May 2018

Tour of SPARC Museum

Organized by the Tri-City Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please email [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 12:45 PM–1:00 PM: Registration 
1:00 PM–3:00 PM: Tour
Location: On the Grounds of Riverview Hospital Coquitlam, BC
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Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $9.52 + GST = $10.00
Contact: Anett Briggs, P.Geo. 
[email protected] (please include SPARC Tour in the subject line) 
Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada (SPARC) is a registered non-profit society, dedicated to preserving radio and electronic communications artifacts and history with an emphasis on the Canadian perspective. A visit to SPARC museum will provide the answers about the inventions and history behind devices we all take for granted like broadcast radio, TV, mp3 players, and DVDs. Attendees will experience almost 150 years of interesting exhibits.

Notes and Disclaimers

Driving Directions:

The museum is on Kerria Drive and share the "Distribution Warehouse" building with the BC Ambulance Service. They have signage around the grounds so look for "BCAS" direction signs. Parking in free. The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Society are also located in the building and have two large antenna towers in the parking lot. It's easiest for visitors unfamiliar with Riverview to turn off Lougheed Highway at the Colony Farm light, turn right and follow Holly Drive, taking Oak Crescent up the hill and then left at Kerria Drive. There is one sign pointing to SPARC and Finnies garden.

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  • Guest/Non-Member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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