Wildflower
Meadow

Wildflower Meadow

The Community Bee Garden Project

Wildflower meadows were once common in the UK, but have mostly been lost due to agricultural intensification since the 1940’s. Although these habitats have been lost forever, existing grassland can be managed to improve its species diversity and new wildflower areas, which have much in common with traditional meadows, can be created.
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The Community Bee Garden Project was started in 2016 by the Honey Bee Centre, and is intended to bring honeybees and native pollinators to every corner of Surrey in order to inspire, educate and connect the community. The goal is to add three or more new bee garden plots on private and public lands annually, to provide habitats for honeybees, mason bees, bumble bees and other indigenous bees as well as showcasing pollinator friendly forage. The project aims to enhance our natural ecology, while supporting pollinators, who are a critical and endangered part of our eco-system.

Cassie Gibeau is an owner and the Education, Events and Outreach manager at the Honeybee Centre in Surrey, BC. She is on a mission to educate and inspire people to help the bees, their flowers, and our food.

Peter Finch is a former director of the FVHRS, Motorman, and expert in pollinators (including bees) and their habitats. “I was mentored by Master Bee Keeper Brian Campbell, an amazing teacher and advocate for pollinators, bee-scaping and seed mixing.”

The Community Bee Garden Project

Wildflower meadows were once common in the UK, but have mostly been lost due to agricultural intensification since the 1940’s. Although these habitats have been lost forever, existing grassland can be managed to improve its species diversity and new wildflower areas, which have much in common with traditional meadows, can be created.
-sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk

The Community Bee Garden Project was started in 2016 by the Honey Bee Centre, and is intended to bring honeybees and native pollinators to every corner of Surrey in order to inspire, educate and connect the community. The goal is to add three or more new bee garden plots on private and public lands annually, to provide habitats for honeybees, mason bees, bumble bees and other indigenous bees as well as showcasing pollinator friendly forage. The project aims to enhance our natural ecology, while supporting pollinators, who are a critical and endangered part of our eco-system.

Cassie Gibeau is an owner and the Education, Events and Outreach manager at the Honeybee Centre in Surrey, BC. She is on a mission to educate and inspire people to help the bees, their flowers, and our food.

Peter Finch is a former director of the FVHRS, Motorman, and expert in pollinators (including bees) and their habitats. “I was mentored by Master Bee Keeper Brian Campbell, an amazing teacher and advocate for pollinators, bee-scaping and seed mixing.”

FVHRS is 100% Volunteer-run

We are actively looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society.
You don’t need to be an engineer to get involved!  Click here to learn more.

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BCER Interurban 1225 crosses a trestle over the Serpentine River in Cloverdale. Originally constructed in 1910, the line was used by interurban cars such as this one would, making the 3 hour journey between Vancouver and Chilliwack. Service stopped in 1950 and is currently used by a freight railway. Over the last few years, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) has been running a restored interurban along the line to let visitors experience another time.

The photo is actually a composite of two separate photos. The black and white image was taken by David Davies in 1965. I`m using the image for personal/educational use which is permitted. I`ve overlaid my image taken from today to show how very little the backdrop has changed on 50 years!

#bcer #fvhrs #surrey #Cloverdale #interurban #train #iliketrains #westcoast #cityofsurrey #museum #heritage #railway #railways_of_our_world #railfan #fraservalley #landscape #nature_brilliance #nature #mkexplore #trolley #flashback #throwback #trestle #yvr #604 #bcelectric #river #oldtimes #restoration #vintage
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Third place in the annual paint the train competition put on by the #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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STOP! and get your tickets for this Saturday! Conductor Colin says, bring the whole family! We`re kid friendly!

Tickets purchased online only.

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Please share this post with your friends!

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Fraser Valley Heritage Rail director Allen Aubert reminds me to include the FVHR bee project in my next column. His promo worked! It`s included! The society has wildflowers, bee hives and interurbans zipping around the car barn and heritage station in Cloverdale, BC. #travelinspiration #travelbc #travellingtimes #beesandtrains #SurreyBC #beesee #cloverdale #railguys #railsociety #railvolunteers #beepromo #surreyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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Our Christmas experience, the Electric Express 2021, has sold out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets! ...

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Interurban 1225. Rumour has it these things had reached speeds of up to 80 miles an hour back in the day. These days, they are legally limited to 15. Let`s hope that changes one day!

