Fonds 050 Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce fonds

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1919-1994. — 558 cm of textual records. — 1,833 photographs. — 18 maps. — 1 video recordings.


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Agency History

It was 1914, the same year that the village of Grande Prairie was incorporated, when talk about organizing a Board of Trade began. The Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1915, when the population of the village was just over 100 people. This was before there were any roads or trains into the Peace Country, and the only means of access into the area, for people and supplies, was via Pioneer Trail. It was registered for a certificate as the Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce in 1919.

The purpose of the Board of Trade was to promote the Grande Prairie district as an excellent place to live, farm, do business and develop resources. The issues which rose out of this purpose were the need for improved roads and highways; affordable railroad freight rates and adequate railway services and facilities; airports and commercial airlines; appropriate immigration, agricultural and economic policies; a good education system; services such as water and sewer, telephone, radio and television; resource and industrial development; and support for the business community.

From its inception, the Board of Trade had a high profile in south Peace communities. Monthly meetings were covered in detail by the press, and the President’s Ball and Annual Meeting was one of the social events of the year. The Board was immediately active in associations with other provincial and Canadian Boards of Trade and worked jointly with political and labour groups to achieve common goals. Sending delegates to Edmonton or Ottawa and sending resolutions to provincial or federal governments were common tactics which achieved results.

The Board of Trade made use of monthly and annual meetings to bring in interesting or high profile speakers who drew large crowds. It also initiated or participated in visits by V.I.P.s who could make a difference: premiers, prime ministers or governor-generals; government officials, MLAs , MPs or High Commissioners; railroad presidents, business magnates or filming crews; and parties from provincial and federal Boards of Trade. Each visit and speaker drew added attention to issues in the Peace Country.

Promotional Literature was a key function of the Board of Trade. The first booklet, Grande Prairie and the Peace River District, was printed in 1920 and distributed throughout all English speaking countries. By 1921, regular issues of “The Board of Trade Gazette” were being printed by the Grande Prairie Herald. This was the beginning of a long standing relationship between the two organizations which continues in the present. The Board also staged promotional entertainment events such as summer sports and rodeos, and winter carnivals.

During the Depression and World War II, membership and the activities of the Board decreased, but a core group kept up pressure on all levels of government as immigration to the area increased and the need for affordable services and transportation of people and products was even more important. The Monkman Highway Project, a road built through the Rocky Mountains by volunteer labour, was supported by Peace Country and British Columbia Boards of Trade alike. The Board expanded into areas of direct intervention, such as the establishment of a flour mill in Grande Prairie in 1935, and protests regarding the closing of banks. Air Shelters and war-time policies occupied much of their time during the war, but already the Board was focused on regaining the momentum that had propelled them before the depression. After the war the Junior Chamber of Commerce was formed, and the two groups became more involved in the appearance—cleanliness and beautification—of the town. Town Planning for commercial, industrial and residential districts became important.

In 1952, the name of the Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was officially changed to the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Surveys and economic development reports were now being produced by various levels of government and quasi-governmental organizations, and the Chamber turned its attentions to more specific programs in the community of Grande Prairie–to urban planning and parks, resource and industry conferences, retail surveys, business and industry trade fairs, employment programs, tourism, and events which heightened the city’s profile. The Grande Prairie Air Shows in the 70s and the National Hot Air Balloon Championships in 1979 are examples of such events.

Two themes which ran throughout the Chamber’s history were transportation and political action. In the isolated Peace Country, transportation was always a major issue. In 1958 the Chamber began to pressure the Alberta Government regarding a Peace Country route for the Great Slave Lake Railway, as well as the creation of Highway 40 South, a project which did not see completion until 1992. Briefs and submissions continued to flow to various levels of government and business, and forums were offered to the citizens so that their voices would also be heard.

Industry and Employment were high priority items, and the Chamber began taking surveys to determine the direction and results of their policies. They lobbied federal and provincial governments for support of the construction industry through the Central Mortgage and Housing in the early 50s, an Oil Refinery in 1952 and a Federal Penitentiary in 1955. In 1974, the Chamber began to operate Hire-A-Student during the summer months to increase employment for students during the summer months. As industry assumed a larger and larger portion of the local economy, the Chamber focused more attention on industrial expansion. In 1960, they sponsored the first Northwest Resources Conference, and in 1971, established an Industrial Development Commission with cooperation from the City and County of Grande Prairie. Eventually this became the Economic Development Commission.

One of the most noticeable changes in focus was tourism. Increased American traffic on the Alaska Highway soon after World War II caught the attention of the Chamber. Here was a viable new industry for the north. The Trumpeter Swan, once almost extinct, became a symbol for the area—both City and County incorporated the swan in their logos—and the Chamber adopted it as well. A large swan statue was placed in Jubilee Park, and a swimming swan floated on Bear Creek Reservoir. Two side-arms of the tourism industry were the Convention Bureau, which organized large functions for the Chamber and promoted conventions held in Grande Prairie, and the Trade Fair and Trade Dollar Program. These programs showcased local businesses while attracting “business” tourists into the City. Publications by the Chamber shifted from economic analysis to tourism based, and soon a “Visitors’ Guide” was being published regularly.

The history of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce closely parallels the development of “Grande Prairie City.” As the City grew, so did the Chamber. In 1968, a new Chamber building was built under an agreement with the City of Grande Prairie. In 1973, the Tourist Information Centre on the highway by-pass was added to serve a rapidly growing tourist industry. As the city developed into the regional center of the Peace Country, there was growing pressure for a larger, more modern facility. In the year 2000, a combined facility was constructed to accommodate Chamber offices, Alberta Tourism, a community wing and a museum showcasing the Peace Country. Center 2000 is the present home of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of executive and administrative records; subject files from both the Board of Trade and the later Chamber of Commerce; briefs, submissions and forums presented to various groups and government departments; project files from the time Grande Prairie achieved cityhood until the 90s; publications about the area produced or collected by the Board of Trade/Chamber of Commerce; reference files with news clippings and guest books that detail the history of the Board from 1914 on; information about associated organizations; and photograph and slide collections. The photograph collection mainly details progress in the Grande Prairie area from 1905 to 1980, and the activities of the Chamber after 1975. There is one reel to reel film, “Alberta on the North Side,” which was presented to the people of Northern Alberta on the occasion of the provincial cabinet meeting in Grande Prairie, October 17, 1972.

 

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Table of Contents

Series 050.01Executive Records
Series 050.02Administrative Records
Series 050.03Board of Trade Subject Files
Series 050.04Chamber of Commerce Subject Files
Series 050.05Briefs, Submissions, and Public Forums
Series 050.06Project Files
Series 050.07Publications Collection
Series 050.08Photograph and Visual Media Collection
Series 050.09Reference Collection
Series 050.10Associated Organizations

 

Series 050.01Executive Records. — 1919-1994. — 1.22 cm of textual records. — 52 photographs.The first Board of Trade executive was elected in 1915 and an office opened immediately. For the next 42 years, until the first staff was hired in 1958, all the business of the Chamber, whether executive, sub-committee work, promotional literature or organization of events, was carried out by volunteers. By the time the board was registered in 1919, the “event of the season” was the Annual Board of Trade Ball, drawing a crowd from across the south Peace. As early as 1920, one of their executive was named to the Associated Boards of Trade for the Province of Alberta. From the outset, “communications” or responding to letters from individuals and businesses interested in relocating to the Grande Prairie area was a problem the executive had to deal with. Some of the ways they did this was to post the names and requests in the newspaper or on notice boards in the town, so that anyone in the community could respond to requests for information, work, land to rent, etc. Resource development was a major concern for the Chamber, and in 1959 they began to discuss the creation of a commission for industry. The Industrial Development Commission was established in 1971, and in 1982 it was replaced by the Economic Development Commission.The series consists of the 1919 certificate of formation; minutes, accounts and annual returns from 1930-1932; the minutes of the Chamber from 1947-1990; audited financial statements from 1960-1990; the records of the Economic Development Commission and its predecessors from 1959-1992; and nine issues of the Chamber Chronicle from 1987 to 1994. The photographs are of various executives of the Chamber of Commerce from about 1958-1981. There are also two historical photographs of Mayor Griff James and Mayor George Repka.
SubSeries 050.01.01Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce Executive. — 1919-1994. — 92 cm of textual records. — 52 photographs.The first executive of the Board was elected in 1915 at the first formal meeting. Officers were president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer. Sub-committees were set up to look at individual issues, in this case the need for a consolidated school and the promotion of the up-coming Stampede and Agricultural Fair. This was the format which the Chamber followed, with larger executives and more levels of committee as the village, town and city grew.The sub-series consists of legal documents; minutes; financial statements; annual reports; annual meeting programs; and presidents’ speeches. The minutes include the following additions: beginning in 1961, the President’s report and year end financial statements; by 1965 committee reports, announcements and resolutions; by 1970 monthly financial reports, quarterly meetings and director’s meeting minutes from the Alberta Chamber of Commerce; by 1975 executive memos and annual reports. The photographs are of various executives of the Chamber of Commerce from about 1958-1981. There are also two historical photographs of Mayor Griff James and Mayor George Repka.
 
Chamber of Commerce Executive, [1958]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Formal portrait of the Chamber of Commerce Executive ca. 1958 includes Ed Haberman, Tom Leslie, Jack Deltombe, Bill Bowes, Hal Tipper and Clem Collins.
Location: 0050.01.01
Chamber of Commerce Executive, [1965]
30 photographs; b & w; assorted
Thirty group and individual photographs of Chamber of Commerce Executive members from the 1960s includes Al Douglas, Hal Roth, Paul Evashkevich, Orm Schultz, Ken Head, Gordon Moon, Merv Lewis, Jack Deltombe, Dr. Frank Stojan, Orest Gauk, Harry Schneider, John Anderson, Gordon Donaldson, Bill Henry, Glen Patterson, Gordon Wilson, George Wakeham, Bill Bowes, and John Remple.
Location: 0050.01.02-33
Mayor George Repka, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Formal portrait of George Repka, first elected Mayor of the City of Grande Prairie, taken in September 1968.
Location: 0050.01.07
Mayor Griff James, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Portrait of Griff James, the first Mayor of the Town of Grande Prairie, who served from 1919-1921.
Location: 0050.01.08
Chamber of Commerce Executive, 1978
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce Executive in 1978: Dan Balisky, Brian Swain and John Powers.
Location: 0050.01.34-36
Chamber of Commerce Executive, [1980]
12 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Twelve group and individual photographs of Chamber of Commerce Executive ca. 1980 includes Danny Balisky, Elmer Borstad, Gordon Pearcy, John Powers, Helen Rice, Wayne Jacques, Layton Park, and Andre Lozeron.
Location: 0050.01.37-48
Chamber of Commerce Executive, 1981
4 photographs; colour; 5 x 5 in.
Four photographs of the 1981 Chamber of Commerce Executive includes Helen Rice, Karen Fetterly, John Powers,
Location: 0050.01.49-52
SubSeries 050.01.02Economic Development Commission. — 1959-1987. — 30 cm of textual records.The Industrial Development Commission was established in 1971 as to promote new industry as well as expansion to local industry within the immediate area. The Commission was comprised of a Chairman from the executive council of the Chamber of Commerce, two members of the Chamber appointed by the Chamber Executive, and two City of Grande Prairie Representatives appointed by City Council. In 1975, the name was changed to the Economic Development Commission, and the mandate broadened to include attracting new businesses to the area. Membership on the commission was broadened to include one member of the Retail Merchants Association and one Financial Institution representative, with the mayor, the chamber president and the provincial government representatives as ex-officios. A Coordinator was employed by the Commission to compile information necessary for industries/businesses looking to locate in the area, to assist local businesses in expansion efforts, to promote Grande Prairie & District as a good place for industry, and to seek out firms likely to be interested in locating. In 1982, an Economic Development Office was opened as a separate entity.The sub-series consists of the planning documents for the commission, including a 1959 by-law for the creation of an Industrial Commission and the 1971 agreement between the City, the County and the Chamber to establish an Industrial Development Commission; minutes of the commission and its advisory committee; financial accounts; and documents for the creation of a department of economic development. Records portraying the activities of the commission include correspondence and report files, a downtown redevelopment plan and various publications.
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Series 050.02Administrative Records. — 1961-1993. — 32 cm of textual records. — 40 photographs.According to clippings contained in the Chamber’s historical collection, an office for the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was set up in 1915, within the office of a chamber member. The first mention of a salaried employee does not appear until 1958, when A.E. Galway was named as the secretary-manager of the Chamber at an annual salary of $1,800. Grande Prairie had just achieved City Status. In 1968, the Chamber had expanded to the extent that they needed their own building, and in 1973 they added a Tourist Information Booth on the highway by-pass.The series consists of records relating to the administration of the Chamber of Commerce: personnel policies and job descriptions; executive job descriptions and orientations; employment programs; insurance; budgets; computerization; physical buildings; membership; chamber awards; and news releases. The photographs are of the Chamber of Commerce building on 100 Street and 103 Avenue, and the Grande Prairie Visitors Booth put up by the Chamber at the north entrance to the City in 1973.
 
