IOCO Ghost Town Day, Sunday October 5th, 2014

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Best Dressed Pet Parade

Rebel Haunt Theatre Group

Pumpkin Pageant

Reno Schembri

 Hourglass Cabaret

Imperial Oil Display

Home Learners Association

Caulfied School of Dance

Pony Rides

IOCO Church Tours

and much, MUCH, much MORE!

Please note that this year due to unforeseen circumstances the Model A Ford Club will have a Show & Shine, rather than provide rides. Our sincere regrets as we know this was a highlight for many of you. The Model A Ford Club is working on a solution but until then we want to ensure we respect these changes and enjoy the event!

 

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The McKnight Trench digging is under way…Learn more about LIFE IN THE TRENCHES!

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125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody - July 4th, 1886

1st Passenger Train Arrives in Port Moody – July 4th, 1886

Friday, July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd
11am-4pm

This year the Port Moody Station Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st trans-Canada passenger train. July 4th, 1886 was a hallmark event for Canada and Port Moody. To celebrate the occasion, the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will have a display of its G Scale model trains on July 1st. On July 2nd and 3rd the Vancouver Lego Club will have a train display inside the Museum.

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Costumed heritage actors

Throughout the weekend, costumed heritage actors will be on site to delight you with stories from 1886. The Morse Telegraph Society will demonstrate their telegraphy skills and artist J Peachywill be doing live painting. Lots of free activities for the family to enjoy including our popular Golden Spike Scavenger Hunt, costume photos on our rail car, railway crafts and the opportunity to personalize your own Museum rail tie. Free cake every day!

Also find our booth at the Golden Spike Days Festival to see our model train and map of old Port Moody.

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Heritage Actors Needed!

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costumed girls

Costumed girls at Art For U Day

The Port Moody Station Museum needs enthusiastic and engaging young actors to volunteer at our 125th CPR Train Anniversary and Canada Day Celebrations! We are looking for thespians between 13 and 18 to take on roles as characters from 1886, when the first CPR passenger train arrived in Port Moody. Volunteers will circulate in small groups around the Museum grounds and at the Golden Spike Days Festival in Rocky Point Park on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from noon to 4pm.

Period costumes and a heritage acting workshop will be provided free to volunteers by Angela Brown. Volunteers must attend one of two workshops, Monday, June 6th or 27th from 3:30-5:30 at the Port Moody Station Museum, where Angela will teach 1880s-specific character acting and techniques for roving performances. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

To participate in this fun and educational experience or for more information, please contact Laurel or Rebecca at the Port Moody Station Museum: 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Canada Day & Golden Spike Days 2010

Visit the Port Moody Station Museum July 1st to 4th 11am to 4pm for free family activities. Win a prize for finding the golden spike in our popular Golden Spike scavenger hunt. Cool off while you watch old fashioned train comedy from the Three Stooges and Little Rascals. See our 1886 model train display in action then create your own train or take turns dressing as a train conductor and engineer. Stop by and see the Telegraphers’ Society for a crash course in Morse code. Free Canada Day cake on July 1st.

Contact pmmuseum@telus.net or 604-939-1648 for more info.

Curator's Corner


Curator’s Corner

Jim Millar – Manager / Curator, Port Moody Station Museum

It is a busy summer at the Museum. Our summer students sponsored by Service Canada and Heritage Canada are working well on projects. (See the student’s introductions on page 3)

Stephanie and Megan are working on displays and exhibits with Courtney’s help.

Trevor has been conducting school tours (with assistance from the rest) and working on breaking our tour programs into specific grade levels that meet the Educational guidelines. Mark has been scanning photos and assisting with the Educational Program. Courtney is also verifying the artefacts on display and will be cataloguing new accessions.

The recently renovated Freightshed (now called the Large Exhibit Room) is having new displays plus will play a major part in our Honouring Veterans event on Canada Day. There is a new screen and sound system tanks to the Port Moody Foundation. The Vancouver Foundation was the biggest supporter and the BC Arts Council also helped significantly. Lots of volunteer help with the biggest thanks to Dave Maxwell.

We have a few new folks helping Tom with the garden. Things are looking good there too but can always use more support.

Canada day is shaping up. We had a successful event in 2005 and naturally we plan this one to be ‘bigger and better’. Veteran Affairs Canada is the major supporter with assistance appreciated from the Consulate of the Netherlands and the Celebrate Committee of BC. We have at least 16 groups participating including the Consul Generals of France and the Netherlands with Veterans, old military vehicles and even a biplane! It will be great. If you have some spare time to help on Canada Day, we would appreciate the support as always and please encourage everyone to attend.

Membership is another important area to encourage people to become members. Important for sourcing grant monies. 2007 membership for the rest of the year is only $5. If you haven’t joined, please do and try to find some friends to join as well.

I took my first 3-week vacation in ten years, travelling with my wife, Brenda to Ireland. We had a ‘grand’ trip driving around the Island on the ‘wrong side of the road and staying at B&Bs. I will put on a slide show in September if encouraged enough – actually there are some very good pictures.

Excerpt from the “Station Telegram” Summer 2007 – Canada Day Edition

(I’ll see about posting that page 3 article in the near future introducing the students – ed)

Canada Day Celebration

Join us on Canada Day
July 1st

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