Silent Auction

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SOME SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

PART OF THE IAN TAMBLYN: ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN FUNDRAISER!

Here are a few of the many exciting items for the Silent Auction.

 Not all items for the auction are shown here, so be sure to attend the concert to see all the items that will be available.

Website will show more items in the future.

Bidding only occurs on the night of the Concert.  

CLICK HERE TO     VIEW NOW SOME SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

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Fundraiser

Ian Tamblyn : Algoma Passenger Train Fundraiser  April 6

There is lots of excitement about the April 6th passenger train fundraiser featuring iconic Canadian musician Ian Tamblyn.

Here is a poster with the information.

We are pleased to say that tickets are selling quickly already! 

In addition to purchasing tickets at:

  • Missanabie Cree First Nation (559  Queen)
  • Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites
  • Shabby Motley (356 Queen)
  • they can also be purchased through the CAPT website (www.captrains.ca).

Anyone who wishes to contribute something for the silent auction, please contact Linda Savory Gordon at 705 949 2301 (ex 4320).

For those who are coming from out of town or who just want to stay overnight, The Water Tower Inn & Suites is generously offering a block of rooms at special rates until March 6.

Here are the rates and room descriptions:

  • Run of the Inn - $109.00 (features two double beds with everything a guest might need including in-room coffee maker, refrigerator, hairdryer and free wireless internet access.)
  •  Trailhead Room - $109.00 (featuring one queen size bed with oversized duvet and a bathtub with whirlpool jets.  This room includes, extra hanging space, iron/board, hairdryer, coffee maker, refrigerator and free wireless internet access.)
  •  Resort Queen with Sofa Sleeper - $119.00 (features a Queen bed with a lounge area with a Queen size Sofa Sleeper.  The bathrooms feature a glass enclosed shower and granite vanity.  For your comfort, there is also a lounge chair, 32” flat screen television and working desk with executive leather chair.  Also included are a refrigerator, iron and board, and hairdryer.
  •  Resort King - $119.00 (features a King bed.  The bathrooms feature a glass enclosed shower and granite vanity.  For your comfort, there is also a lounge chair, 32” flat screen television and working desk with executive leather chair.  Also included are a refrigerator, iron and board, and hairdryer.

 Latest Media Coverage

Folk icon Ian Tamblyn aids passenger train fight - SooToday.com
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/folk-icon-ian-tamblyn-aids-passenger-train-fight-525401

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Parliament of Canada e-petition ready for signatures

Parliament of Canada e-petition is now posted on the Parliament of Canada website.  We ask you to pass the link below to any people you think would like to sign it. 

Please click on the link and sign it right away.  We have 120 days to collect signatures.

Petition to the Minister of Transport on the Parliament of Canada website
https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-501

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Digital Letters to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne

The letter is now in the form of a petition that you can fill out and send on-line by clicking on this link:

https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-kathleen-wynne-marc-garneau-carolyn-bennett-catherine-mckenna-terry-sheehan-carol-hughes-steven-del-duca-michael-gravelle-david-zimmer-glen-r-murray-northern-ontario-needs-passenger-trains-too?recruiter=438018678&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Note: This petition is available in 4 languages.
1.English
2.French
3.Anishinabemowin
4.Cree
CreeLetterNEORN Click here to get the Cree version

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Book sale March 24 and 25th Station Mall

Books for Sale

Book Sale March 24th and 25th at Station Mall

Great way to support CAPT and Missanabie Cree First Nation’s efforts to re-establish train service to and from Hearst:

come to the book sale this Thursday and Friday (March 24 and 25) to purchase and/or contribute books.

Book sale hours:

  • Friday, March 249 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, March 25: 9 am to 5:30 pm

You will also be able to buy tickets for the Ian Tamblyn Fundraiser Event (April 6).

We hope to see lots of you there!  And please tell all your friends, families and contacts!!!!

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Learn more about the value of the ACR Passenger train to Northern economy

MUSIC FOR THE ACR – FUNDRAISER FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN | westernsreboot

https://westernsreboot.com/2017/03/11/music-for-the-acr-fundraiser-for-algoma-passenger-train/

This article describes in a few words the history of the trains demise, the impact on the economy for the North, and the lack of help from the government to see it on the tracks again. It also contains a link to a picture of the roads that people are having to use to get to their businesses.

To help make the train a reality please plan on attending the fundraiser, CAPT is putting on in April.

