13 cm of textual records; 100 photographs; 14.7 MB of digital records
Date Range
1941-2022
History / Biographical
Harry Kruisselbrink was born in the Netherlands in 1941 in the early part of World War II. The family immigrated to Canada in 1951 and lived in Barrett Lake just west of Houston. They moved to Smithers in 1952. Starting in 1955, he spent 40 years working in the communications industry, all of it in northern British Columbia. He met his wife Audrey in 1963; they were married in 1965 and had three children. He retired from the communications industry in 1995. Harry’s interest in local history began in his High School years. His teacher, Lee Curley, was able to convey his enthusiasm for history onto his students, including Harry. At about that same time Harry received a camera as a Christmas gift and since then rarely goes anywhere without it. In 1969, he became a founding member of the Smithers environmental group called SPEC. He joined the local air search and rescue group in 1972. The following year he was elected to Smithers Town Council and served three two-year terms. After retiring from Council, he continued to serve on the Town’s Planning Committee for many years. His wife and he were foster parents for 27 years. Harry was a member of the Smithers’ 60th Anniversary Committee that published the book, “Smithers from Swamp to Village,” written by author Lynn Shervill. Harry has written a number of historical sketches including a book “Smithers – A Railroad Town” and “Beyond the Call of Duty – The Adventurous Life of Rev. F. L. Stephenson”. Kruisselbrink died in Smithers on May 2nd 2022.
Custodial History
These items were created and donated to the museum by Harry Kruisselbrink and/or his wife Audrey.
Scope and Content
Fonds reflect the writing and photography work of Harry Kruisselbrink. Arranged into three series: 1. Historical Writings 2. Publications and 3. Photographs. A self-authored funeral program for Kruisselbrink is also included but is not in any series.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Smithers Lions Club fonds

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Date Range
1964-2020
Collection
Smithers Lions Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by and relating to the Smithers Lions Club: the original 1964 charter, secretary’s records, meeting minutes, bulletins, five scrapbooks, a photo album of the SLC Railcar, a 50th Anniversary Celebration booklet, and ephemera such as posters, stationery, and a phot…
Collection
Smithers Lions Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Smithers Lions Club
Fonds No.
AF22
Accession No.
2020.38
Physical Description
61 cm of textual records, 2 posters, 1 photograph, 1 envelope, 1 stationery sheet
Date Range
1964-2020
History / Biographical
Lions Clubs International is a global non-political community service organization originally established in Chicago in 1917. The Smithers chapter of the Club was founded on February 24th 1964 with the sponsorship of the Terrace and Kitimat Lions Clubs. It received its official charter from Lions International on April 11th 1964. The newly-formed Club had 27 charter members and was headed by Harvey MacKirdy as president, Geof Wright and Andy Stalker as vice-presidents, Nick Shaigec as Secretary, and Ed Good as Treasurer. As with all Lions Clubs, it was initially male-only; the first female member, Tracy Rice, joined in 1993. The Smithers Lions Club determined and met community needs, awarded bursaries to high school students, provided children’s activities such as Jam Pail Curling, and raised funds for hospital equipment, recreational facilities, and other causes. In the 1970s the Lions were responsible for the purchase and transportation of a CNR railcar, which served for a time as a Tourist Information Centre and currently (as of October 2020) hosts the 93.9 CICK Radio. The Club also owned the Smithers Lions Den at the Fall Fair grounds. The Smithers Lions Club dissolved in 2020 due to an aging and dwindling membership, having served the community for 56 years. For a list of Smithers Lions Club presidents, see Finding Aid.
Custodial History
Items in this fonds were donated to the Museum by the Smithers Lions Club on October 1st 2020 due to the dissolution of the organization.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by and relating to the Smithers Lions Club: the original 1964 charter, secretary’s records, meeting minutes, bulletins, five scrapbooks, a photo album of the SLC Railcar, a 50th Anniversary Celebration booklet, and ephemera such as posters, stationery, and a photograph.
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged into four series, each reflecting the type of records: S1) Administrative, containing documents created through the administrative duties of the SLC leadership; S2) Scrapbooks and Photo Albums containing pictures, newspaper clippings, and similar materials; S3) Bulletins published by the Smithers Lions Club, and S4) Ephemera such as posters, stationery, booklets and photographs.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Town of Smithers

