Volunteers Wanted!

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Looking for an opportunity to get involved with the community? Need more volunteer hours for graduation?

Then this is the place for you!

The Port Moody Station Museum is looking for dedicated individuals to join us in celebrating Canada on July 1st, 2015. The day will involve opening ceremonies, face painting, guest speakers, and much more! We look forward to a busy day full of sunshine and fun.

Volunteers will be doing activities such as working at a  the concession stand, representing us at our display, and face painting. All volunteers will also be provided with lunch and will be given breaks.

To apply, or for more information please e-mail Brianne at info@portmoodymuseum.org

Canada Day Weekend at the Station Museum

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Come join us at the Station Museum this Sunday to see the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club (GVGRC). The display includes working model steam engines and a model Thomas the Train display.  Joining the GVRC at the museum will be the Morse Telegraph Society as they teach visitors all about the telegraph and the basics of Morse Code.  Throughout the Canada Day weekend visitors can enjoy our Family Days in conjunction with our feature exhibit “Chinese Legacies”.  Activities include lantern making, spike driving, a scavenger hunt and two musicians.  On July 1st, from 11am to 1pm, Joanna Wang will be playing the Erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument , and from 1pm to 3pm Larry Yan will be playing a series of traditional Chinese flutes.  For more information on parking and costs visit our “What’s On” page.  See you on the weekend!

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.

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.

Model Train Enthusiast

Hello,

The Port Moody Station Museum is looking for some model train enthusiasts to give advice and speak to visitors about model trains for our events on July 1st, 4th and 5th. If you are or know of a model train enthusiast, please contact me at the number below. Having a model train is not required.

Thank you,
Rebecca

Rebecca Clarke
Programs & Events Coordinator
604-939-1648

Summer Event Volunteers – 2009

Hello everyone,

It’s great weather and time to have some fun events at the Museum. Below I’ve listed the events, dates and volunteers we would like to have for each event. Most of our events are free to the public. The hot dog stand helps us pay for the cost of the event. I know it’s not glamorous but it helps keep us going. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions. Thanks for all your support!

Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1st 10:30am-4:30pm

Volunteers needed:

  • Model train enthusiast to who can run and talk about a model train.

Anniversary of the 1st Passenger Train – Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th 11am-4pm

Volunteers needed on Saturday:

  • 4-6 people to help with crafts and games for kids
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30

Volunteers needed on Sunday:

  • 4-6 people to help with crafts and games for kids
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to grill hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 11:30-1:30
  • 1 person to sell hot dogs from 1:30 -3:30

Kidsworld – Thursday, July 16th 10am-4pm

Volunteers needed:

  • 2-4 people to help with crafts and games for kids

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Programs Coordinator

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Canada Day Thank You's

Port Moody Station Museum Canada Day 2007

Thank You’s

Volunteer Event Coordinator

Guy Black

Participants

  • Royal Engineer Living History Society

  • 12 Medical Company “Museum of Military Medicine”

  • Canadian Museum of Flight

  • Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association

  • Burma Star Veterans Association

  • Air Force Association of Canada

  • Korea Veterans Association of Canada

  • British Columbia Regiment Pipes and Drums

  • 15th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Military Band

  • Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society

  • Netherlands Consulate, Vancouver.

  • Glenayre Elementary School, Julia, Caelin, Livvie and Olivia

  • Dawn Black M.P., Afghanistan Display

  • Vancouver “DI” Morse Telegraph Club

  • Nursing Sisters Association of Canada

  • Mr. Tom Williams, Canadian Military Memorabilia.

  • WWII Veteran, Mary Hokoson; Royal Canadian Women’s Army Corps

Special Thanks To

  • Mariana Ramos for singing “O Canada”

  • Deb Hope for being Master of Ceremonies (and firing the cannon)

  • Sergeant Phil Reid for guarding our flag

  • Richi Mead and Senior Silver Chord Choir singing Wartime Favourites

  • Ron and Tommie Curties for the PA system and mic.

Our VIPs

  • Dot Harinen – President – Port Moody Heritage Society

  • Dawn Black, Member of Parliament – New Westminister – Coquitlam

  • Consular General of Korea, Mr. Choong-Joo Choi

  • Consular General of France, Mr. Luc Sérot Alméras.

  • Consular General the Netherlands – Mr. Hans Driesser

  • Joe Trasolini – Mayor of Port Moody

  • Lieutenant Colonel Vince Larocque CD, British Columbia

  • Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Cooper – WW II Veteran

Financial Support

  • Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Consulate General of the Netherlands

  • Celebrate Canada

Services and Inkind

  • German Motorcar

  • Kics Lemonade

  • Lee’s Marine

  • SuperValu

  • Tempo Copies

  • Thrifty’s Foods

  • TriCity News

Our VIV’s (Very Important Volunteers)

Dianna Brown, Mary Anne Cooper, Dave Maxwell, Lee McGillveray, Irene Reid, Kevin Reid, Earl Porter, Glenna Ayerst, Irene Turnbull, Brenda Millar, Jason and Julie Cutting

July 1st 2007

Happy Canada Day!

To Everyone From The Port Moody Heritage Society

Join us today for

“The End of a Perilous Journey”

July 1st 10am – 4pm (Sunday)

Join us as we take visitors back 62 years so that they may experience what things were like as the Second World War was nearing its end. Entertainment, concession, military displays and vehicles, British Columbia Regiment Pipes and Drums, Burma Star Veterans Association to name only a few participants.

A “Parade” of digntaries will be arriving shortly after 10am.

The Official Welcoming Ceremony starts at 11am

The lineup includes:
“…international dignitaries, vintage cars, a cannon — even an airplane.” Tri-City News, Friday June 29, 2007 by Sarah Payne

  • 15th Field Artillery Regiment brass band
  • BC Regiment Association pipe band
  • Consul General from France, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea
  • Military vehicles: Canadian army scout car – two Bren gun carriers – halftrack – World War I replica biplane
  • Large photo display from the Dutch government
  • Artwork and poetry readings from Glenayre elementary school’s French immersion classes
  • Dawn Black, NDP MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam with her display on Afghanistan. She’ll be collecting Tim Horton’s coupons for the troops.
  • Displays in the Venosta: 12th Field Jericho garrison’s medical unit – the Hong Kong Veterans’ Association – the Air Force Association of Canada – the Burma Star Veterans – the Nursing Sister’s Association.
  • Members of the Royal Engineers Living History Society will be on hand dressed in period uniform from the 1880’s and re-enact Col Moody and the engineers arriving in Port Moody

And more!