Prairie Dog Central Events

September 2022

Saturday, September 3 – Family Fun Day
Steam Locomotive

Family Fun Day aboard the Prairie Dog Central has quickly become a family favourite. Join us onboard for a day that is going to be a complete sensory overload, there's something for everyone on the train today! Tap your toes as the Audayo Brothers perform live music in each coach as we make our way up the line. During the train ride there are balloon animals for the kids, and during our time in Grosse Isle stop by for a temporary tattoo. Visit the enthusiastic volunteers in the Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Secure a front row seat as we prepare for Patrick Gregoire’s mesmerising magic show. Bring along your own home packed lunch or delight in the ice-cream, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining and extremely fun packed day.

Adult Ticket - $34.95
Child Ticket - $27.95
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, September 4 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No.3

And here we go again, it has been reported that those barefaced Cowboys 'n Gals have been spotted on our track. Rumour has it that they`re looking to storm the next passenger train they encounter. Please be alert as we try to dodge the robbers this time around and be prepared to hand over any spare change should the need arise. During the stopover enjoy freshly prepared hot dogs and smokies or an ice cream cone, while relaxing to the live tunes by the Audayo Brothers. Visit the beautifully restored Heritage House, the East Rosser School or take a moment in the Church before we take a leisurely ride back to the city.

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) - $36.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $29.95
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, September 5 – Lazy Labour Day
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Saturday, September 10 – The Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive No.3

Sunday, September 11 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Rumour has it that the horseback gang of bandits are up to their old tricks and looking to rob the next passenger train they encounter. Keep your eyes peeled as we make our way up the track. Inform our onboard staff if you see anything suspicious. Be prepared to hand over any spare change should they manage to capture us. During the stopover enjoy your home-prepared picnic or indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, leaving space for a delicious ice cream cone. Visit the onsite vendors and stop by as the Cowboys ‘n Gals join us for photographs. Stroll through the Heritage Village before enjoying the live music 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) - $36.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $29.95
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

Saturday, September 17 – All Aboard featuring Chris Without the Hat
Diesel Locomotive No.3

Sunday, September 18 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

Family Fun Day onboard the Prairie Dog Central is a firm passenger favourite! Jump onboard for a day filled with fun and entertainment, there's something for everyone on the PDCR today! The Audayo Brothers will have you tapping your toes as we make our way to Grosse Isle. There are balloon animals for the children onboard, stop by for a tattoo and grab your spot for the mind-bending magic show. Visit the volunteers in the Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church. Bring along your own home packed picnic basket or delight in the hot dogs, smokies or ice cream freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining fun packed day.

Adult Ticket - $32.95
Child Ticket - $25.95
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, September 24 – The Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive No. 3

This is the second and last of the two Fall Suppers we have planned for 2022. Don’t miss out and be sure to book early as this event sells out fast. Our passengers have joined us on this delicious trip for 40 years and it remains a firm favourite. As steam locomotive No. 3 leads the way, we look forward to a sumptuous, made-from-scratch supper of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls and dessert prepared by the volunteers at the Grosse Isle Community Hall. Visit with family and friends before we take a leisurely ride back to Inkster Junction Station.

Early booking is recommended as this Event sells out fast.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years)- $48.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $41.95
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 - 4:30 PM
Return - 8:30 PM

Sunday, September 25 – Great Train Robbery - Cowboys 'n Gals
Steam Locomotive No. 3

That’s all folks, today marks the last run of the regular season! It`s been well over a century since the first train robbery and those irritating robbers are still out in force. 2022 has been a rough season as the Cowboys and Gals on horseback have continued to hold up the train and fleece our passengers of their spare cash. We have tried to dodge this gang of desperados all season, but they always strike when we least expect it! Enjoy our onboard live entertainment performed by the Audayo Brothers, as we make our way though the prairies to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the stopover, walk through our steam locomotive or pick up a souvenir from one of the vendors before enjoying more live music. Before departure, stop in the beautifully restored Heritage House, East Rosser School and take a moment in the Church.

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) - $36.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $29.95
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