Port Moody Heritage Society’s Membership Drive for 2019

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The Port Moody Heritage Society is excited that we are having our 50th Anniversary this year! We are so thankful for your support throughout the years and just wanted to send a friendly reminder  that 2019 Memberships are now due ! Through the support of our members, we are able to continue to preserve Port Moody’s history, educate the community through our school programs and exhibits and put on special events for the community!
We really appreciate your support throughout the year.

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Season’s greetings


seasonsSeason’s greetings from us all here at the Port Moody Station Museum
We wish you all a wonderful and peaceful holiday season.

We look forward to welcoming you back for our 2019 events, exhibits, talks and more.

We especially like to thank all our amazing volunteers.

Holiday closures
December 24th to 28th, 2018
December 31st to January 4th 2019

Open on weekends

Christmas Tea, December 16, SOLD OUT

Christmas  Tea, December 16 – SOLD OUT
Sorry all tables are booked now.
However we will start a waiting list.
Please contact us at info@portmoodymuseum.org

Art Exhibit featuring Ioco Townsite Now at the Museum


The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to feature 3 artists for our newest art exhibit. There are 5 pieces of art featuring the Ioco Townsite. This exhibit will be shown until the end of January 2019 and can be viewed as you enter into the Museum. The artwork is for sale and there are beautiful Art cards to buy as well.

About the Artists



Karen Baynton, a member of the Port Moody Art Association, works out of her own studio in Coquitlam, British Columbia. She is a Canadian-born artist who is passionate about painting and sketching the beautiful province she lives in and calls home. Her challenge is to achieve higher levels; expanding her subject matter, composition, and styles. She continues to upgrade adding new vision, techniques with vivid vibrant colors and textures.

Karen’s work reflects her love for the outdoors. She aims to spark a memory, a moment, a reflection of time from your life. Karen would like to invite you into the life, scenery and atmosphere of what it is like to live in British Columbia, Canada. Karen’s work can be viewed at the Blue Lotus Art Gallery at Guilford town Centre in Surrey or at the Lone Wolf Gallery in Sun Peaks, Kamloops and at various events, exhibits and shows around the lower mainland. Contact information: For available paintings and special orders.Email : Karen _baynton@shaw.ca Cell# (604) 318-4133








Sorina Ursu is an emerging artist, who grew up in Romania and became interested in art at an early age. She always loved to paint and draw, embracing both artistic dimensions by becoming familiar with different painting and drawing techniques. She managed to experiment a lot with different media, such as acrylics (tempera), water-colours, oils and mixed media, which gave her an opportunity to get familiarized with all sorts of techniques. She likes to paint or draw anything from landscapes, still life to abstract, embodying the original feeling as a source of inspiration. Her works render both motion and stillness, through a mixed colour palette. She is currently studying painting at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC as well as being a member of the Port Moody Art Association.










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Arlene E. Wiebe resides in the Port Moody area, since 1982.  She is a mother of 5 and ‘Grammy’ to 3 grandsons. She is a self-taught artist and previous member of the Port Moody Art Association. Although she picks up the paintbrush from time to time, she designs creative floral arrangements (Inlet Floral Designs since 2015) and draws some more of her pencil pet portraits. She often does flowers for the info desk and lends other help at the Port Moody Station Museum. This mixed media painting called “Brought Together” depicts the strong connectedness of the Ioco Townsite community, such as in dance and in worship. Arlene hopes you will enjoy this unique, circle-themed rendition; it symbolizes the continuous, integral role of the Ioco United Church since 1923.


Book your table now for our Christmas Tea on the Train

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 December  Cash only. call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.



Posted : November 19, 2018

The Holiday season is coming up! Celebrate by joining us at the Port Moody Station Museum for our annual Christmas tea!

The Port Moody Station Museum is now taking reservations for our Christmas Tea on the train. We will be having 3 seating’s on December 9th and 3 seating’s on December 16th. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 or under ( Kids 2 or under free).

Climb aboard our decorated 1920s passenger train car, the Venosta, and enjoy tea, hot chocolate, and scones while listening to Christmas music!

There will be 3 seating’s

December 9th: 10:30-11:30, 1:00-2:00, 2:30-3:30

December 16th: 10:30-11:30, 1:00-2:00, 2:30-3:30

Cost: $15/adult. $10/child under 12 years.

Cash only. Please pay at the door.

Make sure to RSVP soon, as spaces fill fast!

To reserve your tables, call us at (604) 939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org

Please note : If you email – We will contact you to let you know you have a confirmed reservation if there is availability.



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News coverage

We appreciate the great coverage by the CBC.



Tell us your Stories

Join us November 8, 4pm
Tell us your Stories – exhibition by local students who have researched into their families wartime experiences.

11 Days of Remembrance November 1-11 at the Port Moody Station Museum




Each day leading up to Remembrance day we will commemorate the Great War with a special event either online or at the museum.
The Port Moody Station Museum will organize a mixture of events – There will be a Students Exhibit, a performance by Expect Exceptional Theatre, a reunion of WW1 descendants, a candle light vigil and online information as well. A big thank you to Veterans Affairs and the Port Moody Legion Branch 119 for sponsoring the 11 days of Remembrance.


Reunion of WW1 Descendants – November 3, 10am-1pm. Ticket must be purchased before the day of event.

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Great War Talk: How we Remember, Nov 4, 3 pm, Free

Historian John Goheen will talk about the history of Remembering. The talk will cover the history of how we remembered those who fell in Great War. The talk will also touch on questions how Canadians today remember those who served their country.

Exhibition Opening “Tell us your stories”, Nov 8 1: 30 pm, Free

The students from four local elementary schools will feature their art work and the research into their own families wartime involvement. The exhibition will open with a student choir performing.

Anmore Elementary
Moody Elementary
Mountain Meadows Elementary
Pleasantside Elementary

The Christmas Truce  November 9 at 7:00pm performed by Expect Exceptional Theatre,  at the Port Moody Station Museum – Free Event

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Candle Light Vigil, November 10, 7:oopm

Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum to commemorate those who fought for our country. Each guest will light a tribute candle. After the candles are lit, guests will proceed to the McKnight Centennial Trench.
In conjunction with Playwrights Guild of Canada the Port Moody Station Museum is proud to present playwright Maureen Hunter. Maureen will read from her play Wild Mouth.



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Set on the Prairies during World War I, “Wild Mouth” explores the connections between love and war, beauty and horror, creation and destruction. Through the passionate encounter between a grieving mother and a troubled soldier returned from France.

Buy your tickets now for our Reunion of WW1 Descendants – November 3rd

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This November, The Port Moody Heritage Society will present 11 Day of Remembrance. There will be a variety of events ranging from Great War talks, theatre performances, student exhibits and online information about the Great War…On Saturday, November 3rd, we will be having a reunion for WW1 Descendants at the Port Moody Station Museum. Make sure to buy your ticket soon , there will be limited spots and tickets must be purchased by October 18th, 2018. Tickets include lunch on our 1921 Train Car. Please call 604-939-1648 or email us at info@portmoodymuseum.org to RSVP.


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Port Moody Library


Reading Lists

This November, The Port Moody Heritage Society will present 11 Day of Remembrance. There will be a variety of events ranging from Great War talks, theatre performances, student exhibits and online information about the Great War…

We are excited that the Port Moody Library has prepared reading lists for the museum to offer our visitors to go a little deeper into the history of the Great War.

Let your child find out the true story of  Winne the Pu, the most famous bear with a beautifully illustrated children’s book, or  learn more about the Canadian solider in Tim Cook’s At the Sharp edge. There are illustrated books, novels and historical works.

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