Capreol ready to party

Rail com­mu­nity turns 100 next year

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Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré an­nounced Thurs­day fund­ing of $43,500 to the North­ern On­tario Rail Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre for Capreol’s up­com­ing 100th an­niver­sary. He made the an­nounce­ment on be­half of the Mélanie Joly, min­is­ter of Cana­dian Her­itage.

Thanks to this sup­port, the North­ern On­tario Rail Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre will be able to pro­vide free en­ter­tain­ment and var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for the res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to Capreol dur­ing next year’s Capreol Days. This con­tri­bu­tion will en­sure that ev­ery­one will have the op­por­tu­nity to par­take in the com­mu­nity’s mem­o­rable mile­stone cel­e­bra­tions.

“Com­mu­nity an­niver­saries are a great op­por­tu­nity for all of us to come to­gether and cel­e­brate what makes our com­mu­ni­ties unique, di­verse and vi­brant,” Serre said. “I am proud that our govern­ment rec­og­nizes the value of Nickel Belt’s com­mu­ni­ties like Capreol, and has com­mit­ted to sup­port the North­ern On­tario Rail­road Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre as we cel­e­brate Capreol’s 100th an­niver­sary. 2018 prom­ises to be a great year. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the North­ern On­tario Rail­road Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre, and Capreol.”

The town of Capreol was of­fi­cially in­cor­po­rated on April 1, 1918, and 2018 will mark its hun­dredth

an­niver­sary. For the oc­ca­sion a full cal­en­dar year of cel­e­bra­tory events and com­mu­nity fes­tiv­i­ties are sched­uled through­out the year, with a spe­cial fo­cus on the Capreol Days, be­ing held dur­ing the week of July 28 to Aug. 6.

“Capreol has a proud and cel­e­brated his­tory of rail­road her­itage and a cul­ture of vol­un­teerism that is sec­ond to none,” Ward 7 Coun. Mike Jakubo, whose ward in­cludes Capreol, said. “This in­vest­ment by the fed­eral govern­ment will al­low the Capreol 100 Com­mit­tee to plan an amaz­ing slate of events and en­ter­tain­ment to com­mem­o­rate Capreol’s first 100 years and be a spark for the suc­cess that the next 100 will hold.”

The Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties Through Arts and Her­itage pro­gram was cre­ated to help lo­cal groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions cel­e­brate their com­mu­nity – both its past and its present. This pro­gram in­creases op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal artists, ar­ti­sans, her­itage per­form­ers or spe­cial­ists to be in­volved in their com­mu­nity through fes­ti­vals, events and projects. It also al­lows lo­cal groups to com­mem­o­rate their lo­cal his­tory and her­itage. Th­ese cel­e­bra­tions are an op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­ni­ties to proudly re­flect on the rich his­tory and the hard work that was put to­wards build­ing a strong and in­spired fu­ture.

“The res­i­dents of Capreol and Greater Sud­bury take so much pride in the North­ern On­tario Rail­road

Mu­seum and right­fully so. It’s in­clu­sive, unique and fun for all ages and in an ever-chang­ing so­ci­ety, it’s im­por­tant to have a place that shares and pre­serves lo­cal her­itage and the role that the rail­way played in build­ing our coun­try,” Mayor Brian Big­ger added. “I want to thank Marc Serré for se­cur­ing this fund­ing, which will en­sure that the up­com­ing 100th an­niver­sary of Capreol and Capreol Days is a huge suc­cess and I en­cour­age all res­i­dents to get ex­cited and get in­volved in this cel­e­bra­tion.”

The money was pro­vided by the govern­ment of Canada through the com­mu­nity an­niver­sary com­po­nent of the Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties through Arts and Her­itage Fund.

“On be­half of the North­ern On­tario Rail­road Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre and the Capreol 100

Com­mit­tee, I would like to thank the Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties through Arts and Her­itage Fund for pro­vid­ing a gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the town’s up­com­ing cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion in 2018,” Cody Cac­ciotti of the North­ern On­tario Rail Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre, said. “Capreol may be a small com­mu­nity, but its his­tory is as rich and colour­ful as any­where else. As a re­sult of this won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion, we will have the abil­ity to host an in­cred­i­ble cen­ten­nial year and cel­e­brate Capreol’s past, present and fu­ture.”

GINO DONATO/SUD­BURY STAR/POST­MEDIA NET­WORK

Marc Serré, the Lib­eral MP for Nickel Belt, on Thurs­day an­nounced fund­ing of $43,500 to the North­ern On­tario Rail Mu­seum and Her­itage Cen­tre for Capreol's up­com­ing 100th an­niver­sary. He made this an­nounce­ment on be­half of the Mélanie Joly, the fed­eral min­is­ter of Cana­dian Her­itage, in Capreol on Thurs­day. Look­ing on dur­ing the an­nounce­ment is Cody Cac­ciotti, op­er­a­tions man­ager at North­ern On­tario Rail­road Mu­seum and Her­itage Mu­seum. The town of Capreol was of­fi­cially in­cor­po­rated on April 1st, 1918, and 2018 will mark its hun­dredth an­niver­sary. For the oc­ca­sion, a full cal­en­dar year of cel­e­bra­tory events and com­mu­nity fes­tiv­i­ties are sched­uled through­out the year, with a spe­cial fo­cus on the Capreol Days, be­ing held dur­ing the week of July 28 to Aug, 6, 2018.

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