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Get on board the Green Train for the journey of a lifetime – travelling Canada by rail, from coast to coast.
On July 11, join Elizabeth May and your fellow Greens for the journey to Fredericton for the Green Party of Canada 2014 Convention, aboard VIA Rail’s legendary Canadian and Ocean routes.
All registered delegates on the Green Party of Canada 2014 Convention get a coupon code for a special 50% discount on train travel to the convention – Register now to receive yours.
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The trip will include dozens of whistle stops, including Jasper, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to be a component of the energy and excitement of this historic cross-country journey.
Elizabeth May, Bruce Hyer and other environmental leaders will address crowds of Green supporters at rallies in towns and cities across the country, as we construct momentum on the approach to our 2014 Convention.
OUR ITINERARY —
Friday, July 11 –VANCOUVER:
6:30 PM: GREEN TRAIN KICKOFF RALLY
Thornton Park (Across from Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station St., Vancouver)
8:30 PM: Green Train departs from Vancouver on the VIA Rail Canadian line
Saturday, July 12 – KAMLOOPS TO EDMONTON:
6:00 AM: Green Train arrives in Kamloops
Whistle Stop Rally at Kamloops North Train Station
(Yellowhead Highway 5, Kamloops North, BC)
6:35 AM: Green Train departs from Kamloops
4:00 PM: Green Train arrives in Jasper
Whistle Stop Rally at Jasper Train Station
(607 Connaught Dr., Jasper, AB)
5:30 PM: Green Train departs from Jasper
11:00 PM: Green Train arrives in Edmonton
Whistle Stop Rally at Edmonton Train Station
(12360-121 Street NW, Edmonton, AB)
11:45 PM: Green Train departs from Edmonton
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – SASKATOON TO WINNIPEG
7:45 AM: Green Train arrives in Saskatoon
Whistle Stop Rally at Saskatoon Train Station
(1701 Chappell Drive, Saskatoon, SK)
8:10 AM: Green Train departs Saskatoon
8:30 PM: Green Train arrives in Winnipeg
Whistle Stop Rally at Union Station
(123 Primary Street, Winnipeg, MB)
10:30 PM: Green Train departs Winnipeg
Monday, July 14, 2014 – NORTHERN ONTARIO
9:48 AM: Green Train arrives in Armstrong, Ontario
GREEN MP BRUCE HYER BOARDS GREEN TRAIN,
Send Off Rally at Armstrong Train Station (King St., Armstron, ON)
9:50 AM: Green Train departs Armstrong, Ontario
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – TORONTO
9:30 AM: Green Train arrives in Toronto
Whistle Stop Rally at Union Station
(65 Front Street West, Toronto, ON)
Benefit from the day in beautiful downtown Toronto!
There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Canada’s largest city in the course of the summer! Visit the Toronto Islands or one in every of Toronto’s many beaches, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, or any variety of other fun and exciting attractions!
NOTE: Overnight accommodations in Toronto are usually not included in the VIA Rail fare, those continuing on to the Convention are required to make their very own accommodation arrangements.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – TORONTO TO MONTREAL
9:25 AM: Green Train departs from Toronto
Eastern Ontario Green Train Rallies –
Between Toronto and Montreal, there shall be 4 transient whistle stop rallies. Stops on this route are 2-3 minutes; the duration of rallies shall be adjusted accordingly.
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9:57 AM – OSHAWA TRAIN STATION
915 Bloor Street West Oshawa, ON
10:30 AM – COBOURG TRAIN STATION
563 Division Street, Cobourg, ON
11:39 AM – KINGSTON TRAIN STATION
1800 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, ON
1:16 PM – CORNWALL TRAIN STATION
1650 Station Rd., Cornwall, ON
2:23 PM: Green Train arrives in Montreal
Enjoy just a few hours in downtown Montreal – the train station is a really short walk from lots of the city’s famous attractions and exciting summer festivals!
5:00 PM: Whistle Stop Rally at Montreal Central Station
(895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montréal, QC)
6:55 PM depart Montreal on the VIA Rail Ocean line
Thursday, July 17 – NEW BRUNSWICK
9:48 AM: Arrive in Bathurst, NB
Whistle Stop Rally at Bathurst Train Station
(690 Thornton Ave., Bathurst, NB)
9:50 AM: Depart Bathurst, NB
11:31 AM: Arrive in Miramichi, NB
Whistle Stop Rally at Miramichi Train Station
(251 Station St., Miramichi, NB)
Green Train passengers will proceed on to Fredericton via Charter Bus
1:30 PM: Arrive at UNB Fredericton for Convention 2014
For Covention delegates taking the train for his or her return trip, there may even be a Charter Bus back to the VIA Station in Miramichi. The bus shall be provided at an additional cost of $25 per person per trip ($50 round trip)
Activities on board the Green Train:
Green Train passengers can have the chance to broaden their knowledge, engage in insightful discussions, and spend time with fellow Greens while on the train across Canada.
Bring a musical instrument, a favorite book, and remember your Green gear for the whistle stop rallies!
Join Green MPs Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer for an exciting series of discussions and training workshops:
Activism Workshop – Elizabeth May
Drawing on a long time of experience in environmental activism on the grassroots level, Green Leader Elizabeth May will lead this session on tips on how to get your message out to decision-makers and the media, mobilize supporters, and win campaigns in your community.
Campaign Preparedness Workshop – Elizabeth May and GPC Campaign Staff
Is your Electoral District Association preparing for the following federal election? Would you wish to learn more about tips on how to run a successful campaign from experienced Greens? Join Green Campaign Managers, Organizers and Candidates to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of a winning campaign.
Green Discussion Groups –
Discussions on a big selection of current issues will happen on the Vancouver–Toronto and Montreal–Miramichi legs of the tour, with Green MPs Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer leading the conversation.
Discussion topics will include:
- Imagining Alternatives to a Fossil Fuel Economy
- Getting our Democracy Back on Track
- Climate Change: Implementing a Carbon Tax or Carbon Fee and Dividend system
- Pipeline Politics in Canada – Stopping the Enbridge Pipeline to Kitimat
- Reviving Canada’s National Rail System
- Sustainable Food Policy
- The Rural-Urban Divide – Discussion Led by Green MP Bruce Hyer
- Supporting Small Businesses – Discussion Led by Green MP Bruce Hyer
We hope you possibly can join us on the Green Train — for more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org