ABOUT THE SEAWAY TRAIN SHOW 2018


21st July, 10 am to 4 pm
and 22nd of July 2018, 10 am to 3 pm

Long Sault Arena
60 Milles Roches Road, Long Sault Ontario





TRAIN SHOW'S PURPOSE

  • The Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of model railroading by the collection and operation of toy trains and railroad memorabilia, as well as preserving prototype railroad history by sponsoring railroading related activities and events.

  • It is also a fundraiser to help 'Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged' (PONDC) (people with special needs) - a registered charitable organization, deserving he Akwesasne Territory, Cornwall and the united Counties (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G). For details visit www.paradeofnations.com - About us. Meaning if you make a donation of $10 + you get an income tax receipt




TRAIN SHOW ORGANIZING TEAM

  • Rudy Tabak, Club Founder and owner- Recruitment, set up and tear down
  • Marie Morrell - Event planning and administration
  • Gábor Soos SR - Webmaster, Design of yearly flyers, posters, certificates of participation and thank you sponsors
  • Ray Savard - Arena's Floor Layout Designer
  • 2018 Volunteers: To be determined (TBD)


2018 SEAWAY TRAIN SHOW SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Contribution levels
Californium (Main Sponsor) $3000 benefits # 1 to 5
Tanzanite $2000 benefits # 2 to 5
Platinum $1000 benefits # 3 to 5
Diamond$500+ benefits # 4 & 5
Gold$250+ benefits # 5
Benefits :
  • 1 - Advertising during every Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club's events throughout the year (approximately 9) using business flyers, business Logo on 7500 flyers of the Seaway Train Show for year 2018, in addition to benefits #2 to #5.
  • 2 - Seaway Train Show's radio advertising of the event, in addition to benefits #3 to #5.
  • 3 - Business logo in all local newspapers advertising the Seaway Train Show's event, in addition to benefits #4 and 5.
  • 4 - A table during the Seaway Train Show and Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged (PONDC)' events, for promotional purposes, in addition to benefit #5.
  • 5 - Business name & logo in the event program and on the Sponsors Board, at the sponsorship level. Hyperlink on the Seaway Train Club and PONDC’s websites.

For additional information, contact the club by e-mail using the 'contact us' feature at club@seawaytrainclub.com or info@paradeofnations.com or calling the club at 613-936-6873



Long Sault Arena's Location

Long Sault is located along Hwy 401, approximately 10 km west of Cornwall and approximately 400 km east of Toronto.

From Hwy 401: Hwy 401 to Moulinette Rd. /County Rd. 35 exit 778. South on Moulinette Rd. /County Rd. to French Ave. Left on French to Cherry Ave. Right on Cherry to Mille Roche Rd. Right on Mille Roche Rd. to the arena. The Arena is located at 60 Mille Roche Rd.

From Hwy 2: Hwy 2 to Mille Roche Rd. North on Mille Roche Rd. to arena. Arena is located at 60 Mille Roche Rd.

Coming to the 2018 Seaway Train Show in Long Sault

Long Sault has now two roundabouts on Highway # 2.

Coming from the East on Highway 2

  • It is the first roundabout on the right to go to Milles Roches Toad

Coming from the West on Highway 2
  • It is the 2nd roundabout , on the left to go to Milles Roches Road

How to Use a Roundabout
SDG’s new roundabouts are easy to use if you follow these simple steps:
  • Slow down as you get close to the roundabout.
  • Look to the left/right as aspplicable , yield to traffic in the roundabout, find a gap, and slowly proceed
  • Signal and exit the roundabout on the appropriate 'exit'
  • Never stop in the roundabout unless traffic conditions warrant it!

