Representations of the Past….cultural heritage museums

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel For Immediate Release

Burnaby Village Museum Site

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel Offers Complimentary Gate Admission for 2011 Season

BURNABY, British Columbia (March 22, 2011) – The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel has much to celebrate this year — a special anniversary, new themed exhibits, new programs and complimentary gate admission!

This year, the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel celebrates its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, the City of Burnaby invites everyone to enjoy complimentary gate admission for the 2011 season starting in May. Gate admission rates were scheduled to range from $6.00- $12.00. (Carousel rides continue to be $2.01 plus tax each.)

“Burnaby Village Museum is a wonderful heritage resource,” said Mayor Derek Corrigan. “This year, in recognition of its 40th Anniversary, all residents and visitors can enjoy complimentary village experiences. We are extremely pleased to be leaders in protecting our cultural heritage and we look forward to offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy complimentary gate admission to this unique Burnaby attraction.”

2011 Exhibits

This summer, visitors can take a virtual journey through the museum’s 40-year history, using photography and images. Follow the photo-stories of many of the heritage buildings now on site and the restoration projects that keep them in good repair. To acknowledge the 1970s museum launch, visitors should bring their cameras to take their picture in a 1971 Living Room, complete with shag rug and favourite 1971 LPs.

Also, a special travelling exhibit, CPR Magic Lantern Slides: 1885-1930, is presented in Stride Studios. For more than 50 years, the Canadian Pacific Railroad made Magic Lantern slides to encourage immigration and tourism. The exhibit presents a Canada full of promise: bountiful land, providing hunting, fishing, and mountain climbing for tourists, and offering great potential for immigrants to create a rich life for themselves and their families.

New to the Village is a series of guided tours. Learn fascinating facts and background information that brings history to life. Pre- registration is available for these theme walks in the village and/or surrounding area by calling 604.297.4565. Space permitting, tickets may be available at the gate.

2011 Hours

Summer season: May 7-September 5, Tuesday-Sunday plus holiday Monday (11am-4:30pm) Heritage Christmas: November 26-January 1, daily (hours vary)

About Burnaby Village Museum Transport yourself – stroll down the streets of our 1920s tram-stop community. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include a chat with the blacksmith, a demonstration in the print shop and a visit with the clerk at the General store. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop and an ice-cream parlour offering light meals and snacks. For more information visit Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, our website, or call 604-297-4565.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Stagg, Marketing Coordinator (T) 604-297-4565 (E)

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6

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Racism and American History

Tuesday October 18, 2011
Time 12:00 PM
Additional Information
Description Burnaby campus, Halpern Centre, rm 126

Although best known for his work on the American Civil War Michael Fellman will, in this reading from his memoir/methodology/collected essays forthcoming in November from LSU Press, connect elements of his personal experiences (including some at SFU) to the way he delved into the darker issues of American history such topics as domination, exploitation, political violence, racism and the experiences of war. With Michael Fellman.

Admission is free. No registration required.

Sustainability Week at SFU


Date Tuesday September 20, 2011
Time 11:00 AM  – 4:00 PM
Contact Sarah Stoner/Duncan Wlodarczak
Additional Information
Description Sustainability Week is a week long event celebrating sustainability at SFU.All three campuses are encouraged to participate and showcase their initiatives, ideas and successes. The SFU Sustainability Festival is co-hosted this year by the SFU Sustainability, Faculty of Environment, Sustainable SFU and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

The festival will include:
* Ecofashion shows
* Prize Draws
* Food
* Music Performance
* Marketplace
* Displays

Iranian cultural traditions

September 22 to October 2, 2011

The Port Moody Festival of the Arts to honour the local Iranian community at Expressions of Iran


PORT MOODY, BC – Expressions of Iran at the 14th Annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts will celebrate the unique cultural traditions of Iran.
With visual arts, crafts, literature, music, dance, and cuisine, the event will honour the local Iranian community of the Lower Mainland.


Expressions of Iran will explore a wide array of traditions from Persia. Outside of the theatre,

Event-goers can discover intricate Iranian crafts, art by Parisa Shafazard and Ali Rostami, and elaborate Iranian carpets. For a true taste of the area, Pasta Polo will be providing authentic Iranian cuisine for all to enjoy.


For the entertainment segment of the evening, the theatre will feature a historical film outlining Iran’s development from 500 BC to the 13th century. Then, the Almaas dance group will perform a traditional folk dance which is true to Iranian culture. Following the dance performance, Sheri Ismailzai will present a contemporary literature reading of Be Careful by Abdolqadir Balouch, while the Honary Group will play traditional Iranian music for the grand finale.


Fred Soofi, owner of Pasta Polo, states “I am pleased to join the Arts Centre as a Festival Patron for the Iranian event. This evening will be for everyone, the entire community, and we are looking forward to showing the importance and history of Iranian culture. There will be something for all.”


Event tickets are priced:

$25 for adults (including HST and service charges) or take advantage of our Festival
Four- some Package to purchase 4 Adult tickets to this event for $80
$20 for students/seniors (including HST and service charges)

To purchase tickets visit or contact the Arts Centre at 604-931-2008 x 0.


The Festival of the Arts is a multi-disciplinary festival that brings arts and culture to your doorstep! The 14th Annual Festival of the Arts will be held from September 22 – October 2, 2011.
This years line-up includes Jill Barber and Matthew Barber, Said the Whale, LOL Comedy Night and more music and art events. The event also offers free Art 4 Youth and Art 4 U Day, with art activities,
live entertainment, and family-friendly fun! For more information visit


For more information contact:

Ella Caranfil/Marika Kovalcikova – Events Coordinator

2425 St. Johns St Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2 604-931-2008 x 109

Role of children’s literature in addressing social conflict

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable: Joy Kogawa & Maggie DeVries

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, Michael M. Ames Theatre, MOA(free with regular admission)
Acclaimed Canadian authors Joy Kogawa (Naomi’s Road) and Maggie DeVries (Hunger Journeys and Chance and the Butterfly) discuss the ways in which contemporary children’s literature can address the effects of social conflict in the world, and at the same time inspire hope and a desire to bring about positive change. Presented with the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable in conjunction with MOA’s exhibition ひろしま hiroshima.

Role of Art and Creativity in Peace, Justice, and Resistance

Film Screening: Cultures of Resistance

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00-9:00 pm, Michael M. Ames Theatre, MOA (free with regular admission)
Directed by Lara Lee, this film explores how art and creativity can be used as ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. Featured are Medellín poets for peace, Capoeira masters from Brazil, Niger Delta militants, Iranian graffiti artists, women’s movement leaders in Rwanda, Lebanon’s refugee filmmakers, US political pranksters, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu River, Israeli dissidents, hip-hop artists from Palestine, and more. 73 min. Presented in conjunction with MOA’s exhibition ひろしま hiroshima.