VIMY RIDGE EVENT

Join us for a day of commemoration this Sunday April 8th at the Port Moody Station Museum for our Vimy Ridge Event. 12 pm-4 pm.
Throughout the day there will be various activities.

 

GREAT WAR TALK: AIR WAR OVER VIMY
Starting at 12 pm, We will have our Great War Talk Series begin.  Battlefield Guide and Great War historian John Goheen will give a presentation about the Air War over Vimy.
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After the talk you will be able to enjoy five of our new exhibits
 
VETERANS CORNER
The Family of Gordon Shrum has generously loaned us his uniform. From this loan the museum was able to curate a special exhibition commemorating Gordon Shrum. He fought at Vimy ridge, was a celebrated scientist, helped establish Simon Fraser University and was the first chancellor of SFU.
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KOCH EXHIBITION : AS HE SAW IT
 
 Koch was a famous German typographer who made sketches of daily life during the Great War. This is the first time his wartime sketches are being shown outside of Germany.
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AS THEY SAW IT
Enjoy a special exhibition by the talented students from Burnaby North Secondary about the Great War. Each Student enjoyed a day at the Museum and learned about Life in the trenches and saw our New Koch Exhibit. They took what they learned that day and created art which depicts the face of war.
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LIVING TRENCH EXHIBIT
Walk through our trench exhibit and meet  re-enactors demonstrating life of a Canadian soldier in 1917.
Step into the footsteps of a soldier, put on a helmet and deliver letters to the troops in the trenches. At the end of the trench experience you will find out if your particular soldier survived the war. Event is suitable for all ages.
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Unpacking My Suitcase

The students of Ms Lehtonen’s Social Studies 10 Art Enriched course at Burnaby North Secondary School prepared a series of suitcases. The students researched immigration policies and history.

The result of their meticulous research is presented in the form of a fictional character’s suitcase.
Each suitcase contains a carefully researched story and beautifully crafted contents.

STORIES OF THE PAST : FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS
During this event we are also kicking off our drop-in sessions for those that have descendants who fought in the First World War. This information will be included in our exhibition during the 11 days of Remembrance.
Drop In Session: Starting at 1pm
Do you have ancestors that fought in the First World War? Are you interested in sharing their experiences?  We are looking for stories and photographs related to those individuals who fought in the First World War and we’d like to hear from you.

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