Congratulations Dennis Hewson!

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Dennis Hewson is a great supporter of the Port Moody Station Museum special events, including Easter Extravaganza and IOCO Ghost Town Days.

 

Please join the Port Moody Heritage Society in Congratulating Dennis on his recent award! During the recent  S.A.M. Banquet Friday Jan. 24th 2014,  Dennis Hewson was awarded the Carl Hemeon Trophy. This award is for excellence in performing and service to the club for 2013. S.A.M. stands for Society of American Magicians – Carl Hemeon Assembly #95 in Vancouver B.C.

 

We are excited for Dennis and this honour and recognition. We are always grateful for his support and talent!

 

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Ioco Ghost Town Day Returns

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Ioco Ghost Town Day returns!

October 14th, from noon-4pm

Activities include tours of the town in Model A cars, artisan displays, pony rides, kids’ crafts and much more. This year, performers include bluegrass band 5 on a String, magician Dennis Hewson, barbershop quartet Antique Gold, and musician Nigel Tucker. Also joining us to share the history of Ioco as heritage actors are local youth from Theatrix.

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Come join us for this free family event at the former Ioco Lawn Bowling Green (Ioco Rd. & 1st Ave. in Port Moody). Enjoy good old fashioned fun while learning about the heritage of the former Ioco town.

Free parking for both events is available along 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Ioco. For directions to the event, use our Map to Ioco.

Ioco Ghost Town Days is organized by the Port Moody Heritage Society who owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum.

Ioco Days is supported by Heritage Canada, the Port Moody Heritage Commission, Impact Canopies, Freybe Gourmet Foods, and Pacific Coast Terminals.

Ioco Days Festival Kicks off with “Home Town”

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Saturday, October 6th, the Ioco Days Festival begins with the local theatre production “Home Town”.


Created by Rebel Haunt Theatre, “Home Town” is a site-specific, audience-interactive play set in the 1930s. The audience moves with the actors through the Ioco townsite; exploring various locations, meeting characters and watching the story unfold. The show incorporates stories from the history of Ioco and Port Moody.

“Home Town” is a great way for locals to get a sense of the community that Ioco residents enjoyed in the 1930s. Written using information and stories from the old “Ioco Times” newsletter, the characters evoke the feeling of the good old days as they explore the remaining heritage buildings and environment at the Ioco town site.

 

 

Shows are Saturday, October 6th and 13th at 1 & 3pm.

Audience members should gather at the Ioco lawn bowling green (Ioco Rd. and 1st Ave.) prior to the show.

Admission is by donation.

The show will go on rain or shine, so come prepared for the weather.

If you need directions to the event, check out our Map to Ioco.

“Chinese Legacies” Family Fun Days Continue at the Station Museum

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Despite the not so sunny weather the Canada Day Weekend was a great success.  The crowds gathered to watch the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club while they displayed their model trains on Sunday as the melodies of Larry Yan’s flute floated across the grounds.  The Family Days that lasted from Saturday to Monday were popular as well with the kids building lanterns and searching around the museum finding clues for the scavenger hunt.  On Monday Joanna Wang played the traditional stringed instrument called the “Erhu” as Benjamin Wang taught visitors how to play the strategy game of “weiqi”.  The fun is not over as these Family Fun Days will continue every Sunday, 11am to 4pm, until the end of August.  Crafts and the scavenger hunt will be happening throughout the day and be sure to keep an eye out on the events calendar to see who our special guests will be each Sunday.

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!

Heritage Actors Needed!

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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.

Live Painting with J Peachy

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This Mother’s Day, stop by the Station Museum between noon and 3pm to see live painting with J Peachy. J is a contemporary outsider artist that believes in the healing properties of the natural environment. He paints landscapes in abstract as an expression of his connection with nature and its ability to provide peaceful inspiration. He believes all organisms on this earth are interconnected with nature and highly interdependent. Through painting, he tries to capture the interrelationship between mind and nature.
J will be contributing 50% of the proceeds of his painting to the Museum.

Thanks J!

Joyce Johnstone and Twinkletoes perform at the Museum

If you didn’t see the article in the Tri-City News last week about Joyce Johnstone and her dog Twinkletoes, check it out here www.bclocalnews.com/tri_city_maple_ridge/tricitynews/community/88856057.html.

You can see these two dance at our Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday at the Museum. They will perform at 11:30am, 12:15pm, and 1pm.