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The first train over Edmonton's High Level Bridge

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: A162 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here

CP 150 Train schedule​ & location

Monday, July 31 | 5:00-8:00pm - show starts at 6:00 pm
South of CP Edmonton Yard,
7935 Gateway Boulevard

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Entertainment

You'll be treated to a truly Canadian performances of Dallas Arcand, champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, Juno award-winning country music singer Dean Brody, country singer Kelly Prescott and our house band, the Rail Road Ramblers.

Canadian country music superstar Dean Brody

Dean Brody“I am so excited to be celebrating Canada's 150th by train this summer, playing towns along the way, experiencing some of the more rugged and rare routes across our country,” said Brody, 13-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and two-time Juno Award winner, most recently for 2016 Country Album of the Year.

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For more information about Dean Brody:

www.deanbrody.com
https://www.facebook.com/deanbrody
https://twitter.com/deanbrody
https://www.instagram.com/deanbrody/

World champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand

Denis Arcand Aboriginal entertainer and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand will open the stage show with his world-renowned athleticism and grace, sharing the symbolism of the hoop dance and its significance in aboriginal communities.

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For more information about Dallas Arcand:

www.dallasarcand.ca
https://twitter.com/DallasArcand1
https://www.instagram.com/dallasarcand1/
https://www.facebook.com/dallasarcandhoops/


Eagle and Hawk

Denis Arcand Juno award winner Eagle and Hawk is an Internationally recognized, award winning music group that has become a well-established name in the Canadian music industry. Bringing their unique sound of fusing traditional Indigenous themes with roots rock they have entertained audiences across North America and Europe for over two decades.

www.eagleandhawk.com/
https://twitter.com/eagleandhawk
https://www.facebook.com/EagleandHawkROCKS/



Facts about CP in Edmonton

  • The Calgary and Edmonton Railway (later purchased by CPR) first came to Strathcona in 1891 when this community wasn't yet part of Edmonton (Strathcona and Edmonton amalgamated in 1912)
  • Strathcona was named after Donald A. Smith (Lord Strathcona) who drove the last spike at Craigellachie, BC
  • On June 19th, 1913, the High Level Bridge opens and extends Canadian Pacific service from South Edmonton (Strathcona) to Edmonton
  • The first railway came to Edmonton proper in 1904, many years after it was established as a trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company and one year before officially becoming a city
  • In 1900, CPR senior director, Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, personally equipped and funded a mounted cavalry to send off to South Africa to fight in the Boer war. The regiment, now based in Edmonton, would become known as Lord Strathcona's Horse
  • Today, CP employees approximately 150 people in the Edmonton area
  • CP's operations in Edmonton provide direct access to Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Lord Strathcona with top hat and cane poses with members of Lord Strathcona's Horse.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: A37248 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here

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