Apr 5, 2017 @ 10:36
The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains is pleased to announce the overwhelming community support for the Missanabie Cree First Nation-led efforts to restore passenger train service from the Sault to Hearst. “We are so grateful for the generosity of supporters. Over 50 items have been donated to the silent auction which will be held during the Ian Tamblyn Concert”, states Dorothy Macnaughton, CAPT board member. “Many people have reached out to us in their desire to contribute to getting the train back—by buying tickets, volunteering their time or donating auction items.” Included are works of art by local artists as well as a print by Robert Bateman. There are hand-crafted paddles, jewelry, an antique pine table and many, many more choices on which to bid.
Those in attendance will be treated to a wonderful performance by award winning musician Ian Tamblyn. The beautiful venue has been generously donated by the Algoma Water Tower Inn and Suites. Doors open at 6:00 pm for attendees to view the silent auction items and the performance will start at 7 pm. There will be some tickets available at the door, but to avoid disappointment they may be purchased at the Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites, Shabby Motley, Missanabie Cree First Nation Office, The Rad Zone and the Model Railroad Club or online at www.captrains.ca.
Chief Jason Gauthier will provide a short update on the efforts to restore the train service to be called Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban (Bear Train).