CAMROSE HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION EVENTS – 2016
July 23, 2016 – Tribute to Retired Farmers (2 pm)
Join us as we pay tribute to retired farmers. Come and enjoy a special tour and free beverage in the tea room. Do you have a special story to tell about your life or history? Let us know so it can be shared. Enjoy live western musical entertainment.
July 30, 2016 – Tribute to Prairie Women
Join us at 2 pm to celebrate ‘Women of the Railway’—the story about the first four women hired as railway operators. Take part by wearing a hat or clothing from the 1930s and enjoy the Belles and Whistles Fashion Show. Homemade berry desserts will be featured. Many featured displays for this tribute to view around the station.
August 20, 2016 – Founders Day Festival. Camrose Station and Site open from 10 am to 5 pm. Cost of event, including food and beverages is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10.
Exciting events are hosted across the City of Camrose—at the Camrose Heritage Railway Station, enjoy a Garden Party and Chocolate Festival from 1 to 4:30 pm. Bring your favourite chocolate dessert to enter in the competition. Adults will be entertained by the Station Swing Band in a beautiful garden party atmosphere, so come dressed in garden party attire! Young and old can enjoy the Firebox Festival and ride the Mirror Lake Train with our characters from ‘The Island of Sodor’. Watch Thomas and friends travel around the newly renovated Garden Railway. Attend a special show at 2 pm for children and the young at heart. Children and adults can try our Olympic game activities. Food and beverages available to purchase. For a full schedule on events throughout Camrose, see www.camrosefoundersdays.com.
August 27, 2016 – Last day of the regular season
Enjoy the gardens and all exhibits with family and friends on our last day of the season. Bookings and appointments can be made in off-season.
November 4, 2016 – White Elephant Christmas Gift Sale and Tea
Enjoy Christmas shopping from 10 am to 5 pm for unique items in our gift shop on opening day. Enjoy tea and scones in our beautiful seasonally decorated Station Tea Room on November 4. The White Elephant Christmas Sale will be open every Friday from November 4 through December 2. Donations of gift items are greatly accepted. Book the station’s Tea Room for your private event or Christmas party.
December 3, 2016 – Annual Cookie Walk, Tea & Christmas White Elephant Sale (1 to 4:30 pm)
Within our beautiful seasonally decorated Tea Room or King George Room, enjoy one of our major fundraisers for the year. Our volunteers bake batches of cookies (including gluten free) and other items including homemade carrot pudding and loaves. Enjoy tea with seasonal homemade desserts. Purchase special gifts in our Station White Elephant Gift Shop.
MEETING CREEK EVENTS – 2016
August 28, 2016 – Prairie Fun Days at the Meeting Creek Station and Elevator Site, Meeting Creek, Alberta 10 am to 4:30 pm
As part of Prairie Fun Days and Open Farm Days join in and enjoy tours of the station and elevator at Meeting Creek, Alberta. Ride the Track Car, take guided or self-guided nature walks along Linear Park Trails, enjoy homemade pie and many children’s activities. Horse and wagon rides for all ages will be available. Join in on story time and dance for all ages. Adults are invited to attend “Connecting to This Land” talk in the Meeting Creek Community Hall. Homemade pies and cookies available throughout the day from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Pie and Beverages
Covered Wagon Rides
Meet the role playing Station Agent or his wife as you tour the Meeting Creek Railway Station.
Take a guided tour of 1917 Pioneer Elevator
Review newly developed historical interpretive signage regarding the Meeting Creek Valley geological and Indigenous history
11:00 am to 4:30 pm – Purchase a Chili Lunch with Homemade Sunny Boy Bread, pie and cookies
Hands on activities
Crafts and Games
Nature Hike for all generations. Hike the old abandoned railway line west of the Station which is rich in flower, plant and bird diversity. Use Discovery Kits with hands-on fun activities for interactive activities for children and adults.
2:00 pm – Story and song time (by the Gazebo)
2:30 pm – Experience a part of the valley’s Indigenous history as you watch a Jingle dance and take part in a Round Dance for all generations.
9:30 am – Before the Prairie Fun Day starts, join the leader-guided tour of the Linear Trail. You can also do a family self-guided tour of the AB Heritage Society Linear Trail using discovery packages for flowers, birds and medicinal plants that are available at the Meeting Creek Station.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/PrairieFunDays.
BATTLE RIVER RAILWAY PASSENGER EXCURSIONS – 2016
All trains leave from the Camrose Heritage Railway Station. For more information on these excursions contact Shara-Lynn Weller 780-374-2924 or Muriel Fankhanel 780-879-3924 or visit www.friendsofbrr.com.
August 14, 2016 – Garden and Gourmet
Enjoy fabulous food and hospitality on the rails and tour the beautiful gardens at the Camrose Heritage Railway Station and in the welcoming town of Forestburg.