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We hope you`ll be able to join us Thursday, April 4 for our third Heritage Chat with David Hobson, a volunteer with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. Did you know that from the early 1900s to the mid 1950s the BC Electric Railway served as a major transportation link between New Westminster and Chilliwack?
Everyone is welcome! Admission is free, but we always appreciate donations.
#heritagechats #keepingthepastpresent #fraservalleyheritagerailway #TransportationHistory
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It’s really happening! We really are finally back on TRACK!

Rides on Surrey’s Heritage Rail will start on Saturday, September 4! We will run every Saturday until October 9. The 1225 Interurban will run four trips each Saturday from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back. This is approximately a 50-minute ride. In addition, you can also ride the Speeder on our Spur line.

We will also be hosting special Halloween Rides from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17. More information to follow, watch this space!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids, and bring Grandma and Grandpa too, they may have stories from when they rode the rails. Experience Surrey’s 110-year-old heritage rail history!

We want to get the word out, please SHARE this post on your Facebook page!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org

Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Train here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surreys-heritage-railway-halloween-train-sullivan-haunted-station-oct-16-tickets-166012159839

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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Take the Electric Express this Christmas! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Shake the snow globe and travel back in time with the Electric Express to 1921. See the characters, hear the Christmas music, experience the stories of the Fraser Valley one hundred years ago.
Feel the magic of Christmas as we visit Father Christmas in his secret workshop. You will want to bring your whole family to enjoy our theatrical event that is sure to warm your heart and make you laugh.

This is a heritage railway theatrical experience that takes place on the train run on our 1/2-mile section of our track, with a destination visit to the secret workshop of Father Christmas. Please note the train does not run to Sullivan Station, it travels a short distance up our spur line and back to Father Christmas’s Secret Workshop. The Electric Express experience is approximately 50 minutes long.
This experience will set the scene for the start of a wonderful Christmas season.

Receive a souvenir button! Sat. Dec. 11 and Sun. Dec.12 - 4 trips each day.

All tickets must be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-the-electric-express-2021-tickets-192761323307

More information at www.fvhrs.org

*Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Please share this post with your friends! The Monster Express sold out last month, don`t miss this opportunity to get your tickets before they are gone!
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Just out for a Saturday morning rip through Cloverdale #interurban #BCER #BCElectricRailway #FVHRS ...

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From 2019 early summer
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Continuing time travel, the FVHeritageRail held their holiday gathering with period costumes to celebrate another successful season on the railway. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety provides a lot of fun & education about life in #oursurrey back in the day. ...

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At the station
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This Saturday in Surrey! Catch a heritage train and a retro show! 🚂 Choo choo! fraservalleyheritagerail Cloverdale Station, Surrey #trainride #choochoo #heritagetrain #surrey #surreyevents #cityofsurrey #yvrevents #fraservalleyheritagerailway #retromusic #vancouvermusicians #vancouverevents ...

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Old ass passenger train. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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On the Monster Express riding by the Witches Coven! ...

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My Way
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Thank you to Dave Hobson from Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society for speaking at our April meeting. This Heritage Chat was so interesting! Many of the audience were surprised to find out that original BC Electric train cars were actually running for the tourists from Cloverdale. We think a trip to Cloverdale to ride the train should be on everyone’s list of things to do this spring/summer. #heritagematters #keepingthepastpresent #bctrainhistory #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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Conductor
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All aboard!  If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity, consider taking a ride on The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.  All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St) on Saturday and Sunday. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station returns to Cloverdale.  While you’re there, be sure to check out honeybeecentre bee hotel that is helping make the beautiful meadow bloom with their hard working pollinators. 📸: honeybeecentre ...

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to the Monster Express! It is now sold out! However, you have one last chance to ride Surrey`s Heritage Rail this season, and that`s, this Saturday, October 9, we still have a few tickets left! All aboard! ...

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Pumpkin field as seen through a rainy train window #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fvhrs #fvheritagerail #trainintherain #historical #bcer1225 #sundayafternoontrainride #refreshingrain #pluviophile #pumpkins #itmustbeautumn ...

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New sanseitraveler blog post: the second part of my tour of the Surrey, British Columbia, Spice Trail wasn`t just about food. We also visited the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. Later on, we enjoyed food at My Shanti (my.shanti) and Afghan Kitchen (eatdrinkafghan).⁣

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Beautiful restored wooden railcars at #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety in #cloverdale ...

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