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Date Range
1967-2020
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Town of Smithers since its incorporation in 1967. These include flyers/pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, a program for the inaugural meeting of Smithers Town Council, items from Smithers’ 60th and 75th anniversaries (program, letters, gue…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Creator
Town of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S2
Item No.
P7723-P7733
Accession No.
1983.12
1988.8
1999.239
2012.16
2012.17
2017.22
2017.41
2017.71
2018.2
2018.19
2020.9
2021.12
Physical Description
5.5 cm of textual records, 43 maps/plans, 34 colour photographs
Date Range
1967-2020
History / Biographical
Smithers was officially incorporated as a town in 1967, having been designated as a village since 1921. It remains town status as of 2020. The Town of Smithers is governed by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Council, and is made up of several departments including: the Department of Recreation, Parks, and culture, the Fire Department and Emergency Services, the Prevention and Community Safety Department, the Administration and Human Resources Department, the Works and Operations Department, the Development Services Department, the Finance Department, and the Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control Department.
Custodial History
This series was created by Holly Peterson in July 2020 as a complement to the pre-existing Corporation of the Village of Smithers fonds, created by Manda Haligowski circa 2016-2018.
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Town of Smithers since its incorporation in 1967. These include flyers/pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, a program for the inaugural meeting of Smithers Town Council, items from Smithers’ 60th and 75th anniversaries (program, letters, guestbooks, photographs), Smithers land plots, Central Park Building renovation and Central Park redevelopment plans, and cemetery maps.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Of the photographs, 11 have been assigned P numbers and scanned as a representative sample of the collection, while the remaining 23 have been deliberately left unnumbered and unscanned. They are still available upon request for those interested.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society

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Date Range
1984-2020
Collection
Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
electronic record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a hard drive containing thousands of BVFMS photographs dated between 1984 and 2020.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
electronic record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society
Fonds No.
AF23
Accession No.
2020.40
Physical Description
1 hard drive of photographs
Date Range
1984-2020
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society (BVFMS) is a Smithers-based non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of folk music within the Valley. It developed out of the Styx River Coffee House, a folk music organization coordinated by George and Norma Stokes in the late 1970s. Marion Rose and Kevin Widen sought to establish a yearly music festival and formed a new organization in order to run it. The BVFMS was officially incorporated in 1984, held its first general meeting on March 19th of that year, and joined the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council in 1985. It has run the Midsummer Music Festival every year since its inception, with the exception of 2020, in which the smaller Midsummer Memories event was held instead. The Festival includes over 30 acts and draws over 3000 attendees from northwestern BC and beyond. In addition, the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society holds two annual guitar camps for youth and adults, hosts the BVFMS Coffeehouse from October to April, awards bursaries to students pursuing post-secondary education in music or creative arts, and rents out sound equipment and a CD/DVD duplicator.
Custodial History
Items with accession number 2020.40 were donated to the Museum by Kevin Widen of the BVFMS on October 7th 2020. They were grouped together with 2020.7 to create the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society fonds on October 8th.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a hard drive containing thousands of BVFMS photographs dated between 1984 and 2020.
Arrangement
The photographs on the hard drive have been arranged by donor Kevin Widen, with each year from 1984 to 2020 having its own folder. These folders typically include a small number of ‘selected’ photos, a large number of processed photos, a larger number of unprocessed photos, and sometimes a collection of top photos for the year. For most years, the unprocessed photo files are named beginning with the year, followed by the photographer’s initials, the film roll number, and the frame number. Scans of the BVFMS scrapbooks are included in some of the folders. Years 1984, 1985, 1991, 2007, and 2016-2019 include a selection of photos used in slideshows as well. See 2020/10/06 Note by Kevin Widen (accessions binder) or the ‘About these Photos’ document on the W Drive for further information on the photos.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Notes
Photographers include: Jeanette Brinkman, Karen Durant, Cindy Savage, Stephanie Smart (Martin), Beba Stoyka, Graham Sutherland, Kevin Widen, Gordon Forsyth, Allen Banner, Pierre and/or Lisbeth Beaudry, Cindy Cunliffe/Sleeman, Dave Gillespie, Anne Holtby, Sherman Jaycox, Evelyn Riechert, Ted Turner, Kathy Wagar, Adrian Forsyth, Lorne Clarke, and Doug Koyama.
Reproduction Restrictions
The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society must be consulted and give permission if the photos are to be used for external publications outside the Museum.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Alan Pickard fonds

