CAMROSE HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION WORKSHOPS
- April 6, 2019 – Bokashi Composting Workshop
Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm | Cost: $70.00 per person. Bring a bag lunch. Limit of 15 participants. Facilitated by Bernice Kadatz, soil specialist and international speaker. Learn the secrets of the natural and simple technique that will change the way you garden. Bokashi Composting can effectively compost any type of kitchen waste including meat, egg shells, bones and milk products and turn them into incredible soil supplement/nutrient. The workshop will consist of a lecture describing the power of bokashi composting, how to compost your kitchen waste and how to prepare the bokashi bran and hands-on demonstration of the process. Includes all supplies for a take-home 5 kg pail of Bokashi. For more information, please view the following information: Bokashi Composting. Register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780 672-3099.
- April 27, 2019 – Bokashi Composting Workshop FOLLOWUP
As a follow-up to the April 6th workshop, this session will help you with any questions and further instruction will be given where needed. No cost to those who have taken the April 6 workshop. Time: 10 am
- All workshops located at Camrose Heritage Railway Station and Park, 4407 47 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta.
Register by email to email@example.com or phone 780-672-3099.
CAMROSE HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION EVENTS
- May 18, 2019 – Opening Day for the Station and Site 2019
Station hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Self-serve delicious refreshments (homemade cookies and beverages) can be purchased Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, throughout the season. Find treasures in the White Elephant Gift shop today and every Tuesday through Saturday of the May long weekend until Saturday of the August long weekend. Tour the 13 heritage spring gardens and exhibits self or guided available. Take a ride on our Percy-like train and play in the Children’s Secret Garden. Watch the G-Scale trains in the Morgan Garden Railway (weather dependent). Visit our extensive track car collection and themed exhibits. Cinnamon buns and cookies available to purchase on opening day.
- May 25, 2019 – Plant Sale and Swap (10 am to 5 pm)
Purchase or swap some of the many plants that grow within our station gardens or have been donated by community members. Also available will be various White Elephant gardening pots and yard items. Donations of healthy plants and second-hand garden gifts welcome! Carrot cake and beverages available for purchase. White Elephant Gift Shop open and a knowledgeable Station Gardener will be available to answer your questions.
- July 6, 2019 – Tribute to Scandinavian Settlers (10 to 4 pm)
Focus will be on the history of Daryl Olson’s family, but displays will also describe the early settlement of Norwegian and Swedish settlers. A special Scandinavian dessert will be available in the tea room for purchase. Visit the Immigration Display Room upstairs in the station and view Scandinavian artifacts. At 2 pm hear the story of the Olson family told by Daryl Olson. Visit the 13 beautiful heritage gardens during your time at the event. The White Elephant second-hand treasure shop will also be open.
- July 10, 2019 – Station Garden Tour with Victorian Dessert and Tea
Take a guided interpretive garden tour with an experienced organic gardener. Learn how the Station gardens are managed using organic practices while having your gardening questions answered. Following the tour enjoy tea and a lovely traditional dessert served in the King George Room. Tour booking times are 10 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Reservations only. Call to book: 780 672-3099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours need to be booked in advance; cost is $12.00 per person.
- July 13, 2019 – Summer Garden Party (1 to 5 pm)
Join our annual garden party from 1-5 pm, this year with a 1920s theme. Costumes are encouraged, and great music will be provided by the Station Swing Band. Station displays will depict the changes in the railway history through the 1920s. Learn the Charleston! Homemade pies, cookies, cinnamon buns, and beverages will be available for purchase. Shop for second-hand treasures in the Gift shop. Promenade through the gardens.
- September 3 to 29, 2019 – In Their Footsteps Exhibit
The display features footwear, along with interpretive stories, of the remarkable past and present cultures in the Battle River Region from Battle Lake on the west to Battleford on the east. The station will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
- November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2019 – White Elephant Christmas Gift Shop Sale and Tea
Enjoy Christmas shopping from 10 am to 5 pm for unique items in our gift shop on opening day and on each Friday from November 1 to December 6. Enjoy tea and scones in our beautiful seasonally decorated Station Tea Room on opening day, November 1. Donations of gift items are gratefully accepted. Book the station’s Tea Room for your private event or Christmas party.
- December 7, 2019 – Annual Cookie Walk, Tea and 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 STATION EVENTS – 2019
- Spring and Summer 2019 – Community Gardens at Meeting Creek Station Grounds
We are welcoming all to help us grow a community garden at the Meeting Creek Railway Station Park. If you are interested in joining the continued development and upgrading of the Meeting Creek site, please let us know. There currently is an existing fenced garden on site that will be expanded and more raised beds developed. Each participant or group of participants would receive space for one 10 x 20 foot box. The Canadian Northern Society will fund the materials and land, each participant is responsible for building their box, and suppling their own compost and seeds. Screened topsoil will be provided on request. For more information or to reserve your space, please call Norm at 780-672-3099 or Karen at 780-608-9892.
- June 5, 2019 – Exploring the Land and Its History (9:30 am to 2:30 pm)
This event is held at the Meeting Creek station in Meeting Creek, Alberta, for Grade 4 and 5 students and is curriculum based. Students, through hands-on discovery and journalling tasks, learn in the original historical buildings with role-playing characters and the Linear Park trail system rich in flora and fauna. Pre-registration is required, book early space is limited to only four school classes.
- August 18, 2019 – Canadian Northern Railway Family Day at Meeting Creek Station (10 am to 4 pm)
New this year! Spend a marvelous day in the country in Meeting Creek, Alberta, from 10-4:00 pm. Fun for all ages as you tour the 1913 station and 1917 elevator with knowledgeable guides. Hike the Natural Linear Park and discover nature in the Meeting Creek Valley using our Discovery Packs, or take a guided walk at 11 am and hear about the importance of the grouse in this restoration area. Ride the horse-drawn wagon along the abandoned railway right-of-way. Take a ride on a track motor car or the Alberta Prairie mini-train. Hamburgers, hot dogs, home-made pies and cookies available to purchase in the Community Hall. Musical entertainment from 1-3 pm. Crafts and games throughout the day, including a sack or three-legged race which is fun for all ages or try your luck on the stilts. Story and songs for children at 2 pm at the gazebo. Admission by donation.