President's Corner

President’s Corner

Dot Harinen – President, Port Moody Heritage Society

Wow… Life at the Museum is very hectic at the moment with many things happening at once… hireing and training of five new summer staff members to work on various ongoing projects throughout the Museum: assisting in the planning of events, leading tours of the Museum for school students and groups, Fathers’ Day and the upcoming Canada Day Celebration in honour of Veterans.

Volunteers and staff worked long and hard in a race against time to complete final touches to the newly renovated Freight Shed, now the “Large Exhibit Room”, in time for our June 10th A.G.M. New flooring and display cabinets, from recycled wood, have turned this area into an attractive inviting space for new displays, events, and activities. Here new displays based on specific themes will be featured. The planning of a schedule for future displays is in progress.

On the business side of Museum operations, a committee has been struck to undertake the revamping and updating of our existing Strategic and Marketing Plans. These new guidelines will be the tools to provide which direction we need to funnel energies for the best use of our existing resources.

Let’s shed our Canadian modesty and step out and promote ourselves loud an clear. “We are something very special!” Let the world know we are great and worth supporting. Remember these words when you are speaking to your friends about us… every little plug counts.

In closing “Thank you” to my fellow board members, museum staff, volunteers, members, and of course our many visitors. You are all very welcome to enjoy what we have to offer – hopefully you will come back again.

Excerpt from the “Station Telegram” Summer 2007 – Canada Day Edition

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