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Date Range
2001-2020
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research. It is divided into two series based on the content of the research and the author’s own organization: Telkwa High Road History and Place Name Stories.
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Creator
Alan Pickard
Fonds No.
PF23
Accession No.
2017.44
2019.23
2020.2
2020.41
Physical Description
1.71 GB of electronic records
Date Range
2001-2020
History / Biographical
Alan Pickard was born and raised in New Zealand. He met his wife, Anne, while visiting Calgary en route to Europe. They moved to the Bulkley Valley in 1970, working here for a few months before moving to Kitimat for four years. Afterwards, they returned to Smithers and built a log cabin on Telkwa High Road. The two were frequent international travelers, dividing their time between the Bulkley Valley and locations such as Alaska, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. Pickard began researching early settler history of the Bulkley Valley in 1998. He initially focused on the Telkwa High Road and the two telegraph lines that ran along it: the Collins Overland telegraph (1866) and the Yukon telegraph (1900). His interests then broadened to include early trails, roads and bridges, early (pre-1914) settlers, place names, and maps. Pickard’s use of original sources (books, archival records, etc.) in his research led to him collecting documents such as early mining claims, Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company trading posts, and land surveys in the Bulkley Valley. Pickard’s research is a continuation of the work of other researchers, including local historian Lynn Shervill, author of “Smithers: From Swamp to Village,” and John Tupper Saywell. He also assisted Kate Smallwood with her book “Kate’s Selection,” published in 2005. In addition to his historical research, Pickard served as the Chairman of the Smithers Library Board, was a member of the Bulkley Valley Writers’ Group, contributed articles to the Interior News, staked mining claims, worked as an electrician, and wrote poetry (his volume being the first book printed by Bulkley Valley Printers). In 2005, Alan and Anne Pickard returned to New Zealand, where they currently reside.
Custodial History
Records were collected and created throughout Pickard’s research activities. Items were donated by Alan Pickard on June 29th 2017, July 22nd 2019, January 15th 2020, and October 18th 2020.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research. It is divided into two series based on the content of the research and the author’s own organization: Telkwa High Road History and Place Name Stories.
Arrangement
Items have been retained in the original order established by their creator (Alan Pickard). Duplicate records and empty folders have been deleted. Original order of the file structure has been screencapped and can be referred to if needed.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Reproduction Restrictions
Records collected for reference by Alan Pickard may or may not be protected by copyright. These include PDF articles and images.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Smithers Red Hats material

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Date Range
2005-2021
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
electronic record
Scope and Content
File contains primarily textual and graphic material produced by or relating to the Smithers Red Hat Ladies' society. This includes a photo album originally belonging to Red Hats member Pat McCammon, additional loose photographs, greeting cards, handwritten notes, a guest book, a lifetime certifica…
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
electronic record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
339
Item Number Range
P9941-P9951
Accession No.
2022.12
Physical Description
~5 cm textual and graphic material
1 photo album
1 CD with 25 digital images
Date Range
2005-2021
History / Biographical
The Red Hat Society is an international recreational and social organization for women, particularly those aged 50 and above. It was founded in the United States in 1998. The Smithers & Houston chapter, known as the "Ruby Reds/Jewels of the North," appears to have been founded in or shortly before 2005. Its leaders ('Queens') were, in chronological order: Margaret Watt, Betty Kennedy, and Pat Scott.
Custodial History
Items were donated by Karen Coldwell on September 3rd 2022 and accessioned on September 13th-14th 2022 by Museum staff.
Scope and Content
File contains primarily textual and graphic material produced by or relating to the Smithers Red Hat Ladies' society. This includes a photo album originally belonging to Red Hats member Pat McCammon, additional loose photographs, greeting cards, handwritten notes, a guest book, a lifetime certificate for Pat McCammon, Christmas dinner menus, lists of members, a songbook, "Night Before Christmas" storybook, and a CD with 25 digital images on it.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photo album contains pictures of Red Hat events from 2005 to 2018, including Christmas dinners, Fall Fair parades, teas, and outings (to Telkwa, Tyee Lake, Granisle, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Terrace). A small representative sample of photographs has been digitized and assigned P#s (P9941-P9951).
Type of Record
Archival Description
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COVID-19 collection

