Chair Yoga on Mondays at the Port Moody Station Museum

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The Port Moody Station will be introducing Chair Yoga as a new Monday program beginning on Monday September 28th.  Program runs from 3:00pm-3:30pm with tea afterwards. Program Cost is $5.00 per session and will be taught by Yoga Instructor Linda Moncur.

This new program will stimulate physical and mental well being through seated yoga poses that move the spine in different ways. This will be accompanied by conscious breathing and soft flowing music. Directed towards seniors and people with limited mobility, but all are welcome.

Please reserve your spot by calling 604-939-1648 or emailing info@portmoodymuseum.org

 

 

 

IOCO Ghost Town Day, Sunday October 5th, 2014

IMG_0360Noon till 4:00 pm

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!

 

Download the Ioco Ghost Down Day 2014 Flyer

 

Trench Digging…Day 2 – Making serious progress!

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Celebrate Our Aboriginal Heritage – June 21st noon to 4:00 pm – Salmon BBQ

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Join us Saturday June 21st from noon till 4:00 pm for a wonderful celebration of our Aboriginal Heritage. Kwikwetlem First Nation and the Port Moody Heritage Society are proud to partner for this special event. It is with great respect that we take this National Aboriginal Day to celebrate our First Nation Heritage. We will share a Salmon BBQ and activities that educate and share our History. The event is free and the Salmon BBQ dinner is $11.00 per plate.

Activities include: Salmon ‘run’ game, craft activities and various entertainment through out the day.

Summer Programs for Youth Groups

Get your tickets!

Get your tickets!

Summer is a great time to visit the Station Museum. For kids participating in out-of-school care or pre-school programs, we have exciting activities. For only $3 per child, groups can have fun while experiencing our railway past. Our 90 minute Riding the Rails program for ages 5-12 is an active way for kids to learn about the bygone days of the rail travel. For children ages 3-5, our 75 minute Box Car Kids is a hands-on way to learn about the world of trains.

This summer, visitors can also experience the life of the Chinese railway worker in the 1880s with our feature exhibit Chinese Legacies.

Both programs are great for larger active groups. We can accommodate up to 28 children at one time in Box Car Kids and up to 60 children in Riding the Rails. Programs can be booked Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon. We are flexible to fit your schedule.

While you’re here, check out Rocky Point Park. Only a 3 minute walk away, it has picnic tables, a playground, a water park and a great view of the water!

For more information or to book a date, call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.

New 2012 Programs for Kids

Chinese Legacies  - labourer encampment

Chinese Legacies - labourer encampment

In addition to our regular programs for school classes and out-of-school care groups, the Port Moody Station Museum is offering an exciting new education program this year. From May to November 2012, the Museum will host Chinese Legacies, an exhibit illustrating the contributions of Chinese in building the Canadian Pacific Railway. The exhibit depicts the life of the Chinese railway labourers in the 1880s, the lasting impact the railway had on their lives and their contribution to Canadian national development.

Chinese labourer artifacts

This 90min. interactive program is designed to compliment the Grade 5 curriculum and includes:

  • a tour and scavenger hunt through the exhibit and station,
  • a railway artifact matching activity,
  • a short video presentation of Engine 371,
  • and an opportunity for students to try to drive a railway spike.

Programs can be booked from May 14th to Nov. 16th, Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon. Space is limited so book early! See our website for easy online booking.

The cost for the Chinese Legacies program is $97 per class (maximum 30 students). We are able to accommodate up to 2 classes in the same session.

Fall 2011 Home Learner Programs

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The Port Moody Station Museum is once again offering programs to families who participate in home learning. These programs give individual families the opportunity to attend educational programs normally reserved for groups.

This year we are offering two of our most popular programs in fall.

Look for additional programs in Spring 2012 including a featured program “Chinese Legacies & the CPR”. This program will be offered in conjunction with the travelling exhibit “Chinese Legacies” which will be on at the Museum May to August 2012.  The program Chinese Legacies & the CPR  is recommended for ages 10-14 and will be offered Thurs., May 24th – 10-11:30am.

We also offer other educational programs which may be available if enough families are interested. Please call for more information.

Programs for home learning families are delivered with parent participation in mind. Young children are welcome to come but may not be suitable to participate in all aspects of the program. The cost for 90 min. programs is $6 for 1 adult & 1 child, $2 for each additional child. We hope you can join us!

ELSA Programs at the Station Museum

An ESLA class at the Station Museum

ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) classes have been discovering local heritage and history at the Port Moody Station Museum this summer. Each program has been designed to suit differing levels of English knowledge and understanding.

