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.

Ioco Ghost Town Days 2011 a Success!

Kindred Spirits sing along

Kindred Spirits sing along

Thanks to everyone who participated in making Ioco Ghost Town Days a big success this year.  It was a fitting celebration for the 10th anniversary of the event.  Feedback so far has been very positive.  If you were there, please add some of your thoughts.

Here are some of the records for our 10th year:

  • Highest attendance – approximately 2000 people.
  • Biggest budget. Thank you Heritage Canada, Port Moody Heritage Commission, and Pacific Coast Terminals!
  • Most performing groups – 11 different groups.
  • Most hot dogs grilled.  Thank you Kinsmen!
  • Most tents put up – 30 total. Thank you Impact Canopies and Danco!
  • Most video footage of Mary Anne Cooper talking about Ioco town’s history. See the Coquitlam Now and the Tri City News.
You can see more photos from the event on the Port Moody Station Museum Facebook page.

Dennis Hewson's magic show

We had a great time and I hope you did too. See you again next year!