Category Archives: Fundraiser

Christmas Cafe November 17, 2018

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre 
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.*


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.


Quilt Raffle 2018

Quilts Raffle 2018

Be sure to buy your raffle tickets to win one of four quilts. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  The draw will be held October 6, 2018 at 4 p.m. There were 3750 tickets printed. Tickets are available at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre and from CWHC board members.

Licence #M805039

1st Prize: Sailor Star
2nd Prize: Thomas the Tank Engine
3rd Prize: Seaside Dreams
4th Prize: Steam Engine


“Ride the Rails” with the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre  — Sold out!

Join the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC) on a journey down the historic railway line from St. Jacobs to Elmira and return, on the Waterloo Central Railway, in a 1923 coach car.  Lunch on your own. Then explore the handcrafted layout at the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway, featuring lighted passenger cars, freight trains, and Southern Ontario structures, in incredible detail.

This fundraising BUS TRIP includes: Luxury coach transportation from Owen Sound, 90 minute train tour on Waterloo Central Railway, and admission to the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway.


TICKETS: $85 each.
CWHC Members receive a $10 discount.
Tickets are available now at CWHC,
and space is limited.

DATE: Saturday September 29, 2018
TIME: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
Owen Sound, Ontario
Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON

For more information please contact:
Wendy Tomlinson, Curator,
Community Waterfront Heritage Centre