For information about the 2021 and future raffles, please go to our new website



Sealheads 2019Another successful raffle.  708 of 800 tickets sold; profits went to the Willingdon Beach Trail insurance and the Forestry Museum operation
the draw took place at Arts Alive in the Park 18 Aug
Large Sealhead: Susan Bleakney Vancouver Island,  
Smaller Sealhead:  Bev Squires, lower mainland,  

Dave FallFair Raffle draw 2018Sealhead 2018$2255 total revenue


Proceeds to the trail insurance and Forestry Museum staffing.


Winner Robert Deyo of Aggasiz, BC.




This legacy site still works and is useful for detailed information that has not been transferred to the new website, but it is not being updated.

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This legacy site still works and is useful for detailed information that has not been transferred to the new website.

For the latest information, try the new site:

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  Minutes are in What's New


Minutes of the AGM held June 2020 (held electronically)


Minutes Sep 24, 2019  (back in the day when we met face to face..)

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AGM  April 9, 2019   Minutes and GOALS

 Regular Meeting  April 9, 2018    Minutes


2018 2nd meeting Sep 12, 7 pm ; historical museum admin bldg 


 Minutes of meeting Sep 12, 2018

Minutes of   the April 10, 2018 Annual General Meeting


2019 "Thank You" Updates:

GHOST TRAIN  Oct 25/26 

The PR Forestry Heritage Society thanks all the riding public and our fantastic volunteers; plus the Kiwanis Club, Rural Septic Service, Bonfire Brigade, PR Peak, PR Living, 95.7 Coast FM, and Credit /Union for another successful Ghost train.  
Shed Construction 2019 and Station Gazebo 2018
We salute Master Carpenter Dave Banks, who led a group of volunteers to complete two infrastructure projects.


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Lois Lumber donated cedar planks for maintenance on the trail


 t&rT&R has kindly continued their support to PRFHS this year by deeply discounting the gravel and sand we use on the Railroad expansion project - a gold level contribution over many years. 


  • Special shout out to  Cottage Creek Bakeshop.  Since 2011 owner Janet Lyon has often donated delicious baked goods to volunteer train crews on Sundays at the farmers market. 

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See the full list of Friends and Sponsors below.

 Sea Fair 2016 has been cancelled See the Peak story here




  2015   We sold three books of  raffle tickets at our Sea Fair display Friday and Saturday.

bring back loggers sportsWe hosted PRLiving's "Bring back Logger Sports" petition Saturday and collected well over 100 signatures in a few hours. PR Living Ferns and Fallers

See more photos here.

We started an annual newsletter in 2011.

Readers are welcome to read the newsletter online, or download and print it for free.  

We issue a free printed version of each newsletter to Silver-level and higher level sponsors, and to our active members donating more than 15 hours per year of their time to the PRFMS.

To help support issuing printed versions, Interested readers may like to donate $5 or more to the PRFMS. 
(online donations come with an income tax receipt)

Issue 5 December 2015   8 page .pdf

Issue 4 December 2014   8 page .pdf

Issue 3 October 2013  8 page .pdf

Issue 2 November 2012   8 page .pdf

Issue 1 November 2011   8 page .pdf

Versions suitable for printing on 11x17 paper (booklet format) are available by email request.

Donate Now Through!

We enjoyed Arts Alive in the Park, Willingdon Beach Aug 15/16, 2015: a demonstration of use of the cedar tree by Betty Wilson, a Tla’amin Nation elder and cedar root weaver at 1:30 Sunday, along with Ron Hunter carving axes for the kids.


Powell River Living the 2015 edition of ferns and fallers is out

Congratulations to PRLiving for this excellent insert.

click here to see it online

 read more below abt the 2014 edition which featured the forestry museum on page 43



Forestry Heritage Society History 

Dave Florence prepared a graphic to be placed in the Forestry Museum that provides the history since 1986 and puts the PRFHS and PRFMS in context.



Farewell to Rudi van Zwaaij.

At an dinner event attended by 32 Forestry Museum Society members and friends, we said our formal goodbye to Rudi.

We inducted him as an honorary member. (plaque to the right)

More photos here. Thanks to Stephen and Dave for the photos


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Shellfish Festival

At Lund's Shell fest 2014 Saturday, set up and ready - lots of folks showed up to view the photos at our tent.

Bert's "guess this item" display was very popular.

more photos here