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Ed Talks – Boats and Trains in the Kootenays

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Please join us on Thursday, April 28th for a presentation provided by local authors Terry Gainer and Michael Cone. In this presentation, local authors Terry Gainer and Michael Cone will speak on the importance of transportation history and progress in the Kootenays. Including travel by train and lake ferries, from the place, you see when you look out your windows! The talk begins at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.


About Our Presenters:

Terry Gainer was largely influenced by his upbringing. He has enjoyed a career that has been an amazing fifty-year adventure in tourism. Though he retired in 2005, he has stayed involved in the industry as a marketing consultant. When Trains Ruled the Kootenays follows his previous book about railway history in the Rocky Mountains: When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station. Terry lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

Over the past 50 years, Michael Cone has tracked down the story of the roads, the railways, the sternwheelers and the ferries that have connected the Kootenays over time. Michael has also interviewed many people who have worked on the varied connecting systems of Kootenay Lake.

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Admission is free, but registration is required.

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Thank you!


Cranbrook HIstory Centre
57 Van Horne Street South
Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 4H9 Canada
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