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Still from The Pro-Rec Annual Display, May 4th, 1945 (Digital frame grab from BC Archives V1989:30/001.03 item #1)

Identifier:

  • AAAA2443 (Source: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/pro-rec-annual-display-may-4th-1945-under-direction-of-mrs-hilda-keatley)

Date produced: 1945

Languages:

English

Length:

ca. 300 ft (11 minutes)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

colour

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films.

Description:

"Young women at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, put on a display of Pro-Rec activities: massed calisthenics, costumed dancing, drill team (brief shots only), more massed calisthenics. The film concludes with a couple of men's tumbling runs." (BC Archives)

One of the regular displays or demonstrations put on in Vancouver by the Provincial Recreation Program ("Pro-Rec"), a community-oriented physical education program administered by the British Columbia Department of Education. Mrs. Hilda Keatley was the Provincial Supervisor for Women. The program operated in many BC cities and towns during the years 1938-1953. (D.J. Duffy)

The filmmaker has not been identified.

Resources:

Patrick A. Dunae, The School Record: A Guide to Government Archives Relating to Public Education in British Columbia, 1852-1946 (Victoria: British Columbia Archives and Records Service, 1990), 65-67.

Locations:

  • Stanley Park, BC (Filming)

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Repository:

BC Archives, Royal BC Museum