Brown, Lorne

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Brown, Lorne

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Lorne Brown was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1908 but later moved with his family to Vancouver. He taught physical education at Kitsilano High School (1930-40). He worked in YMCA recreation services for the RCAF during World War II. Brown was Superintendent of Physical Education for the provincial Department of Education (1944-46) and served as Director of Health and Physical Education at the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver (1946-55). He earned his BPE (1952) and MA (1954) in Physical Education from Oregon. He joined the faculty of Education in UBC when the Faculty of Education opened that year, holding an associate professor position until his retirement in 1973. Brown served one term on Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Board (1967-68). His long-time enthusiasm for camping began at the YMCA's Camp Elphinstone, beginning in 1925 until he left in 1950 as the camp's co-director. Brown served as president of the BC Camping Association, The Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and the Council of Outdoor Educators. He and his wife, May Brown, ran Camp Deka, a private boys' camp on Deka Lake near 100-Mile House in the Cariboo, from 1961 until he died in 1976.


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