Gela Family Collection. - - 1957 – 1961 . - 2cm of textual records.
Bob ( 1925-2007 ) and Mo ( 1924 – 1975) Gela started the first square dances in Powell River in 1955. Their first classes were in their kitchen at their home in Cranberry. They had four children. They formed a square dance club and were part of the group that organized use one of the Powell River Company bunkhouses in Timberlane used exclusively for square dancing. Dances were also held at the Lang Bay Hall and the a variety of clubs, called by Gela, put floats in the Powell River Exhibition parades.
Title based on contents of collection.
The collection consists of a scrap book put together by Mo Gela. Includes photographs, newspaper clippings, tickets, programmes and other ephemera all pertaining to square dancing.
Series: Scrap Book
Scrap Book. - - 1957 – 1961. - - 2cm of textual records.
The scrap books consists of photographs, newspaper and other clippings, programmes, tickets and general information. Some of the names included are: Watson, Curly, Lloyd, Albert, Edwards Gordon, Bruce Gar,Bruce, Sylvia,Edward, Vi, Asletine Margaret, Passenger Lee, Richards John, Newbury David, Gela Jamie, Newbury Lois, Mitchell Diane, Scott Mable, De Jong John, De Jong Nel, Lloyd Ina, Watson Kay.
Title based on contents of series.
Fonds number 118