Chamber of Commerce Building, [1975]
15 slides; colour; 35 mm
Fifteen slides of the exterior and the interior of the Chamber of Commerce at 10011-103 Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.02.01-15
Grande Prairie Visitors Booth, 1973
24 photographs; b & w; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Twenty-four photographs showing the building and the opening of the Grande Prairie Visitor’s Booth, a project of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce in 1973. Colonel Sanders, from Kentucky Fried Chicken, was present for the opening.
Location: 0050.02.16-40
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Series 050.03Board of Trade Subject Files. — 1930-1932. — 8 cm of textual records.One arch file of correspondence survived from the early period of the Board of Trade’s history. The file was divided into sections labeled according to the issues with which the Chamber dealt, and these were retained in their original order.The series consists of 16 files of correspondence relating to the activities of the Chamber and associated Boards. In 1930-1932 the issues related to transportation, government services, economic and agricultural policies during the depression, and resource and industrial development.
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Series 050.04Chamber of Commerce Subject Files. — 1958-1991. — 1.04 cm of textual records. — 41 photographs. — 3 maps.The Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce dealt with many economic and development issues in respect to the Grande Prairie area: government services, employment and business opportunities, transportation (air, rail and road), resource development (petroleum, forestry, agriculture, retail), student education. They also participated in the efforts of other groups to promote the development of Grande Prairie and area: City of Grande Prairie, County.The series consists of 101 subject files detailing the Chamber’s actions and involvement on issues of importance to the development and promotion of the business and the City of Grande Prairie and the surrounding area. It includes projects which were supported by the Chamber but not initiated by them, such as the visits of royalty or V.I.P.s, and the 1980 Winter Games. The photographs are of the opening of the new air terminal in Grande Prairie in 1979, the trumpeter swan as a symbol of the City, and a series of photographic postcards by Brian Adams.
 
Opening of Air Terminal in Grande Prairie, 1979
16 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Sixteen photographs showing the new Air Terminal in Grande Prairie and the Opening Ceremonies in 1979.
Location: 0050.04.01-16
Brian Adams’ Postcards, 1977
14 postcards; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Fourteen postcards of Grande Prairie and area taken by photographer Brian Adams in the late 1970s and produced by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Location: 0050.04.17-30
Trumpeter Swans, 1977
7; 4 photographs; negatives; colour; b & w; assorted
Fourteen postcards of Grande Prairie and area taken by photographer Brian Adams in the late 1970s and produced by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Location: 0050.04.31-41
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Series 050.05Briefs, Submissions, and Public Forums. — 1966-1989. — 12 cm of textual records.When issues regarding the development of the Grande Prairie area or the Peace Country arose, the Chamber would prepare briefs and submissions to present their view to the business or level of government involved. For issues such as local government or local directives for the community, they sometimes held forums so that the voices of ordinary citizens would be heard.The series consists of papers and presentations made by the Chamber of Commerce to various groups and government departments promoting the Grande Prairie area. Topics include business, industry, agriculture, health, labour, education, environment, transportation and government. The series includes civic election forums from 1977-1989, and a forum on the future of Grande Prairie in 1977.
 
Wapiti, Iosegun Lake, Winagami, Alberta, 1963
map
Contour map showing roads, trails, rails and power lines south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.05.01.01
Slide show map for promotion of Highway 40, c. 1970
map
slides and descriptions hand-written on map
Location: 0050.05.01.02
Vicinity Map: Muskeg Corner to Grande Prairie, 1967
map
Preliminary route of Highway 40 for discussion purposes.
Location: 0050.05.01.03
Gold Creek Project, 1969
map
Exhibit 1–existing roads
Location: 0050.05.01.04
Gold Creek Project Road System, 1969
map
Map with hand-drawn roads built by County, Local Imp. Dist, Imperial Lumber, North Canadian Lumber, Atlantic Richfield Co. and Alberta Resources Railway
Location: 0050.05.01.05
North Canadian Forest Industries Ltd., 1965
map
Forest Management Lease Area with roads drawn in
Location: 0050.05.01.06a
Alberta Dept. Of Lands & Forests, c. 1967
map
Provincial Access Series
Location: 0050.05.01.06e
Grande Prairie to Grande Cache Highway, c. 1967
map
Proposed routes from Grande Prairie to Muskeg River
Location: 0050.05.01.07
Road System South Of Grande Prairie, Option 1, c. 1967
map
Costs of Primary Highway, and Resource Roads
Location: 0050.05.01.08
Road System South Of Grande Prairie, Option 2, c. 1967
map
Costs of Primary Highway, and Resource Roads
Location: 0050.05.01.09
Road System South Of Grande Prairie, Option 3, c. 1967
map
Costs of Primary Highway, and Resource Roads
Location: 0050.05.01.10
Forestry Map, c. 1986
map
Proctor & Gamble, Canfor, and B.C. Forest Products area
Location: 0050.05.01.11
Coal Map, c. 1986
map
Active, Approved, Potential (metallurgical), and Potential (thermal) Mining Areas
Location: 0050.05.01.12
Oil & Gas Map, c. 1986
map
Gas Field, and Oil Field Area
Location: 0050.05.01.13
Recreation Map, c. 1986
map
Parks & Recreation Area
Location: 0050.05.01.14
A Guide to the Proctor & Gamble Forest Management Area, undated
map
written descriptions and map showing roads, survey lines, power, rail, amenities, forestry stations, recreation facilities.
Location: 0050.05.01.15
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Series 050.06Project Files. — 1958-1992. — 84 cm of textual records. — 1,042 photographs. — 15 blueprints.A prime objective of the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was to promote community events and programs which would benefit the area. At the first formal meeting in 1915, plans for the annual Sports Day were discussed, with Chamber taking charge of publicity. The Sports Day was biggest social event in the summer, attracting many people from outside the village. As Grande Prairie grew, the Board continued to initiate and support these events.The series consists of records and photographs of projects the Chamber initiated or operated in the area: the Grande Prairie Air Show, Hire-A-Student, Northwest Resources Conferences, the Trade Dollar Program, and regional Trade Fairs. Projects for which the Chamber lobbied the Alberta Government are also included: the Great Slave Lake Railway, and the construction and paving of Highway 40 South.
SubSeries 050.06.01Grande Prairie Air Show. — 1975; 1978. — 2 cm of textual records.The Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce supported and assisted in organizing the Canadian Forces Air Shows held in Grande Prairie. The Snowbirds, an air force acrobatic team, was the main attraction at these air shows. During the 1978 show, two of the jets collided and one of the pilots was killed.The sub-series consists of correspondence, booklets and pamphlets regarding the air show. It includes documents and news clippings relating to Snowbird Captain de Jong’s death during the 1978 Air Show.
SubSeries 050.06.02Great Slave Lake Railway. — 1958-1961. — 6 cm of textual records.In 1958, the Northern Development Committee of the Peace River Associated Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce brought the issue of the Great Slave Lake Railway to the attention of Peace Country Chambers. The goal of the Northern Development Committee was “working towards goals that may in the end result in benefits to the business community at large and an improved standard of living for everyone in the Peace River Country.” Northern railways were seen to be a key part of development. In 1959 the Great Slave Lake Railway became the subject of a Royal Commission, and the Peace Country Chambers lobbied for a route from Grimshaw as opposed to an eastern route from Waterways, arguing that the Grimshaw route would “inevitably bring spectacular development” to the Peace Country.The sub-series consists of correspondence regarding the Peace Country route proposed by the Chambers of the Peace, submissions to the 1959 Royal Commission and the final Royal Commission report published in 1960.
SubSeries 050.06.03Highway 40 South. — 1958-1992. — 24 cm of textual records. — 59 photographs. — 16 blueprints.In 1958, the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce began to lobby for the construction of a highway between the south Peace and the Hinton-Jasper area as a means of bringing economic benefits not only to the Peace Country, but to the community of Grande Cache. They were supported by the Grande Cache and Jasper Chambers in this project, but opposed by the Edmonton Chamber. Three different routes were proposed, and the east-central route was finally chosen in 1981. The grand opening of Highway 40 South, the Bighorn Highway, was held in June, 1987. At this time it was still a gravel road, and the Chamber continued to push for pavement of the road. Pavement was finally completed in 1992. One of the ways the Chamber attracted attention to this issue was with an annual cavalcade of cars, starting with the Forestry Trunk road as the route c. 1959.The sub-series consists of correspondence, submissions, studies, photographs and news clippings regarding the construction, Grand Opening and paving of Highway 40 South.
 
Construction of Highway 40, [1965]-1997
59 photographs; negatives; colour; b & w; assorted
Fifty-nine negatives and photographs of the actual construction and of events promoting the construction and paving of Highway 40 south to Grande Cache. Photographs of the Grande Opening of the newly paved highway in 1996 are included.
Location: 0050.06.03.01-59
SubSeries 050.06.04Hire-A-Student. — 1974-1982. — 14 cm of textual records.Hire-A-Student began as the Student Placement Program in 1973, with input from the Chamber, Canada Manpower Center, the Vocational High School, St. Joseph’s High School, Grande Prairie College, Parks and Recreation, CFGP Radio Station and the Alberta Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation. It was funded by a Federal Government Program called Young Canada Works. In 1976, the name was changed to Hire-A-Student and it became a long-running program, still operational at the present time.The sub-series consists of minutes, monthly and annual reports, and records from the Student Placement Program, Hire-A-Student, and Young Canada Works Program.
SubSeries 050.06.05Hot Air Balloon Championships. — 1979-1982. — 3 cm of textual records. — 220 photographs.The first Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships was held in Grande Prairie in 1979, sponsored by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the Alberta Free Balloonist Society. This was the first time such an event had been held in Canada. From July 29 to August 6, about 60 balloonists from all Canada, as well as international pilots from Britain, Ireland, Sweden and the States, launched their colourful balloons from Muskoseepi Park for large, appreciative audiences. After this Championship, the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association was formed to promote and organized future Hot Air Balloon events.The sub-series consists of the final report on the 1979 Championship and correspondence regarding the formation of the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association. The 1979 report includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, registrations, press releases, schedules of events, awards, and information on the history and rules of hot air ballooning as well as the promotion and sponsorship for this event. A slide presentation showing the 1979 Championships has 150 slides. Another 16 slides show the Hot Air Balloon Queen contestants for 1980 and some miscellaneous shots of Hot Air Balloons.
 
Hot Air Balloon Poster, 1993
poster
A 25″ x 17″ poster advertising the 1993 Alberta Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0050.06.05-1993
 
Hot Air Balloon Championships, 1979-1980
220 slides; colour; 35 mm
220 colour slides of the Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships held in Grande Prairie in 1979 and the Hot Air Balloon Championships put on by the Hot Air Balloon Events Association in 1980.
Location: 0050.06.05.001-220
SubSeries 050.06.06Northwest Resources Conferences. — 1960; 1969. — 6 cm of textual records.The first Northwest Resources Conference was held at the York Hotel in April, 1960 and sponsored by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce. The object of the conference was to show Canada and the industrial world the present and future, primary and secondary resources that existed in Canada’s Northwest, and to emphasize the urgent need for people, capital, roads and railways to develop these resources for the betterment of all of Canada. The second Northwest Resources Conference, in 1969, was concerned with re-evaluating resource potential in northwestern Alberta. The three-day event began with the official opening of the Alberta Resources Railway by the Premier, the Honorable Harry E. Strom. The second day’s program featured speakers from across Canada, and the final day was highlighted by a three-hour ride on the new railway.The sub-series consists of correspondence and two printed reports, one for each conference. There is also a newspaper highlighting the first conference, published by the Edmonton Journal. The reports contain transcripts of the speeches from the main speakers, along with questions and answers from the floor. The second report includes a few photographs of people and events associated with the conference.
SubSeries 050.06.07Trade Dollar Program. — 1977-1988. — 7 cm of textual records. — 19 photographs.The Trade Dollar Program, instituted in 1977, resulted in a seven year coin series known as Grande Prairie Historical Heritage Coins. These were issued as “trade dollars” in the city and surrounding communities.The sub-series consists of correspondence, original drawings of historical images submitted for consideration as use for trade dollars, promotional literature, photographs and news clippings. Subjects for the coins include the Trumpeter Swan, Boxing Champion Willie de Wit, Canadian Chuckwagon Championships and chuck-driver Kelly Sutherland, the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship and Grande Prairie’s 75th Anniversary. The photographs are of Willie de Wit, the Canadian Chuckwagon trophy, and a display of the original drawings. There are also slides of four of the coins.
 
Trade Dollar Program, 1976-1987
19 slides; photographs; colour; b & w; assorted
Nineteen photographs of trade dollars or of the subjects on the trade dollars. The photographs were used to create or promote the Chamber of Commerce Trade Dollar Program and include photos of Willie de Wit and Kelly Sutherland.
Location: 0050.06.07.01-19
SubSeries 050.06.08South Peace Consummer Trade Fairs. — 1978-1992. — 18 cm of textual records. — 744 photographs.The Chamber organized the first annual South Peace Consumer Trade Fairs in 1978 with the assistance of the Grande Prairie Convention Bureau, another arm of the Chamber of Commerce. This was the first trade fair held since 1967, but after 1978 it became an annual event. The purpose of these fairs was to attract consumers from across the south Peace to see what local businesses had to offer. Often other entertainment and community events were planned for the same weekend to increase the attraction.The sub-series consists of agreements between the City of Grande Prairie and the Chamber of Commerce to hold the fair, documents and correspondence relating to planning and marketing the fair, plans and lists of attending businesses, newspaper clippings, photographs and lists of winning booths.
 
South Peace Consumers Trade Fair, 1978-1997
744 photographs; slides; colour; assorted
744 photographic images of the South Peace Consumers Trade Fair, organized by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce every year. Photographics are of the various booths and events associated with the trade fairs from 1978 to 1997.
Location: 0050.06.08.001-774
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Series 050.07Publications Collection. — 1920-1989. — 1.05 cm of textual records.The first publication of the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was called Grande Prairie and the Peace River District. It was printed in 1920 and distributed throughout the entire English speaking world to encourage settlers to come to the District.The series consists of the publications produced by the Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce promoting the area and the town/city in particular. Included in this series is 4 cm of newsletters printed from 1961 to 1990. The series also contains publications about the city and region. Publications are produced by the Daily Herald Tribune, the City of Grande Prairie, the Northern Alberta Development Council, the Peace River Regional Planning Commission and the South Peace Regional Planning Commission.
SubSeries 050.07.01Statistical and Historical. — 1920-1976. — 6 cm of textual records.From the beginning of its existence, the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce promoted Grande Prairie as a place to live and do business. Periodically, they would produce booklets of information on the city and area, the first being “Grande Prairie and the Peace River District” in 1920. These booklets recorded statistics on population and urban infrastructure, climate, natural resources, agricultural production, existing business and industry, and government services.The sub-series consists of 18 publications from 1920 to 1976. The earlier productions include information on the entire Peace River Country, but after 1950 they concentrate on the city of Grande Prairie.
 
