Here's what you can learn about the Fraser River this weekend in New West

Captains, characters and cargoes will be on the agenda when the Faces of the Fraser speaker program returns to the Fraser River Discovery Centre this weekend.

“We are honoured and excited to have Archie Miller join us again as part of Faces of the Fraser,” said Stephen Bruyneel, executive director of Fraser River Discovery Centre. “And his topic this time looks fascinating! Captains, Characters and Cargoes of the Fraser will focus on a number of people with interesting connections to riverboats and businesses, as well as cultural links and an array of examples of what is carried up and down the mighty Fraser River.”

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Faces of the Fraser is on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr. The event is free to the public, but only a limited number of seats are available, so pre-registration is appreciated.

Archie Miller, who was the longtime curator and archivist for the City of New Westminster and was involved with Irving House, New Westminster Museum and Archives, and the Samson V Maritime Museum, operates A Sense of History Research Services with his wife Dale.The speaker series is an opportunity for the community to engage with knowledgeable professionals and community members who want to share their experiences about the Mighty Fraser. To register, people can go to

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