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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
   Events, volunteers
Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
   Events, members
Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay


Gwen Abram Collection -- Lansdowne Park, Page 3

Mrs. Abram grew up in England and emigrated in 1951 to Canada with her daughter a few months after her husband Ken. They lived on Galiano Island where Mr. Abram worked in the logging industry. Expecting their second child in February 1952 they were on the way by fish boat to the hospital but their son Robert had other ideas and was born during a storm on the boat. The family moved to Vancouver and then to Richmond where Gwen battled the Vancouver and Richmond welfare departments and big business in Richmond. The next move was to Prince George where Gwen joined the Prince George College students' successful sit in. While in Vancouver and Richmond the family had spent many summers at Mission Point on the Sunshine Coast and when Ken retired they moved permanently to the Coast.

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1973 -- protesters at Richmond Council Meeting, Monday, May 14, 1973 campaigning for Lansdowne racetrack redevelopment as a shopping centre.

Photo courtesy Gwen Abram


1970s -- Cliff McIntosh, Richmond Voters Group

Photo courtesy Gwen Abram


1970s -- (right) Gwen Abrams poses beside Richmond Voters' Group recommended slate

Photo courtesy Gwen Abram


1970s -- Richmond Voters' Group sign -- 'For Shopping Centre...Not Industrial Sprawl'

Photo courtesy Gwen Abram


1970s -- Photo montage (combining three photos) showing Richmond Voters' Group campaign banner for Cliff McIntosh on side of Lansdowne racetrack.

Photo courtesy Gwen Abram



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