The Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives will be open to the public on Friday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual Surrey Remembers event.
Surrey residents are invited to bring their families to the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale cenotaph in the Surrey Museum Plaza, then come in from the cold to the Museum or Archives and take part in activities.
Families can make “peaceful” crafts to commemorate the day, or rest a while in the Museum’s theatre to view WWII documentary videos.
Postcards are available to write thank-you notes that will be delivered to Lower Mainland veterans and their families.
Visitors can watch demonstrations of a variety of weaving looms, including those used to rehabilitate veterans. Children can also try their hand at weaving.
Warm beverages will be available to sip while you read your free copy of the Veterans’ Week Special Edition of the Canada Remembers Times and the kids’ Tales of Animals in War (while supplies last).
Across the plaza at the Surrey Archives, warm up with refreshments downstairs, then come up to the Reference Room to see wartime newspapers, documents, photographs, a slideshow on Surrey’s participation in the World Wars, and listen to the Veterans’ Oral History Collection.
Admission to this event is by donation. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/heritage.