The Museum turns 35!

Grand Opening of Museum July 1 1983- 35 years

July 1st is the 35th anniversary of the grand opening of the Port Moody Station Museum! Since 1983 the station museum has been educating the public and celebrating our community’s history through exhibits, programs and events. The Port Moody Station Museum is owned and operated by the Port Moody Heritage Society whose 50th anniversary is coming up in 2019.

The Museum will be closed on Canada Day, but we encourage you to drop by for a visit another time. We are open daily from 10-5 all summer!
Grand Opening of Museum July 1 1983- 35 years

AGM June 24, 2018

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This past Sunday was our Annual General Meeting and we cannot thank all of our members enough for attending, the turnout was fantastic. We had an amazing time getting reacquainted with our members, hearing the Nichol Brothers fascinating presentation, and previewing our new exhibit coming in July.

The AGM also marked a changeover of our Board of Directors, and it is time to say goodbye to those exiting this term, as well as welcome in our 2018/19 Board. To our outgoing directors, we extend our gratitude for the time and dedication you have given to the Port Moody Heritage Society. Armando Elias, Dan Kirchner, Wade Leslie, and Calum McVicor thank you for all of your contributions to the PMHS, we wish you all the best.

As well, we’d like to thank President David Ritcey, and our returning Board Members Bruce Gibson, Irene Reid, Bob Elliott, Brad Letwin, Deb Naso, Bruce Schroeder, and Chris Staddon for their continued support.

Finally, welcome to new Secretary Laura Dick, and Directors Stan Copp and Kirsten Gerllays! We can’t wait to work with you!

We’re looking forward to an amazing year ahead!

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3rd Annual Newfie Kitchen Party!

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Wow what a weekend! This past Saturday marked our 3rd annual Newfie Kitchen Party, and it was an absolute blast! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or better people to share a spectacular evening with.

Thank you to our friends from the band Newfish who kept the tunes going all night for us to dance and sing along to. As well, thank you to Kevin from Safeway Burquitlam* for their desserts, Andres Wines for keeping us hydrated, and of course the folks at Sing Lobsters, it wouldn’t be a Kitchen Party without your delicious lobster!

Finally, we can’t forget our wonderful volunteers who donate their valuable time to assist with events like these, and of course all of our wonderful attendees who make this event so special and worthwhile. From all of us at the Port Moody Station Museum, THANK YOU!

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*Safeway Burquitlam is currently looking for staff for the summer season. If you know anyone who may be interested in this opportunity please get in touch with Kevin Merrick at 604.931.0110 and let him know that the Port Moody Station Museum sent you!

Newfie Party SOLD OUT!

Our 2018 Newfie Kitchen Party takes place here at the museum tomorrow night, and is officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to all those who have assisted with promoting and supporting this event, and especially to all of tomorrow nights attendees. Unfortunately this means that NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow for an exciting East coast party right here on the West coast!

Great War Talk: Beaumont-Hamel

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Make sure to join us this Saturday, June 23rd for the Great War Talk: Beaumont-Hamel.
For the Newfoundland Regiment, the Battle of the Somme near Beaumont-Hamel was the most devastating loss of the Great War. The talk by Battlefield Historian, John Goheen, will begin at 3pm.
Make sure to contact the museum to reserve your spot for the talk! Call (604-939-1648) or email (info@portmoodymuseum.org)
Please note that parking at the museum will not be available on this day.

Moose on a hill. (Room Archives)

Moose on a hill. (Room Archives)

Port Moody Heritage Society AGM

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Members and friends of the Museum are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting this Sunday, June 24th. The meeting will begin at 3pm with the Nichol Brothers talking on moving heritage buildings. A short video by the Alberta Museums Association on Climate Change will then be viewed and the meeting will begin. The meeting will end with the unveiling of our newest exhibit with BBQ and refreshments.

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National Indigenous People’s Day and Wool Weaving Workshop

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This Thursday, June 21st, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This past Sunday, the Port Moody Station Museum celebrated early with a wool weaving workshop led by Alice Guss (Tsawaysia Spukwus). She opened the event with traditional drumming and music, and then taught the attendees of the workshop how to weave wool into bracelets, smartphone cases, and headbands. All those in attendance had an excellent time learning traditional weaving skills, while listening to storytelling and music from Alice Guss. While the workshop was underway, museum staff had National Indigenous Peoples day activities set up, complete with newly created activities to educate young people about indigenous customs and history. We thank Alice Guss, and all those that participated.

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Grab your Newfie Kitchen Party tickets now!

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Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the upcoming Newfie Kitchen Party on Saturday June 23rd! Enjoy a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner, beer from local breweries, and maritime music by the New Fish at this fun community event!

Lobster Dinner – $35

Hot Dog Dinner – $15

Tickets are going fast so make sure to grab your tickets by phoning the museum (604-939-1648) before we sell out!

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Make sure to sign up soon for the National Indigenous Peoples Day wool weaving workshop with Tsawaysia Spukwus who will help you make your own weaving project while you learn about how the Indigenous peoples made clothing from natural resources prior to European contact.
Weaving project options include:
Headband – $30
Bookmark/ wristband – $7
Smartphone case – $7
RSVP is required for this event so make sure to call (604-939-1648) or email the museum (info@portmoodymuseum.org) to grab a spot before this event fills up!

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Newfie Day 2018!

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Our amazing volunteer Arlene Wiebe created this beautiful piece of artwork inspired by our annual Newfie Party coming up this month on the 23rd! Don’t forget to grab your tickets for a night of East Coast fun and delicious Atlantic lobster! Reservations can be made at 604.939.1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org

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