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Prairie Dog Central Events

September 2019

Saturday September 7 – Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive

The Railway Fall Supper has been a firm favourite on the Prairie Dog Central’s calendar for close to 40 years. Let our majestic steam locomotive No. 3 lead the way to a sumptuous, made-from-scratch Fall Supper. Each season our passengers devour the offerings of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls and dessert. Take time to relax with friends and family as you join us for the first of two Fall Suppers. Booking early is recommended as this event sells out fast.

Departure – 4:30 PM and Return – 8:30 PM
Adult Ticket - $45.95
Child - $38.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

 

Sunday September 8 – Grandparents Day
Steam Locomotive

The Prairie Dog Central is delighted to welcome onboard all of the special and much loved grandparents out there. September 8th marks the official Grandparents Day, and we can’t wait to help you celebrate this special day. Join us onboard as we make our way from the hustle and bustle of the city to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Tap your toes and take part in an old fashioned sing song as the Audayo Brothers make their way through the train. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie or bring along your own home-prepared lunch. Leave some room for dessert and indulge in some home baked goodies or a hand scooped ice cream cone. Stop by the welcoming vendors who sell their handmade items and take time to walk through the beautifully restored heritage buildings. Grab a seat and enjoy more live music before we head home. During the return trip there will be a treat for all grandparents onboard.

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child - $23.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

 

Saturday September 14 – Mystical Magic Train
Diesel Locomotive

Hop onboard the Prairie Dog Central as we make our way up the line to the community of Grosse Isle. Awaiting our arrival is Winnipeg’s favourite magician, Gregoire the Astonisher. Pick up a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie and save space for some delicious home baked desserts or freshly scooped ice cream. Grab a front row seat as the 45 minute interactive show begins. Gregoire really will leave you astonished!

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $21.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

Sunday September 15 – Family Fun Day
Diesel Locomotive

A day not to be missed! Join us onboard for a day that is going to be a complete sensory overload, there's something for everyone on the PDCR today! The Audayo Brothers will perform live music onboard as we make our way up the line. There are balloon animals for the kids, and as well, stop by the caboose for a 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 Gregoire the Astonisher performs his mesmerising magic show. Bring along your own home packed basket or delight in the home baked pies, pastries, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals. Book early so you don’t miss this entertaining fun packed day.

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $29.95
Child - $21.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

Saturday September 21 – Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive

The second of two Fall Suppers for 2019, so don’t miss out and be sure to book early as this event sells out fast. Our passengers have attended this delicious trip for almost 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 Grosse Isle. Visit with family and friends before we take a leisurely ride back to Inkster Junction Station.

Departure – 4:30 PM and Return – 8:30 PM
Adult Ticket - $45.95
Child - $38.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

Sunday September 22 – Great Train Robbery (Bonnie and Clyde)
Steam Locomotive

Rumour has it that Bonnie and Clyde and their gang of bandits are up to their old tricks and are 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. They have been spotted driving a vintage, bullet riddled vehicle. Be prepared to hand over any spare change should they manage to get onboard. During the stopover enjoy your home-prepared picnic or indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, leaving space for home baked dessert. Visit the onsite vendors and stop by as Bonnie, Clyde and the gang join us for photographs. Stroll through the Heritage Village before enjoying the live music by Fire and Ice.

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $33.95
Child - $25.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

 

Saturday September 28 – The Entertainment Express featuring Chris Without the Hat
Steam Locomotive

As the mighty diesel locomotive rumbles up the line to Grosse Isle, we look forward to a day filled with family fun and entertainment featuring Winnipeg favorite, Chris Without the Hat. During the train ride Chris will sketch personal caricatures for all the children onboard before performing his jaw-dropping juggling act during the stopover. Bring along your own home packed basket or relish the home baked pies, pastries, hot dogs and smokies freshly prepared by the locals. Visit the various buildings that make up the Heritage Village and marvel in the restoration work before we take the train back to Inkster Junction Station.

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $30.95
Child - $23.95
4-Pack Pricing Available

Sunday September 29 – Great Train Robbery (Cowboys'n Gals)
Steam Locomotive

It’s the last run of the regular season and yet again it has been reported that those brazen Cowboys 'n Gals have been sighted up the line. Rumour has it that they`re looking to ambush the next passenger train they encounter. It is imperative that we all remain alert as we try to dodge the robbers this time. Be prepared to hand over any spare change should the need arise. During the stopover enjoy freshly prepared hot dogs and smokies and made-from-scratch baking 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.

Departure – 11:00 AM and Return – 2:45 PM
Adult Ticket - $33.95
Child - $25.95
4-Pack Pricing Available