The Surrey Heritage Society is working to relocate the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum and Archives to the former Surrey Museum located at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The Freight Transportation collection is made up of beautifully restored trucks ranging in age from 1914 to the 1950s as well as photos, license plates, tools, magazines, books and other trucking related paraphernalia.
Heritage Society President Bruno Zappone is part of a group of passionate Surrey residents concerned about Surrey’s Heritage who formed a non-profit society in the fall of 2010. The Surrey Heritage Society was created to promote, encourage and foster interest in Surrey’s history; and more importantly to preserve historic artifacts/relics/heirlooms, sites, buildings and documents. The Teamsters Freight Museum does trace back part of its roots to the BC Transportation Museum which was located in the Clover Square Village mall from 1987 -1992. The Surrey Heritage Society believes that acquiring this historical asset could bolster the number of heritage attractions in Cloverdale which will also include the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society who will be housing a couple of BC Electric Interurban cars and a 100 year old 1912 Brill Street Car named “Clover Belle”.
The Surrey Heritage Society will be hosting an open house at the Sullivan Hall (6306 – 152 Street) on Thursday, Feb 16th at 7pm to discuss its overall plans for 2012 and to sign up new members. Plans are underway for a Heritage Fundraiser at Fraser Downs during live horse racing on Friday, March 2nd at 7pm. Tickets are priced at $60 per person and will include a buffet, silent auction and a number of fun games of chance.
For further information on the Surrey Heritage Society contact Bill Reid at the Cloverdale Chamber at 604-574-9802 or Paul Orazietti at the Cloverdale BIA at 604-576-3155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org