Fonds F54 - Riverview Horticultural Centre Society fonds

Group walking səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Exterior view of cottage on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site "[West] of Crease" "West of Crease" Street view of səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Bed of tulips on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in spring Tree blossoming in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Trio of deer traveling across səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in winter Clearing in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in winter Magnolia tree in bloom on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Trees in arboretum of səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Magnolia tree in bloom on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Tree in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Trees in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Trees in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Trees in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Trees in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Exterior view of buildings and flower beds on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Trees in arboretum on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Trees on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Finnie's Garden on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site in fall Finnie's Garden on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site Stone steps on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site

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Riverview Horticultural Centre Society fonds

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  • Multiple media

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Riverview Horticultural Centre Society

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CA CCOQ F54

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  • 1990 - 2022 (Creation)
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    Riverview Horticultural Centre Society

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40 cm of textual material, 1 photo album, 2 rolled plans

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Records were in the custody of Society members at numerous residences for several years. In June 2022, the records were deposited MLA Fin Donnelly's office, and Anna Tremere contacted the Archives to arrange a donation. The City Archivist picked them up from Donnelly's office on June 2, 2022.

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The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society was established as a non-profit organization in 1992 with the goal of preserving the remaining unique horticultural features of the Riverview Hospital site, which was returned to its hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name in 2021: səmiq̓ʷəʔelə, or Place of the Great Blue Heron.In December 1992, the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society was founded with a mission, “to preserve and protect the Lands and Trees of the Riverview Hospital site as a community-oriented, financially-viable centre for horticultural, educational and therapeutic activities.” One of the most highly visible and essential elements of the Society’s work is to increase awareness of and advocacy for the site’s arboretum, natural environment and heritage buildings through free public tree walks. The Society also hosted an annual Treefest celebration for twenty-five years. Volunteers from the Riverview Horticultural Society, or the “Friends of Finnie’s” have also participated in “clean[ing] up the overgrowth on the steps and walls to show their unique beauty, and the craftsmanship that created them,” remov[ing] debris from flower beds, and plant[ing] old-fashioned perennials.

The fonds consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes, research materials, maps, photographs, and slides.

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Good. Some textual materials do show mild signs of foxing.

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  • English

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