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 Holiday Train to Hit Bowmanville Nov 30th


CP’s Holiday Train ready to brighten Bowmanville, Oshawa on Nov. 30

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DURHAM -- The brightly lit CP’s Holiday Train will be rolling into Bowmanville and Oshawa soon.

Performers Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott will take the train stage and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance.

The concerts are always free, but people are encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank -- either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. The Holiday Train program encourages people attending events to bring heart healthy donations.

For the 17th year, the Holiday Train will travel through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for local food banks.

The Holiday Train rolls into Bowmanville on Monday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Scugog Street rail road crossing just west of downtown Bowmanville. After a brief and bright bit of Christmas fun, the Holiday Train pulls out of town at 3:45 p.m.

The next stop for the Holiday Train is Oshawa, at 680 Laval Dr. behind the Walmart off Stevenson Road South. The train will arrive at 4:30 p.m.

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DURHAM -- There will be plenty of opportunities this week to pay respects to those who served.

Remembrance Day, Nov. 11 is on Wednesday and Royal Canadian Legion branches across Durham Region are holding ceremonies, with most beginning at 10:45 a.m. and running to noon.

There’s a service presented by Pickering Legion Branch 606 on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m at the Pickering City Hall cenotaph, One The Esplanade.  

For more information about Remembrance Day, call the Royal Canadian Legion at 905-839-2990.

On Nov. 11, the service will be outside of Ajax Legion Branch 322, 111 Hunt St., starting at 10:45 a.m.  

In Oshawa, the Remembrance Day parade starts at the RS McLaughlin Armouries at 10:25 a.m. heading down Centre Street and then along John Street to the the Memorial Park cenotaph for a ceremony at 11 a.m. The event is being organized by the City of Oshawa, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and the Royal Canadian Branch 637. Metcalfe Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Whitby Legion Branch 112 has its annual Remembrance Day parade, forming in front of the branch at 10:20 a.m. on Nov. 11. The parade will be led by the Whitby Brass Band as it sets off at 10:30 a.m. and arrives at the cenotaph at Dundas and Green streets at about 10:40 a.m. for a ceremony. There will be an open house at the branch following the service. The Remembrance Day dinner will take place with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $20 and can be bought by calling 905-668-0330.    

The Brooklin Legion Branch 152 holds a ceremony at Brooklin cenotaph at the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Rd. at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11. There will also be a Remembrance Day service at 3 p.m. at the Court at Brooklin, 5909 Anderson St. People are welcome to visit the branch after the service.     In Oshawa, Legion Branches 43 and 637 will be part of the ceremony held annually at Memorial Park, 110 Simcoe St. S. on Nov. 11, from 10:25 a.m. to noon.    

Clarington has several Remembrance Day services. In Newtonville, the service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Newtonville cenotaph. On Nov. 8 at 1:15 p.m., Orono will hold a service at 1:15 p.m. at the Rebekah Hall.    

The Clarington Older Adults Association holds its annual service with Bowmanville Legion Branch 178 colour party on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at 26 Beech Ave. A luncheon will be held afterward and is $8.05 for members and $11.40 for non-members. Call 905-697-2856 for tickets.    

The Bowmanville Remembrance Day service will be held Nov. 11. The parade will leave the Legion Branch 178, 109 King St. E., at 10 a.m. and will proceed to the cenotaph at town hall, 41 Temperance St.    

Also on Nov. 11, the annual Remembrance service will be held at White Cliff Terrace Retirement Residence, 1460 Hwy. 2, Courtice. Call 905-579-0800.    

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Port Perry Legion will host a Remembrance Day service inside the Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water St., at 10:30 a.m. Participants will then form up for a parade and the procession will begin its march at 10:45 a.m., heading to the cenotaph at Scugog municipal office at 181 Perry St. where a service will be held at 11 a.m.    

On the eastern edge of Scugog, there will be a service at the Blackstock Recreation Centre starting at 10:30 a.m. It’s organized by the St. John’s Anglican Church and the Blackstock United Church. The service will be followed by a Lions club lunch.    

In Uxbridge on Nov. 11, Branch 170 Legion, led by the pipe band, will start the parade from the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S. at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at the cenotaph at Brock and Toronto streets for a service at 10:45.

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