Happy Victoria Day!

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Happy Victoria Day! Looking for something to do today? Come to the Port Moody Station Museum. We’re open!

Ever wonder why we celebrate Victoria Day?

Victoria Day was created in celebration of the Birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24th 1819 and was declared a holiday in 1845 by the legislature of the Province of Canada. After Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, the Canadian parliament declared Victoria Day an annual holiday to be celebrated every 24th of May in memory of the first queen of Canada. In 1952 the holiday was moved to the Monday occurring before the 24th of May every year and is now used to celebrate the official birthday of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Canada is the only country where Victoria Day is a celebrated national holiday. Although Queen Victoria never did come to Canada, she is very important to Canada’s history as the first monarch to reign in a newly formed Canada after confederation in 1867. The creation of Victoria Day was an effort to create a stronger sense of unity between English and French Canadians. Despite their cultural differences, both viewed loyalty to the monarch as an important trait for Canadians.

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Visit the museum this weekend

Looking for something to do over the long weekend why not stop by the museum.

But you can also enjoy the museum when you are at Rocky Point. Check your phone and look for .YFi-LetsConnect in your WiFi connections. Select our free WiFi, next simply type your own name into your web browser followed by .com (yourname.com)

Now you are connected to the free museum wifi – enjoy a movie of our meditation garden, found out more about our trench system through historical pictures and more background information.

June 2017 Consultation – The Ioco Lands
 June 1 – June 30, 2017

June 2017 Consultation – The Ioco Lands
 June 1 – June 30, 2017

We encourage attendance to voice concerns for Heritage preservation of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area.

www.iocolands.ca

Mother’s Day Tea – Thank You

A big thank you to COBS Bread (Port Moody, British Columbia) for generously donating the delicious scones for our Mother’s Day tea.
And thank you to our many amazing volunteers on that day.
 
We also like to thank our many guests. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying what really matters most – family.

Pro D Day CAMP

Hurry to book your spot for the UME Academy Pro-D day camp.
Learn to create a computer game.
The kids will sit in our 1921 train car while learning how to code a computer game.
They will also have an amazing experience at the museum. Apart form the great exhibits, kids will participate in an amazing game teaching them how to use Morse code.

Friday May 19th  PRO-D Day, UME Academy Daycamp

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Game Design Pro-D Day Camp at Port Moody Station Museum
Friday May 19th  PRO-D Day
9am-3pm
**Before and after care available.  Please include your request in the registration form
Age:  6 +
Price: $65
Location: Port Moody Station Museum  2734 Murray St.  Port Moody, British Columbia

Information and registration here:

Game Design Pro-D Day Camp at Port Moody Station Museum

Our event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/249690365504622/day camp1 day camp2

 

Mother’s Day Tea – SOLD OUT

Mother’s Day Tea – SOLD OUT
Sorry all tables are booked now.
However we will start a waiting list.
Please contact us at info@portmoodymuseum.org

Mother’s Day Tea May 14

Mother’s Day Tea on the train.

Enjoy a great time in our historic train car for mother day May 14.

Spots are filling up quickly. Contact the museum to book your table.

info@portmodymuseum.org or 604.939.1648

 

Mother’s day tea spaces filling up quickly -Hurry to get your booking

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Mother’s day tea. May 14

Most tables for our mother’s day tea are already booked.

We offer a variety of tea, hot chocolate and delicious scones.

We have three seatings:
10.30 am – Only one table for 2 available!
1 pm few spaces still available
2.30 pm spaces still availablePhoto 2017-04-28, 3 27 45 PM

Mother’s day tea

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Mother’s Day Tea

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To reserve your table at the Mother’s day tea call the museum at 604.939.1648 or send us an email at info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Available times: 10:30, 1:00, 2:30

Cost: $15 per Adult, $10 kid