Locations of ATM machine in Long Sault

  • McEwen’s Gas Station (Moulinette Rd.)
  • Mac’s Milk Corner Store (Moulinette Rd.)
  • O’Neill’s Pub (Long Sault Shopping Plaza)

Event Activities

  • Over the years, Kenny Friedel has built this small train. This is his hobby. The Engine is modeled after Grand Trunk Western Engine 73. The GTW 73 was one of the early Diesel Electrics built. It operated for years on the great Lakes. The 73 was used to load railroad cars on ships. Mr. Friedel's engine runs on 250 feet of 7 inch gauge track. The three small cars have bench seats. The parents climb aboard and the children sit in front. The train will carry 5 to 6 adults with 5 or 6 small children.
  • Exhibits of  train layouts, all scales, Vendors of toys trains, parts, and memorabilia At the show, toy trains are bought and sold at all scales
  • Balloons of all kinds for children
  • Lion's Club Cantine
  • Raffle  of an O Gauge toy train set
  • Raffle of a Via Rail travel certificate
  • Door prizes every half hour during the two days
  • Ontario Power generation's handouts.
  • Operation Life Saver' hand outs.
  • Other activities to be announce at a later date. 


Exhibitors & Vendors' Invitation

You are invited to join us for the seventh exhibition of the Seaway Train Show scheduled for July 21st - from 10 am to 4 pm and 22nd 2018 - from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Long Sault Arena, 60 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, Ontario, off Highway #2.

Advertising

  • Bilingual website created in June 2014.
  • Year round during train show events in the United States, Quebec and in Ontario since August 2013
  • Year round during local fairs;  Montreal to Toronto and New York State, U.S, Train shows
  • Local radio stations and papers, Ottawa Sun, TV Cogeco, Parade of nations Facebook, Marie Morrell Facebook  (4800+) and many other social media
  • OVAR Website  (Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders)
  • Festivals and Events Ontario
  • Township South  Stormont Advertisings
  • Fifty Posters at St. Lawrence Parks Commission's camp grounds
  • Bilingual flyers (7500+) and posters (200) in many stores/businesses, flea markets and motels of the area.
  • Seaway train Show Program (1500+)
  • During surrounding areas' festivals and much more
  • Large advertising signs on Highways # 2 and #138 for one month.

2017 Attendance - Vendors, Exhibitors and Public

  • Ninety five percent of the vendors and exhibitors who participated in 2017 have committed to come back in 2018, are bringing more inventories and have requested more tables.
  • During the 2017 show close to 3900 people attended. They came from Akwesasne, Toronto, New York State, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec City and every where in between.

Public Entrance Fee

Adults $5.00 and children under 12 years - $2.00 

Cost for vendors and exhibitors

  • Vendors' tables are $30.00 per table/space (3 ' X 6 feet) only; no other table size is available. Train related items only.
    Payment for tables/space must be received by May 15th 2018, otherwise the space/tables become first come first serve and there already have a list of vendors on a waiting list. Make cheque payable to Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club and mail to 1621 Joyce Street, Cornwall, On, K6J 1Y8
  • Exhibitors - Free of charge
Note: On the 21st and 22nd July, in the morning, free Tim Horton's coffee and Tim Bitts for Exhibitors, Vendors and Volunteers.
We wish you every success and look forward to seeing you all at the 2018 Seaway Trains Show.

Saturday Night Gatherings for Vendors and Exhibitors

  • Vendors and exhibitors' supper, at 5 pm, at Thum's Kitchen, Thai Cuisine, 1615 Pitt Street, Cornwall, followed by
  • A friendly gathering and desserts at Rudy and Marie's home.

WIFI availability at the Arena

There is WIFI available at the Long Sault Arena that can be accessed by a password available at the main office through organizers. However, the Arena guarantee the strength of the signal will be enough to operate a credit card machine but the Arena assume sit would be.

