In Their Words : The Story of BC Packers


The Richmond Museum and Heritage Services gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for Canadian Culture Online, Partnerships Fund.

In order to create a project that documents a community’s history we must draw upon that community for assistance, knowledge and advice. The following community members and organizations have helped to bring “In Their Words: The Story of BC Packers” to you.

Project Partners

Richmond Museum and Heritage Services

Connie Baxter, Supervisor
Jennifer Breckon, Curator
Marilyn Clayton, Exhibits Coordinator
Peter Harris, Cultural Programmer
Alexandra Weaver, School Programs Coordinator

Zero One Design Inc.

David Alexander - Project Coordinator, Web Designer
Michael Chorko - Web Designer, Programmer
Dave Freeman - Web Designer, Programmer
Jonathan Lathigee - Web Designer, Database Work
Jim Olson - Illustrator

City of Richmond Archives

Lynne Waller, Archivist
Esther Rabinovitch, Volunteer Transcriber
Carol Farrell, Volunteer Transcriber
Graham Turnbull, Volunteer
Fred Penland, Volunteer

City of Richmond Diversity Services

Alan Hill, Cultural Diversity Coordinator

City of Richmond IT Department

Alan Cameron, Director Information Technology
Ray Cordoni, Manager DBA Admin & Operations
Tony Simas, Web Developer
Grant Bateman, IT Asset Coordinator/Analyst
Bill Whyman, Microcomputer Network Support Analyst

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

Mark Sakai, Manager
Morag Wherle, Heritage Collections Officer (past)

School District No. 38

Tony Carrigan, District Curriculum Coordinator for ESL & Multiculturalism
Daphne McMillan, District Curriculum Coordinator for ESL & Multiculturalism
Carol Wilson, Teacher/Librarian
Alan Sakai, Principal
Carrie Rogers, Teacher
Renata Hyrman, Teacher
Homma Elementary School – Grades 4/5 (Ms. Rogers’ class 2006/07)
Hamilton Elementary School – Grades 4/5 (Ms. Hyrman’s class 2006/07)

Project Contractors

Chris Bogan, Project Writer/Editor
Claudette Sakamoto, Project Translator
Jennifer Roberts, Project Research Assistant


Jay Bowdish
Edith Turner
Bud Sakamoto
Richard Gregory, Industry Expert Committee
Doug Copley, Industry Expert Committee
Everett Pierce, Industry Expert Committee
Harry Czepil, Industry Expert Committee
Gordie Ball, Industry Expert Committee
Peter Capadouca, Cultural Advisory Committee
Lillian Chau, Cultural Advisory Committee
Rain Daniels, Cultural Advisory Committee
George Edwin Huovinen, Cultural Advisory Committee
Martin Kuramoto, Cultural Advisory Committee
Ray Rinta, Cultural Advisory Committee

Special Thanks To

BC Archives
Royal British Columbia Museum
City of Vancouver Archives
Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections
Delta Museum and Archives
UBC Library, Rare Books & Special Collections
Library and Archives Canada
Clover Leaf Seafoods
AM Productions, White Rock, BC
Ken Mayer Studios, Vancouver, BC
Raider Productions, Vancouver, BC
Demi Tone Studios, Vancouver BC
Dr. Robert Griffin, Royal BC Museum
Ralph Stanton, University of British Columbia, Rare Books and Special Collections.
George Brandak, University of British Columbia, Rare Books and Special Collections.
Kim Somerville, City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Morgan Muir, City of Richmond Production

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