Volunteers from the Port Moody Station Museum Awarded by Veterans Affairs!

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Veteran awards to three Port Moody residents

Three Port Moody residents and a volunteer with the Port Moody Station Museum received national commendations from Veterans Affairs Canada this week.

Written by Janis Warren / Tri City News

Three Port Moody residents and a volunteer with the Port Moody Station Museum received national commendations from Veterans Affairs Canada this week.

On Monday, Port Moody’s Cameron Black, Sean Black and Svend Hansen as well as Alan Fox of Maple Ridge were honoured in Richmond with commendations for their contributions to veterans.

A former member of 2573 6 Engineer Squad of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC), Sean Black has helped at a number of community events at the library and museum as well as at the George Derby Veterans Care Centre. For the last seven years, Black has also been part of the annual military history encampment at Fort Rodd Hill.

Cameron Black, a member of the 2827 B.C. Regiment of the RCACC, has also served at local commemorative events and special veterans’ activities. Like Sean Black, he was part of the Canada Day 2015 gathering at the Port Moody Station Museum.

Hansen, a WWII navy veteran, has volunteered hundreds of hours as a guest speaker with Historica Canada’s Memory Project. The 92-year-old man speaks eight times a year to cadets, Rotary clubs and schools around the Lower Mainland. “Mr. Hansen has volunteered significant amounts of his time to providing a first-hand account of the war and passing on stories of the sacrifices, horror and, eventually, peace that he experienced during his service,” a ministry statement reads.

And Maple Ridge’s Alan Fox, a military historian of the Commonwealth, is also an educator. He has showcased his antique military vehicle at Remembrance Day parades and often speaks in public about a soldier’s life. In 2014, Fox led the effort to build the full-size trench at the Port Moody Station Museum.

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Congratulations to Alan, Svend, Cameron and Sean! Each one of these gentleman have volunteered at the Port Moody Station Museum and we couldn’t be prouder!

 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

The Port Moody Heritage Society is excited about our four upcoming events!

TRENCH TALK

On Saturday, September 17 at 1pm join us at the Port Moody Station Museum for a great Trench Talk. Guest Speaker John Goheen will be giving a talk on the battle at Courcelette. Please RSVP your spot by calling 604-939-1648. (Free)

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Variety Hour Radio Show

September 25th , The Port Moody Heritage Society will be having our Annual Radio Show!

The Expect Theatre Exceptional Theatre Company will be performing a variety show called, The Green Hornet and the Great Carny Caper on September 25th at 4pm at the Inlet Theatre. Please call the Museum to reserve your ticket. Cost is free but you will need a ticket. Ticket pick up will begin at 3pm, Theatre doors will open at 3:45 pm and the show starts at 4pm.

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Ioco Ghost Town Day

Join us on Sunday October 2nd at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue! There will be music, Pony rides, over 30 displays, Historical Trolley rides around the Ioco Town site and much more! Free Fun Community event. Event goes from 12-4pm.

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Paranormal Talk:

Is the Port Moody Station Museum Haunted? Join us on October 29th to find out. The event begins at 8pm , only 18 years or older can attend. RSVP required, please call 604-939-1648 .

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Winter hours will be in effect starting September 6th.

WELCOME   We are now using our winter hours, open - Wed-Sun from 12-4pm. We are available for school programs on Monday- Friday with appointment.

On September 6th, The Port Moody Station Museum will be switching to our Winter hours. We will be open to the public from Wednesday through to Sunday from 12-4pm. Educational programs still can be booked Monday- Friday.