Prairie Dog Central Events

August 2020

Saturday August 1st – Tales from the Homestead
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Sit back, relax and listen as our onboard historian recounts stories of his family’s journey to Manitoba and their farming life throughout the generations. The stopover at Grosse Isle is rich with activities, watch as wool blankets are made, take a wagon ride up the trail or browse the farm equipment on display. Enjoy the stories told by the historian as he recounts memories with poems and old photographs. Bring along your own picnic or indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, leaving space for a made from scratch baked treat or ice cream. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored heritage buildings before we head back to the city. Don’t miss out on this extremely popular event, there is something for everyone today!

Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child Ticket - $23.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 3:15 PM

Sunday August 2 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No.3

Once again we heard from law enforcement that those dreadful cowboys and gals are out in force looking for their next haul. You can feel the anticipation and unease in the air during this suspense filled trip to Grosse Isle. Keep a look out for those horseback riders, remain vigilant and be prepared to handover any spare cash should they strike. On arrival indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie followed by delicious home baked sweet treats and ice cream. Take a stroll around the vendors selling their hand-crafted souvenirs and sit back, relax and tap those toes to live music performed by the Audayo Brothers.

All donations collected will go to Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer Inc. provides assistance to women and men in Manitoba who are experiencing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment and follow-up for breast cancer. We help with expenses that simply fall through the cracks, such as parking, medications, lymphedema garments, wellness programs, rural client mileage/meals/accommodations to appointments; and many more. We receive no funding from any levels of government nor any other cancer organizations and rely on donations, grants, third party fundraisers, and our own fundraisers.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $33.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 while seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Monday August 3 – Manitoba's 150th Celebration
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Happy 150th Birthday Manitoba! Steam Locomotive No. 3 leads the way this holiday Monday. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the rural community of Grosse Isle aboard our beautifully restored vintage coaches. Sit back and relax as our onboard musicians make their way through the train singing their hearts out, encouraging you to do the same. During the stopover enjoy the entertainment, you can walk through the steam locomotive as the engineer and fireman prepare for the return trip. A vast array of home baking and freshly prepared hotdogs and smokies are available to purchase or you can bring along your own picnic. Finally, stroll though the Heritage Village as the volunteers demonstrate items from years past. Once back at the Station join us as we enjoy birthday cake! It’s a wonderful way to spend this holiday.

Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child Ticket - $23.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday August 8 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Enjoy the beautiful prairie landscape as the mighty diesel locomotive leads the way to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the trip sing along with our onboard entertainers and watch in wonder as our favourite magician makes balloon animals. On arrival pick up some made-from-scratch baking, freshly prepared hotdogs and smokies or bring along your own packed lunch. Secure your front row seats as we await the mystical magic show, a fully interactive 40-minute performance, packed with fun, laughter and trickery. Stop by for a tattoo before you take a walk back in time as you stroll through the restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and the Grosse Isle United Church. Don’t miss out and book early for this is a fun and entertaining family day.

Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child Ticket - $21.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday August 9th – The Mystical Magic Train
Diesel Locomotive

Join us for a day packed with fun and entertainment as we head to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Awaiting our arrival is Prairie Dog Central’s favourite magician, Gregoir the Astonisher. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie along with fresh baking or ice cream and grab your front row seat as we await the show. Patrick’s 45-minute amazing, funny and fully interactive performance will have you marvelling in the trickery and sleight of hand. Before we depart and head back to the city make sure you take a walk through the beautifully restored buildings making up the Heritage Village.

Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child Ticket - $21.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday August 15 – Propellers, Tracks and Wheels
Steam Locomotive

We recommend that you arrive early and have plenty of time to enjoy the model airplanes on display at Inkster Junction Station. Take time to walk around and chat with the enthusiastic volunteers who operate and maintain the model planes. When it’s time to leave and the Conductor calls all aboard, hop onboard for our trip up the line to Grosse Isle. Enjoy the sights and sounds as we make our way through the prairies, keep your eyes peeled as a variety of vehicles follow us up the track. Kick back and tap your toes to the live onboard music by PDC favourites The Audayo Brothers. Appreciate the slow pace of the stopover, climb through the cab of the Steam locomotive or take a closer look at the vehicles that will join us. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog, smokie or some made-from-scratch baking before we head back to the city.

Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child Ticket - $23.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday August 16 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive

Rumour in the world of railroading is that those infuriating horseback robbers are on the loose and considering their next ambush. Remain vigilant as we make every effort to avoid this gang of thieves. We are hoping for an uninterrupted trip to Grosse Isle but we must stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We never know what we may encounter during this hilarious, entertaining and interactive trip. On arrival pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie or enjoy your home prepared lunch but be sure to stop by for some delicious home baked goodies or an ice cream cone. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Find your seat and get ready to enjoy some live music performed by the Audayo Brothers.

