Fonds MJ-250 - Moose Jaw Business Improvement District fonds

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Moose Jaw Business Improvement District fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Variations in title: The Moose Jaw Main Street Project

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  • 1986-1988 (Creation)
    Moose Jaw Business Improvement District

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15.0 cm of textual records.
279 colour photographs.

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The Moose Jaw Main Street Project was created in 1981 with the aim of redeveloping Moose Jaw’s Main Street. The project’s creator and first director was Gordon Fulton. Stuart Lazear became project coordinator in 1984 when Fulton left to participate in a national project.

The Moose Jaw Main Street Project followed the Heritage Canada Foundation’s Main Street Approach designed to revitalize a municipality’s downtown in part using government funding.

After Heritage Canada’s three year commitment to the project ended on June 30, 1985, the Moose Jaw Main Street Project was absorbed by The Business Improvement District (BID). Lydia Lewycky became co-coordinator in 1985, and coordinator in 1986. BID was originally formed in August 1985 with a goal of improving downtown Moose Jaw. It held its first meeting on December 5, 1985. Emmet Reidy became director in 1988.

BID was involved in several projects such as replacing Main Street’s lamp standards with pre-WWI lamp standards, and parking improvements.

After funding cuts, BID dissolved in 2010.

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This fonds contains manuals and guides on the development of the Moose Jaw’s Downtown, as well as photograph albums and matted photographs documenting the activities of the group.

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This material was donated to the archives as 20.2018 by Mike Thul on June 9, 2016.


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  • English

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Finding aid and file list are available. See attached finding aid.

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2018-230 to 2018-233 have been added to the main photographic collection.

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No further accruals expected.


This fonds was foldered and boxed in 2018.

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Box V-347 - V-348, H-125

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