Category Archives: Fundraiser

The Dining Car Servicing Project is now complete!

Funded by a generous $30,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Capital grant received by the CWHC in May 2016, we are pleased to announce that the Dining Car Servicing Project has been successfully completed on time and on budget!Ontario Trillium Foundation

This project had three separate distinct phases:

  1. the installation of water and sewer services by Riddell Contracting;
  2. the installation of electrical services by Dunn Electric;
  3. and the construction of the station decking extension to the Dining Car by T.McComb Sawmill.


Digging for utilities for Dining Car

The only visible parts of this project are the water and sewer connection points located under the Dining Car, the new electrical meter on the waterfront side of the car and the beautiful new decking extension from the station to the car, complete with a wide step to make access to the car easier.



We would like to thank CWHC Super Volunteers John West and Bob Henderson and CWHC Board Directors Linda Droine and Norm Playter who were instrumental in getting this project completed. Others who assisted were members of the CHWC Dining Car Committee, Jan Chamberlain, Seann O’Donoughue, Bill King, Brian Hopson and Bob Droine.



With the services and decking in place we are moving into the next phase, “Refurbishing the Dining Car Kitchen”. The CWHC recently received a $12,000 grant from the Community Foundation Grey Bruce for the renovation of the kitchen. We need to raise an additional $10,000 to purchase kitchen appliances and equip the kitchen so that it can be opened to the public in 2017!  The Dining Car kitchen is critical to the success of the entire Dining Car Project. Please join us in bringing the Dining Car Project closer to its completion by supporting our “Kitchen Kampaign”.




Christmas Train 2016 – Bucket Draws

Thank you to everyone who supported our sale this year. Thank you to those who purchased tickets for the bucket draws. The winners were drawn after the close of the event on Sunday, November 20th.

bucket draw 2016

Item # Description Winner Ticket number
1 Père Noel Santa Ted Horton 3891598
2 Père Noel Santa Karin Hope 3891305
3 Père Noel Santa Angela Thompson 3891908
4 Christmas Collection Santa Peter Lemon 1621812
5 Fisherman Santa Myrna Freiburger 3891475
6 Golden Angel Jody McArthur 1621608
7 Set of 3 large Nutcrackers Donna Campbell 1621576
8 set of 4 Choristers Martha Calder 3891810
9 Pair of Snowmen Dale Myatt 3891621
10 Decorated Christmas Tree Francine LaPointe 3891979
11 Wise Men Camels MaryLou Hanson 3890991
12 2 boxes of Decorator Balls Danielle Thompson 3891965
13 Set of 4 Deer Shirley Kivell 1621759
14 Nativity Scene Marlene King 1621742
15 Ceramic Angel Leslie Monk 3891006
16 Christmas Village Francesca Dobbin 3891805
17 Snowman Ken Flood 1621674
18 Angel Dale Myatt 3891619
19 Needlepoint Santa Picture Sue Jones 3891390
20 Mrs. Santa Doll Barb Keenan 3891505
21 Silver Urn Kim Wands 3891655
22 Christmas Train Set Holly Dunham 3891362
23 Christmas Village MaryAnn Thomas 3891840
24 Large Nutcracker Set Suzzette Jones 3891044
25 Christmas Village Jack Osadzuk 1621727
26 Pair of Glass Snowmen Myrna Freiburger 3891463
27 Porcelain Doll Karen Jones 3891226
28 Santa Lynda Chiotti 3891666
29 Marionette Lynda Chiotti 3891665



Just a couple more days until the Christmas Train Sale

Christmas tree 2016

On Saturday, November 19 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, November 20 from 10 to 4 you will have the opportunity to visit the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre’s Christmas Train. Many Christmas items are waiting to be purchased on board the train car, #4884.

Christmas train 2016 items for sale Christmas train 2016 some items for sale

Don’t forget to go into the Museum. There are bucket draws. Just $5.00 for 10 tickets. Put the tickets (with your name and phone number) in the buckets beside the items that you might like to have. 

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Christmas Train 2016

Christmas tree poster November 2016

All aboard!

Our final event of the year takes place on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20, from 10 am to 4 pm, for the Christmas Train. The 1932 CNR station and 1953 dining car will be decked out in seasonal décor and visitors have the opportunity to shop for vintage and handmade Christmas decorations aboard the dining car, at this popular fundraiser. Light refreshments served.

Donations of pre-loved and handmade decorations are gratefully accepted.