Rails to Trails Festival August 10-13, 2017

Ontario supports Brockville with $120,000 for the Rails to Trails Festival

The City of Brockville is proud to announce that it has been awarded full funding of $50,000 by Celebrate Ontario for this summer’s Canada 150 celebration. Combined with the ONTARIO 150 funding received last month of $70,000, Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival is moving full steam ahead.

“This is wonderful news for the City”, said Lesley White, Manager of Strategic Initiatives for the City of Brockville. “We’re very excited about the festival. It will be a true celebration with something for everyone to enjoy”.

The Rails to Trails Festival will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Ontario as a founding province and the opening of the restoration of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel.

The event will take place at Brockville’s beautiful waterfront over four days running from August 10-13 and feature the sights, sounds and delectable aromas of the early 20th century travelling carnival with “Carnivàle Lune Bleue”, the pomp and pageantry of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel opening ceremony and the ONTARIO 150 Tour with all it’s entertaining cultural programing, and YES the World’s Biggest Rubber Duck will be making its appearance too–QUACK!!

And just when you thought that was enough, our neighbours will be cooking up some mouth-watering ribs at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Brockville RibFest on August 10-13 as well.

The Rails to Trails Festival promises to be one of this summer’s most memorable event in the breathtaking 1000 Islands region.

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