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Date Range
2020-2021
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
electronic record
sound recording
Scope and Content
This collection contains material related to the impact of, and the response to, the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic in Smithers. It includes over 200 photographs by Chris Duncan of the town during the early stages of the pandemic, a CD of the 2020 virtual Canada Day event, and ephemera such as posters…
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
electronic record
sound recording
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
C4
Accession No.
2020.7
2021.6
2021.14
Physical Description
1 cm graphic material
210 JPEG photographs
2 PDFs
1 CD
Date Range
2020-2021
History / Biographical
The COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic is an ongoing (as of March 2021) global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. First identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the disease soon spread across the globe, being declared a pandemic on March 11th 2020 by the World Health Organization.
Custodial History
These records were collected by Bulkley Valley Museum staff throughout 2020 and 2021 in order to document the COVID-19 pandemic as it occurred. Several of them were initially added to other fonds (Discrete Item Collection, Town of Smithers Fonds, Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society Fonds) before the COVID-19 Collection was created on March 26th 2021.
Scope and Content
This collection contains material related to the impact of, and the response to, the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic in Smithers. It includes over 200 photographs by Chris Duncan of the town during the early stages of the pandemic, a CD of the 2020 virtual Canada Day event, and ephemera such as posters, cards, flyers, and digital records relating to COVID-19.
Arrangement
Arrangement is artifical and has been imposed by museum staff.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Related Material
Related material in the Museum’s artifact collection includes a refillable hand sanitizer can produced by the Smithers Brewing Co. in response to a shortage of such containers in Smithers.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Jam Pail Curling poster

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Date Range
March 1, 2020
Collection
Smithers Lions Club fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a small poster advertising the 53rd Jam Pail Curling event, held by the Smithers Lions Club on March 1st 2020.
Collection
Smithers Lions Club fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Smithers Lions Club
Fonds No.
AF22
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
2020.38.17
Physical Description
1 poster
Date Range
March 1, 2020
Custodial History
Items in this fonds were donated to the Museum by the Smithers Lions Club on October 1st 2020 due to the dissolution of the organization.
Scope and Content
Item is a small poster advertising the 53rd Jam Pail Curling event, held by the Smithers Lions Club on March 1st 2020.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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"Roots & Grooves" concert poster

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Date Range
April 2020
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a poster advertising Rick Scott's and Nico Rhodes' "Roots & Grooves" concert to be held on April 17th, with a note that it was postponed (due to COVID-19).
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes
Fonds No.
C4
File No.
4
Accession No.
2020.7.1
Physical Description
1 poster
Date Range
April 2020
History / Biographical
Rick Scott is an award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, storyteller, and actor who started out as part of the '70s folk trio Pied Pumkin. He was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2019. Nico Rhodes is a classically-trained Canadian pianist, arranger, and musical director. "Roots & Grooves," a collaboration between Scott and Rhodes, was scheduled to tour British Columbia from April-October 2020, with concert in the Christian Reformed Church in Smithers on April 17th, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Custodial History
Item was displayed on the community message board on the second floor of the Central Park Building and was collected by staff in April 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a poster advertising Rick Scott's and Nico Rhodes' "Roots & Grooves" concert to be held on April 17th, with a note that it was postponed (due to COVID-19).
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Canada Day Virtual Virtuoso CD

