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Walden, Rosemary

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B.C. Centennial Scroll

B.C. Centennial Scroll

Description:

This is a framed B.C. Centennial Scroll given to Edmond O. Ronayne in 1958. It reads, "Because you, E. Ronayne, have contributed in no small measure to the development and prosperity of your community, we present to you, in the Centennial Year in this Province, this Scroll to commemorate your achievements." The scroll was professionally framed by Woodward's department store in Vancouver B.C. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1958-1959

Accession #:

018.06.01

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

Description:

This is a framed b/w photograph and Prize Ribbon from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1972. The caption within reads "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Toronto Royal Exhibition 1972. Salada Food Ltd. Award Emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes. Awarded to E. Ronayne (accepted on his behalf by Deputy Minister of Agriculture)". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca.1972

Accession #:

018.06.02ab

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Framed Diploma of Honour

Framed Diploma of Honour

Description:

This is a framed Diploma of Honour issued to the Ronayne Brothers in 1934 from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It reads "In testimony of their name having been inscribed upon the roll of Honour established under authority of the Board of Directors to commemorate the Centenary of the Incorporation of the City of Toronto, containing the names of this whose exhibits at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair of 1934 reached the High Standard of Excellence required to Merit inscription on this Roll of Honour". Signed by the Mayor of Toronto and the President, Vice President and Manager of the Royal Agricultural Fair. [Condition is fair. Diploma is framed without glass. Keep in archive room]. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca.1934

Accession #:

018.06.03

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

Description:

This is a framed b/w photograph of the Salada Foods Award trophy. The image is of a trophy cup mounted on a marbled tiered base. A silver plate rests above the recognition plaques and surrounding the plate, at the base of the trophy, are six silver potatoes. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1972

Accession #:

018.06.04

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Award

Award

Description:

This is a silver platter awarded to Rosemary Walden via her uncle Edmond Ronayne and father Jack Ronayne. Rosemary was involved in picking some varieties for Dr. Wright at the National Exhibition from Edmund and John's farms. Dr. Wright was a University of British Columbia researcher who helped to establish virus free potato stock in Pemberton on the Ronayne Brothers farms in 1967. This item is associated with 018.06.04. Edmond received $200 with the award. The platter was not engraved with the awardee's name. It reads, "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1972 - Salada Foods Ltd. Award emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes awarded to ________." This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca.1972

Accession #:

018.06.05

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Challenge Cup Award

Challenge Cup Award

Description:

This is a silver plated trophy cup. It reads "Challenge Cup - presented to the women of Pemberton Valley by General A.D. McRae M.P." There is an embossed scroll detail below the lip of the cup and it is mounted on a turned wooden base. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1927-1930

Accession #:

018.06.06

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Grand Aggregate Prize Award

Grand Aggregate Prize Award

Description:

This is a silver trophy cup mounted on a turned wooden base with rounded edges. It reads "Grand Aggregate Prize - Pemberton Meadows B.C. Presented by the Pemberton Trading Co. Sept 1923". On the back it is engraved "Won by - 1923 Ronayne Bros., 1924 Ronayne Bros., 1925 Ronayne Bros.". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1923

Accession #:

018.06.07

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Field Produce Award

Field Produce Award

Description:

This is a very small silver plated trophy cup. It is mounted on a black plastic base. It reads, "Field produce Ronayne Bros. 1930". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930

Accession #:

018.06.08

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Pemberton and District Fall Fair Prize Ribbons

Pemberton and District Fall Fair Prize Ribbons

Description:

This is a collection of Prize Ribbons from the Pemberton and District Fall Fair awarded to Mrs. E.O. Ronayne. The collection consists of a) eight purple 1st prize ribbons, seven red 2nd prize ribbons and three white 3rd prize ribbons [date unknown], b) three 1st prize ribbons, one 2nd prize ribbon, three 3rd prize ribbons 1956, c) seven 1st prize ribbons, four 2nd prize ribbons 1958, d) four 1st prize and two 2nd prize ribbons 1959, e) six 1st prize and two 2nd prize ribbons 1965. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1956-65

Accession #:

018.06.09abcde

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P.V.R.C Awards

P.V.R.C Awards

Description:

This is a collection of Prize Ribbons from P.V.R.C. [acronym unknown] possibly Pemberton Valley Rodeo Club. The collection consists of a) three 1st place purple ribbons, b) two 2nd place red ribbons and c) one white 3rd place ribbon. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1977

Accession #:

018.06.10abc

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Pemberton and District Fall Fair Grand Champion Ribbons

Pemberton and District Fall Fair Grand Champion Ribbons

Description:

This is a collection of Prize Ribbons from the Pemberton and District Fall Fair Grand Champion Ribbons. The collection consists of a) six purple ribbons with gold laurel leaves in centre button and three ribbon tails, b) one purple ribbon dated 1956, c) one purple ribbon dated 1958, d) one purple ribbon dated 1962. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1956-1962

Accession #:

018.06.11abcd

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Championship ribbon

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Championship ribbon

Description:

This is a Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Championship ribbon from 1934, associated with item 018.06.03. The ribbon is red, white and blue with gold lettering. The red button in the center reads "Royal 1934 - Toronto Centennial Year 1834-1934". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1934

Accession #:

018.06.12

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Agricultural Cup Award

Agricultural Cup Award

Description:

This is a silver plate trophy cup mounted on a black round wooden base with rounded edges. It reads, "Agricultural Cup presented by Pemberton Valley Farmer's Institute for Agricultural Aggregate". On the back it is inscribed with "Ronayne Bros." and the years 1925 through to 1934 are stated. The trophy has been converted into a lamp stand with an electrical cord wrapped around the base. There is not a lamp shade with the item. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1925-1934

Accession #:

018.06.13

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International Live Stock Exposition Award

International Live Stock Exposition Award

Description:

This is collection of prize ribbons and ribbon a) reads "International Live Stock Exposition - Union Stock Yards Chicago 1933 - Grain and Hay Show - Second Award Field Peas Large Yellow". The other ribbon b) reads the same except it states "Field Peas small yellow". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1933

Accession #:

018.06.14ab

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Awards

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Awards

Description:

This is a collection of prize ribbons from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair consisting of a) yellow ribbon reading "4th Prize Vegetables 1973", b) green ribbon reading "5th Prize Vegetables 1974", c) yellow ribbon reading "4th prize vegetables 1974", d) two red ribbons reading, "2nd prize Vegetables 1975", e) an orange ribbon reading "6th Prize Vegetables 1975". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

Date of Object:

ca. 1973-1975

Accession #:

018.06.15abcde

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