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Good Afternoon AVD's and fellow members


INFORMATION for anyone wishing to travel to the FWIC Conference in TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA by Via Rail.

The Via Rail conference code is 14536  Please forward to your membership ASAP.

VIA discount is 10% and CAA holders receive 20%. Please make sure that you arrive in Montreal by 6:00 pm on September 15, 2024.

If you are near a go train station you can contact directly to the VIA trains heading East at Toronto Union Station. 
Once your train is booked please send an email to  The first 25 confirmed travellers will receive a gift bag in Montreal.



With kindest regards,


Feb 16th, 2024


Good Evening Ladies,

Spouses and guests are welcome to join us for this Train Trip. I will be sending out further information about a day trip in Truro for Tuesday Sept. 17, 2024.

Coming from Union Station you can request to be on VIA Train # 64, right now we are seating in Car # 3 on that train. If it becomes full just ask to be in another car on VIA # 64.

You can either book on line or call the VIA phone number to book. Once you are booked please confirm with me which train and car you are traveling in.

Coming from Belleville Sept. 15, 2024 Train # VIA 64 Leaving Belleville @ 13:25 I will be in car # 3 and will get on in Kingston.

Return from Montreal Sept. 21, Train # VIA 65 @ 11:00 am going to Belleville I will be in Car #3  and all points West Heading to Toronto and points beyond. 

From Montreal Sept. 15, 2023 everyone travels on VIA 14 heading to Truro Nova Scotia Leaving Montreal @ 19:00.

From Truro Nova Scotia Sept. 20, 2024 train Via # 15 leaving 14:31 arriving Montreal 9:53 am  September 21 to connect to all trains heading West to Toronto and beyond.

Take care, til we are together again for another FWIO trip.

With kindest regards,


Linda C. Bates

Via contact information: Call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing). It’s toll-free from anywhere in Canada or the United States.