Mother’s Day Tea- Sold Out!

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Our seating’s for our Mother’s Day Tea is now full

                     We look forward to a lovely day!

 

The Port Moody Heritage Society is holding our annual Mother’s Day Tea  on Sunday May 10th. Treat your Mom and your family to our live entertainment and a relaxing tea with treats in our finest china!  You will enjoy a leisurely tour of the Museum, a stroll through the Heritage and Meditation Gardens and time to reminisce aboard our 1921 Train car. Take time for family Sunday May 10th and celebrate our Mom’s at The Port Moody Station Museum! The cost for this fundraiser is $10.00 per person (cash). By reservation only   

Entertainment by Nigel Tucker

Treats sponsored by COBBS BREAD SUTTERBROOK

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RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Please choose from one of three seating’s:

10:00-11:00 ( FULL)            11:30-12:30  ( FULL)               1:00-2:00 ( FULL)

 

                                                           $10.00 per person/ cash at door

                                                                   Reservations Needed

                                                      Call, stop in or email to reserve your seat today!

2734 Murray St. Port Moody, BC.              604-939-1648                     info@portmoodymuseum.org

 

Thank you to all of our Volunteers !

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week from The Port Moody Station Museum !

We want to say a big thank-you to our volunteers for all of your hard work! Throughout the year we have many events and we could never do them without all of our wonderful volunteers. We are so thankful for you all!

A special thank you goes out to Peter Hiebert, Gerrit deWaal, Dave Maxwell,Tom Galinis and Linda Moncur for their continuous help around the museum and Guy Black, Alan Fox, Markus Fahrner, John Goheen, Sonny Son and Cary Price for spending hundreds of hours working on the trench. We really appreciate everyones help!

We also want to say thank you to five special performers that come out every year and help us during our big events!

Thank you Dennis Hewson for always coming out and performing for our Easter Event and Ioco Ghost Town Days! You always make the kids smile! Thank you Nigel Tucker for singing at many of our events and for helping out so much at our Easter Event! and Joyce Johnstone and her Bordercollies Skye and Twinkletoes that come out to Easter and Ioco Ghost Town days to perform ! We really appreciate that you are willing to perform each year and for bringing your talents for all our guests to see!

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On Wednesday, April 15 the Port Moody Heritage Society had the pleasure of welcoming riders from the “Communities for Veterans: The Ride Across Canada Foundation”. Paul Nichols and his wife Terry are heading across Canada on horseback to raise awareness for veterans. They started on Monday April 13 in Victoria and will end in Newfoundland in November.  Over 700 veterans will join them throughout their trip.

This ride across Canada serves to “raise awareness for the veterans of today and discover their stories, learn about the challenges they are facing and raise funds to support veterans and their families. The group arrived in Port Moody on Wednesday April 15 and in the morning stopped at the Port Moody Cenotaph to pay tribute. They were then welcomed at the Port Moody Station Museum and given a tour of the McKnight Trench by Cary Price. Mayor Clay attended the tour and President of the Port Moody Heritage Society Robert Simons presented the riders with our “Tracks in Time” book.  We want to thank everyone who showed up to welcome the riders, Cary Price for giving a great tour through the McKnight trench and Mayor Mike Clay for joining us.

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Reserve your table for our Mother’s Day Tea on the Train-Sunday May 10th!

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is holding our annual Mother’s Day Tea  on Sunday May 10th. Treat your Mom and your family to our live entertainment and a relaxing tea with treats in our finest china!  You will enjoy a leisurely tour of the Museum, a stroll through the Heritage and Meditation Gardens and time to reminisce aboard our 1921 Train car. Take time for family Sunday May 10th and celebrate our Mom’s at The Port Moody Station Museum! The cost for this fundraiser is $10.00 per person (cash). By reservation only   

Entertainment by Nigel Tucker

Treats sponsored by COBBS BREAD SUTTERBROOK

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RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Please choose from one of three seating’s:

10:00-11:00             11:30-12:30                  1:00-2:00

 

                                                           $10.00 per person/ cash at door

                                                                   Reservations Needed

                                                           Call, stop in or email to reserve your seat today!

2734 Murray St. Port Moody, BC.              604-939-1648                     info@portmoodymuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

Now Taking Applications for Museum Assistants for the summer

 

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The Port Moody Station Museum is seeking two Museum Assistants for the busy summer season. We are hiring for 2 positions of 16 weeks (dependent on funding from Service Canada and Young Canada Works).

The Port Moody Station Museum now is inviting applications for the temporary Museum Assistant positions. The successful candidates will give tours, deliver programs to children and seniors, help with exhibit design and set up, assist with special events and do other varied duties around the museum.

