PEI train station

As part of the Sunday Brunch Speaker Series at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell the public is invited to an event on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Peter Metaxas, a Belfast resident and business owner, will present a brief history of the PEI railroad with emphasis on the stops local to the Macphail Homestead. There will be several interesting railway artifacts on display as stories and memories of the railway era gathered from residents are presented. Discussion will also centre on some of the challenges faced when moving and renovating the Fodhla station. Mr Metaxas operates his business out of the historic Iona Railway Station building that he procured several years ago.

Mr Metaxas, is a local entrepreneur, who, trying to escape the thin air near the top of the corporate ladder with his wife Dina, and their 12-year old daughter, moved to Prince Edward Island in 1988. Their first grandson, Axton Thomas James Bradley, was born in Charlottetown in 2018. As a single young man Mr Metaxas visited PEI many times from 1969 to 1976.

Starting at 11:30 am brunch (three choices and an abundance of coffee) will be served and about 12:30 pm the lecture will begin.

This series is a fundraiser for the Homestead and the cost is $25 per person. Please email macphailhomestead@gmail.com or call 902 651-2789 to make a reservation up to 10 am on Sunday.

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