Tag Archives: 1981

Folio: “Prairie Dogs” ca. 1981/2

Folio: “Prairie Dogs” ca. 1981

#daveo50 ~ 1981 / 50 years > days > photos

#daveo50 (cub scout) ~ 1981 / Surrey, BC, Canada
#daveo50 (cub scout) ~ 1981 / Surrey, BC, Canada

Project: Upon turning 50 years old on August 16, 2020, Dave Olson (me, hello) is posting a photo (or maybe photos) a day / per year – starting with 1970 with intent of chronicling existence through various primary evidence sourced from studio portraits, class photos, ID / passport photos, or occasionally other “casual/group/random” shots when the above don’t exist in my archive (note: not “artificial intelligence,” really me, pulled from shoeboxes, journals, wallets and whatnot – diligently scanned and dated via glasses and haircuts, lightly annotated).

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Artifact: Stardust Skating Centers “Guest Pass” ca 1981

Artifact: Stardust Skating Centers “Guest Pass”, exp. 1981
Stardust was a sometimes fantastically popular – sometimes completely not – rollerskating rink/center/attraction located right at Whalley exchange, near Surrey Place Mall in Surrey, BC. Was often locations for school fundraisers, youth group activities and general hi-jinks as the general lack of supervision and dim lighting made it the place for many “firsts” of kids of the area.

A lot of nostalgia still attached to this place which I believe finally closed down after almost closing down many many times.

Artifact: PNE “Hula Whoop” Student Pass, ca. 1978

Artifact: PNE “Hula Whoop” Student Pass
As I recall, students were given a day pass at the end of the year for the “Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)” which has gone through periods of popularity and decline… There’s also a “play land” with rides and amusements but the fair, which generally happens around my birthday in August, features barns of animals, hawkers promoting new products, competitive plants, endless food stands, various musical acts and popular things like pig races and lumberjack games.

This is one such pass, probably from the late 1970s. Oh and maybe “Hula Whoop” was the “theme” for that year… (note to self: research this more, or not…) Note: this was also a way to get parents to pony up for tickets to haul their kid along