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Date Range
June 2020
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
sound recording
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a CD with three songs performed at the Smithers 2020 Virtual Canada Day Celebration: Track 1: Ewh Hiyah Hozdli Drum Circle Track 2: Mark Perry Track 3: Alex Cuba
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
sound recording
graphic material
Creator
Smithers Chamber of Commerce
Fonds No.
C4
File No.
1
Accession No.
2020.7.4
Physical Description
1 CD; 1 CD case; 3 digital files (WAVs)
Date Range
June 2020
Language
English
Witsuwit'en
Spanish
History / Biographical
As Smithers' 2020 Canada Day celebrations were cancelled due to COVID-19, the staff of the Smithers Chamber of Commerce brought together the Town of Smithers, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Interior News, and Heritage Canada to bring about the pre-recorded 2020 Smithers' Virtual Canada Day Celebration. Artists performed on stage while others gave speeches. The entire concert was made available for public viewing on YouTube.
Custodial History
Item was given to the Bulkley Valley Museum by Grant Harris of the Interior News on July 7, 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a CD with three songs performed at the Smithers 2020 Virtual Canada Day Celebration: Track 1: Ewh Hiyah Hozdli Drum Circle Track 2: Mark Perry Track 3: Alex Cuba
Subject Access
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Midsummer Memories poster

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions9603
Date Range
July 2020
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a poster advertising the Midsummer Memories events held in Smithers on July 4th 2020.
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society
Fonds No.
C4
Accession No.
2020.7.3
Physical Description
1 poster (28 cm x 43 cm)
Date Range
July 2020
History / Biographical
The Midsummer Music Festival has been held annually in Smithers by the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society since 1984. The Festival was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, but the 'Midsummer Memories' event was held instead, involving pop-up performances along Main Street from late morning until early afternoon on Saturday, July 4th. Social distancing protocols were in effect, preventing large crowds from forming. In addition, a display was set up at the Bulkley Valley Museum with slideshow displays of photos from years past as well as posters, t-shirts, and other Midsummer memorabilia. This poster was displayed on the door of the Central Park Building over the July 4th weekend.
Custodial History
Item was given to the museum to put on the CPB door during the Midsummer Memories weekend, and accessioned afterwards by BVM staff. It was initially added to the BVM discrete item collection, then the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society fonds (October 2020) before finally being transferred to the COVID-19 collection (March 2021).
Scope and Content
Item is a poster advertising the Midsummer Memories events held in Smithers on July 4th 2020.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Central Park Building
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

Smithers Town Council 2020 Christmas card

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11273
Date Range
December 2020
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a Christmas card produced by the Town of Smithers, featuring a digitally-composed group photograph of the Town Council of 2020-2022. Inscription inside reads: "As 2020 draws to a close we wish you and your family love, peace, happiness over the holidays. Merry Christmas and sincere wishes f…
Collection
COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Town of Smithers
Fonds No.
C4
File No.
2
Accession No.
2021.6
Physical Description
1 card; colour
Date Range
December 2020
History / Biographical
Item was produced by the Smithers Town Council in December 2020 and distributed to various Smithers businesses and organizations for Christmas. In compliance with COVID-19 social distancing rules, each council member was photographed individually and the group photo composed digitally.
Custodial History
Item was sent to the Museum in December 2020 and kept on display in the gift shop for several months before being accessioned in March 2021.
Scope and Content
Item is a Christmas card produced by the Town of Smithers, featuring a digitally-composed group photograph of the Town Council of 2020-2022. Inscription inside reads: "As 2020 draws to a close we wish you and your family love, peace, happiness over the holidays. Merry Christmas and sincere wishes for a healthy and happy New Year! From the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithers December 2020." Card has been signed by all 7 council members.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
From l-r: Councillor John Buikema, Councillor Mika Meyer (elected October 2020), Councillor Greg Brown (in back), Mayor Gladys Atrill (elected October 2020), Councillor Frank Wray (in back), Councillor Casda Thomas, Councillor Lorne Benson.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

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