Grande Prairie and the Peace River District, 1920
Booklet
two copies of a booklet describing resources, climate, agricultural potential, and amenities available in the Peace country, used to promote settlement of the area.
Location: 0050.07.01.01a-b
Facts Worth Knowing About the Famous Peace River Country, 1928
Booklet
a copy of a boolket advertising the advantages of the Peace River country from a settler’s viewpoint, describing such things as good soil, temperate climate, plentiful game, and cheap fuel.
Location: 0050.07.01.02
Interesting Facts About Grande Prairie, 1930
Booklet
a copy of a boolket advertising the opportunities of the Peace River Country ffor the settler, businessman and capitalist.
Location: 0050.07.01.03
Grande Prairie – Progressive Centre of an Inland Empire, 1950 c.
Booklet
two copies of a booklet advertising Grande Prairie’s opportunities in agriculture, business and industry.
Location: 0050.07.01.04 a-b
Grande Prairie – Centre of the Peace River District, 1955.c
Booklet
a reprint of 050.07.01.04 with addition of Mundy’s map of Grande Prairie
Location: 0050.07.01.05
Quick Facts – Grande Prairie, 1958
Brochure
a brief description of services offered in the new city of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.01.06
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie, 1958
Booklet
a description of climate and soil, history, living conditions,industry and services offered in the new city of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.01.07a-b
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie, 1961
Booklet
an updated version of the 1958 publication including a description of climate and soil, history, living conditions, industry and services offered in the city of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.01.08 a-b
1960s Brochures a-i, 1960-1968
Brochure
Nine brochures produced in the 1960s advertising businesses, services, recreation opportunities
Location: 0050.07.01.09
Economic Survey of the Town of Grande Prairie, 1955
Booklet
A survey conducted by the Industrial Development Branch of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Alberta Government, with the assistance of Town officials and The Board of Trade.
Location: 0050.07.01.10
Opportunities Await You in Grande Prairie, 1968
Brochure
A reprint of an article from the 1968 issue of Trade and Commerce Magazine describing Grande Prairie as the “resources capital of the north”.
Location: 0050.07.01.11
Fifty Golden Years, 1968-1969
Booklet
A booklet showing executive members, 1968 financial statement, a membership list and an agenda for their 50th annual meeting as the Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Location: 0050.07.01.12
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie, 1968
Booklet
A booklet describing the history, soil and climate, living conditions, city services, government, health, education, communication, cultural and recreational services offered in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.01.13
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie, 1971
Booklet
A booklet describing the history, soil and climate, living conditions, city services, government, health, education, communication, cultural and recreational services offered in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.01.14
This is Grande Prairie -1972, 1972
Booklet
The booklet describes the formation of the Industrial development Commission, reviews the history of Grande Prairie and describes the services, industries and businesses offered in the city. Included ar several pages of pictures of buildings.
Location: 0050.07.01.15
Air Transportaion Study, 1976
Booklet
A booklet containing a air transportation study submitted to the Alberta Department of Transportation. It evaluated the future needs in air transportation for Grande Prairie and the Peace region. An addendum “Recommendation for Action” accompanies the study.
Location: 0050.07.01.16
Welcome to Grande Prairie brochures, 1973-1986
Brochure
Seven brochures giving visitors information on cultural and recreational facilities, points of interest, quick facts about Grande Prairie, and a map of the city.
Location: 0050.07.01.17 a-g
G.P. Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide, 1980
Booklet
Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide
Location: 0050.07.01.18
SubSeries 050.07.02Visitors Guides. — 1976-2000. — 6 cm of textual records.As the City of Grande Prairie grew, there was a need for a regular publication to acquaint tourists and new residents about the amenities and events in the city. Beginning in 1976, the Chamber began to produce yearly Visitor’s Guides with updated statistical information on climate, population and public services as well as articles on the economy, employment opportunities and tourist attractions. The centerfold of these magazines consisted of a city map with “Quick Facts” about Grande Prairie which was produced on its own as a hand-out.The sub-series consists of 21 publications from 1976 to 2000. Most of them are Visitors’ Guides, but some are productions for special events, such as the City’s 25th Anniversary.
 
Visitors Guides to Grande Prairie, 1976-2000
Booklet
23 Visitors Guides booklets describe the history and current facts about Grande Prairie, tourist information, facilities, services, industries and businesses offered in the city, including a map and advertisements from local businesses.
Location: 0050.07.02.01a-w
SubSeries 050.07.03Brochures and Magazine Articles. — 1968-2000. — 6 cm of textual records.As well as producing their own magazines for tourists and new/potential residents, the Chamber encouraged writers and editors of other magazines to write about the Grande Prairie area by giving information and support. These articles were especially prolific during the oil boom of the seventies. The articles and magazines were collected by the Chamber over the years.The sub-series consists of three files of articles written about the City which appeared in magazines such as Western Construction and Industry Magazine, Alberta Business Journal, Alberta Construction, Oil Week, Events Magazine, North-west Business, Business Life Magazine, Trade & Commerce Magazine, Prairie Hotelman, Alberta Logger, Swank, Time Flyer and Canadian. There are also some specialized brochures produced for CanFor, the Hotel Association and the 1995 Canada Games. Also included is “The Chambers Guide to Grande Prairie” in1995, “Grande Prairie Food and Fun in 1985, and an undated issue of “Dining Out in Grande Prairie”.
 
The Peace River Country, 1968
Booklet
Part of one issue of the “The Peace River Country” featuring areas of the Peace country including Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, Peace River, Fort St. John, High Prairie, and companies Canfor, N.A.R., Dika brothers.
Location: 0050.07.03.01
The Prairie Hotelman, 1980
Booklet
One issue of the “Prairie Hotelman” containing the histories of individual hotels throughout the Peace Country, in Rycroft, Spirit River, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, McLennan, Manning, High Prairie, Fairview.
Location: 0050.07.03.02
SubSeries 050.07.04Daily Herald Tribune Special Issues. — 1983-1995. — 5 cm of textual records.The Daily Herald Tribune, as the major community newspaper, published special issues in conjunction with the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Sometimes these issues dealt with specific events; at other times with overviews of the business community.The sub-series consists of 6 special issues on the following topics: the City’s 25th Anniversary, the opening of Muskoseepi Park, three Reports on Business and the Commerce Super Saver which encouraged readers to support local business.
SubSeries 050.07.05City of Grande Prairie Publications. — 1965-1991. — 20 cm of textual records.The City of Grande Prairie regularly commissioned reports for the purpose of planning future facilities, services and public, business or residential areas. These reports contain valuable information on the economic, business and public life in the City, and were therefore collected by the Chamber of Commerce.The sub-series consists of 13 planning reports and studies ranging from single facility feasibility studies to the City of Grande Prairie General Plan. It includes parks, transportation, recreation, downtown redevelopment and economic development.
 
Report on Recreation Facilities for the City of Grande Prairie, 1965
Book
Report on Recreation Facilities for the City of Grande Prairie, including neighbourhood parks, Bear Creek Central Park and recommendations for development.
Location: 0050.07.05.01
City of Grande Prairie General Plan, 1974
Book
City of Grande Prairie General Plan: Central Business District Development Scheme.
Location: 0050.07.05.02
City of Grande Prairie General Plan, 1974
Book
City of Grande Prairie General Plan: Survey and Anaylysis Report for the entire City of Grande Prairie, including an historical review and an historical analysis.
Location: 0050.07.05.03
City of Grande Prairie General Plan, 1974
Book
City of Grande Prairie General Plan final plan which became By-LawC-550.
Location: 0050.07.05.04
A Public Transportation Study, 1975
Booklet
A Public Transportation Study for the City of Grande Prarie regarding the need for public transit.
Location: 0050.07.05.05
Grande Prairie Downtown Redevelopment Study, 1981
Book
Grande Prairie Downtown Redevelopment Study re: planning issues for redevelopment of the Central Business District.
Location: 0050.07.05.06
The City of Grande Prairie General Municipal Plan, 1980
Book
The City of Grande Prairie General Municipal Plan–a growth strategy for housing, industry, commerce, parks, schools and hospitals, roads and utilities.
Location: 0050.07.05.07
Grande Prairie Airport Master Plan, 1983
Book
Grande Prairie Airport Master Plan written by Canada Transport for all aspects of the airport, including the terminal and ground transportation.
Location: 0050.07.05.08
City of Grande Prairie Community Profile, 1985
Book
City of Grande Prairie Community Profile–an overview of business, services, population, facilities, organizations and industry.
Location: 0050.07.05.09
City of Grande Prairie Urban Park Master Plan, 1983
Book
City of Grande Prairie Urban Park Master Plan containing a Biophysical inventory, a Development inventory and Planning and Analysis. The Executive Summary is a separate report filed with the Master Plan.
Location: 0050.07.05.10
Resource Team Report, 1986
Book
Resource Team Report on Downtown Revitalization concerning design and development opportunities.
Location: 0050.07.05.11
City of Grande Prairie Land Inventory, 1987
Book
City of Grande Prairie Land Inventory of residential land for sale, C.B.D. Redevelopment, commercial, land bank, and urban parks and reserves.
Location: 0050.07.05.12
City of Grande Prairie General Municipal Plan, 1986
Book
City of Grande Prairie General Municipal Plan detailing growth strategy for housing, industry, commerce, community services, educational and hospital facilities, transportation, utilities and protective services.
Location: 0050.07.05.13
City of Grande Prairie Community Profile, 1988
Book
City of Grande Prairie Community Profile–an overview of business, services, population, facilities, organizations and industry.
Location: 0050.07.05.14
City of Grande Prairie Transportation Update, 1989
Book
City of Grande Prairie Transportation Update covering land use, road and traffic conditions, and roadway improvements.
Location: 0050.07.05.15
Country Club West Area Structure Plan, 1989
Book
Country Club West Area Structure Plan containing background, planning analysis and development plan and policies.
Location: 0050.07.05.16
City of Grande Prairie Economic Dev’p Strategy, 1991
Book
City of Grande Prairie Economic Dev’p Strategy prepared by the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Economic Development.
Location: 0050.07.05.17
Future City Hall, 1991
Book
Study of the plan to develop the former Montrose Junior High School as the Future City Hall.
Location: 0050.07.05.18
SubSeries 050.07.06South Peace Regional Planning Commission Publications. — 1972-1993. — 26 cm of textual records.The South Peace Regional Planning Commission and its fore-runner, the Peace River Regional Planning Commission, were responsible for land use and planning in the Peace River region. The Chamber of Commerce collected the Commissions report as sources of information about the public and business community in the Grande Prairie area.The sub-series consists of 9 documents produced by the planning commissions regarding planning for tourism, retail, commercial, residential and public lands in the City. Included in this collection is a population analysis of the City of Grande Prairie and an Ambulance Services study.
 
