Looking Back: All about good, clean fun

The Pitt Meadows Museum is celebrating Culture Days at the end of September.

Kimiko Kubota

The Pitt Meadows Museum is celebrating Culture Days at the end of September.

The Pitt museum’s participation will involve an all-time favorite program: soap making.

Join us at the Pitt Meadows Museum on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m. when, as part of our Museum Sundays series, Jennifer and Mark will lead a session that is all about good clean fun.

We have all the basics here, including the soap base, essential oils and some additives, like oatmeal.

But if you want something more exotic, like coconut or skittles, please feel free to bring some along to add to your bar.

Also on at the museum is our 2015 temporary exhibit “From Home to the Front,” featuring events of 1915 both at home and on the western front as presented in letters between two fictional friends.

While at the museum you can also check out the first of our listening centres that feature extracts from oral history recordings with pioneers and other former Pitt Meadows residents.

This first listening centre features the memories of Lil Shimoda (formerly Kimiko Kubota) who, as a child, was moved, along with her parents, by the Canadian government to Manitoba from Pitt Meadows in 1942.

This recording is an addition to the Japanese Canadian Hall area of our Buildings through Time exhibit and was developed by a museum youth volunteer Mark Chen, who has been working on enhancing the Japanese Canadian holdings in the archives at the museum.

Mark travelled to Winnipeg this past summer to interview Lil and also Roy Kaita, who, as a 17 year old, was also forced to leave Pitt Meadows as part of the internments of 1942.

Mark continues to seek out individuals to interview, including former Japanese Canadian residents and also people with memories of the Pitt Polder area before, during and after the Blom years.

If interested, drop by the museum and talk to Mark on any Sunday afternoon this fall and winter and he will schedule an appointment to do an interview.

Culture Days takes place from Sept. 25-27.

Please take some time, visit and support the arts in your community.


– By Leslie Norman, curator at Pitt Meadows Museum.


Just Posted

Strong support for Pitt Meadows transporation projects

Overpass/underpass projects get majority support

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead in Maple Ridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Ridge Meadows Hospital parking is still pay, but streets free

Surrey has removed meters on streets, asking Fraser Health for free parking at the hospital

Letter: ‘Wait times solution not what you think’

Canada’s health care policies haven’t changed since 1984.

OUTLOOK: Downtown Maple Ridge towers on tap

Changing Maple Ridge’s skyline.

UPDATE: IHIT confirms identity of Hells Angels homicide victim

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

B.C. model looks a lot like expanded taxi industry, ride-hailing group says

Ridesharing Now for BC says it had hoped the bill would be more customer-driven like in other cities

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Art Studio Tour call for artists

Deadline for applications is Dec. 1

731,000 Canadians going into debt to buy prescription drugs: UBC

Millennials and those without private coverage were more likely to borrow money

Pot users, investors need to be vigilant at Canada-U.S. border

U.S. authorities say anyone who admits to having used pot before it became legal could be barred

Shirtless stranger loomed over couch and started stabbing, bloody B.C. murder trial hears

Colin John pleads not guilty as trial opens in 2016 Chemainus murder case

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened during the holiday season last year

No deal in sight: Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

Union holds fifth week of rotating strikes as both sides remain apart on contract negotiations

Most Read