Ioco Townsite story now viewable on YouTube!

Ioco Church in the late 1970's

For some time Gerrit deWaal has worked on producing and editing a program on behalf of the Port Moody Heritage Society, the Port Moody Station Museum and Tri-Cities Community Television. The Program is about the Ioco Townsite and recently aired on the local Shaw Community Television Channel. 

For those of you who may have missed this program, you may watch the presentation on YouTube by following this link:

 

The Port Moody Station Museum was proud to put on Canada Day for our Community Heroes!

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Thank you to the Government of Canada for our "Celebrate Canada" Grant for National Aboriginal Day celebration and also to Veteran's Affairs for their wonderful support for our Canada Day event! Thank you Thank you!!!!

Thank you to the Government of Canada for our “Celebrate Canada” Grant for National Aboriginal Day celebration and  for our Canada Day event! Thank you Thank you!!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our community heroes during our Canada Day Celebration at the Museum!

The Port Moody Heritage Society could not have put on this event without the help of many helpful and talented individuals!  A HUGE thank you goes out to  Guy Black for organizing the event and putting many hours in helping set up and cleaning after the event! Thank you to all of our volunteers that made the day go smoothly. It was a very hot day and no one knew that better then Markus Fahrner, John Goheen, Cary Price and Alan Fox who spent their day giving tours in the McKnight trench all dressed in wool uniform.

We were honoured to have Carol Todd, Gloria Cuccione, and our Korean War Veterans, Mr. Fred Smyth, CD, Mr. Peter Howard, Mr. Woo Seok Lee, Mr. Young Kil Park, Mr. Kong Seon Kang, Mr. Suk Jae Chang join us for the day!

The Port Moody Station Museum would like to extend a warm thank-you to all of those who helped out with the event.  A big thank you to Thrifty’s in Suter Brook for donating food and 2 tents for the concession, The Port Moody Arts Centre for lending us 6 tents  and Port Moody Elementary that loaned us all the tables and chairs for the day!

It is hard to find Parking on Canada Day and there are many businesses that allowed us to use their space for the day! Thank you to Archer Plastics Inc., Colwin Electrical Group, Current Scientific Corporation, Garaventa Lift, German Motor Car, Innovative Fitness, K9 Social Club, Modern Bathrooms, Ken L. Hall Contractors Ltd., MST Auto, Surf-Tech Industries (Owned by Amaco Machinery Ltd.), Trax, Tru-Line, Urbani Foods, and Western Safety.

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100th of the Ioco Refinery at Golden Spike

Ioco Historian, Al Sholund and his wife Nellie, endured the hot sun to reminisce with Kelly Hollman of Imperial Oil, Edmonton, stories of the Ioco Refinery.

The Port Moody Station Museum teamed up with Imperial Oil to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start-up of the Ioco Refinery.  At a very warm Golden Spike festival, visitors learned of the history of the Ioco site and enjoyed the Museum’

s historical photograph display.  A Bicycle draw and give-aways of wildflower seeds and Ioco Refinery flashlights enticed visitors to withstand the heat of the day.