Our Level 1-2 program, “Daily Life in the Home,” involves the identification of household objects and understanding of how each object relates to a daily activity undertaken in the home, such as laundry, childcare, or entertaining guests. Students get to explore the Museum and begin to get a sense of what Port Moody’s early residents’ lives may have been like.

“Community Services Then and Now” is our Level 2-3 program, which involves students learning what kinds of community services were important to Port Moody residents when the city was brand new. Students participate in a role-playing activity, some as vendors and service providers, and some as consumers. Each interaction requires students to practice vocabulary and skills such as making a purchase, giving or getting information, and conversing in English.

Our Level 3-4 program, “Transportation and Communication,” focuses on Port Moody Station’s role as a communication hub during its life as an operating CPR train station. Using maps, timetables, and advertisements from the past, students can plan a trip to a destination in Canada. Students also participate in a scavenger hunt around the Museum that shows different ways people communicated and traveled through Port Moody Station in the early 20th century.

We are currently seeking funding to create a Level 4/5 program. In the meantime, Level 4/5 classes are welcome to book a tour of the Museum, after which students have a chance to explore it as they fill out a worksheet that requires them to search for written and visual clues.

We can provide pre-visit resources to teachers before their visit to familiarize students with vocabulary they’ll encounter during the program. Programs are all about 90 minutes long, and cost $3.00 per person. To book a program or for more information, visit our website (http://portmoodymuseum.org/programs/home-school/), email info@portmoodymuseum.org, or call us at 604-939-1648.

An ESLA class at the Station Museum

Sealed-Bid Auction of J Peachy’s “The Station”

The Station
The Station

"The Station" by J Peachy

J Peachy is an artist, mental health advocate, radio host, comedian, and all-around great Canadian guy.  This month, he is helping raise money for the Port Moody Station Museum by donating 50% of the proceeds from a sealed-bid auction of his painting “The Station.”

In this sealed-bid auction, each bidder secretly bids without knowing how much others have offered for the painting, with a minimum bid of $50. The highest bid and the winner of the painting will be announced on July 3rd at the Museum during our 125th CPR Train Anniversary Celebration. All bidders will also be entered to win a random draw for a J Peachy print (valued at $30).

Bids can be sent in by email (to laurel@portmoodymuseum.org) or dropped off in person at the Museum, where the painting is on display daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Emails must contain your full name, email address, phone number, and your bid. The last bids will be accepted at 3:00 pm on July 3rd.

Your bid will help support the Museum and a local artist, and maybe add a beautiful new work of art to your collection!

J Peachy is an artist, mental health advocate, radio host, comedian, and all-around great Canadian guy. This month, he is helping raise money for the Port Moody Station Museum by donating 50% of the proceeds from a sealed-bid auction of his painting “The Station.”

In this sealed-bid auction, each bidder secretly bids without knowing how much others have offered for the painting, with a minimum bid of $50. The highest bid and the winner of the painting will be announced on July 3rd at the Museum during our 125th CPR train anniversary and Canada Day celebrations. All bidders will also be entered to win a random draw for a J Peachy print (valued at $30).

Bids can be sent in by email (to laurel@portmoodymuseum.org) or dropped off in person at the Museum, where the painting is on display daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Emails must contain your full name, email address, phone number, and your bid. The last bids will be accepted at 3:00 pm on July 3rd.

Students are Animating History at the Station Museum

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This Spring, classes from across the Lower Mainland came to the Port Moody Station Museum to learn the story of building the CPR in a new and exciting way – through animation. Using paper cut out animation techniques taught by a professional animator during the workshop, each class created a series of scenes based on the story of John A. MacDonald’s dream to unite Canada by railway. Our partner organization Reel 2 Real helps provide a quality animation experience with the use of computers and cameras. By the end of the 4.5 hour workshop, classes have created a 1-2 minute film illustrating the classic Canadian story.
In the process of creating the film, students learn about MacDonald’s dream and the politics and work that it took to make it come true. Scenes often included depict surveying the West, Chinese workers blasting tunnels in BC, hammering the last spike and Lady MacDonald riding the cowcatcher. Students have the opportunity to go deeper into the history and think about what life would have looked like 130 years ago. What would people wear? How would they travel and communicate? Teachers comment that students who are often disinterested in history, become engaged. The workshop is also a great opportunity for students to practice teamwork and appreciate the many skills it takes to create an animated film.
Check out the videos that these groups made above.
For more details on the workshop go to the Animating History section on our School Programs page.