Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day celebrates the creation of the Dominion of Canada, which when established in 1867 contained Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Below are some notable events that occurred throughout Canada’s 152 years of celebrating our country!

1868: On June 20th Governor General Viscount Monck issues a royal proclamation requesting those across Canada to celebrate the anniversary of Confederation.

1879: July 1st made into a statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of Confederation calling it ‘Dominion Day’.

1917: Marked the 50th anniversary of Confederation and beginning of a larger celebration. Prior to 1917, not many observed Dominion Day as they still considered themselves British Citizens.

1958: Cross-Country television transmission began on Canada day 1958 and colour television was first introduced in Canada 9 years later on Canada day 1967.

1967: the 100th anniversary of Confederation. Queen Elizabeth II participates in a ceremony at Parliament Hill.

1968-1979: During the month of July large celebrations are held at Parliament hill and are broadcast across the country. Celebrations included culture, arts, and sports elements and celebrated multiculturalism in Canada.

1980: financial support for local celebrations across Canada begins. Funding is for community volunteer groups to organize popular activities and performances.

1981: Firework shows occur in 15 major Canadian cities, a Canada day tradition that still happens today.

1982: ‘Dominion Day’ is renamed to ‘Canada Day’ minutes before the beginning of Parliament’s summer recess. Only 13 Members of Parliament were present and voted 13-0 to change the name.

2017: the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are in attendance at the Canada day celebration on Parliament Hill.

Happy Canada Day!

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Bee & Blueberries Festival 2019 Hosted By Dr.Bee

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The Port Moody Station Museum will be attending the 2019 Bee & Blueberries festival on July 13th and 14th. Bees are amazimg creatures and the museum even has it very own honey bee hive! As such we will BEE attending, come see what all the BUZZ is about.

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New Staff for the Summer!

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is delighted to have hired 4 summer staff! We look forward to working hard together over the next couple months!

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(From top to bottom: Theo, Kaitlyn, Gohar, Kristyna)

Thank you to Young Canada Works and Service Canada for funding these positions.

The Port Moody Station Museum is part of The Shuffle Port Moody Art Walk! Please come by! June 21: 4-9 pm

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We are excited to be participating in the  Shuffle Port Moody Art Walk! Make sure you come visit us to see some of our artists!
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National Indigenous People’s Day Festival 2019

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The Port Moody Station Museum is looking forward to participating in SD43 Aboriginal Education’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival.

The festival runs on June 21 from 9:30am-2:30pm at Rocky Point Park! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM, welcome to the New Board

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The Port Moody Heritage Society had our Annual General Meeting this past Saturday and also celebrated our 50th Anniversary. Thank you for everyone that came out to learn about what our Society has been doing over the past year and for celebrating with us!

We had three special members that have done so much for us through the years that they were given Honorary Lifetime Membership. Congratulations to Irene Reid, Gerrit DeWall, and Robert Simons for all that you have contributed to the Society!

We want to say a big thank you to last years board for all their hard work and a big thank you to David Ritcey who has been a great President for the Society for the past few years.

Congratulations and welcome to the New board:

John Grasty who has taken the role of president
Kirsten Gerllays is our new Vice President
Laura Dick will stay on as Secretary
Stan Copp will serve as Director
Bob Elliot will serve as Director
Bruce Gibson will serve as Director
Brad Letwin will serve as Director
Deb Naso will serve as Director
Irene Reid will serve as Director
Bruce Schroeder will serve as Director
Chris Staddon will serve as Director

Thank you also goes to the Coquitlam Archives for allowing us to use their green screen ! Our guests had fun!

Thank you to Wilhelmina Martin for saying such a nice speech during our AGM.

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Annual General Meeting June 15th 5 pm

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The Port Moody Heritage Society will be holding our Annual General Meeting this Saturday June 15th at 5:00 pm. Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum to learn about what the Society has been up to in the last year. The Port Moody Heritage Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Port Moody and the surrounding area. For the past 50 years, we have been collecting, and showcasing Port Moody’s History through exhibits, programs and events. The Society is governed by a volunteer board of Directors elected each year by its members.   We appreciate all the hard work that the current board has done this past year and look forward to welcoming the new board. The election of the new board will take place during the Annual General Meeting please come out and vote and learn about what the Port Moody Society has been up to the past year!

During the AGM we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary, there will be a few fun activities, a potluck and a slide show that will take you back through the past 50 years!
Location: Port Moody Station Museum
Time 5:00pm
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Last Chance for Newfoundland Kitchen Party Tickets!

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IMG_1111It’s not too late to get your tickets for the upcoming Newfoundland Kitchen Party on June 22nd!

Guests will enjoy a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner and dessert, cash bar, live Maritime music by the Navvies, and dancing.

This fun community event is not to be missed, but hurry – tickets must be reserved by the end of the week!

WAY TO GO MASON!

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So proud of one of our wonderful volunteers Mason Berto . He received the Legion Medal of Excellence today at the 2893 Seaforth Army Cadet ACR! Way to go Mason!

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National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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NIPDFestivalThe Port Moody Station Museum is looking forward to participating in SD43 Aboriginal Education’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival. The festival runs on June 21 from 9:30am-2:30pm.