Heritage

Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.

North Delta elementary student wins award at BC Heritage Fair

Ryan Joseph recognized for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry

 

The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)

‘To Margaret from Johnny’: Aldergrove man finds mystery photo in his attic

Local mystery adds to uptick in unsolved documents, says museum president

 

Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)

Time’s up for Tiny Town as weather, vandals take toll on B.C. model village

Miniature structures modeled after Irish town

 

Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The environment minister says a new bill he introduced gives legal protection to Canada’s historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of historic significance in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canada’s historic sites get Indigenous voices, stronger protection in new bill

Canada only G7 country without legislation protecting historic sites, despite having more than 300

Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The environment minister says a new bill he introduced gives legal protection to Canada’s historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of historic significance in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at Cloverdale Station. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage Rail to run special train June 18

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society set to run its ‘Connaught’ car

Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at Cloverdale Station. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Inouye family members at Surrey’s new Inouye Park, 8985 Queen Mary Blvd. Pictured from left are Tami Gunn, Chris Inouye, Barry Inouye (holding dog Sasha), Rob Inouye and Holly Inouye. Tami, Barry, Rob and Holly are grandchildren of Surrey pioneer Zennosuke Inouye, for whom the park is named. (Photo: facebook.com/TheCityofSurrey)

SURREY NOW & THEN: New Inouye Park honours WWI vet who fought to have his land returned

Four grandchildren of Zennosuke Inouye visit Cedar Hills-area park dedicated to the Surrey pioneer

Inouye family members at Surrey’s new Inouye Park, 8985 Queen Mary Blvd. Pictured from left are Tami Gunn, Chris Inouye, Barry Inouye (holding dog Sasha), Rob Inouye and Holly Inouye. Tami, Barry, Rob and Holly are grandchildren of Surrey pioneer Zennosuke Inouye, for whom the park is named. (Photo: facebook.com/TheCityofSurrey)
Customers hand in their tickets at Cloverdale Station for a ride on the Connaught railcar May 7. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Heritage Rail opens 2022 season

‘Superb turnout’ for opening weekend

Customers hand in their tickets at Cloverdale Station for a ride on the Connaught railcar May 7. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
The McDonald’s restaurant opening in Surrey in 1967. (Photo: Roy Houghton Photographic Studio Collection/Surrey Archives)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Roy Houghton photographed thousands of people, events from ’50s to ’70s

Now stored at Surrey Archives, Houghton’s large collection of photos is subject of a talk May 12

The McDonald’s restaurant opening in Surrey in 1967. (Photo: Roy Houghton Photographic Studio Collection/Surrey Archives)
Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” railcar at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Connaught railcar to roll at Surrey’s heritage railway

‘We are looking forward to our first full season since the beginning of the pandemic,’ says Sprung

Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” railcar at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(from left) Coun. Dan Copeland, Delta Heritage Society president Barbara Baydala, MP Carla Qualtrough, Mayor George Harvie, Maureen Husband, Coun. Dylan Kruger and Coun. Alicia Guichon unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, located at 4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, during the grand opening ceremony on Saturday, April 9. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s new Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre now open to the public

Dignitaries, heritage enthusiasts, members of the Husband family attended the grand opening on April 9

(from left) Coun. Dan Copeland, Delta Heritage Society president Barbara Baydala, MP Carla Qualtrough, Mayor George Harvie, Maureen Husband, Coun. Dylan Kruger and Coun. Alicia Guichon unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, located at 4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, during the grand opening ceremony on Saturday, April 9. (James Smith photo)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage rail to reopen May 7

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society opening for summer season

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Aerial view of the incomplete Lorne Circus in North Surrey, at the intersection of Grosvenor Road, 114 Avenue and McBride Drive. (Photo: Google Street View)

SURREY NOW & THEN: This notable Surrey ‘circus’ has nothing to do with clowns, it’s about streets

In Port Mann 100+ years ago, Lorne Circus was ‘one of the first Canadian examples of urban planning’

Aerial view of the incomplete Lorne Circus in North Surrey, at the intersection of Grosvenor Road, 114 Avenue and McBride Drive. (Photo: Google Street View)
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SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Stump Farmers’ of 1940s mapped on new heritage marker, including exiled families

‘I remember no fences, towering trees and trails going in every direction,’ longtime Newton resident recalls

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Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen received the 2022 Friends of Heritage Award for co-authoring the book “Lord Don’t Want Me, Devil Won’t Take Me” about the life of Tsawwassen pioneer Pansy May Stuttard. (City of Delta photo)

Biography authors, century-old newspaper receive City of Delta heritage awards

Co-authors of book about Pansy May Stuttard, Delta Optimist, honoured at council meeting March 7

Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen received the 2022 Friends of Heritage Award for co-authoring the book “Lord Don’t Want Me, Devil Won’t Take Me” about the life of Tsawwassen pioneer Pansy May Stuttard. (City of Delta photo)
Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)

Video explores B.C. heritage home before it was destroyed in gas explosion

Footage shows how much care was taken to preserve heritage of Lakeshore home

Warren House was built for Kettle Valley Railway president JJ Warren where he and his wife and five children lived. (Penticton Museum)
Whalley street scene in 1975. (Photo: City of Surrey Collection/Archives)

‘Surrey in the ’70s’ talk to showcase ‘never-seen-before raw footage of street scenes’

March 10 online gathering promises a ‘groovy’ look at Surrey

Whalley street scene in 1975. (Photo: City of Surrey Collection/Archives)
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry’s Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)
Thousands of skaters flocked to Fry’s Corner in Surrey in January 1962. (Photo: Stan McKinnon Collection/Surrey Archives)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Electric Express’ returning to Cloverdale

Annual Christmas train is back after one-year hiatus

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale in 2020. A new exhibit about FVHRS and Surrey’s train history opens at the Museum of Surrey June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Paint the Train visual arts shows to return

Painting took place in summer, now judging runs till Jan. 24

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale in 2020. A new exhibit about FVHRS and Surrey’s train history opens at the Museum of Surrey June 2. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Linda Annis, Surrey councillor, Bruce Ralston, minister of energy and mines, and John Sprung, chairman of the board for the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society, chat Sept. 4 outside Cloverdale Station. Heritage Rail reopened that day for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Heritage Rail reopens after being closed for nearly two years

Aubert: things went ‘absolutely splendid’ on opening day

Linda Annis, Surrey councillor, Bruce Ralston, minister of energy and mines, and John Sprung, chairman of the board for the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society, chat Sept. 4 outside Cloverdale Station. Heritage Rail reopened that day for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)