Group Of Seven & Glenn Gould Train Event
September 22 to September 23, 2012 at 08:00am
The Group of Seven and Glenn Gould Train Event
September 22nd & 23rd 2012
Sault Ste Marie, Wawa, & Algoma Highlands
The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains invites you to celebrate the 94th Anniversary of the Group of Seven painting on the Algoma Central Railway and the 80thbirthday of Glenn Gould, pianist extraordinaire and devotee of Lake Superior and the Algoma Highlands.
One Day Event
This event begins the morning of September 22nd and includes a scenic train ride from Sault Ste. Marie to Searchmont Resort, traveling through a pinnacle display of fall colours and Algoma Highlands.
At the resort, there is a presentation on our featured artist Tom Thomson, the man whose tragic death kept him from being the first member of the Group of Seven but whose art and passion made him central to the Group’s formation.
Following a hot lunch, participants can take part in one of several art workshops. These will include sketchbook journaling, acrylic painting, paddle carving, Anishinaabe art, guided nature walks and Geo-caching through the beautiful woodlands surrounding the resort.
Musical entertainment and refreshments follows the workshops. Participants will return to Sault Ste. Marie by bus.
Ticket prices for this One Day Event:
$65.00 for the train from Sault Ste. Marie to Searchmont and bus ride back; includes the Tom Thomson presentation, workshop, lunch and musical entertainment.
$50.00 for own transportation to and from event; includes the Tom Thomson presentation, workshop, lunch and musical entertainment.
Two Day Event
There is a second day option – the Two Day Event – which builds on the One Day Event. On the Two Day Event participants leave Searchmont Resort following the lunch and travel north by coach along Lake Superior’s magnificent eastern coastline to Wawa. Stops are made on the ride north to visit lookouts and points of interest.
In the evening of the 22nd, participants enjoy a dinner presentation on Glenn Gould at the Rock Island Lodge, and following, stay at the Wawa Motor Inn where Gould stayed during his sojourns north. In the morning of the 23rd participants follow in Gould’s footsteps as they tour those haunts – the waterfalls and shorelines – frequented by the pianist.
At noon participants board the Sault Ste. Marie-bound train at Wawa’s Hawk Junction and travel south through the Algoma Highlands – Group of Seven country. As they travel south, passing by sites where Group members painted some of their most important works, participants listen to a live commentary on the Group of Seven.
Ticket prices for the Two Day Train Event:
$340.00 for double occupancy.
$383.00 for single occupancy.
For further information or how to register for the event, you may send an email to Carly.Breckenridge@algomau.ca, or call 705-949-2301, ext. 4236 or ext. 4320. Or drop by the Art Gallery of Algoma, 10 East St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Dates: September 22 to September 23, 2012
Type: Music Fundraisers Food and Drink Arts and Ent.
Cost: $50 and Higher
Contact: Carly Breckenridge at 705-949-2301x4236
Location Specifics/Directions: Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 2G4
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