Like a Family, Like a Community: An Old Timer’s Perspective on the Neighbourhood of 20th Street
A video interview with Mrs. Betty Boop (not a real name), a long-time Riversdale resident who has lived in the area for more than 30 years. Focusing on what the community of Riversdale and its culture means to her, Mrs. Boop discusses the oftentimes conflicting relationship between various constituencies in the neighbourhood: her neighbours, the police, and social workers. Mrs. Boop also reflects on the gentrification of the Riversdale area. She defines in her own terms the insiders and outsiders of this community and the communication between them. She expresses her opinions regarding existing social problems in the neighbourhood she lives in, and offers her perspective on the attempts to change the Riversdale area.
1 digital recording (29 min 40 sec)
Oral History 20 St Saskatoon Research Drive
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Division 5 North Central
RM of Corman Park No. 344