Trends in Northern Alberta, 1979
Book
A retail/commercial/office floor space survey of the City of Grande Prairie to become part of the City General Plan.
Location: 0050.07.06.
A Railway to the North, 1958
Book
A preliminary report on the proposed routes for a northern Alberta railway and its regional significance to the Peace River district.
Location: 0050.07.06.01
Central Park Grande Prairie, 1959
Book
Development plan for a central city park with a general approach to recreation and park planning in the Grande Prariie region. Central Park became Muskoseepi and Bear Creek Park.
Location: 0050.07.06.02
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism in the Peace River Region, 1973
Book
Study of trends in outdoor recreation and tourism in the Peace River Region and implications and recommendations for the region.
Location: 0050.07.06.03
Central Places in the Peace River Region, 1971
Book
Study of the location and operation of service and retailing facilites in the Peace Region.
Location: 0050.07.06.04
People, Plans and the Peace, 1975-1977
Booklet
Monthlly magazine of the Peace River Regional Planning Commission containing feature articles about individual communities and their histories, planning news and discussion of the issues around developing the Peace, and the contributions made by historical groups and individuals to the Peace Country. Special issues are on Dunvegan Dam, Lakes, Forestry, Clear Hills Iron Deposits, Habitat Forum, Downtown Redevelopment, Agriculture, Recreation, Transportation, Opportunity North, Environmentally Appropriate Technology, Education, Housing. Some of the covers are artworks by Tim Heimdal.
Location: 0050.07.06.05
City of Grande Prairie Neighbourhood Preservation Guidelines, 1989
Book
Neighbourhood preservation guidelines for the Swanavon and VLA areas of Grande Prairie, complete with artistic drawings of the houses in the area. Concerns areas which would benefit from protection efforts to preserve their character.
Location: 0050.07.06.06
South Peace Regional Planning Commission Publications List, 1993
Booklet
Listing of all the publications put out by South Peace Regional Planning Commission from 1978 to 1993.
Location: 0050.07.06.07
City Tourism Report, 1989
Booklet
A report to provide the City of Grande Prairie with a breakdown of tourist activity for GP and its sub-regions and comparing it with the South Peace as a whole. Based on the South Peace Regional Tourism Study conducted by the Commission in 1988.
Location: 0050.07.06.08
Vacant Lands in Grande Prairie, [1985]
Book
A proposed new approach to the development of vacant lands in downtown Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.07.06.09
City of Grande Prairie Population Analysis, 1991
Book
Analysis of the growth, composition, housing, employment and education of Grande Prairie’s population in 1991.
Location: 0050.07.06.10
West Peace Ambulance Services Study, 1992
Book
Assessment of ambulance services in the region as compared to the rest of Alberta, and future alternatives for its management.
Location: 0050.07.06.11
Grande Prairie Area Growth Study, Volume I, 1979
Book
Study is in two parts: Part I: An economic analysis and regional population projections. Part II is a land use component analysis.
Location: 0050.07.06.12a
Grande Prairie Area Growth Study, Volume II, 1979
Book
Appendices to the Grande Prairie Area Growth Study: history, study methodology, assessment of resources, population projections.
Location: 0050.07.06.12b
Space Survey, City of Grande Prairie, 1979
Booklet
A retail/commercial/office floor space survey of the City of Grande Prairie to become part of the City General Plan.
Location: 0050.07.06.13
West Peace Growth Study, 1986
Book
Study to assess past, present and future trends in the economic sectors of the West Peace: Spirit River, Eaglesham, Rycroft, Wanham, I.D.s 19, 20 and MD 133.
Location: 0050.07.06.14
Grande Prairie Area Growth Study Update, 1984
Book
Update to the 1979 Grande Prairie Area Growth Study.
Location: 0050.07.06.15a
Grande Prairie Area Growth Study Update, Summary Report, 1984
Book
Summary report of the update to the 1979 Grande Prairie Area Growth Study.
Location: 0050.07.06.15b
City of Grande Prairie Population Analysis, 1986
Book
Summary of the City of Gande Prairie census and a comparison with the census of 1981, including comparisons with other Alberta centers on population growth, age/sex, housing, employment, education and motor vehicle statistics.
Location: 0050.07.06.16
Grande Prairie Growth study Update, 1989
Book
An update on the Grande Prairie Area Growth Study of 1984, including population projections to 1995 and 2000.
Location: 0050.07.06.17
Annual Report of the South Peace Regional Planning Commission, 1991-1992
Book
Annual Report of the South Peace Regional Planning Commission.
Location: 0050.07.06.18
Northern Alberta Transportation Report, 1976
Booklet
The proceedings from a Northern Alberta Transportation Seminar held in Grande Prairie on Dec. 9-10, 1976 including a summary of individual sessions.
Location: 0050.07.07.06
SubSeries 050.07.07Northern Alberta Development Commission Publications. — 1965-1991. — 12 cm of textual records.The Northern Alberta Development Commission (NADC) was formed in 1973 to encourage the economic development of the north part of the province. As such, it sponsored regular conferences and published reports analyzing economic growth and urban infrastructure in the north and promoting tourism and the development of natural resources. The Chamber collected these reports as valuable sources of information on the development of the Peace Country.The sub-series consists of 19 reports and indexes regarding development in the Peace Country, beginning with the “Changing Frontier Conference” at Peace River in 1965 which resulted in the formation of the NADC. Subjects include profiles of regions and communities, agriculture, fishing, tourism and urban renewal as well as more general findings.
 
Economic Report on Central Peace River District, 1965
Book
Report on certain industrial and other factors related to the economy of the Central Peace River District in Alberta including Improvement Districts # 125, 126, 131, 132, 134, and 139, and Municipal Districts #130, 133, 135 and 136 and County No 1.
Location: 0050.07.07.01
The Changing Frontier Conference, 1965
Book
Addresses at the “Changing Frontier” Conference held in Peace River, October 4-5, 1965 which discussed development of natural resources including land, trees, minerals and oil and gas.
Location: 0050.07.07.02
Opportunity North Conference, 1975
Book
Report of the conference participants and their addresses presented at the Opportunity North Conference in Peace River November 26-29, 1975.
Location: 0050.07.07.03
NADC Five Year Review, 1978
Booklet
The Northern Alberta Development Council reviews its history, its memberchip, its meetings, its briefs and position papers and its present priorities.
Location: 0050.07.07.04
Economic Development of Northern Alberta, 1977
Booklet
Economic Development of Northern Alberta position paper, including economic goals, role of government, technical support, research & development, infrastructure and financial incentives.
Location: 0050.07.07.05
Agriculture North Seminar Report, 1978
Booklet
Proceedings from the agriculture North Seminar held November 22-24, 1978, in Peace River, including pictures and summaries of the sessions.
Location: 0050.07.07.07
Fishing in Northern Alberta, 1979
Booklet
A submission to a select committee of the Alberta Legislature with recommedations on commercial and recreational fishing.
Location: 0050.07.07.08
Trends in Northern Alberta, 1980
Book
A statistical overview of the Northern Alberta Development Council area which included everything north of Edmonton.
Location: 0050.07.07.09
Northern Alberta Development Council Conference Report, 1980
Booklet
The Northern Alberta Development Council met on Nov20-22 to consider the challenges of the next decade and these deliberations are summarized in thisa report. Topics covered included business, infrastructure, employment and native development.
Location: 0050.07.07.10
Inventory of Infrastructure for Northern Communities, 1980
Book
The Northern Alberta Development Council collected an inventory of the infrastructures of 34 communities in northern Alberta. Each inventory included water, sewer, waste disposal, utilities. communications, transportation, health services, education, recreation, police protection, fire protection, local government.
Location: 0050.07.07.11
Ten Years Later, 1983
Book
The Northern Alberta Development Council conducted a ten year review of membership, meetings along with issues raised, program monitoring and policy advice.
Location: 0050.07.07.12
Tourism North Conference Report, 1984
Booklet
The Tourism North Conference held Dec 5-7, 1984, reports on the discussion sessions and workshops and recommendations to be considered by government and the private sector.
Location: 0050.07.07.13
Research Report, 1975-1985
Booklet
A summary of research in Northern Alberta sponsored by Northern Alberta Development Council.
Location: 0050.07.07.14
A Board Member’s Handbook, 1975-1985
Book
A handbook produced by th Northern Alberta Development Council for northerners who are directors on community boards.
Location: 0050.07.07.15
Economic Development Opportunities in Northern Alberta, 1985
Book
An overview report of the economic development opportunities in northern Alberta
Location: 0050.07.07.16
Northern Alberta Today, 1985
Book
An information profile on northern Alberta including data and pictures
Location: 0050.07.07.17
Downtown Revitalization in Northern Alberta, 1987
Book
A report prepared by the Northern Development Branch in consulktation with the Steering Committee on Downtown Revitalization in Northern Alberta.
Location: 0050.07.07.18
Northern Infrastructure Seminar, 1988
Booklet
An agenda and summaries of the addresses and workshops given at the seminar in Slave Lake, Nov 2-4, 1988.
Location: 0050.07.07.19
Research Report, 1975-1989
Booklet
Index of research in northern Alberta sponsored by the Northern Alberta Development Council.
Location: 0050.07.07.20
Trends in Northern Alberta, 1970-1990
Book
A statistical overview of the NADC region from 1971-1989 covering population and demographics, socio-economic characteristics, infrastructure and services and economic development.
Location: 0050.07.07.21
Northern Perspectives Conference, 1990
Book
A pre-conference report and workshop reports from the Northern Perspectives Conference held November 21-23, 1990 in Grande Prairie. The conference discussed what balanced northern development would mean for the 1990s.
Location: 0050.07.07.22
Profiles of Regions and Communities in Northern Alberta, 1991
Book
Information and maps are included for County of Grande Prairie No. 1, I.D.s No 16., No. 19, No. 20, No. 21, No. 22, No 23, and M.D. 136 of Fairview, M.D. 135 of Peace River, M.D. 130 of Smoky River, M.D. 133 of Spirit River.
Location: 0050.07.07.23
SubSeries 050.07.08Game Country Tourism Publications. — 1977-2000. — 8 cm of textual records.Game Country is Zone 13 in Alberta Tourism’s division of the province. The zone covers the region from just north of Grande Cache to the Saddle Hills on the border of the County of Grande Prairie. In the east, it extends almost to Whitecourt and encompassing Fox Creek and Valleyview. The Chamber collected these reports as valuable sources of information on the subject of tourism in the Grande Prairie area.The sub-series consists of Visitors Guides and studies from Game Country Travel Association, Trumpeter Region and Alberta North publications, and tourism packages on communities in zone 13.
 
Visitor’s Guide: Game Country Travel Association, 1977
Book
A visitor’s guide for Zone 13, known as Game Country, including the communities of Whitecourt, Fox Creek, Valleyview, Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Hythe
Location: 0050.07.08.01
Game Country, 1987
Book
A Tourism Destination Area Study of “Game Country”, Alberta Tourism Zone 13,
Location: 0050.07.08.02
Game Country – Exectutive Summary, 1987
Book
An executive summary of the Tourism Destination Area Study, “Game Country”, looking at the resources in the area and development strategies.
Location: 0050.07.08.02a
Alberta North, 1987
Booklet
June, 1987 issue of “Alberta North” includes articles on Sheridan Lawrence and one on the symbolism of the tipi.
Location: 0050.07.08.03
Alberta North, 1991
Booklet
A tourism tour guide covering Grande Prairie City, County of Grande Prairie, Beaverl;odge, Sexsmith, Wembley and Hythe.
Location: 0050.07.08.04
Trumpeter Region – Game Country, 1991-1992
Booklet
A tourism tour guide covering Grande Prairie City, County of Grande Prairie, Beaverl;odge, Sexsmith, Wembley and Hythe.
Location: 0050.07.08.05
Game Country, 1992
Booklet
A tourism tour guide advertising “Rendevous ’92” and featuring attractions in zone13 of Alberta Tourism
Location: 0050.07.08.06
Alberta North – Outdoor Adventures, 1993
Booklet
A tourism guide advertising fishing, and guiding and outfitting available at various northern lodges.
Location: 0050.07.08.07
Alberta North – Summer Guide, 1994
Booklet
A tourism guide advertising touring routes and adventures available in northern Alberta.
Location: 0050.07.08.08
Peace River, 1994
Brochure
Folder of brochures advertising the town of Peace River and its tourism and commercial opportunities
Location: 0050.07.08.10
The Town of High Level, 1994
Booklet
Booklet containing a folder of brochures, 2 magazines and a newspaper advertising tourist attractions in High Level, Rainbow Lake, and Improvement District #23.
Location: 0050.07.08.11
High Level, 1994
Booklet
A folder of brochures, the Mackenzie Highway Travel Guide, and the Deh Cho – The Mackenzie Connection advertising tourist attractions from Dawson Creek to Grimshaw (Mile Zero to Mile Zero)
Location: 0050.07.08.12
Peace River Opportunities, 1996
Booklet
A folder of brochures including the magazine “Mighty Peace Country ” advertising Peace River and surrouding attractions along the river and along the Mackenzie Highway.
Location: 0050.07.08.13
SubSeries 050.07.09Miscellaneous Publications. — 1965-1996. — 16 cm of textual records.The Chamber of Commerce collected a broad range of studies and reports (produced by various organizations) on the land, the people, the resources, infrastructure, industries, business and development of the Grande Prairie area.The sub-series consists of 16 studies regarding proposed mills, transportation infrastructure, and the political culture as well as more general information on markets, environment and resources.
 
Marketing Information – Kraft Mill and Sawmill, 1965
Book
Marketing information anf features of the development of a combimed kraft mill and sawmill as propsed by Fynpatin Development Co. Ltd. for the Grande Prairie area.
Location: 0050.07.09.01
Public Hearing on Proposed Pulp Milll, 1967
Book
Record of the public hearings that took place in Grande Prairie in 1967, to reviewr proposals from Proctor and Gamble and McIntyre Porcupine Mines to build a pulp mill. The book includes the briefs presented at this meeting
Location: 0050.07.09.02
Proposal by Mcintyre Porcupine Mines Ltd., 1967
Book
The proposal presented to the Honourable H.A. Ruste, Alberta Minister of Lands and Forests, “for the Management and Utilization of the Forest Resources of the Grande Prairie Pulpwood Lease.”
Location: 0050.07.09.03
Report on The Land, Industries and Related Factors, 1968
Book
A roport on the land, industries and related factors in the Peace River Country, Alberta, including discussion of agriculture, forestry, energyresources, minerals, construction and manufacturing, transportation, communication, and retail and tourism.
Location: 0050.07.09.04
2nd Northwest Resources Conference, 1969
Book
A report on the 2nd Northwest Resources Conference held in Grande Prairie May 28-30, 1969 which coincided with the opening of the Alberta Resources Railway between Hinton anfd Grande Prairie. Presentations and addresses from participants are included.
Location: 0050.07.09.05
Alberta North Transportation Study, 1972
Book
A preliminary report on the transportation and the resources in northern Alberta and priorities for using federal funds for upgrading of highways.
Location: 0050.07.09.06
The Political Culture of Alberta’s Peace Country, 1979
Book
A paper written by a Grande Prairie Regional College professor discussing how the immigrant’s dream provides the foundation for the political identity of Peace country residents.
Location: 0050.07.09.07
Grande Prairie Northern Market Supply Study, 1979
Book
The objective of this study was to examine the past, present and future role of Grande Prairie as a marshalling and supply point for northern markets in Alberta and BC, the Yukon and NWT and possibly Alaska.
Location: 0050.07.09.08
Grande Prairie Community Impact Study, 1980
Brochure
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of rapid growth in population in the region and explore ways to improve the social services system.
Location: 0050.07.09.09
Peace Region – The Natural Choice, 1982
Book
A booklet advertising the Peace country – its history, resources, transportation, services, housing, cultural and reacreational activities and a brief description of individual communities
Location: 0050.07.09.10
Locational & Community Facts and Figures, 1988
Booklet
A booklet comprised of maps showing regional transportaion links, and County of Grande Prairie Industrial Opportunities, Smeda’s Recreational and Open Space Features, and a summary of the characteristics of Sexsmith, Grande Prairie and Hythe
Location: 0050.07.09.11
The County of Grande Prairie No 1, 1990
Booklet
A booklet for promoting tourism in the County of Grande Prairie
Location: 0050.07.09.12
Grande Prairie & Area Labour Highlights, 1991
Booklet
A listing of current statistics influencing the workplace and its workers: industry, retail, health, education, transportation, recreation.
Location: 0050.07.09.13
Peace Country Science Centre, 1990
Book
A proposal presented to the Science Alberta Foundation for a Peace Country Science Centre.Topics include “The World of Agriculture’, “The World of Energy”, “The World of Forestry’, “The Rest of the World”,
Location: 0050.07.09.14
Water Quality in the Wapiti-Smoky River System, 1992
Book
Water quality in the Wapiti-Smoky River System under low-flow conditions 1987-1991, a synopsis of the government surveys and monitoring.
Location: 0050.07.09.15
Wapiti/Smoky River Ecosystem Study, 1990-1992
Book
Wapiti/Smoky River Ecosystem Study was to determine through sampling the water from each river, the contaminants that could be traced to the pulp mill and show their effects on the ecosystems of the rivers.
Location: 0050.07.09.16
The Best Games Ever, 1995
Book
1995 Canada Games final report showing how Grande Prairie was able to on a national show that “captured the vision” of participants and volunteers.
Location: 0050.07.09.17
Alberta Market Survey, 1996
Booklet
Alberta Market Survey magazine contains an article about the potential of Peace River town,”Peace River: More Growth Expected”, by Don Pettit.
Location: 0050.07.09.18
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Series 050.08Photograph and Visual Media Collection. — [1905]-1989. — 359 photographs. — 228 negatives. — 67 postcards. — 1 video recordings.The Chamber’s photograph collection shows its interest in the overall development of Grande Prairie and its cultural and business community. These photographs do not just document the role of the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce, but portray people, events and buildings in Grande Prairie from the very first inhabitants. They include prints and slides of events sponsored by other organizations, such as the City of Grande Prairie, which show social and cultural life.The series consists of photographs of Grande Prairie and community events from earliest settlement to modern day. It begins with a collection of historical reprints from unspecified collections, but concentrates on the era from 1960 onwards. Some of the photographs were used in the Chamber’s publications about the Grande Prairie area. There is one reel to reel film, “Alberta on the North Side,” which was presented to the people of Northern Alberta on the occasion of the provincial cabinet meeting in Grande Prairie, October 17, 1972.
SubSeries 050.08.01Historical Reprints. — [1905-1958]. — 33 photographs. — 8 negatives.To document the history of the Grande Prairie area, the Chamber made reprints of historical photographs which show how settlers came to the area, the early development of the town and the major buildings as they were erected.The sub-series consists of mainly 5 x 7 black & white reprints from unspecified sources. Subjects are early people, buildings, streets and modes of transportation in the Grande Prairie area. There are a few slides and one aerial print from the late 1950s.
 
