CANADA DAY YAY


The Port Moody Station Museum celebrates CANADA DAY! Spend a day at the museum. Family fun for everyone. Hot dogs and drinks, face painting, music, free Canada Flags and lapel pins. There will be a quilting display and demonstration by the Hoy Creek Quilters on both July 1 and July 2. “We encourage the community to visit the Museum and help us celebrate Canada Day. Take a tour, visit local history, wander through our heritage garden and enjoy.” says Jim Millar, Curator/Manager. “Kids of all ages love to go through our 1921 Vintage Railcar and see how life was during the popular era of train travel”.

The Museum is also looking for volunteers for Canada Day. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer is asked to call 604.939.1648.

All proceeds goe to support the Port Moody Heritage Society, which owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum.

The Port Moody Station Museum (http://vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum) is located at 2734 Murray Street in Port Moody next to Rock Point Park. The Museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm. Admission is by donation.

Maud Sanford

Volunteers Always Needed

VOLUNTEERING IS A FULFILLING WAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, DEVELOP SKILLS, GET HOURS FOR A SCHOOL CAPP PROGRAM, OR LIKE MANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, SHARE A PARTICULAR INTEREST YOU HAVE WITH THE COMMUNITY.

Areas Available

 Heritage Tea on the Train (Sundays)
 Canada Day
 Face-Painting (Special Events)
 Other Special Events
 Heritage Garden
 Newsletters and Brochures
 Writing Articles
 Fundraising
 Computer Applications
 Oral History Project
o Transcription
o Interviewing
 School Program
 Museum Tour Guide
 Digitizing Photographs
 Display Design and Preparation
 Walking Tour Development
 Marketing and Public Relations
 Administration and Clerical
 Historical Newspapers Internship

Volunteers will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator to schedule an appointment and will receive occasional emails alerting them to volunteer and internship opportunities. There are always things to do.

CONTACT:

Port Moody Station Museum,
2734 Murray Street,
Port Moody, BC V3H 1X2
Tel: (604) 939-1648
Email: pmmuseum@telus.net
Web: http://vcn.bc.ca/pmmusem

PMSM would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped us so far this year! You are awesome!

Here is a picture of our wonderful renovations. More coming soon, there are some great pictures of 8 foot deep trenches, dug by the contractors at Milani.

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We're Back!

It’s been a while since this blog has been updated. Our old PMSM Assitant Director Oana Capota has moved on to the Surrey Museum.

A bit about me: I appear to be a life-long student. Tragically going into my 8th year at UBC next year, I am finishing up post-graduate studies (graduated in May 2005) in Classical Studies (Greece, Rome, Egypt, etc.) and hopefully by the end of next year will be accepted into a graduate school in eastern Canada to study Greek, Hellenistic and Roman armies. Just one more year of Greek and Latin to go! If only Port Moody had more military history! I suppose the Royal Engineers shooting cannonballs into the Inlet for fun will have to do.

So what have we been doing?

Jim Millar, our curator, is feverously seeking additional funding to help with the renovation of our freight shed museum area plus to help recover money the museum recently spent on replacing pipes in the basement and for installing a new toilet.

Maud Sanford, our new Assistant Director, has been getting us additional media exposure and getting friendly with the community.

Kristin Meier is working on improving our exhibits. She can’t wait to redo the freight shed.

Bryan Stone is working on improving our archives, particularly the computer database.

Jen Bergeron is working on the oral history project.

Sean Lambert is working to assist Maud and Kristin, and also with volunteers Cecile and Mary Anne on a CP Rail Unit for elementary school students.

Check back very soon, I promise there will be lots of new updates.

Sean Lambert