All donations collected will go to Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer Inc. provides assistance to women and men in Manitoba who are experiencing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment and follow-up for breast cancer. We help with expenses that simply fall through the cracks, such as parking, medications, lymphedema garments, wellness programs, rural client mileage/meals/accommodations to appointments; and many more. We receive no funding from any levels of government nor any other cancer organizations and rely on donations, grants, third party fundraisers, and our own fundraisers.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $33.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $25.95
Babies (Under 2 while seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Thursday August 20th – Heritage Village Picnic
Diesel Locomotive

Take time to visit with family and friends as we make our way up the line. Join us for a slow-paced trip from Inkster Junction Station to the beautiful community of Grosse Isle, on arrival the volunteers will serve freshly prepared sandwiches, Caesar salad, pickle, chips and a bite-sized dessert accompanied by a warm or cold drink. Take time to stroll through the 1886 Heritage House, the one-room schoolhouse and the Grosse Isle United Church before we make our way back to the city. This weekday picnic is ideal for larger groups and family gatherings.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $23.00
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $23.00
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

There are no discounts available for this Event

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday August 22nd – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day aboard the Prairie Dog Central is a firm passenger favourite. With something for everyone make sure you book early as this event sells out fast! The Audayo Brothers will entertain with live music and magician Patrick Gregoire will make balloon animals for all of the children as we make our way to Grosse Isle. During the stopover drop by for a tattoo, enjoy more live music and grab a front row seat in preparation for Patrick’s fully interactive 45-minute magic show. After, visit with the knowledgeable volunteers in the Heritage House, stroll through the East Rosser one room School and take a moment in the Church. Bring along your own home packed picnic basket or delight in the home baked pies, pastries, ice-cream, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals.

Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child Ticket - $21.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Sunday August 23rd – The Mystical Magic Train
Diesel Locomotive

Abbra-ca-Dadabra! We have planned a day with mind-bending tricks, illusion and sleight of hand that will leave you wondering ‘how did he do that?’. Join us as we take a peaceful ride to Grosse Isle where the Prairie Dog Central’s favourite magician, Patrick Gregoire, will greet us. Pick a front row seat as Patrick performs a 45-minute fun and interactive magic show. Bring along your home packed lunch or savour the home baking, ice-cream, hotdogs and smokies freshly prepared for your arrival. Finally take a wander through the beautifully restored Heritage Village buildings before we hop back onboard for the return trip

Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child Ticket - $21.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM

Saturday August 29th – It's a Hog Heist - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No.3

We are creeping up the track hoping that our late departure will throw the troublesome robbers off the scent. Take part in an old fashioned sing-song with our onboard entertainment as we make our way to the rural community of Grosse Isle. We are hoping for an uninterrupted ride but we have been advised that there is a chance of a hold up and the cowboys and gals on horseback have been spotted looking for their next haul. On arrival enjoy the delicious supper of Pork in a Bun, Salad and light dessert. Take a stroll through the wonderfully restored Heritage Village and appreciate more live music as we wrap up this fun filled and fully interactive trip.

All donations collected will go to Danica's Village

Danica was the 5 year old daughter of local volunteer Toni DeLaroque. After a tragic canoe accident in Churchill 3 years ago, Toni created Danica’s village in her honour to continue doing acts of kindness that her daughter was famous for. A major initiative on the go is creating buddy benches that have been placed in schools and parks to encourage children to sit on when they feel lonely and other kids playing know to come get them to join in on the fun. All proceeds collected today will go towards a bench to be placed at the PDC site in Grosse Isle next spring.

NB – Each passenger will receive 1 plate including 1 Pork in a Bun, 2 varieties of salad and light dessert.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $44.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $36.95
Babies (Under 2 while seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page

Depart - 5:00 PM
Return - 9:30 PM

Sunday August 30th – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Steam Locomotive

Arrive early so you can join us and as we appreciate the time and workmanship that has been invested in the restoration and maintenance of the vintage vehicles on display at Inkster Junction Station. As we make our way to Grosse Isle led by steam locomotive No. 3, look out for the vintage vehicles as they follow us up the track, ready to join us during the stopover. Walk through our steam locomotive and listen to our Engineers as they discuss the workings of this incredible engine, take a stroll through the 1886 homestead and look out for the airplane flyover as he interacts with our onground staff. This is a truly unique way to spend your weekend.

Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child Ticket - $23.95
Babies (Under 2 when seated on the knee) - Free*

* If you require a seat for your under 2 year old then please purchase a Child Ticket*

For Child and 4 Pack Tickets, please add the total number of tickets to your basket and choose the relevant Discount Option on the following Shopping Bag page.

Depart - 11:00 AM
Return - 2:45 PM