Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Revelstoke Saturday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Revelstoke Saturday to make an announcement on BC wildfire relief and attend the CP Canada 150 train event. He will join music stars Tom Jackson and Dean Brody and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand at the events.

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PM Trudeau at an event in Charlottetown. Photo: PMO Office

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Revelstoke on Saturday. A statement released to the Prime Minister’s Office website unveiling his itinerary states that he will be in Grizzly Plaza at 3 p.m. for a Canadian Red Cross Fundraiser for BC wildfire victims.

Trudeau will be joined by Canadian Metis Performer and Red Cross Ambassador Tom Jackson will be performing at the event.

Tom Jackson. Photo: Bill Borgwardt

He will then visit the CP Canada 150 Train event at 4 p.m. Following the CP Rail event, Trudeau will leave by train for Calgary.

The CP Rail Canada 150 train event happens from 3–6 p.m. at the CP Rail yard at 420 Victoria Road. It features country singer Dean Brody, Juno award winner for the 2016 Country Album of the Year, and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand.

Country performer Dean Brody. Photo: Dean Brody website

Dallas Arcand is a world champion hoop dancer.

Performance from the 2017 grandstand show @calgarystampede #hooplife #dance #entertainment #performance #hoopdance #show

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For more on the CP Canada 150 Train event, see this video:

Connecting Canada from Canadian Pacific on Vimeo.

In a statement, Mayor Mark McKee welcomed Trudeau:

“We are very honored to welcome the Prime Minister and the Red Cross to Revelstoke, B.C. We are acutely aware of how devastating wildfires have been to B.C. this summer and are delighted to lend our support in any way we can to bring recognition to this important initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office.”

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Aaron Orlando is the creative director of revelstokemountaineer.com and the Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. Call or text Aaron at 250-814-8710