Long Sault and Cornwall Area Accommodation

  • Long Sault Motel 16055 Highway# 2 Tel: 613-534-2546 www.longsaultmotel.com Email: Info@longsaultmotel.com Offers a rebate for the Seaway Train Show exhibitors/vendors
  • Long Sault Parkway - St Lawrence Parks - Camping http://www.stlawrenceparks.com/index.cfm/en/camping/campgrounds/long-sault-parkway/
  • Lion Motel - 15965 County Road # 2 (Hwy #2) Exit 778 (Moulinette Drive), South of Highway #401 - Long Sault Ontario K0C 1P0, Tel: 613-534-2119 - www.lionmotel.com, e-mail: innkeeper@lionmotel.com
  • Super 8 - 2694 Brookdale Ave Cornwall On near the #401 Exit
    Toll Free reservations 1-800-800-8000,www.super8.com
  • Nites Inn - 2120 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON 613-932-9623
  • Sunset Mote l- 1127 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1J2 613-933-4100
  • Martin's Inn 2200 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 613-933-6897
  • Ramada Inn - 805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall 613-933-8000 Toll Free: 1-888-900-5762
  • Best Western Plus Parkway Inn & Conference Centre 1515 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON Toll Free: 1-877-772-3297

Surrounding areas' restaurants




Rules for Exhibitors/Vendors during the Show

  • Safety to life
  • Renseignements relatifs à la distance  entre les allées (environ 45 pouces) et plu : Section 2.7 of the Ontario Fire Code (attached)
    • Set-up times:

    Friday: noon to 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 7 am to 9:45 am

    • Show hours:

    Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

    • Tear down time
      • This is a two day show. Exhibitors/vendors may not pack up before 3 pm on Sunday.
      • From 3 pm exhibitors/vendors have 2 1/2 hours to take their layout/booth. After 5:30 pm, those who have not completed this task will be charge an extra fee.
      • Before you leave, tables and chairs must be folded and placed against the wall, so Rudy can be out of the Arena by 6:30 pm.
    • The arena is a 'No Smoking' and 'No alcohol drinking' area.
    • The building is locked and secured by the arena staff.
    • When you arrive, some one will show you your location. Your name will also be on your table(s) or on the floor on the space you will occupy.
    • By July 10th, please let us know if you need help unloading so we have enough volunteers.
    • All exhibitors and vendors will be issued an ID badge. Please return only the plastic badge holder at the end of the show at one of the Parade of nations' tables. This helps keep cost down for everyone.
    • The chairs you requested will be behind your tables or in your space.
    • If you stated you required electricity, bring your own extensions.
    •  We have to use the Arena's Cantine but you can order or bring food from somewhere else.
    •  If you have to cancel at the last minute, please call Rudy on his cell phone at 613-360-0504. We will no be able to five you a money refund.
    •  Before leaving the arena, pick up all garbage from your space and disposed of it in the garbage cans, otherwise it will have an impact on your next reservation.

    2018 Via Rail raffle ticket sample





    the 2017 raffle ticket for the Via Rail $500.00 Gift certificate ws won by Madeleine Goralczyk of Long Sault Ontario


    Train set 2017 raffle tickets





    The Lionel Santa Fe Steam Freight Train Set - O Gauge a value of $350.00 was won by Frank Mroz of Cornwall


    Seaway Train Show Sponsors



    Name Sponsorship Level E-mail / Web Tel No
    A Work Easy Solution (Profesionnal organizing business/residence) Californium www.workeasysolution.com
    613-936-6873
    StickerPla.net Canada Tanzanite Gift-in kind www.StickerPla.net
    www.StickerPlanet.ca
    Ray Savard - Seaway Slot Racing Cornwall Platinum Gift-in kind
    Ian Murphy - B.Comm., CPA, CA Platinum Gift-in kind imurphy@ckdm.ca
    613-932-3610 Ext. 223
    Jeremy Gowsell - R.I.B., CAIB Platinum Gift-in kind jgowsell@rozoninsurance.ca
    613-360-2869
    Via Rail Canada Diamond Gift-in kind www.viarail.ca
    613-936-6873
    Cogeco TV Diamond Gift-in kind
    The Collector's Museum - Multicultural and Art Centre - International Diamond Gift-in kind  
    613-936-6873
    Ontario Power Generation Diamond Cash donation www.opg.com
    The SD&G Highlanders Cornwall Armoury Diamond Gift-in kind
    Township of South Stormont Diamond Gift-in kind
    Ray Savard - Seaway Slot Racing Cornwall Gold Cash donations
    Rack-Em-Up Billiards Gold Gift-in kind www.rack-em-up-billiards.ca
    (613) 933-9362
    Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Gift-in-kind $200 value
    Long Sault Motel   info@longsaultmotel.com






