Prairie Dog Central Events

September 2020

Saturday September 5th – Family Fun Day
Diesel 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 home baked pies, pastries, 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 - $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 September 6th – Great Train Robbery
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, made-from-scratch baking 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) - $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 September 7th – Lazy Labour Day
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Sit back, relax and unwind onboard the Prairie Dog Central this holiday Monday. Lose yourself in the open prairies as we take a slow-paced trip to the rural community of Grosse Isle. During the stopover take a walk through our 1882 steam locomotive as the Engineer and Fireman prepare the engine for the return trip. Take a stroll through the beautifully restored Heritage House and East Rosser School before taking a moment in the Church. Indulge in a freshly prepared hotdog or smokie, pick up some made-from-scratch baking or enjoy your home packed picnic. Visit with the friendly vendors who sell their hand-crafted goods before kicking back and enjoy the live music by the Audayo Brothers.

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 September 12th – The Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive No.3

The Railway Fall Supper has been a firm favourite on the Prairie Dog Central’s calendar for 40 years. Join us onboard as our majestic steam locomotive No. 3 leads 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 this 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.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $45.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $38.95
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 - 4:30 PM
Return - 8:30 PM

Sunday September 13th – Grandparents Day
Steam Locomotive No. 3

The Prairie Dog Central is delighted to welcome onboard all of the special and much-loved grandparents out there. September 13th marks the official Grandparents Day, and we can’t wait to help you. 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 or take part in an old-fashioned singsong 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.

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 September 19th – The Railway Fall Supper
Steam Locomotive No.3

This is the second and last of the two Fall Suppers we have planned for 2020. 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.

Adult Ticket (14+ Years) - $45.95
Child Ticket (Age 2 to 13) - $38.95
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 - 4:30 PM
Return - 8:30 PM

Sunday September 20th – Great Train Robbery - Bonnie and Clyde
Steam Locomotive No.3

Rumour has it that Bonnie and Clyde and their 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, they have been spotted driving a vintage, bullet riddled vehicle. 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 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 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

Saturday September 26th – All Aboard featuring Chris without the Hat
Steam Locomotive No. 3

Winnipeg legend Chris Without the Hat is going to hop onboard and join us for the Entertainment Express. All children onboard will receive a hand drawn caricature as we make our way up the track. On arrival at Grosse Isle enjoy your home packed lunch or pick up a freshly prepared smokie, hotdog or piece of delicious lemon pie. Stroll around the vendors who sell their handmade crafts and meander through the Heritage House, the one room schoolhouse and the Grosse Isle United Church while chatting with the friendly locals. Take your front row seat and gasp in amazement as Chris Without the Hat performs his madcap juggling and comedy show.

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 September 27th – 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. 2020 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, savour the freshly baked goods 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) - $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