Visit CAPT's website to learn about our Silent Auction and view a few of the items you can bid on the night of the Event. captrains.ca

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Burtch & McGuffins win Canadian Screen Award

CAPT is delighted to announce that Michael Burtch, Joanie and Gary McGuffin, along with Nancy Lang, Rebecca Middleton and Emma Hambly, won the prestigious Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research by the Canadian Screen Awards. They received the award on March 7th, 2017 for their research for Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven. The Canadian Screen Awards are Canada’s Academy Awards.  CAPT very much appreciates the comments Burtch and the McGuffins have made to journalists (see links below) about the absolute importance of restoring the passenger train service that they used to locate the painting sites and make the film. the train can  be used by the growing number of tourists who want to travel to the locations highlighted in the film.  Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma district’s tourism numbers can increase tremendously as more and more tourists find out about the Algoma passenger train corridor—where the Group of Seven came together as a group and did 100s of their most significant work.  We hope that the government finally sees the importance of getting the Missanabie Cree First Nation-led passenger train—the Maskwa Oota-Ban “Bear Train”—running between the Sault and Hearst.

We are ever so grateful to you, Michael, Joanie and Gary, for your years of hard work—most of it as volunteers.  BRAVO!!!!

Northern Hoot “Painted Land’, Filmed in Algoma, Brings Home Canadian Screen Award!” by Steffani Petroni

http://northernhoot.com/painted-land-filmed-algoma-brings-home-canadian-screen-award/

“No one more surprised than Michael Burtch at winning Canadian Screen Award “-  by Kenneth Armstrong  SooToday.com

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/no-one-more-surprised-than-michael-burtch-at-winning-canadian-screen-award-556203

“McGuffins, Burtch win Canadian Screen Award” By Brian Kelly, Sault Star  March 8, 2017

http://www.saultstar.com/2017/03/08/mcguffins-burtch-win-canadian-screen-award

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input re: transportation Sault Ste Marie; deadline for reduced rate on hotel rooms

  1. Important opportunity for your input re: transportation in Sault Ste Marie : time-limited

There is a short time in which the Sault Ste. Marie Community Action Committee (CAC) is accepting comments for its report to the City.  Please click on the link below and then submit your comments.  You can make comments about the need for restoration of passenger train service from Sault to Hearst and Sault to Sudbury, North Bay and Toronto under the Transit section but also on the importance of passenger train service for the other sections as well.  This is very important and the CAC report will be finished in early April.  So please submit your comments ASAP if you want restoration of passenger rail to be considered in the City’s planning process.

Sault Ste. Marie’s future welcomes your ideas!

http://saultstemarie.ca/Newsroom/February-2017/Sault-Ste-Maries-future-welcomes-your-ideas!.aspx

Thanks a lot for taking the time to do this,

  1. Deadline for reduced rate on hotel rooms for April 6 Fundraiser extended to Mar 10

For those who are coming from out of town or who just want to stay overnight, The Water Tower Inn & Suites is generously offering a block of rooms at special rates until March 10.

Here are the rates and room descriptions:

  • Run of the Inn - $109.00 (features two double beds with everything a guest might need including in-room coffee maker, refrigerator, hairdryer and free wireless internet access.)
  •  Trailhead Room - $109.00 (featuring one queen size bed with oversized duvet and a bathtub with whirlpool jets.  This room includes, extra hanging space, iron/board, hairdryer, coffee maker, refrigerator and free wireless internet access.)
  •  Resort Queen with Sofa Sleeper - $119.00 (features a Queen bed with a lounge area with a Queen size Sofa Sleeper.  The bathrooms feature a glass enclosed shower and granite vanity.  For your comfort, there is also a lounge chair, 32” flat screen television and working desk with executive leather chair.  Also included are a refrigerator, iron and board, and hairdryer.
  •  Resort King - $119.00 (features a King bed.  The bathrooms feature a glass enclosed shower and granite vanity.  For your comfort, there is also a lounge chair, 32” flat screen television and working desk with executive leather chair.  Also included are a refrigerator, iron and board, and hairdryer.

Recent media coverage

Myalgoma.ca: Iconic Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn coming to the Sault April 6

http://www.myalgoma.ca/2017/02/09/iconic-canadian-musician-ian-tamblyn-coming-to-the-sault-april-6th/

http://www.myalgoma.ca/?s=ian+tamblyn

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INFORMATION RE- TICKETS FOR IAN TAMBLYN EVENT APRIL 6!