Grande Prairie, 1925
2 negatives; b & w; 4 x 5
Bird’s eye view of Grande Prairie from the top of Montrose School. Court house is being built in foreground.
Location: 0050.08.01.01
Walter McFarlane’s Survey Party, 1975 [1909]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Walter McFarlane and his survey crew
Location: 0050.08.01.02
William Innis, Pioneer Banker of Grande Prairie, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
William Innis and his horse beside a log house.
Location: 0050.08.01.03
Montrose House, 1975 [1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.04
The first manse in Grande Prairie, 1975 [
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.05
Lewis Stopping Place on the Edson Trail, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Lewis Stopping Place on the Edson Trail
Location: 0050.08.01.06
The First Post Office, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.07
Miles from Little Smoky River, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
miles from Little Smoky River
Location: 0050.08.01.08
Traveling by Frozen River, 1975 [
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Traveling by Frozen River
Location: 0050.08.01.09
Campbell Benson’s Stopping Place, 1975 [1909]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Campbell Benson’s Stopping Place
Location: 0050.08.01.10
St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Mission at Bear Creek, 1975 [1908]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.11
Mail Stage at Patterson & Sons Store, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.12
Grande Prairie, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.13
The First Train into Grande Prairie, 1975 [1916]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.14
Clearing the Way of the E.D. & B.C. Pioneers, 1975 [1916]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.15
Where Rail and Trail meet at Grande Prairie, 1975 [1916]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Where Rail and Trail meet at Grande Prairie
Location: 0050.08.01.16
The First Plane, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The First Plane
Location: 0050.08.01.17
Patterson’s Store & the Union Bank of Canada, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.18
R.D. Nevings’ Feed Barn, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.19
Waiting to File at the Dominion Lands Office, Grande Prairie, 1975 [1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.20
Immigration Hall, Grande Prairie, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.21
Montrose Shchool, Grande Prairie, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.22
Montrose School Student Body, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.23
Land Office and Post Office, Grande Prairie, 1975 [
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.24
Christ Church Anglican and Speke Hall, Grande Prairie, 1975 [1919]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.25
Grande Prairie’s Richmond Avenue, 1975 [1914]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.26
Grading the Streets in Grande Prairie, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Grading the Streets in Grande Prairie
Location: 0050.08.01.27
Grande Prairie, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.28
Grande Prairie Brass Band, 1975 [
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.29
McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1975 [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.30
Laying the Cornerstone for the First Hospital, 1975 [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.31
Mr. Yule, Editior of the Northern Tribune, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.32
Court House, Grande Prairie, 1994 [1930 c.]
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Location: 0050.08.01.33
Municipal Hospital, Grande Prairie, 1994 [1930 c.]
1 postcard; b & w; 5 x 7
Location: 0050.08.01.34
Grande Prairie RCMP Barracks, 1994 [1910]
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Slide taken of a photograph of the first RCMP barracks at Grande Prairie, on John Wilson’s homestead west of Bear Creek.
Location: 0050.08.01.35
Frontier Lumber, 1994
2 slides; b & w; 35 mm
Location: 0050.08.01.36
Receiving the City Declaration, 1994 [1958]
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Location: 0050.08.01.37
Grande Prairie, 1994
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Location: 0050.08.01.38
Grande Prairie, 1994
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Location: 0050.08.01.39
Immigration Hall Grande Prairie, 1994 [1917]
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Location: 0050.08.01.40
Political Convention, 1994 [1960]
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Photograph showing delegates at an unidentified political convention or meeting with speakers at the podium in front of the group.
Location: 0050.08.01.41
SubSeries 050.08.02Grande Prairie, 1960s. — [1960-1969]. — 102 photographs.After Grande Prairie became a city in 1958, it began to change even more rapidly. The Chamber collected photographs to show what Grande Prairie was like in the 1960s, sometimes for publication, sometimes just for interest. The photographers are not identified.The sub-series consists of 16-8 x 10 bird’s eye view and aerials of Grande Prairie in the 1960s and 87 smaller photographs of specific buildings and streets of the same era.
 
