Fonds 022 Grande Prairie JayCees [Junior Chamber of Commerce] fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Junior Chamber of Commerce fonds
Title [parallel]: Grande Prairie JayCees fonds
Reference code: 0022
Date: 1952-1971 (date of creation)
Physical description: 42 cm of textual records

11 photographs

Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Processed by Mary Nutting in 2000

Exported from AoR and added to the new database Dec. 2021 – SF

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

The Grande Prairie Junior Chamber of Commerce, commonly known as the JayCees, was formed in the early 1950s. It was affiliated with Alberta, Canadian and International JayCees. The objective of the organization was, “to train young men for leadership; to promote good citizenship; to promote an active and intelligent interest in Civic, Provincial, National, and International Affairs; and to promote good fellowship.” They accomplished this objective by active participation in the community, by initiating community projects through a JayCees leadership and study program, and through social gatherings. The JayCees disbanded in the early 1970s.

Custodial history

After the disestablishment of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the records were stored in the basement of the York Hotel. Records were donated to the archives by Dwight Logan, owner of the Hotel, with the approval of Gordon Astle, J.C.I. Senator #8316, long-time member and past president of the JayCees.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the records of the Executive Board, the JayCees Community Development Programme, the various projects they sponsored and/or carried out, and material from Associated Chambers.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions

Related material

Holroyd Photograph Collection photographs of JayCee Float in County Parade ca. 1960 ( and photographs thought to be of the Battle of the Bands ca. 1968 (

Table of contents: Series

0022.01, Executive Board, 1952-1971

0022.02, Community Development Programme, 1965

0022.03, Projects, 1963-1970

0022.04, Associated Chambers, 1956-1968

Series descriptions

Series 0022.01: Executive Board

Date: 1952-1971 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of incorporation documents, minutes, financial and membership records, project reports, correspondence, newsletters and awards.

Physical description: 20 cm of textual records

Series 0022.02: Community Development Programme

Date: 1965 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of promotional material, leadership training manual, the JayCees study program, the results of a community development survey, and a submission for an international award.

Physical description: 9 cm of textual records

Series 0022.03: Projects

Date: 1963-1970 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of materials and records of various community projects which the Junior Chamber of Commerce was involved in: GP Safety Council, Safe Driving Week, Teen-age Road-E-O, Pedal Pushers Club, Santa Claus & Xmas Lite-up, Trade Fair. A file of Minor and Miscellaneous Projects contains records of projects such as the JayCees arch over Muskoseepi Park, a JayCee petition for a plebiscite on the purchase of Northland Gas by the City of Grande Prairie, a proposal for a Tourist Centre, a Battle of the Bands project, and the activity of the JayCees in the opening of the Alberta Resources Railway.

Physical description: 8 cm of textual records

11 photographs

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0022.03.03.1-8 Item – Teen-age Road-E-O 1963 8 photographs : b&w ; 4 x 6
Scope and content:

The Teen-Age Road-E-O was a program to teach safe driving to teenagers in an enjoyable event.

0022.03.06.1-2 Item – Car Slug Fest ca. 1963 2 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 6
Scope and content:

The Car Slug Fest was a fundraiser for the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JayCees)

0022.03.06.3 Item – JayCee Roadside Garbage Can ca. 1965 1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6
Scope and content:

The JayCees took on the problem of litter as part of the project of city

Series 0022.04: Associated Chambers

Date: 1956-1968 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of communications and resource materials from associated chambers: the Alberta & Northwest Territories J.C.C. and the Canadian & International J.C.C.

Physical description: 5 cm of textual records