Hello CAPT supporters!
I hope you all had a great Canada Day weekend. Now is a good time to reflect on history of rail in Canada, and how the rail line was such an instrumental part of Canada’s national dream during our county’s development. Stay tuned for further developments on the documentary film De-Railed: The National Dream, a film on short line rail in Canada that CAPT has partnered on with independent filmmaker Dan Nystedt.
The Group of Seven Train Event tickets are now available – workshops fill up fast, so register early to reserve a spot. This year, there is a 2nd day option: an overnight trip to Wawa by coach along the Lake Superior shore with a return trip by train during which Michael Burtch, Joanie and Gary McGuffin will point out the places where paintings were made by the Group of Seven from Hawk Junction to the Sault.
Our event co-coordinator Frank Meraglia will be at the Station Mall selling Group of Seven Train Event tickets Tuesday July 27th & Friday July 30th in front of Coles bookstore. Tickets can also be purchased at Berkana Art Studio (796 Queen St. East), the Station Mall Box Office, by contacting Frank at 949-2301 ext 4236, or by visiting the new Group of Seven Train Event website at www.groupofseventrainevent.ca!
Visit the Group of Seven Train Event site to register online, view photos and videos, and see the agenda and workshops for this year’s event.
See below for links to some recent related articles and websites.
• Back On Track a Train Blog written by Sault local, Conor Mihell
• Visit Transport Action Canada for up-to-date information and articles on transportation policies, practices and services which improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
• Tons of old photos like this just a click away
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