Recent Hearst Delegation
Algoma Country (The Algoma Kinnawabi Travel Association for the Algoma District), under the direction of Carol Caputo, hosted a delegation from Hearst last week. The delegation included Mayor Roger Sigouin and Hearst EDC Director Sylvie Fontaine and others from their municipal council, EDC and the Université de Hearst. The delegation travelled to the Sault by train from Hearst and had meetings with Algoma Country, CAPT, the ACR Stakeholders Working Group, the NOHFC, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Mill Square development and an update on Tourism Northern Ontario. CAPT met with the delegation about plans to organize groups of children and adults to take the train to Hearst to participate in various French immersion experiences in that francophone community. Here is a link to a story about their visit in the Sootoday: Guess Who Needed Saving from Last Night’s Stranded Train? http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=80026 . By the way, CN repaired the washout very quickly so the delegation was able to return by train on Thursday as planned. A big thank you to Algoma Country and the Hearst delegation for organizing this very successful visit.
Postcards at Station Mall
We enjoyed meeting many people last Friday at the Station Mall last Friday who dropped by to sign postcards to Minister Lisa Raitt and MPs Bryan Hayes and Carol Hughes.
This Friday, Oct 24 we will again be at the Mall (near La Senza and H&M) so that more people will have a chance to send their message by postcards asking for a continuation of the federal funding for our 100 year old train which is the only transportation in that remote are and is essential to the regional economy.
Searchmont Station: please vote
Message from the Searchmont Preservation society: Please vote each day and share. We need your votes, now more than ever! We did not make the semi-finials, so our votes have been reset, and we have a goal of 2,000 votes over the next two weeks. How can you help? We have provided all the information below. If you are on Facebook, you can sign in here. Or you can go to the link here, and enter from that page. Our Direct link is: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19534 If you have not voted in the past and wish to do so and do not wish or have Facebook, that is fine. All you need to do is sign up here: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/users/registration/register All you need to do is enter your name, email and that you are over 18. You do not have to check anything to receive emails from Aviva. This will allow you then to vote. Q:How may votes do I get: A: You get a total of 15 votes over the next 14 days. You help us , by voting each and every day. You can vote each day after 12 midnight. Q: I live outside of Canada, can I still vote? A: As much as we would appreciate the votes, the Avivia Community Idea, is for those people that live in Canada only. However, we are a non profit group and would welcome any donations you wish to make to our campaign. We do provide a charitable tax receipt if you require one. You can donate one of these ways. A donation of any amount – https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgibin/webscrcmd=_flow&SESSION=sTRdAYZ2qz GTvKgw6dwPWKwL6LVpX8b4uNDqknOLDeW7iSe4lX0Ovcph5Y4&dispatch= 5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d66f31424b43e9a70645c907a6cbd8fb4 Or by going to the site, and enter one of the pre-determined amounts: http://www.searchmontstation.com/donate.html
POSTCARDS AT WAWA MOTOR INN:
If you are in the Wawa area there are postcards available at the Wawa Motor Inn that you can pick up, sign and mail.