Alberta Liquor Store & Warehouse, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Three cars are parked on the street in front of the Alberta Liquor Control Board store and warehouse in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.01
Lutheran Church, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Faith Lutheran Church in Grande Prairie is shown from the side with a car parked beside it. In the background is the house next door and another building. The street is in the foreground.
Location: 0050.08.02.02
Post Office, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A police car is stopped at the traffic lights in front of the Grande Prairie Post Office building. A pedestrian is walking across the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.03
Northwinds Motel, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Northwinds Motel sign is in front of vehicles parked in the motel parking lot in Grande Prairie. Part of the motel is visible. An ESSO gas station is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.04
Rodacker’s Garage, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Dominion Royal Tires, Ford and Mercury signs are in front of Rodacker’s Garage and Dealership on 101 Ave. and 101 St., Grande Prairie. Vehicles line the street in the background. Several buildings are visible.
Location: 0050.08.02.05
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Park Hotel, Good Year Tires and other businesses are visible on Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie. Cars and trucks line the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.06
North Star Oil Refinery, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Three cars are parked outside the North Star Oil refinery at Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.07
Arena & Curling Rink, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Two women are crossing 99th Avenue in front of the Memorial Arena in Grande Prairie. Cars are parked along the street. The Alberta Government Telephones building is on the far left and the Christ Church Anglican church is at the other end of the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.08
Seed Cleaning Plant, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A Shur Grain Feeds seed cleaning plant is in the background behind some grassland in Grande Prairie. Other buildings, a car and a truck are visible.
Location: 0050.08.02.09
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A car is parked in front of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Grande Prairie. The rectory is partially visible. The church burned down on Dec. 12, 1966 and was later rebuilt at the same site.
Location: 0050.08.02.10
Central Park Picnic Shelter, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Bear Creek flows past a picnic shelter in Central Park, later Muskoseepi Park. Several buildings are in the distance behind trees in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.11
Bear Creek Swimming Pool, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Bear Creek Swimming Pool is in the distance behind grassland and trees in what later became Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie. Holy Cross School and houses are in the distance.
Location: 0050.08.02.12
Canfor Planing Mill and Burner, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The burner sits in fornt of the Canfor Planing Mill in Grande Prairie. A train is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.13
Canfor Plywood Logs, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Large piles of plywood logs are waiting to be planed at the Canfor Mill in Grande Prairie. Smoke from the wood chip burner is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.14
Aerial Views, Grande Prairie, 1965
12 print, negative; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Nine aerial views of Grande Prairie streets and buildings are taken from a small airplane.
Location: 0050.08.02.15
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1965 c.
1 negative; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Aerail view of Grande Prairie from the southeast corner.
Location: 0050.08.02.16
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Capitol Billards & Bowling, HFC Loans, Bamboo Restaurant, Bank of Nova Scotia, Gaiety theatre, Park Hotel, hotel, a drugstore and other businesses line Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.17
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
United Deloo, Service Distributors and other businesses line Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie. Many cars and trucks are on the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.18
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Capitol Billards & Bowling, HFC Loans, Bamboo Restaurant, Bank of Nova Scotia, Gaiety theatre, Park Hotel, hotel, a drugstore and other businesses line Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.19
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Texaco & Dodge, Good Year Tires and other businesses line Richmond Avenue in Grande Prairie. Cars are parked on the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.20
County Of Grande Prairie No. 1, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A car and a truck are parked outside the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 building in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.21
Provincial Building, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Vehicles are parked outside the Provincial Treasury Branch building in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.22
Post Office, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Grande Prairie Post Office is across the intersection from the photographer who is sitting inside a car. Cars and trucks are parked along the street and vehicles are waiting at the traffic lights.
Location: 0050.08.02.23
St. Joseph High School, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The side of St. Joseph High School is shown from 104th Street in grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.24
Hillside School, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The back of Hillside School in Grande Prairie is shown from the hill. A few houses are visible on either side of the school.
Location: 0050.08.02.25
Montrose Junior High School, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The front of Montrose Junior High School is shown from 99 Street.
Location: 0050.08.02.26
Public School Board Office, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Four cars are parked in front of the Public School Board Administration Office. The street is in the foreground.
Location: 0050.08.02.27
Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Two large trees partially block the front of the Christ Church Anglican on 102 Street, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.28
Mc Queen Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
McQueen Presbyterian Church is showm from the front on Richmond Avenue and 102nd Street in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.29
Roman Catholic Convent, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Roman Catholic Convent, St. Joseph’s High School and other buildings on 102nd Street in Grande Prairie are shown.
Location: 0050.08.02.30
St. Paul’s United Church, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Pews, a central aisle and altar are shown in this interior view of the St. Paul’s United Church.
Location: 0050.08.02.31
Alliance Church, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The spire and sign outside the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Grande Prairie are shown.
Location: 0050.08.02.32
Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Vehicles are parked outside the new Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital and the old hospital.
Location: 0050.08.02.33
Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Vehicles are parked in the parking lot outside the new Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital and the old hospital.
Location: 0050.08.02.34
Alberta Court House, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The front of the Grande Prairie Court House is shown from across the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.35
Alberta Liquor Store & Warehouse, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Three cars are parked on the street in front of the Alberta Liquor Control Board store and warehouse in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.36
Alberta Government Telephones Office, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Alberta Government Telephones Building is shown from across the intersection of 99th Street and 101 Avenue in Grande Prairie. Cars are parked along the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.37
Utilities Building, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The corner of the Utilities Building is shown with the intersection of 99th Street and 101 Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.38
Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Daily Herald Tribune Building is shown from across 100th Street in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.39
Tissington Industries, Grande Prairie Airport, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Tissington Industries buildings are shown from across the runway at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 0050.08.02.40
Wally’s, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Wally’s store is shown from the front with Coca-Cola, Wally’s, and store hours on signs outside. A van and a stationwagon are parked nearby.
Location: 0050.08.02.41
Safeway, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The sign outside Safeway grocery store has several sections which read “Safeway”, “Grande Prairie Plaza” and “Restaurant”. The Safeway grocery store is in the background across the large parking lot.
Location: 0050.08.02.42
IGA Foodliner, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A car is parked outside of the IGA Foodliner store. “Foodliner” is written on the outside of the grocery store in large lighted letters.
Location: 0050.08.02.43
Tartan Motel, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A row of cars are parked outside of the Tartan Motel in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.44
York Hotel, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Two cars are parked outside of the York Hotel in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.45
Richmond Dry Cleaners, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The picture shows the top of the Richmond Dry Cleaners’ building and its sign. The Bus Terminal sign and a wooden post are also visible.
Location: 0050.08.02.46
Deluxe Cleaners, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The front corner entrance of Deluxe Cleaners in Grande Prairie is shown with a car parked in the parking lot beside it. Another car is parked on the street beside the cleaners.
Location: 0050.08.02.47
Jack DelTombe Ltd., Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Jack DelTombe Ltd. International Harvester Farm Equipment Motor Trucks building is beside a City Of Grande Prairie parking lot. Vehicles are parked in the lot and on the street.
Location: 0050.08.02.48
Thomson Motors, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A close up of the “Thomson Motors Chev-Olds Chev Trucks” sign also shows part of the Philco building, the second floor of another building, tree tops and the sky.
Location: 0050.08.02.49
Northwinds Motel, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Northwinds Motel sign is in front of vehicles parked in the motel parking lot in Grande Prairie. Part of the motel is visible. An ESSO gas station is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.50
Advertisement Sign, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A sign advertising “Canadian Utilities Ltd.” and “Northland Utilities Ltd.” stands beside powerlines along the road in Grande Prairie. A train is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.51
Bear Creek Swimming Pool, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The back of the Bear Creek Swimming Pool in Grande Prairie is shown with people standing around the fenced-in pool. Houses and Holy Cross School are visible on the hilltop in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.52
Bear Creek Swimming Pool, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
People are swimming and hanging around the Bear Creek Swimming Pool in Grande Prairie as seen from inside the fence.
Location: 0050.08.02.53
Bear Creek Swimming Pool, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The Bear Creek Swimming Pool is in the distance behind grassland and trees in what later became Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie. Holy Cross School and houses are in the distance.
Location: 0050.08.02.54
Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Four men are golfing at the ‘new’ Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club, a 6 400-yard, 18-hole course.
Location: 0050.08.02.55
Alberta Pacific Grain Elevators, Grande Prairie Railway Station, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A line of Canadian National boxcars is on the tracks in front of six grain elevators in Grande Prairie. One elevator reads Alberta Pacific Grain. Two other railway buildings are in the partially visible.
Location: 0050.08.02.56
Northern Alberta Dairy Pool, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A man is loading bottles into metal crates inside the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool Factory in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.57
Gravel Supplier, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A dumptruck, conveyor belt, truck and buildings for a gravel supplier are shown from across the site near Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.58
Canfor Planing Mill & Burner, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The burner sits in fornt of the Canfor Planing Mill in Grande Prairie. A train is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.59
Canfor Lumber, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Rows of lumber are piled at Canfor Planing Mill in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.60
Canfor Plywood Logs, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Large piles of plywood logs are waiting to be planed at Canfor Planing Mill in Grande Prairie. A dirt road leads to several Canfor buildings in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.61
Canfor Planing Mill & Burner, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
A truck is driving past a large burner, Canadian National railway boxcars, and Canfor buildings in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.62
Shell Oil Refinery, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Three cars are parked outside of the Shell Oil refinery in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.63
CFGP Radio Towers & a Farm, Grande Praiire, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
The CFGP Radio Towers and a farm are in the distance behind 100th St.
Location: 0050.08.02.64
View From Richmond Hill Of Grande Prairie, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Grande Prairie, farmers’ fields and farm houses are in the distance as seen from the top of Richmond Hill.
Location: 0050.08.02.65
Western Business Machines and Coin Wash & Dry Cleaning, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A building is being built beside Coin Wash & Dry Cleaning and Western Business Machines in Grande Prairie. A Burger Baron sign is in the background. Two cars and a truck are parked in front and behind.
Location: 0050.08.02.66
Acklands Ltd. & Circle A Floor Coverings, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A building is being built beside Ackland’s Ltd. and Circle A Floor Coverings. The street is in the foreground.
Location: 0050.08.02.67
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A car is driving past the Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce and the Provincial Building. The photograph was taken from the other side of the intersection at 100th Street and 100th Avenue.
Location: 0050.08.02.68
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Cars are driving past Lewis & Wright Insurance, Granco, the Gaiety Theatre, Bank Of Nova Scotia, Bamboo restaurant and other businesses on Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie. The photograph was taken from the other side of the intersection.
Location: 0050.08.02.69a
York Hotel, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 negative; b & w; 4 x 5
One photograph and one negative showing different views of the bell tower being constructed at the ‘new’ St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. To the right of the bell tower is the church. To the left of the bell tower is the Parish Centre. The previous church burned down on Dec. 12, 1966.
Location: 0050.08.02.69b
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
2 print,negative; b & w; 4 x 5
Matricia Towers is under construction. A crane and work truck are at the site.
Location: 0050.08.02.70
Matricia Towers, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Matricia Towers, one of the first high-rises in Grande Prairie, under construction.
Location: 0050.08.02.71
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Vehicles are parked outside of the York Hotel on 101 Street, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.72
Prairie Apartments, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
A car and trailer are parked to the right of the Priairie Apartments in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.02.73
Grande Prairie Care Centre, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
A car is parked on the driveway of the Grande Prairie Care Centre. Several houses, a person and a car are in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.74
Provincial Building, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Two women are crossing the street in front of the Alberta Treasury Branch building in Grande Prairie. A car and bicyclist are on the street in front of the building.
Location: 0050.08.02.75
Centennial Marker, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The stone Centennial Marker commemorates Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967. It stands in Bear Creek park with children’s playground equipment in the background. It is right near the present-day bridge leading to the Grande Prairie Museum in Muskoseepi Park.
Location: 0050.08.02.76
Tissington Industries Truck & Packaged Home, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
A Tissington Industries truck is hauling a packaged home on a flat bed.
Location: 0050.08.02.77
Tissington Industries Manufacturing Plant, Grande Prairie Airport, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A row of trucks and work trucks are parked outside of the Tissington Industries manufacturing plant at the Grande Prairie airport. It has 36 000 square feet and nears an annual turnover of some $3 million.
Location: 0050.08.02.78
Liberty Airways Hangar and Airplanes, Grande Prairie Airport, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Four small planes are parked in front of a Liberty Airways hangar at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 0050.08.02.79
CP Air Airplane, Grande Prairie Airport, 1967 c.
2 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
First photograph: A man is walking up to a Canadian Pacific Air airplane which is in front of the Tissington Industries building and the main terminal of the Grande Prairie Airport. Second photograph: A Canadian Pacific airplane is parked in front of the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 0050.08.02.80
Canadian Pacific Ariplane, Grande Prairie Airport, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 8
The “Empress Of Tokyo” Canadian Pacific Airplane is sitting in front of the main terminal of the Grande Prairie Airport. A luggage cart and stairs unit are near the plane.
Location: 0050.08.02.81
Welcome To Grande Prairie Sign, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
The sign reads “Over 12, 000 residents welcome you to… Grande Prairie”. It includes a map of playgrounds and parks of the ciry, logos representing ten groups in town, information on their meeting times and a list of churches and their addresses.
Location: 0050.08.02.82
Welcome To Grande Prairie Sign, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
The map of the playgrounds and parks in Grande Prairie on the Welcome To Grande Prairie sign is shown close-up.
Location: 0050.08.02.83
Bear Creek Park Skating Rink, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
People are skating on the skating rink at the Bear Creek Swimming Pool. The pool building is behind the rink. To the left of the photograph is a group of trees.
Location: 0050.08.02.84
Grande Prairie Vocational School, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Aerial view of the Grande Prairie Vocational School showing inner open courtyards and two parking lots.
Location: 0050.08.02.85
Grande Prairie Police Station, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Corner view of the Grande Prairie Police Station with the Fire Station behind it.
Location: 0050.08.02.86
Central Fire Station, Grande Prairie, 1967 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Front view of the Grande Prairie Central Fire Station located behind the Police Station.
Location: 0050.08.02.87
Views From Grande Prairie Care Centre Roof of Grande Prairie, 1968 c.
9 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nine photographs were taken from the roof of the Grande Prairie Care Centre -at the time the tallest building in the city. Views include the old and the new Montrose Schools, the old and the new Grande Prairie High Schools, grain elevators, the Municipal Hospital, Peace School Of Hope, businesses and residential areas.
Location: 0050.08.02.88
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1968 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of Grande Prairie including residential areas in the southwest quadrant of the city. At the time homes in Highland Park were being constructed.
Location: 0050.08.02.89
Commemoration Photograph, Alberta Resources Railway Opening, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Souvenir postcard the 1969 Northwest Resources Conference, at which the Alberta Resources Railway was officially opened, depicting organizers Bill Bowes and Chamber president Al Douglas as engineers.
Location: 0050.08.02.90
Aerial of Downtown Grande Prairie, 1968 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of the business section of downtown Grande Prairie from the railway and elevators to Jubilee Park.
Location: 0050.08.02.91
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of Grande Prairie taken from the northeast corner of the city. The Grande Prairie Hospital and Mackenzie Place are in the centre of the photograph.
Location: 0050.08.02.92
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of Grande Prairie looking south down Clairmont Road.
Location: 0050.08.02.93
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1968 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of Grande Prairie taken from the northwest corner of the city. In the lower right hand corner are St. Joseph’s High School and the Grande Prairie Composite High School.
Location: 0050.08.02.94
Printing the Herald Tribune, [1965]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Printing off the Herald Tribune.
Location: 0050.08.02.95
Looking North Down 100th Street, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Looking north down Clairmont Road (100 Street), past United Delco, Treasury Branch and Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop, with Central Jewellers, the BA Station and Deluxe Cleaners on the other side.
Location: 0050.08.02.96
Looking South Down 100th Street, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Looking south down Clairmont Road (100 Street), past the Swan Motel, the Gulf Service Station, Post Office, with Elevator Row dominating in the background.
Location: 0050.08.02.97
Aerials of Grande Prairie, [1967]
4 photographs; b & w; 10 x 10 in.
Four aerials of Grande Prairie ca. 1967 showing the Central Business District and the residential district surrounding downtown from approximately 93 to 107 Avenues and 97 to 106 Street.
Location: 0050.08.02.98a-d
SubSeries 050.08.03Grande Prairie, 1970s. — [1970-1979]. — 93 photographs. — 160 negatives. — 61 postcards.Grande Prairie was a booming city in the 1970s, brought about by the building of the Proctor & Gamble Pulp Mill, and the development of the Elmworth Gas Field. Grande Prairie Regional College was built in the early 70s, as was the Prairie Mall. These were just two projects in a construction boom. Tourism was also becoming more of a factor in the economy, with emphasis on the “wild” country in the Peace.The sub-series consists of photographs, postcards and slides from the 1970s. The photographs show Grande Prairie The slides feature Kakwa Falls, the construction of Proctor and Gamble, aerials of the City, and a slide show from “Cabin Fever,” an event put on by the City of Grande Prairie to break the long cold winter months, and to celebrate winter sports and events. The photographs are of city services, businesses, banks, office buildings, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, and the downtown area. These include interior shots of the Grande Prairie Regional College and the Grande Prairie Museum. There is also a collection of colour photographs of the inner workings of the Pulp Mill, and some black and white prints of the mill.
 
