Mask-wa Oo-Ta-Ban (Bear Train) Fundraiser

Mask-wa Oo-Ta-Ban (Bear Train) Fundraiser Huge Success

We will be sending out further information about the April 6th Fundraiser Event for the Mask-wa Oo-Ta-Ban (Bear Train) attended by about 400 people, but for now we wish to express our deep appreciation to all of those who made it such a big success.  At the risk of forgetting some, many thanks to:

  • Ian Tamblyn who came from near Ottawa to perform a wonderful concert in which he related his high quality music, lyrics and stories to the train and Algoma region
  • The Healing Lodge Singers’ uplifting songs and drumming
  • Chief Jason Gauthier, Missanabie Cree First Nation, for being a super MC
  • Dawne Cunningham, Chair of CAPT, for her gracious introductions and welcome
  • Robin MacIntyre and Enn Poldmaa and Black Fly Jam for their helpful support
  • Political attendees: Carol Hughes (MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing), Chelsie Parayko (Missanabie Cree FN Councillor), Joe Krympotich (Sault Ste. Marie City Councillor), Chris Lowe (Teamster Canada Rail Conference)
  • The over 50 individuals and local businesses who generously contributed high quality items for the silent auction
  • The 400 people who paid to attend the event and generously purchased items in the silent auction
  • The many hardworking volunteers who committed so much time and effort over the past 3 months to make the event so wonderful
  • Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association for their partnership
  • Shabby Motley, Missanabie Cree First Nation, Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites, Model Railroad Club and The Rad Zone for selling tickets

RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE


Bring Back Our Train. Musician Ian Tamblyn Performs to Capacity Crowd

http://saultonline.com/2017/04/bring-back-our-train-musician-ian-tamblyn-performs-to-capacity-crowd/

La remise sur pied d'une liaison ferroviaire dans le Nord : un processus frustrant
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1026934/la-remise-sur-pied-dune-liaison-ferroviaire-dans-le-nord-un-processus-frustrant

Traveling couple with limited mobility unable to ride train together
(Cue at 13:14)
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/907956803884/

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