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Just a couple more days until the Christmas Train Sale

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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.

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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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Canadian National Christmas train 2015 with Christmas decoration

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Looking back over the year, it is hard to believe everything that the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre has accomplished in 2015, and we owe it all to the hard work and dedication of its volunteers, members, summer students, and community supporters. From the acquisition of the 1953 Dining Car, to substantial fundraising campaigns and special events; such as the Waterfront Festival and the Christmas Train, outreach programs, and development of the museum site, its exhibits and collection, it has been an amazingly successful (and busy!) year. Staff and volunteers look forward to the new year and are planning lots of exciting events and activities in 2016!

THANK YOU for your ongoing interest in and support of the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre!
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from everyone at Community Waterfront Heritage Centre!

Chi-cheemaun returns to port : Fall Cruise 2015

People at CWHC waiting for fall cruise buses.People waiting for the buses to Tobermory to take the Fall cruise.

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The Chi-cheemaun is getting close to port.


The Chi-cheemaun with the backdrop of beautiful fall colours.

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Almost in to port.


In port. The Maggie is in background.

She welcomed the ship home.


The travellers depart the Chi-cheemaun.

Photos by Karoline L. Belrose and Peter Bowers


Volunteer Week – Thank you to all our volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2014 to make the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre’s first year a success. It was a dedicated group of volunteers who saved the Marine and Rail Museum. Volunteers welcomed visitors from around the world.

Members, if you are interested in volunteering in 2015 and haven’t been contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator, check the Volunteer Page for more information.