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Christmas Cafe November 17, 2018

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre 
hosts
Christmas Cafe aboard Coach #4884

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC) welcomes visitors to the family friendly CHRISTMAS CAFE on Saturday November 17, 2018, from 9 AM until 2 PM.

Seasonal treats, (hot chocolate, coffee, hot cider & Christmas cookies), will be served by CWHC volunteers on board historic 1953 Coach #4884, with a special guest appearance by “Mrs. Claus” between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

The 1932 CN station will be decked out for the holidays with the model train layouts and museum displays, including the 2018 exhibit “Fish Tales”, celebrating Owen Sound’s rich fishing heritage, available. Children can enjoy interactive activities, a museum scavenger hunt, and ‘make & take’ holiday crafts.

Admission is $2 per child, $3 per adult and includes a hot drink & treat. This is a fundraiser for CWHC and all admission proceeds support the general operation of the museum.

The GEORGIAN BAY GARDEN CLUB will be onsite selling wreaths and urn inserts. These stunning original designs by members of the Georgian Bay Garden Club are natural live greens and materials. This is a major fundraiser for the club, and the public is encouraged to support this initiative, so that they may continue with their many garden beautification projects around the city.

*Please be aware that due to the historic nature of CN Coach #4884 it is not fully accessible.*

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Tea on the Train: Crumpets & Crinolines: The History of Afternoon Tea

Sold Out — Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets.

The CWHC presents its first Tea on the Train on Wednesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. onboard Coach #4484

The presentation is entitled: “Crumpets & Crinolines: The History of Afternoon Tea”. CWHC curator, Wendy Tomlinson explains how the humble cup of tea changes society and fashion through the ages.

Thank you to our sponsor All things T

Cost $10.00 — Space is limited. Please reserve in advance at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. 519-371-3333

Due to the historic nature of Coach #4884, it is not totally accessible.

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Fish Tales — Fish travelled by Rail

The Sydenham Sportsmen Association has just finished  hosting another Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby. The following old photographs are courtesy this group. These photographs are featured in the 2018 feature Exhibit at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre.

Department of Fisheries train car, fitted with tanks for restocking

cans used for restocking fish, could be carried into the bush,
early 20th century

restocking, 1955

Owen Sound Mill Dam

first concrete fish ladder built in Ontario, at Mill Dam OS, 1952

 

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