Stop and Visit the Town of Capreol in 2018
Prescott Park, Capreol

Prescott Park in Capreol is named after Harold Prescott a former CNR engineer and mayor of Capreol.

Situated in the northernmost quarter of the City of Greater Sudbury, the town of Capreol is preparing for a busy year in 2018. The town is celebrating its centennial year alongside several other significant community milestones. The Trinity United Church will also be celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Capreol Curling Club its 90th and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre its 25th year of operation.

Cody Cacciotti with Capreol Flag

Cody Cacciotti of the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre is holding the Capreol flag. Cody is the chair of the Capreol 100 committee.

Cody Cacciotti, Operations Manager at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre and Chair of the Capreol 100 Committee says that this will be a year like no other for the town. “It’s great how the anniversaries have aligned as it sets the stage for a really special year of milestone celebrations. We’ve had incredible cooperation from all levels of government, as well as from the various businesses and social clubs in the community. It’s remarkable to see everyone working together.”

Capreol street toppers

All the street signs in Capreol have new railway themed toppers to help celebrate Capreol’s 100th anniversary.

The community also has several significant capital projects scheduled for completion in 2018 which will further enhance the programming the planned. New railway themed street sign toppers have already been installed and the town’s $1.8 million Community Improvement Plan along the Vermillion River is scheduled for completion on June 30th. A new splash pad is set to be installed at Doug Mohn’s Park and the museum is set to unveil a restored 1907 steam locomotive.

“It’s really a concerted effort,” explained Stu Thomas, vice-chair of the Capreol 100 Committee. “There are so many different initiatives underway that there will be something that appeals to anyone looking to visit Capreol this summer.”

The main thrust of the centennial celebrations will focus around Capreol Days (July 28th-August 6th) with music, homecoming events, street vendors and a variety of family friendly activities. The Valley Community Theatre kicked off the year with a spectacular New Year’s Eve event and the Capreol Branch of the Northern Credit Union is hosting Toboggan Races this coming weekend.

Prescott Park, Capreol

Northern Credit Union is sponsoring Centennial Toboggan Races this Family Day weekend in Capreol.

“Everyone involved has worked so hard,” advocates Cacciotti. “For example, The Capreol Red Hats have stepped up to host a special birthday party on the town’s official date of incorporation (April 1st) and the museum’s board of directors have secured special guest Al Quiring from Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Highway Thru Hell to officially open the museum’s season at the Big Truck Meet Up on May 19th.”

The Capreol 100 Committee, operating as a sub-committee of the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum has received funding support from the Department of Canadian Heritage as well as the City of Greater Sudbury. The group was also successful with a fundraising initiative that saw Diane Guerard of Val Caron win a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang.

“We’ve really put the town in a position to succeed,” added Thomas.”As a result of the funding achieved, most of the activities taking place this year will be available at no cost.”

For information regarding upcoming events and programming, please visit www.capreol100.ca

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