“A British Columbia Minute” from CBC in 1986


Here’s a sweet “British Columbia Minute”, a Parks Canada commercial (sans WiFi but promoting wheelchair accessibility), commercials for YMCA Vancouver Summer Camps and the Arthritis Society and some other archival goodness from 1986!

This is one of many gems that V.I.A. reader Rob Richardson has dug up from his collection. The source is a vast collection of VHS tapes that he recorded himself or has managed to collect from thrift stores, flea markets, storage lockers, yard sales, contacts with people in other parts of Canada and the U.S., and anywhere he can manage. He’s driven over to Vancouver Island and as far down as Olympia, Washington to rescue analogue goodness before they’ve wound up in the scrapper and we’re happy to bring you a Vancouver-centric clip each week.

Here are a number of others we’ve shared:
Blackcomb Mountain launches – 1982
The Captain, Aye Aye and Good Buy – 1994
Royal City Antiques – 1985
BC Place monster truck rally – 1985