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The Great Canadian Train Ride showing tonight

MASON CITY – The 2011-2012 Travel and Adventure Film Series concludes with “The Great Canadian Train Ride” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the North Iowa Community Auditorium at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). The 2011-2012 Travel and Adventure Series is sponsored by the Mason City Noon Kiwanis. Doug Jones will present his film, “The Great Canadian Train Ride.”

Doug Jones was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. Jones comes to the travelogue business from a varied background. He has worked as a professional entertainer, a radio announcer, a European tour guide, an art dealer and a theatrical producer. His personal travels have taken him around the world and into nearly 70 nations on six continents.

This Canadian “Choo Choo” is one of the last great trains in the world which was finished on November 7, 1885. This train ride is the longest and costliest railroad in the world and stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. This majestic film has sold more than 1 million copies.

The film features the beautiful countryside of Canada, including towering mountains, rolling prairies, beautiful lakes and crashing shores. There are great cities, abundant farms and majestic seas. Take the trip of a life-time without having to leave your chair. “The Great Canadian Train Ride” is a film for all ages, and a truly amazing site.

The Mason City Noon Kiwanis and NIACC are proud to present the 2011-2012 Travel and Adventure Film Series. Shown in the North Iowa Community Auditorium, these films appeal to a wide audience of travelers. Beautiful scenery, out-of-the-ordinary locations, various cultures, and people are depicted throughout the films. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for students and may be purchased at the door. For information, call the NIACC Continuing Education office 641-422-4358.

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