Mother’s Day Tea

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Book your table for our Mother’s day tea happening Sunday May 12th! There are 3 seating’s 10:30-11:30 am, 1:00-2:00 pm and 2:30- 3:30 pm

Tables go fast so call 604-939-1648 to book yours today! Climb aboard our 1921 train car and enjoy Cobs scones, fruit and a variety of teas!

 

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Easter At the Museum Sunday April 21 10am-2pm

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Don’t miss this year’s Easter Extravaganza Event happening on Sunday April 21st from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Port Moody Station Museum!

$10 per kid, Adults are free (Cash only).

The main event is the Easter egg hunt – each kid will get a token . We hide beans and the kids can run around and find them , once done having fun finding the beans they take their token and beans to exchange for a bag of chocolate eggs ! But that’s not all! The Easter Bunny will be stopping by so that the kids can have their pictures taken with him!

Visitors can also enjoy music by Celtic singer Nigel Tucker and magic shows by magician Chris Yuill.( 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30) There will be a dancing dog show done by Joyce Johnstone and her talented Border Collies, Skye and Twinkle Toes ( 11:05, 12:05) . Guests can have fun making Easter baskets, bunny ear making activity, and a duck chute. We’ll even have a special area for toddlers where they will have their own egg hunt, a bubble zone and a play area.

This year we will also have Ukulele lessons, the Circle group will be offering fun lessons within the Museum! They will have ukulele’s for you to try!

Kinderbooks will be there selling their wonderful books and Pajos will be supplying some prizes for our fishing game!!!!

We resupply our hidden “eggs” throughout the day, so no need to rush!

Concession will be available at the event with coffee, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.

This is a fundraiser and Admission is $10 per kid ( Parents free) babies get free admission , cash only at the door with proceeds going to the Port Moody Heritage Society

No need to Register, Parking available next door at Rocky Point Park.

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Vimy Ridge Event April 7

Join us this Sunday April 7, 1pm at the Station Museum, to see this amazing student from the students at North Burnaby Secondary movie.
 
The director, actors, teachers and part of the film crew will be answering questions after the movie screening.
 
Historian John Goheen will give a historical talk about the battle of Vimy Ridge, and the role of the Vimy memorial.
 
Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Alumnus Cecilia Kim will talk about her experiences at the Vimy Ridge memorial.
 
The Port Moody Heritage Society would like to thank the Vimy Foundation for supporting our Vimy Ridge Event
 
 

Have fun working at the Museum this summer- taking applications now!

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Job Posting:  Summer Museum Assistant

The Port Moody Station Museum is seeking Museum Assistants for the busy summer season. We are hiring for a possibility of 16 weeks for the summer of 2019 (dependent on funding from Service Canada and Young Canada Works).

The Port Moody Station Museum is now inviting applications for the temporary Museum Assistant positions. The successful candidates will give tours, deliver programs to children and seniors, help with exhibit design and set up, assist with special events and do other varied duties around the museum.

The successful candidates will be reliable, possess good written and oral communication skills in English, have good computer skills (MS Office 2013), take initiative and have a desire to learn more of our Country’s past. We encourage the Government of Canada’s job equity groups however; we are located in a Heritage building with stairs which does cause a barrier to some individuals.

To be Eligible you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. Federal Grant guidelines do apply.

$14.30/hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation

Duration 16 weeks, 35 hrs/wk

Time frame: Summer 2019, Late April or early May to end if August

Language: English is essential, French an asset.

Weekends required

www.portmoodymuseum.org

info@portmoodymuseum.org

Please apply in writing with a resume and a cover letter by email to info@portmoodymuseum.org or by mail to the address noted above. Please put (Attn: Jim Millar, Executive Director in the Subject Line). Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Deadline to apply:

Application must be received by April 11, 2019 by 4:00pm

Film Screening

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Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum on Sunday April 7th at 1pm for our Vimy Ridge Event.

The film students from Burnaby North Secondary undertook an ambitious film project at the Port Moody Station Museum’s McKnight Centennial trench and we will be having the first screening of it. The short film explores the role young people would have played in the Great War.

The filming took place from November 2018 into the beginning of 2019.

With an amazing eye for dramatic cinematography and historic detail the film crew worked on this short film. Just like any commercial movie production, lighting crew, cameramen, makeup artists, director and many others worked tirelessly on the film.

After spending many hours editing, the movie is now ready to be screened.

April 7 the museum will feature a historical introduction to the battle at Vimy Ridge by historian John Goheen, followed by the film screening. The film crew and actors will be there and a panel will answer question about the production of this short film, Afterward the actors (in historical uniforms) will be available for further questioning in the McKnight centennial trench.

This amazing film project is part of the museums initiative to create educational programs to shed light on the tragic events of World War One. Our school projects range from art in the Great War, students creating their own exhibits, animation workshops, and guided trench tours. The many different educational programs make the events of the past accessible to a modern day audience.

https://north.burnabyschools.ca/

For more information on this amazing project read the informative article published by CBC’s Tamara Baluja:

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/remembrance-day-first-world-war-bc-high-school-film

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Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

If you are an artist or know a great artist, this exciting exhbition call might be of interest to you.

