Next to the Great War trench system and the Vimy tunnel is the Peace or Meditation Garden.
We invite all our visitors to explore the trench and end their visit by spending some time inside the meditation garden.
Progress from war to peace.
We invite you to come visit the meditation garden or enjoy a video of the garden
Please check out our YouTube channel. Watch our peace garden videos or watch our Vimy Ridge event.
Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum for our amazing Easter egg hunt.
Take a picture with the Easter bunny, hunt for marbles and exchange them for chocolate Easter eggs.
There will be face painting, dancing dog show, a Rubber Dukki chute, and a toddler zone.
Despite the rain our Vimy event attracted many visitors. It was great seeing so many people braving the rains and walking into the trench, pinning Poppies on our Vimy memorial wall.
We had Cary Price in our hospital train talking about the medical aspects, dangers and challenges faced at the front providing help to wounded soldiers.
John Goheen provided information on the war in the air next to the Sopwith Camel from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley.
A great crew from the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale provided detailed information about the 1914 FWD truck.
Inside the museum visitors could inspect the amazing replica of the Response ( on loan from the BC Veterans Commemorative Association)
Further into the museum Alan Fox shared his amazing knowledge on weapons with visitors.
Not a seat was left empty when John Goheen started his excellent lecture on the battle of Vimy Ridge.
In the trenches we had Andrew Parrish and Mike Toddington talk about the war, trench warfare and the tunnel below the Vimy battlefield. Mike’s great uncle George Toddington was a miner in the war at was killed a the age of 23.
Visitors could enjoy food from Past Polo.
Tomorrow we will start the day with a lecture at 11.15 am, followed by the opening ceremony at 1pm.
Kent Spencer from the Vancouver Sun came to the museum recently to find out more about our Vimy Ridge event.
Perhaps you saw his article in the Vancouver Sun, April 1.
SUMMER JOB POSTING
Museum Assistant, Positions (based on grant funding) at the Port Moody Station Museum, Port
Duration: maximum 16 weeks (based on funding), 35hrs/wk,
Timeframe: summer 2017, early May to late August
Rate of pay: $13.00 / hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation
Language: English essential, French an asset
Job Description: Working as a team member in a small museum environment, duties include:
- assist with special events, program delivery for children and seniors, greeting guests, providing
- guided tours of exhibits, exhibit design and setup; other varied duties of daily museum operations.
Qualifications: Must meet Service Canada CSJ / Young Canada Works requirements.
Good communication and people skills- English essential, good computer skills (MS Office 2013), reliability, initiative and desire to learn more of our Country’s past. We encourage the Government of Canada’s job equity groups however; we are located in a heritage building with stairs which does create a barrier to some disabled persons.
Address: 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody BC, V3H1X2
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Posting closes April 18, 2017, 4pm.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, The Port Moody Heritage Society is holding a Vimy Ridge event.
April 8 – 9, 11am to 5pm. Opening ceremony April 9, 1pm
The event will be dedicated to a part of Canada’s history which was crucial in bringing the country onto the world stage.
The event commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle was a turning point in the Great War and placed Canada as an elite force amongst the allies.
Our celebration will open a window into the past by featuring the ingenuity and bravery of Canadians 100 years ago.
Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy many historic and unique displays. There will be a Sopwith Camel plane, a historic truck, a hospital train display, living history guides in Great War uniforms showing artifacts and giving talks. Tours through our Great War Trench.
We will lead our visitors to a rest from the battle front to Armentières where they will enjoy music, food, drink and the amazing Golden Spike Can-Can dancers.