Brockville – On April 27, 2017, Rails to Trails Festival organizers are hosting a carnival themed fundraising event in support of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau and the opening ceremonies of the restoration of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel.
“Soirée Lune Bleue” will take place at the Aquatarium, 6 Broad Street in Brockville from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm. This very special event is sure to delight everyone with its all-senses escape to another time and place, inspired by the magic and mysticism of the early travelling carnival.
The evening will feature a three-course dinner inspired by the London Trocadero, circa 1909, prepared with care by Chef Moishe Smith of the Tall Ships Waterfront Grille; a fun filled, high energy Live Auction; a Volunteer Awards Ceremony honouring outstanding volunteers, and a few surprises.
Tickets for the event are $150 (plus HST) each and include two tickets to ride North American’s oldest fully functional Ferris Wheel built by Eli Bridge in 1917 and the 1938 Allen Herschell carousel, complete with hand-carved wooden horses at Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival, a delectable three-course dinner paired with select wines from Peller Estates of Niagara-On-The-Lake, a charitable tax receipt topped off with a unique and unforgettable experience.
Tickets are available online at volunteercentre.ca or in person at the Investors Group, 2539 Parkedale Ave, the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau, 105 Strowger Blvd and Brockville’s Tunnel Committee’s Information Centre, 66 King Street West or at Brockville City Hall, 1 King Street.
Together, we will raise awareness of the vital role individual Volunteers play in our community and learn how the Volunteer Centre takes the lead in supporting these selfless people and the community it serves.
About Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival – Taking Place On Brockville’s Waterfront
The Rails to Trails Festival is four fun filled days of interactive programing featuring the sights, sounds and delectable aromas of the early 20th century travelling carnival with Carnivàle Lune Bleue, the pomp and pageantry of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel opening ceremony and the ONTARIO 150 Tour with it’s entertaining cultural programing, and a visit from the World’s Biggest Rubber Duck.
The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau, a local non-profit, has supported volunteerism in local non-profits and at community events for 35 years. The Volunteer Centre works to create opportunities for individuals to connect as a local volunteer and feel included as a valued contributor in our community. They focus on impacting Strong Communities through Community Engagement. The Volunteer Centre is an United Way Agency and works with over 30 local non-profits and 20+ community partners.
About Canada’s First Railway Tunnel – Originally completed in 1860 for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway (later part of the Canadian Pacific Railway), Canada’s First Railway Tunnel and neighbouring historic railway properties are being restored by the City of Brockville for public recreational use in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The official opening and dedication of the newly restored Tunnel and phase one of Brockville’s new Railway Tunnel Park will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The Tunnel will feature a new smoothly paved, wheelchair accessible, concrete floor and state-of-the-art LED lighting to highlight its architectural and geological features. For information visit www.brockvillerailwaytunnel.com