The successful candidates will possess good written and oral communication skills in English, have good computer skills (MS Office 2013), are reliable, take initiative and have a desire to learn more of our Country’s past. We encourage the Government of Canada’s job equity groups however; we are located in a heritage building with stairs which does cause a barrier to some individuals.

To be Eligible you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;  be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

$12.50/hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation

Duration 16 weeks, 35 hrs/wk

Timeframe: Summer 2015, early May to early September

Language: English is essential, French an asset.

Weekends required

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Please apply in writing with a resume and a cover letter by email to info@portmoodymuseum.org or by mail to The Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody BC V3H1X2 (Attn: Jim Millar, Executive Director). Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Deadline to apply:  Application must be received by 4pm  on May 1, 2015

Communities for Veterans – Ride Across Canada Foundation Event

The Communities for Veterans: The Ride Across Canada Foundation Event is starting!

Veterans will be riding horses across Canada,  raising awareness about the challenges they face, to encourage discussions about these challenges and to raise funds for programs for veterans and their families. Paul and Terry Nichols are heading across Canada on horseback to include over 700 veterans to ride along from Victoria, BC to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland.

The Port Moody Heritage Society and The Port Moody Station Museum are honoured to have the 4 riders from The Communities for Veteran’s – Ride Across Canada Event stopping in Port Moody on Wednesday April 15th. The Royal Canadian Legion will be having a brief ceremony at 1pm for the riders and at 2:10pm they will be coming to the Port Moody Station to get a  tour of the Museum and the McKnight Trench.  Please join us at the museum,  to discuss the challenges  these veterans face and to help raise funds for the veterans!

 

Viewing the McKnight Trench

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The McKnight Trench can be viewed from the back deck of the Museum during regular Museum hours: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday; after Victoria Day, daily 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Also, if we are successful with grants to hire summer students, we hope to have guided tours in the Trench.

Group tours are possible when booked in advance so that a volunteer guide can be arranged.

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Easter Extravaganza was a Big Success!

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What a day it was last Sunday. With the beautiful weather,  over 1400 people joined us for our Easter Extravaganza Event! It was a great fundraiser for the Port Moody Heritage Society and the Station Museum. Families enjoyed hunting for marbles and exchanging them for chocolate, getting their faces painted up like bunnies and creating bunny ears that many wore throughout the day! There were hundreds of Easter baskets made and we gave away 800 bags of chocolate.
Kids had smiles on their faces as they danced in our bubble zone and ran to catch  rubber ducks in our duck chute activity! The toddler area was packed with toddlers determined to find their plastic eggs!
All of our performers were fabulous – Joyce Johnstone and her border collies Skye and  Twinkletoes danced beautifully, Dennis Hewson wowed us with his magical abilities and Nigel Tucker was a delight to our ears.
Laura Thomas from Snapd came out and took photos of our event, we want to thank her for coming out and are excited to see all the photos in Snapd! She always has a smile on her face and we really appreciate her taking the time to come to our event!

A very special thank you to the over 30 Volunteers who assisted the Port Moody Heritage Society with this amazing family event! We could not have done this without you!

We want to also say a big Thank you to Pajos at Rocky Point Park who donated 0ver 200 free French fry coupons for our Fishing game! We really appreciate your support every year! Pajos

 

 

 

We were delighted to have Phil and Laura from the  Heritage Mountain Starbucks team and Delaney, from the Westwood Plateau Starbucks join us  for our event! We want to thank them for donating not only coffee but their time! Thank you for all your help during our event !

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We look forward to next year’s Easter Event! Don’t forget to mark it in your calendar for next year! Please see the pictures below of our fun Easter Event!

 

We want to say a BIG  thank you to the Easter Bunny for coming to our event! The kids and adults  loved having their picture

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Dennis and Melody Hewson take a break from preforming to say Hi to the Easter Bunny!

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Phil and Laura from the Heritage Mountain Starbucks pose with the Easter Bunny! Thanks again for helping us out!

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Below is Magician Dennis Hewson wowing the crowd with his Magic tricks!

Thank you Dennis and Melody Hewson for always coming to our events and giving a great performance every time. We really appreciate your generosity and time!

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Below you will see, Nigel Tucker performing for the crowds throughout the day!

Thank you Nigel for the great performance and help throughout the day!

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The kids enjoyed watching Joyce Johnstone and her border collies Skye and Twinkletoes dance to 3 different songs! My favourite was singing in the rain!

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Staff member Katie joins in on the fun at the duck chute!

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT A FUN DAY! We hope to see you all again next Easter!

Make sure not to miss our next event!

On Sunday May 10th we are having our Mother’s Day Tea aboard the Train!