    Seaway Train Show Exhibitors

    Name Address E-mail Tel No Gauge
    Amanda Brown Cornwall, On miabrownmail@gmail.com 613-662-2468 Balloons for children
    Belleville Model Railroad Club Frankford, On rickp@reach.net 613-398-7260 HO gauge
    Brian Cummings St Andrews West, On   613-936-0282 Live Steam Caboose 
    Dirty 30 On30 Module Gang Calabogie, Renfrew & Madawaska Railway railwaybob@gmail.com 613-838-2524 HO gauge
    G Men Dennis MacTavish   gmen22@sympatico.ca 613-284-4631 G gauge
    Gilbert Lacroix Ottawa, On g.lacroix70@rogers.com 613-294-2276 HO gauge
    Ivan Down Dorval, PQ i.dow@videotron.ca 514-918-1501 Harry Potter Layout
    Jim Davis Kemptville, On jcdavis@sympatico.ca 613-258-5707 G gauge
    John Soehner & Doug Rickaby Bolingroke, On  jol@rideau.net 613-273-2321 HO gauge
    Kenny Friedel and Malcom Jones Potsdam. N.Y. USA kfriedel@twcny.rr.com 315-265-2111 Ride on train for adults and children
    Operation Life Saver Evan Eisghandler   518-269-9131 O Gauge
    Ottawa Valley N-Track Club Ottawa, On daeckold@outlook.com 613-823-2410 N gauge
    Parade of Nations Contact Marie Morrell info@paradeofnations .com 613-936-6873 Door Prizes every 1/2 hour
    Parade of Nations- Raffles Contact Marie Morrell info@paradeofnations .com 613-936-6873 Via Rail $750.00 gift certificate
    Sam The Chug-o-neer Long, Sault       
    Seaway Lighthouse Third Rail Modular Club  Cornwall, On  collectors@cogeco.ca 613-936-6873 O gauge
    Seaway Slot Car Racing Contact Ray Savard, Cornwall, On ray@seawayslotracing.com 613-861-9099 Car track trading, adults and children
    Seaway Valley Railroaders,  Morrisburg Club Contact Steve Skerry  Chesterville, On  stvskerry@yahoo.com 613-543-2116 HO gauge
    Tai Douglas A very young  fan of Thomas the Train      
    Thomas the train Nepean, On cvernell@rogers.com 613-823-3902 G gauge


