2009 Memberships

Support the Museum!

Become a part of the society that runs the Port Moody Station Museum with a 2009 Port Moody Heritage Society Membership. The Port Moody Heritage Society welcomes new members to become a part of it.

Your membership helps support the operation of the museum and other projects of the society. You also have a say at the Annual General Meeting in the Spring of each year and with the election of the Board of Directors and Executive. Membership numbers influence grant money coming into the museum as well and provide a large part of our budget for maintaining and displaying the collection. Memberships start at $5 Canadian for family or individuals.

Heritage Society Memberships make a nice gift. Consider gift memberships for 2009!

Memberships are now more affordable than ever! Support the Museum and buy one for yourself! Buy one for each member of the family!

Memberships:

  • Membership: $5
  • Life $500

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

Support the Museum With a Membership!

Join the Port Moody Heritage Society!

Or give a membership as a gift.

Memberships start at $5!

Become a part of the society that runs the Port Moody Station Museum. The Port Moody Heritage Society welcomes new members to become a part of it. Your membership helps support the operation of the museum and other projects of the society. You also can have a say at the Annual General Meeting in the Spring of each year and the election of the Board of Directors and Executive. Membership numbers influence grant money coming into the museum as well which provide a large part of our budget for maintaining and displaying the collection. Memberships start at $5 Canadian for family or individuals.

Memberships:

  • Family/Individual – $5
  • Corporate – $25
  • Life – $500

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

Consider giving a Gift Membership.

We are also always seeking volunteers in many different areas. Please contact the museum for details!

Support the Museum With Gift Memberships

Join the Port Moody Heritage Society!

The New Year is approaching swiftly and Heritage Society Memberships make a nice gift. Buy gift memberships for the coming year! Memberships are now more affordable than ever! Support the Museum and buy one for yourself! Buy one for each member of the family!

Become a part of the society that runs the Port Moody Station Museum. The Port Moody Heritage Society welcomes new members to become a part of it. Your membership helps support the operation of the museum and other projects of the society. You also can have a say at the Annual General Meeting in the Spring of each year and the election of the Board of Directors and Executive. Membership numbers influence grant money coming into the museum as well which provide a large part of our budget for maintaining and displaying the collection. Memberships start at $5 Canadian for family or individuals.

Memberships:

  • Family: $5
  • Corporate: $25
  • Life $500

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

Consider giving a Gift Membership

Curator's Corner

Remember our Halloween BOOO-SEUM event Oct 27 &28!
(Info posted previously)

From the Fall 2007 Edition

Curator’s Corner
Jim Millar

Time certainly is marching on – it’s fall already! We have had a productive summer, with five students workers supported by grants from Service Canada and Young Canada Works (YCW). We were also successful with YCW to hire Courtney Hagen as a Research Assistant for the fall. It’s nice having an ‘extra’ person around helping out. She will be working with the Collection; currently she is scanning maps. These old city planning maps are in great need of conservation work; therefore they will be sent to the Canadian Conservation Institute.

We were also successful in obtaining an Apod grant from the Centre for Sustainability. This will provide the means to evaluate ourselves and make sure we are making the best use of our resources both now and in the future.

A disappointment was not receiving the Museum Assistance Program funding from Heritage Canada. It was a tight budget year for them with the program being cancelled last fall but reinstated after much public outcry. We had wanted to expand our education program by hiring a program staff person, but now will have to rely on more heavily on volunteers for it.

The recently renovated (and renamed) Large Exhibit Room is working out well. It was great for the AGM, as well as the Dutch and Veterans Affairs display for Canada Day and now the Laundry Through The Ages display. Hope you have been able to stop by and see it.

I met with Bruce Hitchinson, the grandson of the brickyard owner. Actually John Hutchinson Sr. had 3 brickyards in Port Moody. He shipped all his bricks by scow to Vancouver, so Port Moody did not have any brick houses in the early days. Bruce provided some interesting photographs and is trying to find more information for us.

A couple of major maintenance items: the Venosta roof is leaking again and if anyone knows a structural engineer and builder that could help us repair the platform, please let us know.

Support the Museum

Join the Port Moody Heritage Society!

Memberships now more affordable than ever! Support the Museum and buy one for yourself! Buy one for each member of the family! Buy one as a gift!

Become a part of the society that runs the Port Moody Station Museum. The Port Moody Heritage Society welcomes new members to become a part of it. Your membership helps support the operation of the museum and other projects of the society. You also can have a say at the Annual General Meeting in the Spring of each year and the election of the Board of Directors and Executive. Membership numbers influence grant money coming into the museum as well which provide a large part of our budget for maintaining and displaying the collection. Memberships start at $5 Canadian for family or individuals.

Memberships:

  • Family: $5
  • Corporate: $25
  • Life $500

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

Consider giving a Gift Membership

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

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)

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Join us on Saturday, May 5 at 3:00pm here at the Museum to start our season of gardening. We’ll be discussing just what needs to be done, how to do it and would appreciate any ideas or suggestions you may have. Bring your gloves and gardening tools (we have some) and spend an hour or so of WEEDING, SEEDING and getting ready for the planting season. If you can’t make it on Saturday and still want to help in the garden just call or email us.

For further information please contact: Maud Sanford at 604.939.1648 email: pmmuseum@telus.net