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie Hospital, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
aerial view of the grande Prairie Hospital and Mackenzie Place looking to the southwest over the downtown core. The photograph was taken in Oct. 1972.
Location: 0050.08.03.001
Aerial View Of Proctor & Gamble, Grande Prairie, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Aerial view of construction of the Proctor & Gamble pulp and paper mill in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.002
Apartments, Grande Prairie, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Two apartment buildings are being constructed in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.003
Grande Prairie Motor Inn, Grande Prairie, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Cars and trucks are parked in the parking lot in front of the Grande Prairie Motor Inn which had 54 units inside. The photograph was taken Oct. 1972.
Location: 0050.08.03.004
Single Family Dwellings, Grande Prairie, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Two single family dwellings are being constructed in Grande Prairie. Piles of Canfor building materials are in the foreground. In 1971 there were 267 single family dwellings in Grande Prairie. In Sept. 1972, there were 270.
Location: 0050.08.03.005
County Of G.P. Administration Office, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Canadian and Albertan flags are flying in front of the County Of Grande Prairie Administration building. School busses are visible in the background and the trees near Canfor.
Location: 0050.08.03.006
Provincial Building, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The corner of the Provincial Building is seen from across the intersection of 100th St. and 99th Ave. The traffic lights are shown.
Location: 0050.08.03.007
Post Office, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The corner of the Grande Prairie Post Office is seen from across the intersection of 100th St. and 101st Ave.
Location: 0050.08.03.008
Grande Prairie Court House, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Two large trees partially block the front view of the Grande Prairie Court House.
Location: 0050.08.03.009
Grande Prairie Hospital, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Cars are parked along the street and in the parking lot in front of the ‘old’ Grande Prairie Hospital.
Location: 0050.08.03.010
Old and New Grande Prairie Hospitals, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Cars are parked along the street and in the parking lot in front of the old and the new Grande Prairie Hospitals.
Location: 0050.08.03.011
Grande Prairie Care Centre, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Front and side view of the Grande Prairie Care Centre.
Location: 0050.08.03.012
Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
A rock garden and sidewalk run past the back of the Grande Prairie Regional College. The northeast corner of the college is shown (A wing, etc.)
Location: 0050.08.03.013
St. Joseph High School, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front of St. Joseph Catholic High School is seen from the sidewalk along 104th street, Grande Prairie
Location: 0050.08.03.014
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The bell tower is in between St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church (on the right) and the Parish Centre (on the left).
Location: 0050.08.03.015
Christ Church anglican, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Trees partially block the view of the front and side of Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.016
McQueen Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
McQueen Presbyterian Church is seen from the front in its original location on 100th Ave., Grande Prairie. It was dedicated on Oct. 8, 1911. The pastor was Rev. Alexander Forbes when it was operational.
Location: 0050.08.03.017
St. Paul’s United Church, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The side of St. Paul’s United Church is shown from 100th Ave. in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.018
McLauren Baptist Church, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front of McLauren Baptist Church is shown from 115th Ave. in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.019
Grande Prairie Curling Club, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front of the Grande Prairie Curling Club is shown from 99th Ave. in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.020
Pioneer Museum, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front of the ‘old’ Pioneer Museum faced 100th Ave. A large tree is behind the museum.
Location: 0050.08.03.021
CP Airplane, Grande Prairie Airport, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
A man is driving a luggage cart near a CP Air airplane which is parked at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 0050.08.03.022
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
McLeod’s, Boston Pizza, Central Building, the Bay and other businesses on Richmond Ave. are seen from across the intersection of 100th Ave. and 100th St.
Location: 0050.08.03.023
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
A red truck is driving past the Royal Bank, Brown Brothers Clothing and other businesses on Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.024
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Vehicles are parked along Richmond Ave, Grande Prairie by Holroyd Drugs, Woolworth’s and other businesses.
Location: 0050.08.03.025
A-1 Windsor Used Cars Dealership, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Trucks are parked in the lot of the A-1 Windsor Used Cars Dealership in Grande Prairie. The Library (the ‘old’ courthouse building) is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.03.026
Data Block & Financial Building, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front and side of the Data Block and Financial Building on 99th Ave. and 101 St. in Grande Prairie is shown from across the intersection.
Location: 0050.08.03.027
Alberta Government Telephones Building, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front and large side of the Alberta Government Telephones Building is seen from across 99th Ave. The large side was later painted with a picture of Kakwa Falls.
Location: 0050.08.03.028
Golden Inn, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Picture of the architectual concept of the Golden Inn, created by Newman Bredo Architects Ltd. in Edmonton.
Location: 0050.08.03.029
214 Place, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
Picture of the architectural concept of 214 Place, created by Forbes, Lord, Feldberg, Schmidt & Croll, Architects/Engineers.
Location: 0050.08.03.030
Matricia Towers, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front and side of Matricia Towers is seen from across the street in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.031
Westwind Apartments, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The front and side of Westwind Apartments is seen from across 100th St. in Grande Prairie. Two cars, a van and a truck are parked on the street.
Location: 0050.08.03.032
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Woolworth’s, the Met, HFC Loans and other businesses on Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie are seen from the other side of the intersection of 100th st. and 99th Ave. Many vehicles are driving on the street on April 11, 1978.
Location: 0050.08.03.033
Richmond Ave, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
Al’s News, CP Pizza, SAAN, the Met, IDA Drugs and other businesses are seen from the sidewalk on 100th Street in Grande Prairie on April 11, 1978. Many vehicles are parked along the street and a taxi cab is driving by.
Location: 0050.08.03.034
Train Tracks & Grain Elevators, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevators and buildings are in the background behind three sets of train tracks on the north side of Grande Prairie, April11, 1978.
Location: 0050.08.03.035
Grande Prairie Motor Inn, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
The Grande Prairie Motor Inn is in the background behind a parking lot full of vehicles on April11, 1978 in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.036
Memorial Arena & Alberta Government Telephones Buildings, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
Cars and trucks are in the parking lot across 101 Ave. from the Memorial Arena and the Alberta Government Telephones Buildings. The photograph was taken on April11, 1978 in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.037
Apartments, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
An apartment building is being constructed on 107th Ave. near 100th St. in Grande Prairie. Building materials are in front of the building on April 11, 1978.
Location: 0050.08.03.038
Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
The back and side of the Grande Prairie Regional College are seen from the north. A bike stand is visible in the right bottom corner. The photograph was taken on April 11, 1978.
Location: 0050.08.03.039
Crystal Ridge Homes, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4
Trucks are parked in front of the newly constructed houses in Crystal Ridge, Grande Prairie on April11, 1978.
Location: 0050.08.03.040
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Vehicles are driving past GP Music, Hudson’s bay Company, Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce, IDA Drugs and other businesses on Richmond Ave. in Grande Prairie. Cars and trucks are parked along the street.
Location: 0050.08.03.041
Richmond Ave., Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Bank of Montreal and other businesses on Richmond Ave. are seen from underneath the awning of Michael’s Flooring. Two bike racks and vehicles are on the street.
Location: 0050.08.03.042
Alberta Treasury Branch, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A car and a truck are parked outside of the Alberta Treasury Branch as seen from across 100th St.
Location: 0050.08.03.043
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The front of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church with the bell tower and Parish Centre in the background is seen from 101 St. in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.044
Scotiabank, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The side of Scotiabankis seen from the other side of the street.
Location: 0050.08.03.045
Whitby House Building, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Whitby House Building is seen from across the intersection. A house and Nordic Court are in the background.
Location: 0050.08.03.046
Prairie Plaza, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Prairie Plaza, Firestoke, a business and part of the York Hotel are seen from the other side of 101Ave. in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.047
Aberdeen Centre, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Aberdeen Centre is seen from across the intersection of Montrose Ave. and 98th St.
Location: 0050.08.03.048
Germaine Park, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Germaine Park as seen from Richmond Ave. with the York Hotel behind it.
Location: 0050.08.03.049
Alberta Government Telephones Building, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Alberta Government Telephones Building is seen from across 99th Ave. Cars and a truck are parked on the street and in a parking lot beside the A.G.T. Building.
Location: 0050.08.03.050
Exterior of the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie was photographed from the northwestern corner of the parking lot.
Location: 0050.08.03.051
Interior of the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Decorative coloured tiles, plant displays, the Complete Reader, Jonathan’s Jewelry store and a plant store in the Prairie Mall are photographed from across the mall.
Location: 0050.08.03.052
City Discount Centre and Alberta Motor Association, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The City Discount Centre Gas station and laundramat sign stands out in front of the business which is beside the Alberta Motor Association building on 100th St. A motor home and a car are parked in front.
Location: 0050.08.03.053
St. Patrick Community School, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
St. Patrick Community School is seen from across Poplar Drive in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.054
Houses, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A street is lined with houses. Cars and motor homes are parked on driveways and on the street in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.055
Houses, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Houses line the street which ends at another road in the background. Two cars are parked outside houses.
Location: 0050.08.03.056
Proctor & Gamble, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A small row of trees partially blocks the Proctor & Gamble pulp and paper mill and its plumes of smoke in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.057
Aerial View of the Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial view of the Grande Prairie Regional College looking down from the north. To the left is the western portion of the college (the A wing, etc.). To the right is the western portion including the auditorium. At the top of the photograph is the southern portion including the industrial departments.
Location: 0050.08.03.058
Chuckwagon Stompede, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Chuckwagons thunder through the circuit in Grande Prairie’s Annual Chuckwagon Stompede in June.
Location: 0050.08.03.059
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The aerial view of downtown Grande Prairie includes the business section and residences to the north.
Location: 0050.08.03.062
Aerial View Of Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The aerial view of Grande Prairie encompasses most of the city.
Location: 0050.08.03.063
Trumpeter Swan Statue, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The stylized statue of the Trumpeter Swan stands by the grande Prairie Regional College. It was erected on the city’s Golden anniversary, 1914-64.
Location: 0050.08.03.064
O’Brien Provincial Park, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
A few kilometers south of Grande Prairie on Highway 40 beside the Wapiti River is O’Brien Provincial Park which is a popular site for tourists and picnickers.
Location: 0050.08.03.065
Jubilee Park, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The city centotaph stands as a memorial to those who gave their lives in the two world wars. It was erected in Jubilee Park, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.066
Rotary Trailer Park, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
A truck and trailer is parked in the Rotary Trailer Park on the Highway 2 by-pass in Grande Prairie. A camping facility is located in the middle of the photograph. The Grande Prairie Regional College and Bear Creek are in the background.
Location: 0050.08.03.067
Bear Creek, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Wire reinforcements protect the banks of Bear Creek from erosion throughout Grande Prairie. The Bear Creek Swimming Pool is in the background and several houses. Other houses are visible above the creek valley.
Location: 0050.08.03.068
Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The Grande Prairie Regional College is seen from across the Bear Creek reservoir. The college was “designed by Douglas Cardinal, an Albertan Metis, it opened its doors in 1974, and is one of the most imposing buildings in the area. It is located on the Hwy.2 by-pass.
Location: 0050.08.03.069
Aerial View Of Proctor & Gamble, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Proctor & Gamble Cellulose Ltd., south of Grande Prairie on Resources Road. It opened in 1973. “P & G is engaged in the manufacture of high quality bleached Kraft pulp, drawing supplies of chips from over a 500 km radius of Grande Prairie.”
Location: 0050.08.03.070
Oil Pump, Peace River Country, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
A red and blue oil pump stands in a field.
Location: 0050.08.03.071
The Combine, Peace River Country, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Two green combines are harvesting the crops in a field.
Location: 0050.08.03.072
Rape Seed Field, Peace River Country, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
A person is checking the rape seed in a field. “As the Rape (canola) blossoms in late June, the beautiful yellow fields erupt everywhere providing a colourful checkerboard to the landscape.”
Location: 0050.08.03.073
Kinuseo Falls, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Water cascades down the Kinuseo Falls. “situated 137 km south of Dawson creek in the Monkman Pass region, Kinuseo Falls is accessible over dry weather road. Higher than Niagra Falls and plunging 64 meters on the Murray River, Kinuseo falls is one of the scenic wonders in the Peace Country.”
Location: 0050.08.03.074
Two Lakes, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Two Lakes showing the Rocky Mountains in the background. “Two Lakes is located approximately 180 km by road from the city of Grande Prairie.”
Location: 0050.08.03.075
Kakwa Falls, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Kakwa Falls “situated on the river of the same name, a tributary to the Smoky/Peace River system…Located 150 km south-west of the city of Grande Prairie.”
Location: 0050.08.03.076
Monkman Lake, British Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Monkman Lake showing the Rocky Mountains in the background. The lake is in the Monkman Pass region of the Rocky Mountains and is accessible only by a hiking trail.
Location: 0050.08.03.077
Four Scenes Of The Peace Country, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“These four scenes of the Peace River country depict the Cairn of Twelve Foot Davis overlooking the confluence of the Smoky River and the Peace, Lesser Slave Lake in the fall, the Dunvegan Suspension bridge across the Mighty Peace and the historic Dunvegan Mission built along that same river by Fathers Grouard and Husson in 1885.”
Location: 0050.08.03.078
The Mighty Peace River, British Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“An aerial view of the mighty (Peace) river as it winds its way from the Rocky Mountains, pursuing its winding course throught the rich rolling ranges, farmlands and cast forests of British Columbia and Alberta to its ultimate destiny in the Mackenzie River system emptying into the Arctic Ocean.”
Location: 0050.08.03.079
The Mighty Peace River, Britich Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The view from the Bennett Dam shows the Peace River and mountains in the distance.
Location: 0050.08.03.080
Bennett Dam, British Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
A statue, tourist information booth and sign greet visitor to Chetwynd, British Columbia.
Location: 0050.08.03.081
Peace River Bridge and Pipeline Crossing, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
Aerial view of the city of Dawson Creek with farmers’ fields in the foreground.
Location: 0050.08.03.082
Chetwynd, British Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“The Dunvegan Mission alongside the Mighty Peace River is one of the beauty sports of Northern Alberta. Originally a Fort Settlement, the old Catholic Church was built by Fathers Grouard and Husson in 1885. Dunvegan is about 65 miles west of Peace River.”
Location: 0050.08.03.083
Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“The beautiful 1800ft. Suspension bridge spans the Peace River at Dunvegan. Originally a fort settlement, Dunvegan is approximately fourty miles North of Grande Prairie on Highway 2.”
Location: 0050.08.03.084
Dunvegan Mission, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“The confluence of the Smoky and the Peace Rivers…lies upstream from the Peace River in the lush valley 800 feet below the surrounding tableland.”
Location: 0050.08.03.085
Dunvegan Suspension Bridge, Peace River, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Grande Prairie with a population of 18 000 at the time.
Location: 0050.08.03.086
Joining Of The Peace & Smoky Rivers, Northern Alberta, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
The Northern Lights were visible over Grande Prairie at 3 am on this mid-October night. The northern part of the city is partially lit.
Location: 0050.08.03.087
Aerial View of Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
The statue of the Trumpeter Swan is displayed near the Grande Prairie regional College.
Location: 0050.08.03.088
Northern Lights, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
“A flotilla of hot air baloons take to the sky over Grande Prairie, Alberta during the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.”
Location: 0050.08.03.089
Trumpeter Swan Statue, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
A truck and trailer is parked in the Rotary Trailer Park on the Highway 2 by-pass in Grande Prairie. A camping facility is located in the middle of the photograph. The Grande Prairie Regional College is in the background.
Location: 0050.08.03.090
Canadian Hot Air balloon Championships, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
Aerial view of the Taylor Bridge crossing the Peace River south of Fort St. John
Location: 0050.08.03.091
Rotary Trailer Park, Grande Prairie, 1977 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3.5 x 5.5
Completed in 1967, the Bennett Dam was constructed across the Peace River canyon for the purpose of generating hydro-electric power.
Location: 0050.08.03.092
Postcards of Grande Prairie, [1975]
22 postcards; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Postcards of Grande Prairie during the 1970s includes buildings and facilities in the City, parks and a rape crop outside the City, and some humourous postcards about mosquitos and bears.
Location: 0050.08.03.093-117
Proctor & Gamble Under Construction, 1972-1973
17 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
Photographs of the construction of the Proctor and Gamble Pulp Mill under construction south-east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.118a-q
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1972-1973
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
Interior and exterior photographs of Grande Prairie Regional College, built in 1973-1974.
Location: 0050.08.03.119a-b
Proctor & Gamble Pulp Mill, 1972-1973
8 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Exterior photographs of the newly built Proctor & Gamble Pulp Mill and its environs in the mid-1970s.
Location: 0050.08.03.120a-h
Grande Cache, Alberta, [1975]
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial photograph of the town of Grande Cache and a view of the Coal Mine north of the town.
Location: 0050.08.03.121a-b
Grande Prairie Museum, [1975]
7 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Interior photographs of artifacts and displays at the Grande Prairie Museum with curator Bert Tieman.
Location: 0050.08.03.122a-g
Kakwa Falls, [1975]
17 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of Kakwa Falls in the wilderness area south west of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.123a-q
Proctor & Gamble Under Construction, 1972
8 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of Proctor & Gamble Pulp Mill under construciton south-east of Grande Prairie. Views are both external and internal.
Location: 0050.08.03.124a-h
Grande Prairie Aerials, 1972-1973
6 slides; colour; 35 mm
Aerials of the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding area in 1972-1973.
Location: 0050.08.03.125a-f
Wading Pool & Playground at Hillside, 1979
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Wading Pool & Playground at Hillside School on the east side of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0050.08.03.126a-c
Arts and Crafts Display, [1975]
6 slides; colour; 35 mm
Arts & Crafts display at the Arts & Crafts Center on 101 Street and 90 Avenue. This building was originally an H hut from the Army Training Centre.
Location: 0050.08.03.127a-f
Cabin Fever Slide Show, 1979
20 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever was a City Event held in Muskoseepie Park in February with winter sports and indoor activities as the entertainment.
Location: 0050.08.03.128a-t
Cabin Fever Slide Show, 1979
20 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever was a City Event held in Muskoseepie Park in February with winter sports and indoor activities as the entertainment.
Location: 0050.08.03.129a-t
Cabin Fever Slide Show, 1979
20 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever was a City Event held in Muskoseepie Park in February with winter sports and indoor activities as the entertainment. This collection includes some of ethnic dancing.
Location: 0050.08.03.130a-t
Cabin Fever Slide Show, 1979
20 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever was a City Event held in Muskoseepie Park in February with winter sports and indoor activities as the entertainment. This collection includes some of fiddlers, an old-time band, hot air balloons and indoor games.
Location: 0050.08.03.131a-t
Rec Centre Opening, 1979
20 slides; colour; 35 mm
Photographs of the newly completed Rec Centre, including offices, arena, and the orchestra and Pancake Breakfast to celebrate the opening of the Rec Centre.
Location: 0050.08.03.132a-t
Snowmobile Races, 1979
6 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of snowmobile races, presumed to be part of Cabin Fever in 1979.
Location: 0050.08.03.133a-f
Swan Mascot, 1981
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever Mascot entertaining the children at Cabin Fever in 1981.
Location: 0050.08.03.134a-d
Seniors’ Dance, 1981
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of the Seniors’ Dance, presumably part of Cabin Fever celebrations in 1981.
Location: 0050.08.03.135a-d
Cabin Fever Mascot, 1981
6 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever Mascot at one of Grande Prairie Banks, presumably during Cabin Fever celebrations in 1981.
Location: 0050.08.03.136a-f
Grande Prairie Scenes, 1973
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of buildings in Grande Prairie in 1973, including the RCMP building, the Fire Hall, new homes and Swan Statue.
Location: 0050.08.03.137a-d
Grande Prairie Parade, 1979
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Slides of a Grande Prairie Parade in 1979 include the Christian Service Brigade, Peace Farm Power.
Location: 0050.08.03.138a-c
Fashion Show, 1979
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eight photographs of a fashion show at the Prairie Mall, held in conjunction with the 1979 Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships. The candidates for Miss Hot Air Balloon are in attendance.
Location: 0050.08.03.139a-h
Illustrations for Publications, [1975]
26 photographs; slides; colour; assorted
Twenty-six photographs and slides used to illustrate Chamber of Commerce publications during the 1970s. Subjects include individuals, events and buildings in the Grande Prairie area.
Location: 0050.08.03.140a-z
Alberta On the North Side, [ca. 1972]
1 film reel (ca. 28 minutes ; 1000 feet) : acetate, positive, colour, sd., optical track ; 16 mm
This film was presented to the people of Northern Alberta on the occasion of the provincial cabinet meeting in Grande Prairie, October 17, 1972. The film was produced by Alberta Tourism and presumably shows scenes promoting Northern Alberta.
Location: 0050.08.03.141
SubSeries 050.08.04Grande Prairie, 1980s. — [1980-1989]. — 72 photographs. — 60 negatives. — 6 postcards.The City of Grande Prairie was undergoing rapid change as it came into the 1980s. The road system flowing into the City was changed and the city began a bussing service. Muskoseepi Park was developed, a new provincial building was constructed on the site of the old high school, the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital was built, and the first of many oversized murals appeared on the AGT building. A familiar sight in the 1980s was Hot Air Balloons, first appearing at the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship in 1979.The sub-series consists of photographs, postcards and slides of Grande Prairie in the 1980s. The colour photographs are of city buildings, services, industries, the downtown area and the mall. The postcards are all night shots of the City. Slides include community events and parks in the area.
 
