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Surrey Remembers

November 11, 2015


Surrey Remembers at the Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives 

Bring your family to take part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cloverdale Cenotaph next door to the Surrey Museum and the Surrey Archives

After the ceremony, join us in the Museum to warm up and enjoy activities: 

  • Children can make “peaceful crafts,” like tissue paper poppies and thankful artwork, to commemorate the day.
  • Write thank you notes on postcards that will be delivered to Lower Mainland veterans and their families.
  • View WWII documentary videos in the Museum’s theatre.
  • Listen to tunes from the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers.
  • Watch demonstrations of weaving and spinning in the Textile Studio. See a heritage loom used to rehabilitate veterans and try your hand at weaving on the Museum’s table loom.
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. 
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Canada and the Cold War - Former Royal Canadian Navy Wren Gwen Settle shares the challenges faced by women in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the 1960s and reveals declassified Cold War secrets. By donation

Join us in the Archives across the plaza for these activities:

  • View real wartime newspapers, documents, and photographs.
  • Watch a slideshow on experiences in Surrey during World War I, and listen to reminiscences with the Veterans’ Oral History Collection.

Also check out Remembrance Day Family Event planned by Cemetery Services & the Canadian Military Education Centre from noon to 3pm.   

Location: Surrey Museum, 17710 - 56A Avenue

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Contact: 604-592-6956

Category: Heritage Kids and Family Seniors Youth

Town Centre: Cloverdale