We will have live music , tea served from our finest china and treats! Afterwards take a walk through our Meditation and Heritage gardens and enjoy the beauty.

Please reserve your table today! We will be having 3 seating’s:

10:00-11:00,  11:30- 12:30,  1:00- 2:00

Please call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org to reserve your spot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt AW McKnight Trench Reveal

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On Saturday April 4th the Port Moody Heritage Society was proud to host the dedication and unveiling ceremony of the McKnight Heritage Plaque at the Port Moody Arts Centre, the original Port Moody City Hall building. Immediately following, a second ceremony took place at the Port Moody Station Museum to reveal the McKnight Centennial Trench Exhibit. The trench is named in honour of Lieutenant Augustus Wilberforce McKnight, a Port Moody resident and city engineer who served and died in the First World War.

The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to thank volunteers Guy Black, Alan Fox, Markus Fahrner, John Goheen, Sonny Son and Cary Price; staff Jim Millar, who designed and built the Trench. These dedicated volunteers came out even when the weather was horrible and worked hard for the past 7 months. We would also like to thank the members of the 6 Engineer Squadron Cadet Corps and the Royal Westminster Regiment Cadet Corps of Maple Ridge and Aldergrove who devoted hundreds of hours to laying barbed wire, digging shell craters; filling and piling hundreds of sandbags. This exhibit would never have been possible without the help and dedication of all these volunteers. We appreciate all their hard work and their passion shows through this incredible exhibit that has been termed ‘emotionally moving’.

This project has had many supporters, a big thank you goes out to the following: Veterans Affairs Canada, Province of British Columbia , Flavelle Saw Mill Company, Tree Island Steel, Burnaby Bag & Burlap, Plateau Cleaners, Wavor Wire Ltd , Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society, Honourary Colonel James Happer CD, 6th Field Engineer Regiment , Sgt. Angus Todd, Canadian Armed Forces , 2573 6th Engineer Squadron RCACC , Yellow Dog Brewing Company, 1838 Royal Westminster Regiment, (Maple Ridge) RCACC, 1922 Royal Westminster Regiment, (Aldergrove) RCACC, and anonymous donors for the many in kind donations. Thank you to everyone that have made donations through www.fundaid.ca/tothetrenches  especially Colin Fox , Keith Magee and Brenda Millar.

The trench took volunteers seven months to dig by hand, and will be used to educate people on what life was like for soldiers during the First World War. The McKnight trench was created not to promote war but to educate about World War 1 and to remember and pay tribute to all the individuals that have fought or still fight for our freedoms.

The Trench exhibit is open to the public but we are a bit ahead of ourselves in that all the signage and programming is not in place. We have applied for a Heritage Canada, World War Commemorative Community grant to help. We hope to have everything ready for July 1, 2015 and will continue adding additional displays and events though to November 11, 2018.

The ceremony at the Museum was briefly disrupted by four ignorant and disrespectful protesters who appeared to have more of a political agenda then their sign of “Gardens not war” indicated. If they had of taken 2 minutes to look at our website or 30 seconds to call the Museum, they would have educated themselves in the fact that we are not promoting war. This is a historically accurate exhibit that was created to educate on the facts of war not to glorify it.

During the ceremony, the ringleader yelled out that we are teaching children about war. My answer was absolutely yes; we want children to know the sacrifices and hardships of war so maybe WW1 as the ‘War to End All Wars’ may still become a reality. When the ringleader was told we have a Mediation Garden beside the Trench, he thought that was wrong. I feel he just needs to read the sign on the Garden and meditate for awhile.

Jim Millar, Executive Director

 

VIEWING THE TRENCH

The Trench can be viewed from the back deck of the Museum during regular Museum open times: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday; after Victoria Day, daily 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Also, if we are successful with grants to hire summer students, we hope to have guided tours in the Trench.

Group tours are possible when booked in advance so that a volunteer guide can be arranged.

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Don’t Miss The McKnight Trench Dedication Ceremony at the Museum on Saturday April 4th 2:00 pm.

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 The McKnight Trench Dedication Ceremony will be happening on Saturday April 4th 2:00 pm at the Port Moody Station Museum.

The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to invite everyone to join us for the McKnight Trench Dedication Ceremony and Reveal. We want to thank everyone that worked on the trench, especially the Project principal members Guy Black, Jim Millar, Alan Fox, Markus Fahrner, John Goheen, Cary Price, and Sonny Son  who designed and built the trench between September 2014 and April 2015. Thank you to everyone that donated money or material or just came by to see how we were progressing. This display is intended to promote an important part of Canadian history and pay tribute to our former engineer and resident, Augustus McKnight. The message we hope the trench will clearly convey is peace and remembrance.

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