Heritage tea and barbecue at Straiton Community Hall

The event takes place this Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Abbotsford site

A heritage tea and barbecue take place this Sunday at Straiton Community Hall.

A heritage tea and barbecue take place this Sunday at Straiton Community Hall.

A double event takes place at Straiton Community Hall (4698 Sumas Mtn. Rd.) on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for a heritage tea with scones and other treats by donation.

Stories of Straiton will be told through artifacts and photos, and there will be pioneer toys and tools to try. A Dormick Park student will share a heritage project about his great-grandfather Guy Jones, who lived in Straiton in the 1930s, and was sunk three times while serving inĀ  the Merchant Navy during the Second World War.

Alan Holmans will showcase antique clocks he has restored. He is renowned for his woodworking skills using vintage and modern woodworking tools.

The second event is a barbecue at 5 p.m. The meal is free for Straiton Community Club members and invited guests, with a small charge for non-members.

Annual memberships of $20/family or $10/person will be available at the event. For more information, call 604-852-4278.