We have Amazing Volunteers

The Port Moody Station Museum is thankful to have many great volunteers ! We have many events throughout the year and we could not do them without the help of volunteers. We also have volunteers working in our collection, conducting research and helping with collection management. The Museum staff are currently working on 4 new programs for 2020, one program is a nature program and will be for  preschool age! During the program the little ones will learn all about the different animals and trees in the area, they will learn about different birds,  and even go on a bird watching adventure. They will have to build a campsite where we will sit around the fire and read stories!

When creating the  program, we came up with all these fun ideas. We knew it would be fun, educational and very interactive but then it was time to create all our ideas and we thought how are we going to create a fake campfire? We can’t sew……well we had a volunteer who jumped at the opportunity! Cheryl Jonsson has been an elementary teacher for the past 30 years where she has been super creative on many occasions in her classrooms. She grew up with parents who were always creating something and sewing has become her passion. So when we contacted her to sew fire pits, she accepted the challenge!

Cheryl’s mother, Joy Bean, is 92 and has quilted, crocheted and sewn for years.  Her sister, Dawn-Lynn Prediger, has an eye for detail and enjoys creating with her hands. So when Cheryl asked them to help sew some rocks and logs, there was no hesitation and they grabbed their thimbles, needle and thread!

The Fire pits were more then we could have asked for, we want to say a big thank you to Cheryl, Joy and Dawn-Lynn for all their hard work, and we know that the children will have so much fun building these! Thank you for making our program more then we could have imagined!!!

The Nature Program will be offered to preschoolers in 2020, we cannot wait to see their faces!

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First Pic- Wonderful Camp Fire

Second Pic – Joy Bean

Third Pic – Cheryl Jonsson and Dawn -Lynn Prediger

4th Pic – Bird watching activity

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