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Don Cunnings fonds
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Aquatics

The file documents aquatic events and activities undertaken by the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the development of aquatic centres across Coquitlam, including Blue Mountain Pool, Chimo Pool, Glen Park Pool, and Mundy Park Pool. Records include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, architectural drawings of pools, and an organizational chart of pool staff.

Cunnings, Don

BC Summer Games

The file contains records relating to the planning and activities of the 1991 B.C. Summer Games held in Coquitlam. The records consist of newspaper articles, "Spirit of the Games" newsletters, event schedules and event ephemera, as well as photographs, financial records, and correspondence.

Cunnings, Don

Centennial Celebrations

The file consists of newspaper clippings and photographs of the centennial committee as well as one scrapbook containing invitations, correspondence, leaflets, and photographs relating to the dual centennial celebrations for British Columbia in 1966 and for Canada in 1967.

Cunnings, Don

Coquitlam Search and Rescue

The file consists of newspaper articles documenting the creation of Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR), a volunteer inland water, wilderness and urban search and rescue team Cunnings helped develop. It was originally formed in 1972 as a result of a search on Burke Mountain by North Shore Rescue and the Coquitlam RCMP detachment because there was no local team beforehand. The file also includes photographs and photocopies of images depicting these events and SAR's development.

Cunnings, Don

Coquitlam Senior's Games

The file documents the executive members responsible for bringing the 1991 B.C. Senior's Games (now the 55+ BC Seniors Games) to Coquitlam. The records include a directory and three photographs of the opening ceremonies of the Senior's Games.

Cunnings, Don

District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department records

The series documents the activities that Cunnings was involved with and led during his tenure at the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department and the development of the Department over time.

The series is arranged into thirteen files according to subject, and consists of textual records, photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings detailing sports, recreational programs and classes, parks and facility development, and events and initiatives undertaken by the Department, such as BC Summer Games, and Coquitlam Centennial celebrations.

Cunnings, Don

Don Cunnings fonds

  • CA CCOQ F12
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 2011

The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Don Cunnings, documenting his involvement in sport and recreation in Coquitlam. The archivist arranged the fonds into two series. One series documents the activities of Cunnings during his tenure at the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department. The second series consists of personal and professional records accumulated by Cunnings, documenting his various professional positions for reference and posterity.

The records include photographs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, recorded documentaries, two scrapbooks, and assorted textual records and ephemera.

Cunnings, Don

Dual BC/Canadian Centennial Scrapbook

The item consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, invitations, correspondence, leaflets, and photographs relating to the dual centennial celebrations for British Columbia in 1966 and for Canada in 1967.

Cunnings, Don

Essondale

The file consists of photographs and photocopies of images depicting the staff and grounds of Essondale's Crease Clinic at Riverview Hospital, including the Fire Hall.

Cunnings, Don

Fire and Police Services

The file consists of records related to the police, fire, and emergency rescue services by the City of Coquitlam, with a significant portion of the file covering the assignment of Coquitlam's first police dog, Deka. The records are composed of newspaper articles, personnel rosters, certificates, and photographs.

Cunnings, Don

Lady of Lourdes Gymnastics

The file contains photographs and photocopies of the different Our Lady of Lourdes Gymnastics teams and events from the 1950s, which Cunnings was involved in teaching. The images depict acrobatics, trampoline, parallel bars, vaulting, still rings, balancing, and human pyramids.

Cunnings, Don

Miscellaneous

The file contains various newsletters, calendars, correspondence, obituaries, and ephemera Cunnings collected about the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department's activities.

A significant portion of the file consists of photographs depicting canoeing, archery, track and field, figure skating, swimming; groups such as the Kinsmen club and the City of Coquitlam Retirees Association; City events such as the celebrations of the City of Coquitlam's city status, BC Summer Games, and Centennial Celebrations; as well as development, programs, and activities the Department undertook in all of their parks. These include photographs of Blue Mountain Park, Brookmere Park, Burke Mountain Park, Burquitlam Park, Como Lake Park, Dogwood Park, Eagle Ridge Park, Mackin Park, Mundy Park, Poirier Street Park, Rivervew Park, Rochester Park, Town Centre Park (stadium and track), and Victoria Park. Also included are photographs of municipal, sports, and cultural buildings, including the Centennial Activity Centre, Coquitlam Sports Centre, the parks office, Place Des Arts, the Public Works yard, Social Rec Centre, and the Tennis Centre.

Cunnings, Don

Municipal Buildings

The file contains materials depicting various municipal buildings, and their development, openings, and closures. Records include newspaper articles, photographs, and ephemera.

Cunnings, Don

Municipal Employees and Politicians

The file exhibits the municipal employees who worked for the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department, such as sports arena supervisors, managers, recreation council members, as well as politicians such as past mayors and aldermen of the City of Coquitlam. Much of the file documents Cunnings himself, and his contributions as a municipal employee. Records include news clippings, invitations, correspondence, comemmorative newsletters, ephemera, and photographs.

Cunnings, Don

Parks and Recreation Department

The file contains newspaper clippings, ephemera, forms, and an organizational chart that document the Parks and Recreation Department's classes, staff, and events. The file significantly pertains to the 1972-1973 Recreation Referendum.

Cunnings, Don

Parks, Playgrounds, and Sports Fields

The file consists of newspaper clippings and photographs describing activities undertaken by the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department in Coquitlam parks, playgrounds, and sports fields. The photographs depict several parks, including Mundy Park, Como Lake, Mountain View Park, Coquitlam River Park, Blue Mountain Park, and Riverview Park.

Cunnings, Don

Personal and professional records

The series consists of records created and accumulated by Cunnings and reflect his personal and professional interests. These records were accumulated by Cunnings for the purposes of reference and posterity rather than documenting the activities of the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department during his tenure.

The personal records consist of a letter of appointment as well as a selection of documentaries used by Cunnings as reference. His professional records contain photographs, ephemera, and correspondence generated in the course of Cunnings' positions as a gymnastics teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes, the Division Head of Essondale's Crease Clinic Recreation Therapy Department, and as a founding member of Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR).

Cunnings, Don

Pro-Rec

The file contains newsletters created by Cunnings related to the British Columbia Provincial Recreation Programme (Pro-Rec), its history and development for a Pro-Rec reunion

Cunnings, Don

Recreation and Cultural Centres

The file documents the various recreation and cultural centres in Coquitlam as well as their development through time. The records include information about Dogwood Pavilion, Chimo Pool, the Coquitlam Sports Centre, and the Social Recreation Centre. Records include programs, newspaper articles, and photographs.

Cunnings, Don

Sports and Sports Centre

The file consists of records relating to the Coquitlam Sports Centre, its programming, development, and events, including football, baseball, weight lifting, judo, lacrosse, wrestling, hockey, and skating. Records include ticket stubs, fliers, posters, ribbons, invitations, programs, news clippings and a scrapbook.

Cunnings, Don

Sports Centre Scrapbook

The item consists of a scrapbook containing primarily newspaper clippings as well as some photographs related to the Coquitlam Sports Centre.

Cunnings, Don

Stone Carver Documentaries (Patrick Sullivan)

The file consists of a selection of documentaries (on one DVD) on the subject of stone carver, Patrick Sullivan who hosted a stone carving symposium with other carvers in Coquitlam's Blue Mountain Park from 1985-1987. The series also consists of a one-page biography of Sullivan.

Town Centre Park

The file documents the development of Coquitlam's Town Centre Park around Lafarge Lake, as well as Town Centre Park Stadium, Track, and "Cunnings Field." Records in the file include newspaper clippings, photographs, and one certificate.

Cunnings, Don