    Seaway Train Show Vendors

    Name Product Address E-mail Tel No
    Brian Cummings 1 1/2 Live steam ride on train items St Andrews West, On 613-936-0282
    Bruce Starkauscas HO gauge  engine car Alexandria, On bstarkauskas@ymail.com 613-525-1352
    Carol Pedersen Mark's, American Flyer (cars and locomotives) N, H., S and  O gauge. Cornwall, On cpedersen1@cogeco.ca  
    D.M. Harry Beere O & HO trains, die cast vehicles, Toy train Periodicals, Magazines and Manufacturer Catalogues. Ottawa, On beereha@rogers.com 613-563-0417
    Dave Turner Model trains and accessories, books Newcastle, On 905-987-7260
    Dave's Collectibles - Dave Masulka  G, N and HO gauge, 027 Lionel - Die Cast toys Brantford, On jordanlk@gmail.com 519-753-9802
    David Filman Model train equipment HO gauge Walworth On jdfilman@gmai.com 705-924-3460
    Doug Cope Train, soldiers, Die Cast toys models, books Oxford Station, On dcope@ripnet.com 613-258-5009
    Gilles Beaudoin HO: Cdn and U.S. road, mint and used, kits, accessories, parts: 2 rails, 3 rails; G: Locos and cars; some American Flyers Lavaltrie, PQ gb37@videotron.ca 450-566-14189
    Grace Pine All related trains cloth  artefacts:  wall hanging, pillows, blankets, bags, oven mitts, place mats, aprons Iroquois, On gcpcrafts@gmail.com  613-699-5835 
    Hobbyworx - David Goodhead   Train parts and accessories Whitby, On goodhea@sympatico.ca 905-430-9084
    Jacquie Ashcroft Collector’s estate which comprises of books and HO train models Ottawa, On ashcroftj@rogers.com 613- 731-9147
    Jean Pierre  Joncas H0 gauge Pointe Claire, PQ shirleyl110@hotmail.com 514-836-5793
    Lesh Halmos HO trains Québec, PQ lesh@mrhmag.com 418-571-2583
    Mario Sammoisette G gauge St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, PQ samoisette@sympatico.ca 450-348-8081
    Michel Belhumeur& Heather Haig Railroad artefacts and books Mirabel & Farnham, PQ   450-258-4167
    Miniatures & Trains Inc.  - Serge Lefebvre HO Trains and scales models 632 9e Avenue Lachine PQ Shop on line, email: trainsmini@gmail.com,  514-639-6594 or             450-414-1356   
    Model Railway Imports New British Model trains, tracks & accessories Ste Catherine, On info@modelrailwayimports.com 905-685-0516
    Peter Phelps Estate sale H0 Scale   pphelps@sympatico.ca  
    Pierre Couture N Gauge Québec, PQ lesh@mrhmag.com 418-877-4586
    Pierre-André Rolland O gauge locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, accessories      
    Raymond Dubuc O and HO gauge Brockville, On  rayjat21@cogeco.ca 613-865-8941
    Robert Cook HO , O.  G gauge, scenery, buildings, books Brockville, On    905-651-5110
    Robert Gauthier O gauge 2 rails Rigaud, PQ robert.gauthier@videotron.qc.ca 514-892-7979
    Roger Lafontaine HO  estate sale Cornwall, On    
    Ron Salisbury Railway china, railway silver, lanterns, etc

    Downsview,  On

    416-663-1915
    Roy Tardif Used trains all gauges and accessories.                                     Also does repairs. Cornwall, On   613-932-5640
    Sam McLauchlan Train Books and HO Models Pointe Claire, PQ smclauchlan@videotron.ca 514-697-3833
    Steve Gray N, HO, O gauges trains and supplies Brighton, On sgray29@cogeco.ca 905-409-0524
    Superior Art Editions Inc. - Keith O'Brien  Art , mugs, puzzles, etc. Dundas, On  superiorarteditions@gmail.com 905-627-1848
    Tai Douglas Thomas the Train items and tracks Long Sault, On    613-330-1594 
    Trimbalee R.R. - Al Spriggs  HO trains, buildings and accessories.  Carp, On spriggs@hotmail.com 613-256-1453
    Warren Mayhew HO Trains and accessories Beaconsfield, PQ w.mayhew@bell.net 514-630-9737




    Mike passed away on June 10th., 2016. His last message to the Club shows the type of man he was. We will always remember you Mike and missed you dearly. Thanks for making the hobby more fascinating because of your input.

    From Mike Watts May-21-16 8:04 PM

    I'm sorry I haven't responded as I have been in hospital for several weeks and will remain here for another week. I have been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic and liver cancer, I have yet to find out from the oncologist how much time I have but the cancer is quite advanced and there is no treatment.

    I am sorry to be delivering this news as I had planned attending a few more shows before I passed on. Your show has always been well organized and fun.

    Best regards,
    Mike




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