IOCO Ghost Town Day Festival Sunday September 23rd 12-4pm

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Rain or Shine!

Ioco Ghost Town Days has occurred annually since 2002 celebrating the heritage of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area. A grassroots festival started by the Friends of Ioco, notabally our own heritage treasure Mary Anne Cooper and Jim Millar. The event has been organized by the Port Moody Heritage Society (PMHS) since 2009.

The festival is a free family event, held on the Brilliant Circle Groups portion of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area.

On September 23rd is our Main event which will be held at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue, Port Moody from 12-4pm.

We have historical tours going through the town site, pony rides, local artists, a theatre group, Theatrix reenacting a 1900’s picnic at the townsite, musicians, dancing dogs and a magician. We have many vendors and community groups participating,  from your own pop up City Hall, the maze and Heritage Commission. This year we are adding a new area called Artists at Work ! This will be held on Ioco Road and 3rd Avenue, you can watch artists working away and have a chance to buy their art as well!

Entertainment Throughout the day

MAIN STAGE

The Band Newfish will perform 12:00-1:30, 2:45-3:50

Special performance from Claire Lundin

FUN ZONE

Comedy Magician Chris Yuill will perform 12:30, 1:30 , 2:30

Joyce and her dancing border collies will perform at 1:00, 2:00

The cutie circle will be there to offer free Ukele lessons

Trolley tours throughout the townsite will be going every 15 minutes !

 

 

The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to thank the following for the financial support to help with the  Ioco Ghost Town day festival:  City of Port Moody, Heritage Canada, Brilliant Circle Group and Pacific Coast Terminals.

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Winter hours

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The museum had a great summer and now its time to look forward to our great autumn and winter activities .

We said good bye to our amazing Koch exhibition with a visit and talk by the curator from the Klingspor Museum Offenbach Germany.

The traveling exhibition from the Royal British Columbia Museum “British Columbia’s war 1914-1918” is still on show till September 23.

If you plan to visit the museum please remember that we are now back on Winter Hours.

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Check out the temporary exhibit ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’

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Come down to the Port Moody Station Museum and check out the ‘British Columbia’s War: 1914-1918’ travelling exhibit curated by the Royal BC Museum. A big thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Coquitlam Branch #263 for providing us with the financial support necessary to allow us to host this temporary exhibit.

This exhibit will only be here until September 21 so make sure to drop by!

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Replica of Royal Air Force SE5a Biplane now at the Port Moody Station Museum

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is very excited about a donation the Museum has received, come down to the Museum to view a  7/8 scale replica of a Royal Air Force SE5a biplane. The plane was generously donated to us by Debra Nijdam and John Grasty. The plane can be viewed by walking to the back of our museum where it sits inside our WW1 Trench Exhibit, or take a different view of the plane by going onto our patio which can be accessed within the museum.

The replica kit was built by an aviation enthusiast named Vic Murray in Maple Ridge, BC who spent 10 years building it from a kit and flying it for a few as well. The plane has been painted to resemble the colours of Canadian pilot Freddie McCall of Vernon, BC. McCall flew a SE5a with the No. 41 Squadron of the Royal Air force.

History of SE5a Replicas

The SE5a replica kit was designed by Canadian manufacturer Replica Plans, and crafted for amateur construction.  The first prototype flew in 1970 and the planes are built out of wood and fabric, and use engines between 65 and 125 HP. Estimated construction time is 2500 hours.

Vote for us in the Spike Awards!

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The Museum needs your help to win the 2018 Spike Award for Favourite Tourist Destination!

To nominate (vote) for us, fill out a nomination form by using the following link:

http://www.portmoody.ca/spikeawards

you can also pick up a nomination form at Port Moody City Hall.

Thank-you for your support!

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Ioco Ghost Walk event is full!

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The Ioco Ghost Walk and Corn Roast event on Saturday September 22nd is now full!
But don’t worry, you can still join in the Ioco Ghost Town Days fun at the main event the next day on Sunday September 23rd from 12-4pm! The festival will feature live music, displays and goods produced by local vendors and organizations, as well as other fun and exciting activities such as trolley tours of the Ioco townsite and Pony rides. This popular free community event will be guaranteed fun for the whole family!
This free community event would not be possible without the financial support from the City of Port Moody, Heritage Canada, Brilliant Circle Group, and Pacific Coast Terminals.
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Newspaper article about our current special exhbition

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Great article from Janis Cleugh #tricitynews about the amazing traveling exhibition from@the Royal BC Museum, this makes the learning experience of our tench even better.

 

http://www.tricitynews.com/entertainment/royal-bc-museum-touring-exhibit-brings-wwi-home-1.23378032

 

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Great War Talk on July 22 CANCELLED

We apologize for anyone that had plans on visiting the museum this weekend July 22, for the Great War Talk but it has been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

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British Columbia’s War: A New Exhibit

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The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to announce that we have a new exhibit! British Columbia’s War is a travelling exhibit curated by the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. on loan to us here for the summer season.

 

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This fantastic new feature includes historic photographs, video footage, and information all with the aim of educating British Columbians on their province’s contributions to World War I.

The exhibit is open 10am-5pm 7 days a week now until the last week of September.

Many thanks to Kate Kerr, from the Royal BC Museum for all her hard work on this. Please visit their website for more information on British Columbia’s War, and their other travelling exhibits.

Finally thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Branches #119 and #263 for their financial support for this exhibit.