Grande Prairie Aerials, 1989
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Aerials of Grande Prairie’s downtown core, Bear Creek ravine and Canfor Lumber Mill.
Location: 0050.08.04.001-7
Grande Prairie Street Scenes, 1989
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in
Street scenes of Grande Prairie’s downtown, Richmond Avenue and Clairmont Road, in 1989.
Location: 0050.08.04.008-12
Grande Prairie Buildings, 1989
13 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Buildings in Grande Prairie in 1989: Grande Prairie Co-op Store, Crouse’s Cleaners, AGT, library, Canfor, Hospital, Provincial building, airport, museum, muskoseepie park pavilion and firehall.
Location: 0050.08.04.013-25
Grande Prairie Scenes and Events, 1989
22 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Scenes and events around Grande Prairie in 1989: RCMP and dog with students, ambulance demonstration, Recplex Pool, children playing soccer on Montrose Field with Aberdeen Centre in background, Prairie Mall, Prairie Art Gallery, GPRC, library, Hot Air Balloons, Kateri Mission School, Crystal Park School.
Location: 0050.08.04.026-47
Grande Prairie at Night, [1985]
6 postcards; colour; 4 x 6
Postcards of Grande Prairie city centre at Night.
Location: 0050.08.04.048-53
Swan Busses, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Public transportation began in the early 1980s, with operations being managed by Swan Busses.
Location: 0050.08.04.054
Stompede, [1985]
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Stompede Events at the old fairgrounds in the 1980s featuring Chili cook-off, Johnny Stark chain-saw carving, the Over-the-Hill Grannies and entertainment.
Location: 0050.08.04.055-67
Cabin Fever, 1981
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Cabin Fever in 1981 featuring the swan mascot and the old-time band.
Location: 0050.08.04.068-73
Grande Prairie Marching Band, 1983
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Grande Prairie Marching Band performing in Muskoseepie Park.
Location: 0050.08.04.074-78
Grande Prairie Scenes, 1980
17 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenes around Grande Prairie in 1980: Deluxe Cleaners, Trumpeter Motor Inn, Jubilee Park, Provincial building, Muskoseepi Park, Hot Air Balloons, Creative Arts Centre and Sculpture.
Location: 0050.08.04.079-95
Cabin Fever, 1981
5 slides; colour; 35 mm
Cabin Fever events in February 1981 included old-time fiddlers.
Location: 0050.08.04.096-100
Views Around Grande Prairie, 1982-1984
18 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenes in and around Grande Prairie between 1982 and 1984: GPRC, Bear Creek Cemetery, Rotary Campground, Kleskun Hills, Saskatoon Mountain, Spring Lake, Calais Mission, Old Bezanson Townsite, Saskatoon Lake Townsite, South Peace Centennial Museum, River Rats riverboating, Prairie Gallery, Bear Creek Trails and Sturgeon Lake Cabins.
Location: 0050.08.04.101-118
Grande Prairie Sporting Events, 1984
17 slides; colour; 35 mm
Sporting events in Grande Prairie ca. 1985: Logging sports, Reservoir Races, Hot Air Balloons, Irish dancers, Game Country Toursim slides, Composite High School football team.
Location: 0050.08.04.119-135
Masonic Hall, Wembley, 1985
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Exterior and interior views of Masonic Hall in Wembley.
Location: 0050.08.04.136-138
75th Anniversary of Alberta, [1985]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Chamber of Commerce president Dan Balisky and Mayor Al Romanchuk and plant a tree on the edge of Jubilee Park for Alberta’s 75th Anniversary.
Location: 0050.08.04.139
Tissington Homes Office, [1985]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Office of Tissington Homes and Prairie Villa Real Estate on the corner of 116 Avenue and Resources Road.
Location: 0050.08.04.140
Scenes Around Grande Prairie, 1989
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Scenes around Grande Prairie in 1989: Aberdeen Centre, the Composite High School and a sidewalk sale during Stompede.
Location: 0050.08.04.141-145
SubSeries 050.08.05Grande Prairie, 1990s. — [1994]. — 59 photographs.The sub-series consists of 59 photographs of Grande Prairie in the 1990s, most of them collected for the 1994 Grande Prairie Visitors Guide produced by the Chamber.
 
Evergreen Park, 1995
3 photographs; colour; 5 x 5 in.
Aerial view of Evergreen Park, the new fairgrounds in the dunes south east of Grande Prairie. Buildings, campground and race track are visible.
Location: 0050.08.05.01-3
Canadian Hunter, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Scenes around Grande Prairie in 1989: Aberdeen Centre, the Composite High School and a sidewalk sale during Stompede.
Location: 0050.08.05.04
Grande Prairie Visitors Guide, 1994
55 slides; photographs; colour; assorted
Fifty-five photographic images used to illustrate the 1994 Grande Praire Visitors Guide produced by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Professional quality artistic photographs, many by photographer Rick Erlendson, include buildings, scenes and events in Grande Prairie in the early 1990s
Location: 0050.08.05.05-55
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Series 050.09Reference Collection. — 1965-1993. — 86 cm of textual records.In 1965, Chamber staff began to clip articles from the Herald-Tribune newspaper which showed the activities of the Chamber and the issues that they were interested in. When the Chamber celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1989, they used the Isabel Campbell collection at the Grande Prairie Library to copy similar articles from old issues of the Herald. This collection dates from 1913-1961, giving the Chamber an almost complete record of Chamber activities and economic issues in the south Peace as reported in the paper. They added to this collection, written histories of the Chamber and lists and biographies of Chamber presidents.The series consists of research files of old news clippings (dating from 1914) assembled for the 75th anniversary of the chamber, lists of chamber presidents and biographies of some, and written histories of the Chamber. This series also includes copies of news clippings kept by the Chamber to chronicle its activities from 1965 on, and two guest books from the opening of the first office in 1968 and the Economic Development Office in 1982.
SubSeries 050.09.01Research Collection. — 1989. — 8 cm of textual records.When the Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 1989, a research project was to copy articles about the Chamber from old issues of the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune, using the Isabel Campbell database at the Grande Prairie Public Library. This newspaper has been in existence in Grande Prairie since 1913, and the articles track the activities of the Chamber from the original idea in 1914 to 1961, where the database stops.The sub-series consists of 2 folders of copies of newspaper articles from 1914 to 1961, and 1 folder about the 75th anniversary. The 75th anniversary folder includes lists of Chamber presidents over the years, and biographies of some of them. Two guest books are included in this collection: one from the official opening of the first Chamber building in 1968 and the opening of the Economic Development Office in 1982; and the other with guests from the Tourism Cabin from 1984-1994.
 
75 Years of Enterprise, 1989
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Twelve photographs of the 75th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Location: 0050.09.01-12
SubSeries 050.09.02News Clipping Collections. — 1965-1993. — 78 cm of textual records.In 1965, the Chamber began to keep its own collection of news articles about the activities of the Chamber and the business community. For the most part, these articles were filed chronologically, but there are several volumes for special events such as Grande Prairie During the Boom, and the 1978 Royal Visit.The sub-series consists of folders for each year of operations between 1965 and 1993. There are additional folders for Grande Prairie during the Boom, 1976-1981; the Economic Development Office, ; the Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1978; the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship, 1979.
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Series 050.10Associated Organizations. — 1973-1993. — 5 cm of textual records.The Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was affiliated with other regional, provincial and federal bodies, namely the Peace River Associated Boards of Trade (later, the Associated Chambers of the Peace), the Alberta Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.The series consists of correspondence, resolutions and policy statements shated between the groups, publications from the provincial and federal levels, and a newspaper printed on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce held in Grande Prairie in 1982.
SubSeries 050.10.01Associated Chambers of the Peace. — 1976-1987. — 1 cm of textual records.When there were issues which affected the Peace River Country as a whole, the Chambers in the Peace Country would work together to achieve common goals. This was a rather loose association until 1947, when the Peace River Associated Boards of Trade was formed to address the issue of highways connecting the Peace Country with the rest of Canada. Later the organization was re-named the Associated Chambers of the Peace. It did not appear to meet on a regular basis, but as the need arose.The sub-series consists of 1 folder of correspondence and agendas for several meetings between 1981 and 1985. The correspondence includes letters between the Grande Prairie Chamber and other Chambers in the Peace Country on issues not addressed by the Association.
SubSeries 050.10.02Alberta Chamber of Commerce. — 1973-1992. — 2 cm of textual records.When the Grande Prairie Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce was registered in 1919, it became a member of the Associated Boards of Trade for the Province of Alberta. In 1920, a member of their executive was already on the Provincial Board. The two groups worked together, supporting each others resolutions on issues such as Northern Development. The Alberta Chamber initiated programs throughout the province. Some of these programs, such as Hire-A-Student, were acted upon by the Grande Prairie Chamber while others were not. In 1972, the Alberta Chamber held its annual meeting in Grande Prairie.The sub-series consists of 1 folder of correspondence, resolutions and policy statements showing the communication between the Grande Prairie and Alberta Chambers of Commerce. There is also a special issue of the Daily Herald-Tribune printed in 1972, when the Alberta Chamber held its Annual Meeting in Grande Prairie.
SubSeries 050.10.03Canadian Chamber of Commerce. — 1976-1993. — 2 cm of textual records.The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the national voluntary federation of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. It develops policies that “reflect the views of community and business leaders in the interests of all Canadians” and “is dedicated to the promotion and development of good citizenship, good government and a strong and vital economy.” Small Business Week is an example of a Canadian Chamber of Commerce program acted upon by the local chamber.The sub-series consists of 1 folder of publications from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, including by-laws, circulars, guidelines and programs.
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