The Junction Whistle stop at the Junction City Square on Saturday was a big success. Thanks to Bill Heffernan and friends, who kept the crowd of over 100 entertained with their rousing and original train songs. Thanks also to Neil Ross of the Junction Historical Society for theatrically educating those present about the history of the Junction and trains, Videoscope for donating the PA system and Agora Cafe for providing great and organic coffee, tea and cookies. The Clean Train Coalition organized a great walk that culminated in a powerful rally at Sorauren Park, where over 1000 people attended and where politicians from every level as well as community organizers, including the Junction Residents Association, addressed the crowd. The Junction banner stole the show, and may be on display in our neighbourhood doon for those who didn’t get a chance to sign it.
Here are some links to Tweets and news from that day: