1. Sept. 10: ACR Passenger Train Stakeholders Working Group Meeting in Wawa:
CAPT attended the meeting at which reports were made about the process of calling for third party operators to submit an Expression of Interest in running the passenger train. A rail consultant has been hired to help with the process. The working group was warmly received by Wawa’s Mayor Nowicki.
2. Sept. 11 to 14: CAPT travelled to Hearst to attend the Taste of Hearst Event.
The Hearst Economic Development Corporation did a terrific job of organizing a very enjoyable time for us. On Friday we rented a car to tour the following attractions: the Rheault Distillery, the Val Cote Rock Museum, La Maison Verte, the Market Place Heritage Sawmill and the INOVO Centre/Tourism Centre. On Saturday we took part in Taste of Hearst and Rib Fest. Hearst’s hospitality is always very warm and enjoyable.
3. Take the train on Saturday to the Searchmont Music Festival: the 4th Annual Searchmont Music Festival this Friday, Saturday, Sunday ~ September 19, 20, 21!!
Rain or Shine, Hail or Hurricane, the Festival will commence!!
Fall Colours are about to peak. Take the Passenger Train! Call the Station: 705-946-7300
Festival tickets are available @ The RadZone, Case's Music, Stone's Office Supplies ..and at the Gate
Get yours today!! Tickets: Weekend: $ 50. Friday: $ 20. Saturday: $ 30. Sunday: $ 10.
You will not want to miss this amazing Event, featuring: The Wild Turkeys ~ JoPo and the Rize ~ The O'Schraves ~ Cody McMillan and the Soft Shoe Shufflers ~ Lindsay Pugh ~ Ginny McIlmoyle ~ Jackson Reid ~ Boothill Crooners ~ Rusty McCarthy ~ Stumpy Coldwater ~ The Reptiles ~ Dirty River Band ~ Doug Cousineau ~ Marty & Lil Siltanen with Kelly McGillivray ~ Lynn Devine ~Wild Iris ~ Jeff Hinich ~ Rick Charbonneau ~ Britta Wolfert ~
Don Charbonneau with Dawn & Sabrina ~ Guy Smith ~ Ellen Van Laar ~ Tiller ~ Dianne Cameron ~ The Jewels of the Oasis ~ David Laronde ~ The Kelly Brothers ~ The Senior Entertainers and more!!! SPECIAL musician GUEST TO ARRIVE ON SATURDAY... Children's Activities on Saturday 12 - 4, Music, Food, Fun and Friendship! www.searchmontmusicfestival.com
Check out 4th Annual Searchmont Music Festival on Facebook
4. Postcard campaign spreading: Cards are available at the following locations:
Harmony Beach Lakeview Resort (Goulais)
Presteve Foods Ltd. (Batchawana Ont.).
Roxy's Lakeside Grill (Havilland Bay)
Voyageur Restaurant (Batchewanna Bay)
Glenview Cottages and Campground
Blueberry Hill Motel and Campground (Goulais R.) I
Adam's motel (Sault Ste Marie)
Algoma's Water Tower Inn
Joe Sports and Surplus
Shabby Motley 356 Queen St. East, Sault Ste Marie
Steelton Shoe Store, 320 John St., Sault Ste Marie
Prime Cuts Meats & Deli, 148 Northern Ave E, Sault Ste. Marie
Maple View Inn, 632 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie
Mac’s Convenience Store, 200 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie
Order of Eagles #4061, Heyden
The Goulais River Country Store, Goulais River
Northwinds Restaurant, Goulais River.
Timberland Store, Goulais River
Companion Hotel, Hearst
Librairie Le Nord, Hearst
Hearst Economic Development Corporation, Hearst
The Village Store, Havilland Bay
McCauley’s Motel, Havilland Bay
Chi-We-Kwe-Don Fish and Chip Hut in Goulais Bay
Many thanks to all of these locations for helping to distribute the postcards to save the train!