The first transcontinental passenger train, decorated with flags, bunting and boughs, arrives at Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay. Four days later, history was made when the train arrived at Port Moody, BC, on July 4th 1886.
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Sunday, August 6 | 3:00-6:00pm - show starts at 4:00 pmMarina Park,Bobby Curtola Drive
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.
“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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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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Contractor RG Reid's construction crew clear tons of rock for the CPR mainline at Dougherty's Cut on Lake Superior's rugged north shore in 1885.
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