Meeting Creek train station to mark 100 years

The Meeting Creek railway station celebrates 100 years on Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the Prairie Fun Days

The Meeting Creek railway station celebrates 100 years on Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the Prairie Fun Days in Camrose County that weekend.

“A mega-special day is planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Meeting Creek station,” said Janine Carroll of the Canadian Northern Society, which co-hosts the event and has restored railway stations in Big Valley, Meeting Creek and Camrose.

A round dance at 2 p.m. highlights the day, with a brunch set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other activities feature rides in a speeder car, “a great view” of the valley on a ride in a covered wagon, homemade pies, and tours of the cosy station decorated in 1940s fashion and the 1917 classic Prairie grain elevator.

“Help us complete our hay-bale art structure by stuffing a scarecrow or get creative with kids’ crafts,” Carroll said.

Also part of the tour in the southern part of the county are historic points, including the Bashaw Fire Hall Museum and Bashaw Centennial Nature Trail.

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