2015 CAPT Calendars for sale
CAPT’s 2015 Calendar featuring passenger trains of the past
· To mark the 100th anniversary of the ACR passenger train from the Sault to Hearst, Valerie Robson and Dan Nystedt have produced a great calendar using vintage photos borrowed from ACR, Harold McQuarrie and Dale Wilson.
· The calendars will be on sale Friday, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 at the Station Mall and at the Nov. 20 screening of De-Railed at Sault College
· They are also on sale at Shabby Motley (356 Queen), Art Gallery of Algoma (end of East St.) and Clean North (736 Queen).
· Price: $12 each
· If you are out of the Sault area, you can order them from us by email, send a cheque and we will mail them to you.
Screening of film De-Railed: the National Dream at Sault College Nov. 20
See how the rails that keep our country together are disappearing.
· CAPT is partnering with Sault College Peace and Conflict Studies program, Digital Film Production program and Clean North for a screening of the documentary film De-Railed: the National Dream by Dan Nystedt.
· Introductory comments by Dan Nystedt
· Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
· Location: room 1030 in the new building (Essar Hall) of Sault College on Northern Ave.
· Admission is free
Collaborative Screening of De-Railed: The National Dream Thurs. Nov. 20
Several partners are co-sponsoring a screening of De-Railed: the National Dream, a documentary film about the urgency of bringing Canadian rail service back to life in Algoma as well as the rest of the country.
· Clean North sees reinstating greater use of trains as a way to promote transportation with a lower carbon footprint by reducing the number of cars and transports on roads and highways.
· Peace and Conflict Studies program at Sault College is participating in the screening because of the program’s interest in social justice issues such as availability of public, accessible transportation.
· Viewing De-Railed will be a good opportunity for Digital Film Production students at Sault College who are interested in seeing how social issues can be covered through the medium of film.
· The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) affiliated with Algoma U’s NORDIK Institute finds this film is an excellent way to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving and enhancing passenger train service in Algoma with connectivity to Toronto, Ottawa and the rest of the country.
De-railed will be introduced by its director, Dan Nystedt. Following the screening, there will be opportunity for questions and comments from the audience.
Admission is free.
De-Railed: The National Dream is a documentary by independent film-maker, Dan Nystedt, that examines the crumbling state of the Canadian railway system. Having lost more than 10,000 kilometres of track since 1990, why has Canada allowed its “ribbon of rail” to become so tattered? This film is an excellent tool for educating the public about the urgency of the current rail situation and the need for action to be taken to prevent the loss of more rail.
A full-length documentary film, De-Railed looks at the deregulation, struggles, successes, economic and environmental implications, and human stories of short-line passenger rail services across Canada.
Nystedt travelled by train to places throughout Canada (e.g. in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Vancouver Island) where municipalities, First Nations and community organizations are trying to preserve and restore endangered short line rail services. The film explores the factors behind the deregulation of our Nation’s greatest infrastructure—rail—through reflection on the history of short-line passenger rail, the environmental implications of the impending energy crisis and the potential role of rail in Canada’s steps towards environmental sustainability.
In the 1800s tracks were laid across this massive continent. Little more than one hundred years after the completion of the trans-Canada rail-line we are tearing up our tracks for the cost of the steel, and increasingly investing in automobile culture as the entire world is discussing climate change, the energy crisis, and how to implement a ‘green revolution’. This is an urgent concern since communities without passenger rail will find themselves economically, socially, and culturally isolated as flying and long-distance automobile transportation become too costly in dollars and carbon emissions.
Nystedt filmed a wide range of people, including: Robert Bateman (Artist and Environmentalist); Dr. Judith Sayers & Mary Ashley (Co-chairs, Island Corridor Foundation), Graham Bruce (E & N Railway), Harry Gow (Co-founder, Transport Action Canada); Nicholas Heap (Climate Change Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation); Gerald Gauthier (Director, Industry Liaison, Railway Association of Canada); Joseph Boardman (President/CEO Amtrak); Chief Isadore Day (Chief, Serpent River First Nation); Dr. Barry Wellar (Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa), as well as people in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario who are working passionately to save their local rail lines from being abandoned. These interviews convey the environmental, economic, geographic and social reasons that Canada’s rail system must be returned to being the envy of the world.
De-Railed raises many questions and challenges us to find answers. It also shows us amazing work being done in local communities by dedicated citizens to maintain the rail infrastructure that will keep us connected into the future
A trailer for the film can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1tdJ6q7jYg.
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