Candlelight Vigil, A night of Solemn Remembrance

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September 10, 2017

Featured in this video is the Great War talk by John Goheen on the Battle of Passchendaele followed by a candlelight vigil held in the trench at the Port Moody station Museum where Charlotte Cameron read from her book containing her one-act play Running: The Alex Decoteau Story, presented by PlayConnect. The play tells the story of Alex Decoteau who was the first Indigenous police officer in Canada, a runner in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, and finally, a message runner in the Great War who died at the Battle of Passchendaele.

Welcome New Directors to the Port Moody Heritage Society Board

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This past June, the Port Moody Heritage Society elected its board of directors for the 2012-2013 year. With our 2011 President, Wayne Beggs, and a number of other directors stepping down, positions were available for a number of new members. Filling these seats, are new board members Christine Clarke, Armando Elias, Dan Kirchner, Mladen Plecko, and Ron Simpson. We look forward to working with this exciting new team!

We also welcome our new Executive Committee with President Robert Simons, Vice President Al Davies, Secretary Amanda Maplethorp. Continuing on are Treasurer Irene Reid and member Darrell Penner. We greatly appreciate your on-going dedication to the Society and look forward to a productive year of governance.

With our changes in governance, we also have new positions open on a number of committees. If you are interested in helping produce high quality displays, educational programs or special events or if you have an interest in preserving historical objects, please contact Rebecca at 604-939-1649 or We always welcome new members!

2012/2013 Heritage Society Board


  • President, Robert Simons
  • Vice President, Al Davies
  • Treasurer, Irene Reid
  • Secretary, Amanda Maplethorp
  • Past President, Wayne Beggs


  • Christine Clarke
  • Armando Elias
  • Dan Kirchner
  • Darrell Penner
  • Mladen Plecko
  • Ron Simpson
  • Honorary Al Sholund

Join the Port Moody Heritage Society

Ioco Ghost Town Day

Ioco Ghost Town Day

For those of you who don’t know, the Port Moody Heritage Society owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum. In addition to this work, the Society organizes events like Ioco Days and projects like our upcoming history book.  The Society is made up of individuals who care about Port Moody’s past and we are looking for a few good people to join us.

If you aren’t already, we encourage you to join. Annual memberships cost $10 for individuals and $15 for a family. Your membership entitles you to receive the Heritage Society “Station Telegram” newsletter, invitation to member only events, discounts on certain Heritage Society events and rentals and the right to vote at the Heritage Society AGM.

Membership fees support the work of the Heritage Society including maintaining its artifact collection and educating the community about Port Moody’s heritage through programs, events and information services at the Station Museum and elsewhere.

Educational Programs

To become a member, you can call us at 604-939-1648 or fill out our PMHS Membership Form and mail it to us.

Ioco Ghost Town Days – October 1st & 2nd

Model A Car Tours

Model A Car Tours

This October marks the 10thanniversary of Ioco Ghost Town Days. Begun as a celebration of the establishment of the former Ioco town site as a designated heritage area, the event celebrates the heritage of the former Imperial Oil town site and the people that lived there.

Ioco Ghosts Watching Weaving Demo

Come join us for this free family event at the former Ioco Lawn Bowling Green (Ioco Rd. & 1st Ave. in Port Moody). Visitors will enjoy good old fashioned fun while learning about the heritage of the former Ioco town.  This year, Heritage Society has organized a two day event on October 1st and 2nd.

On October 1st current and former Ioco residents will reunite between 1 and 4pm to reminisce and enjoy our heritage photo display, some jazz music and refreshments.

On October 2nd, the big show will return with ten different musical, dramatic and variety acts, tours of the town in antique cars, artisan displays, pony rides, kids’ crafts and much more.

Click HERE for more details about and directions to Ioco Ghost Town Days.

Pumpkin Decorating

Ioco Ghost Town Days is organized by the Port Moody Heritage Society who owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum.

Ioco Days is supported by Heritage Canada, the Port Moody Heritage Commission, Impact Canopies, Freybe, Pacific Coast Terminals and Thrifty Foods-Suter Brook.

Port Moody Heritage Society 2011 AGM

PMHS Board

PMHS Board

Heritage Society 09/10 Board of Directors

The Port Moody Heritage Society, owners and operators of the Port Moody Station Museum, will have its Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 20th at 7pm. Heritage Society members and the general public are welcome to join us at the Port Moody Station Museum. Our 2010 Annual Report will be available and a new Heritage Society Board of Directors will be elected.