You can now purchase your tickets via PayPal.

The addition of $1.00 has been added to the price of the tickets, which will cover the cost of using PayPal. So please feel free to use PayPal whether out of town or in town.

Some wonderful items for the Silent Auction, that will take place the night of the Event, are coming in. We will be putting the items up for you to have a look at soon. This should make it easier to make your choices before the event.

LOOK FOR THE SILENT AUCTION LINK ON THE MENU ABOVE. IT IS  THE LAST LINK!

You cannot use PayPal for the Silent Auction. Winners will be advised the night after the performance. 

 

 

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ACR e-petition deposited in House of Commons; event tickets on sale at CAPT table at Mall Feb 27

1. ACR passenger train e-petition deposited by MP Carol Hughes in House of Commons

Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma--Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, presented the online petition to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in the House of Commons on February 22.  She underlined the huge economic impact this train brings to the regional economy and the fact that this is the only form of transportation into the many communities along this rail corridor.  We appreciate MP Hughes efforts to have the federal government restore this essential service and economic driver.  A government response to the petition must be provided and tabled in the House within 45 calendar days.

2. Fundraiser Event (starring Ian Tamblyn) Tickets on sale at Station Mall Monday February 27

  • Planning for the April 6 passenger train fundraiser event has been going very well.  We can still receive donated items for the silent auction. 
  • Tickets will be sold at a CAPT table at the Station Mall on Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 am to 3 pm across from the EB Games store.

3. Media update

“Ian Tamblyn video furnishes ice fix” | Sault Star by Ruth Fletcher
http://www.saultstar.com/2017/02/20/listen-to-the-water-fall-offers-musical-poetry-set-to-ootage
of-a-submerged-arctic-ocean-iceberg-rising-30-metres-into-the-air

In this article MPP Mike Mantha points out the need for the implementation and development of a true transportation strategy reflecting the needs of Northerners through investments in not only roads but also rail, air and waterways:
“Keeping roads accessible at all times is crucial for northern communities' - SooToday.com”
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/keeping-roads-accessible-at-all-times-is-crucial-for-northern-communities-543425

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A MUST VIEW VIDEO OF A FAMILY'S TRIP ON THE ACR TO THE AGAWA CANYON IN 1940 AND LATER

Take a few minutes  to view this Agawa Canyon video  and then share with others.

Please make Comments in the Comments Box because remarks will be seen all across Canada and will be a useful place to promote the cause of the Coalition.

In addition, remarks will also assist Lorna Boschman in her project of traveling across Canada this year and making digital stories with other artists. These new digital stories will be posted to the website as she proceeds.

http://digitalstories.ca/video/harris-taylors-agawa-canyon

Note: This video will also be posted on the "Documents/ Presentation/Films" Link, and media link.

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  1. CAPT TABLE at Station Mall Monday Feb. 27 10 am to 3:00 pm

CAPT volunteers will be at the Station Mall at a table opposite EB Games Store on Monday, February 27 from 10am to 3:00 pm.  This is a chance for you to:

  • purchase tickets to the Ian Tamblyn Fundraiser on April 6
  • purchase one of the few remaining CAPT 2017 calendars
  • purchase a Painted Land DVD
  • sign the petition to the federal government for passenger train funding

Although we are delighted with the on-line ticket sales for the April 6th fundraiser, it has been brought to our attention that Pay Pal charges us a 3% fee on our sales, therefore,  it is best for people in Sault Ste. Marie to purchase their tickets in person at:

  • Shabby Motley,
  • Missanabie Cree First Nation,
  •  the Algoma Water Tower Inn & Suites
  • or at the Station Mall on Feb. 27

So it makes sense that the on-line purchase method be used primarily for those who live out of town.  Also, we want to reassure those who purchase tickets on-line that we will have them set aside for them to pick up at the door.

  1. Latest Media Coverage

“Iconic Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn coming to the Sault April 6thsaultonline.com  - February 9, 2017
http://saultonline.com/2017/02/iconic-canadian-musician-ian-tamblyn-coming-to-the-sault-april-6th/

“Iconic Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn coming to the Sault April 6thmyalgoma.ca - February 9, 2017
http://www.myalgoma.ca/2017/02/09/iconic-canadian-musician-ian-tamblyn-coming-to-the-sault-april-6th/

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