June 4, 2019 – Bus Tour: Stave Falls Dam, Mission Springs Brewery and Westminster Abbey

– Open to members and guests
– June 4, 2019 – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
– $80 per person

Stave Falls Dam is a dual-dam power complex on the Stave River in Stave Falls, Mission The dam was completed in 1912 for the purpose of hydroelectric production. To increase the capacity of Stave Lake, the dam was raised in 1925 and the Blind Slough Dam constructed in an adjacent watercourse 1,600 ft. to the north, which was the site of the Stave Falls. In 2000, the dam’s powerhouse was replaced after a four-year upgrade. The powerhouse was once British Columbia’s largest hydroelectric power source and is a National Historic Site.

Westminster Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks in Mission established in 1939 from the Abbey of Mount Angel. Oregon. The abbey is home to the Seminary of Christ the King and is a member of the Swiss American Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation. The abbey’s official name is the Abbey of Saint Joseph of Westminster. Since 1939 the order has been located in Ladner (1939), Burnaby (1940) and Mission (1953). Construction on Mt Mary Ann occurred in stages and culminated in the abbey church in 1982. Father Braganza is the current abbot. The abbey’s bell tower is a landmark, visible for miles in the Fraser Valley.

0830-Meet at planetarium with your coffee
0900-Depart for Stave Falls Dam
1030-Arrive for tour
1230-Depart for Mission Springs Micro-Brewery
1300-Buffet lunch
1345-Depart for Westminster Abbey.
1400-Arrive for talk, tour of abbey church, walk in gardens to look-out
1730-Arrive at Planetarium

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One comment on “June 4, 2019 – Bus Tour: Stave Falls Dam, Mission Springs Brewery and Westminster Abbey

  1. Registered for the Stave Falls Activity:

    Jack and Donna Lee Zaleski
    Mel Endelman
    Chris and Suzanne Finch
    Greg Lonsbrough
    Alain Boisset
    Doug Cucheron
    Robert Vroon and Sharon Johnson
    Hugh Lindsay
    Braden Jolly
    Ray Greenwood
    Brian McGavin + 1
    Hugh Robinson
    Ron Pears
    Nick Blom
    R. Earthy
    Ian Paterson
    Peter Hamilton
    Richard Dunsterville
    John and Margaret Hill
    Peter Stigings
    Paul Beckman and Mrs Beckman
    Mr and Mrs George Plant
    David Jenks
    Sherri Purves (guest of the Finches)
    Lionel Jinks
    Bill Lang
    Martin Petric
    Terry Gill

    Total registered – 35

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