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!


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Trench Digging…Day 2 – Making serious progress!


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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 (, email, or call us at 604-939-1648.

An ESLA class at the Station Museum