Upcycling Port Moody’s Heritage’ is a four-week exhibition of artistic upcycling imagination and
creativity held in partnership with the Port Moody Arts Centre.
2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Port Moody Heritage Society. The Society’s primary goal is to develop and maintain a museum for the preservation of information, records and objects and to select items from the collection to display in a meaningful way for the public. The Port Moody Station Museum protects and preserves the community memory bank of Port Moody’s social, industrial and cultural heritage.
Reduce; reuse and recycle are terms that are not normally associated with a museum. Artifacts are protected, restored and preserved for display and use as originally created.
We all know the importance of recycling but for those with creative minds; “upcycling” is much more interesting! The concept of upcycling is the process of transforming waste material and unwanted products into something useful and beautiful.
For the 50th Anniversary Exhibition we invite artists of all mediums to employ the creativity of ‘Upcycling’ in sculpture, collage, assemblages, furniture and more to explore and showcase Port Moody’s social, industrial and cultural heritage.

Exhibition: Thursday August 22, 2019 – Thursday, September 19, 2019

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

Please apply here

The Museum is now taking applications for Museum Assistants for the Summer

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Job Posting:  Summer Museum Assistant

The Port Moody Station Museum is seeking Museum Assistants for the busy summer season. We are hiring for a possibility of 16 weeks for the summer of 2019 (dependent on funding from Service Canada and Young Canada Works).

The Port Moody Station Museum is now inviting applications for the temporary Museum Assistant positions. The successful candidates will give tours, deliver programs to children and seniors, help with exhibit design and set up, assist with special events and do other varied duties around the museum.

The successful candidates will be reliable, possess good written and oral communication skills in English, have good computer skills (MS Office 2013), take initiative and have a desire to learn more of our Country’s past. We encourage the Government of Canada’s job equity groups however; we are located in a Heritage building with stairs which does cause a barrier to some individuals.

To be Eligible you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. Federal Grant guidelines do apply.

$14.30/hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation

Duration 16 weeks, 35 hrs/wk

Time frame: Summer 2019, Late April or early May to end if August

Language: English is essential, French an asset.

Weekends required

www.portmoodymuseum.org

info@portmoodymuseum.org

Please apply in writing with a resume and a cover letter by email to info@portmoodymuseum.org or by mail to the address noted above. Please put (Attn: Jim Millar, Executive Director in the Subject Line). Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Deadline to apply:

Application must be received by April 11, 2019 by 4:00pm

Heritage Week at the Museum , with Special Event on Feb 24

Heritage Week Event 2019

The Museum will be closed on Family day February 18th but please join us for Heritage week from Feb 19-24th!  On Sunday February 24th enjoy our special free event called the Tie that Binds at the Museum from 12-4 pm. Guests will enjoy music by Nigel Tucker, Spike Hammering, a couple kids crafts and guided tours of the Museum every hour on the hour! First tour starting at Noon!The Port Moody Heritage Commission will be partnering with us and having fun activities within the Museum!

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Book a Program today!

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The Port Moody Station Museum has programs for all ages!

For ages 3-5 you can choose from our train related program or an under the sea program!

For all other ages

We can adapt any of our programs depending on the age of the individuals.

Our programs focus on the Railway, Early Port Moody (Building a Community) , Industry and Community and many different WW1 themed programs. We have a wonderful Animating program where the kids learn about a part of Port Moody’s History and then animate the story! Please call us if you have any questions! 604-939-1648!

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Last day to see Ioco Townsite paintings

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Come down to the Port Moody Station Museum to see artwork done by three local artists. These 5 paintings  feature the Ioco Townsite and are for sale. Today is the last day to view these beautiful pieces.

About the Artists

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Karen Baynton, a member of the Port Moody Art Association, works out of her own studio in Coquitlam, British Columbia. She is a Canadian-born artist who is passionate about painting and sketching the beautiful province she lives in and calls home. Her challenge is to achieve higher levels; expanding her subject matter, composition, and styles. She continues to upgrade adding new vision, techniques with vivid vibrant colors and textures.

Karen’s work reflects her love for the outdoors. She aims to spark a memory, a moment, a reflection of time from your life. Karen would like to invite you into the life, scenery and atmosphere of what it is like to live in British Columbia, Canada. Karen’s work can be viewed at the Blue Lotus Art Gallery at Guilford town Centre in Surrey or at the Lone Wolf Gallery in Sun Peaks, Kamloops and at various events, exhibits and shows around the lower mainland. Contact information: For available paintings and special orders.Email : Karen _baynton@shaw.ca Cell# (604) 318-4133

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Sorina Ursu is an emerging artist, who grew up in Romania and became interested in art at an early age. She always loved to paint and draw, embracing both artistic dimensions by becoming familiar with different painting and drawing techniques. She managed to experiment a lot with different media, such as acrylics (tempera), water-colours, oils and mixed media, which gave her an opportunity to get familiarized with all sorts of techniques. She likes to paint or draw anything from landscapes, still life to abstract, embodying the original feeling as a source of inspiration. Her works render both motion and stillness, through a mixed colour palette. She is currently studying painting at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC as well as being a member of the Port Moody Art Association.

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Arlene E. Wiebe resides in the Port Moody area, since 1982.  She is a mother of 5 and ‘Grammy’ to 3 grandsons. She is a self-taught artist and previous member of the Port Moody Art Association. Although she picks up the paintbrush from time to time, she designs creative floral arrangements (Inlet Floral Designs since 2015) and draws some more of her pencil pet portraits. She often does flowers for the info desk and lends other help at the Port Moody Station Museum. This mixed media painting called “Brought Together” depicts the strong connectedness of the Ioco Townsite community, such as in dance and in worship. Arlene hopes you will enjoy this unique, circle-themed rendition; it symbolizes the continuous, integral role of the Ioco United Church since 1923.