The huge 100th Anniversary party is over and what a week it was. The Town of Rivers looked wonderful in all its' green and colored splendor. The weather co-operated and it was a spectacular event. There were many people who came from all over Canada to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. There was a fly by with the vintage planes and of course, our beloved old airplane 'Pinkie". As if taking a cue, at the same time the fly past was going by the train pulled into town, as it does many times a day. A great cheer went up from all to recognize that past history as well. Many stories were told during the week and lots included those that have worked or travelled on the train. Many were looking for a tour of the station but it is not ready for that yet.

The new Welcome to Rivers Banners make a beautiful back drop for photos of the station and community.
A highlight of the week was a visit by Wins Bridgman and Marcella Poirier of the Architectural Firm of  Bridgman Collaborative from Winnipeg. We did a tour of the station and then met with as many members of the committee to ask questions of their thoughts on the station and how we might work collaboratively to get the restoration project underway. They will now go back to Winnipeg and put together a proposal to move forward. The committee is planning to make this new partnership a reality  and participate in the celebration of the train stations' 100th in 2017 and Canada's 150th birthday!

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I saw some cool locomotive riddles for kids that would really add to the fun factor. I can share a few here: Train Riddles