Nanaimo Centennial Committee (1958) fonds

Nanaimo Centennial (1958) Committee fonds [textual record]. -- 1957-1958.

46 cm of textual records.

     In 1956, the provincial government established a committee to develop plans to celebrate the centenary of the mainland colony of British Columbia in 1958.  In Nanaimo, George Molecey was charged with the organization of local centennial activities.  Events included a visit by Princess Margaret to cut the world's biggest birthday cake, historic window displays, special concerts and plays, parades, barbeques, cruiser races, and other celebrations.  Community groups constructed the Italian Fountain and Centennial Museum and refurbished Pioneer Cemetery.

     The records were transferred to the City Archives Vault at an unknown date.  In 1992, they were transferred to the Nanaimo Community Archives.

     Fonds consists of reports, correspondence, promotional materials, and memorabilia.  The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject.

     Title based on the contents of the fonds.

     Records were originally described with 1967 Centennial records; they were re-arranged and described as a separate fonds in 2002.

ACCESSION           1992 011 C