WMRC Annual Spring Open House

The AVR will again have a display at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club Annual Spring Show:
11 AM to 4 PM, April 7 & 8, 2018, at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Blvd.
Come out and see us & all the other displays – multiple operating layouts in several scales, model contest, photo contest, canteen, etc, etc!!
Admission by donation.

Public Open House Rides – Weekends in 2018

These are held the 2nd full weekend of each month, from June through October
June 9/10, July 14/15, August 11/12, September 8/9 & October 13/14
Saturdays: 11:00 – 5:oo           Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00
1 ride – $2
12 ride pass – $20 (good for any AVR Public Event)
2 & under ride free
(All minors must be accompanied by an adult)

Hallowe’en Weekend Rides 2018

Last year, for the first time, the AVR offered Hallowe’en themed rides on the weekend before Hallowe’en from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  There were lights, pumpkins, skeletons, bone piles & lots of ghosts.  Occasionally someone jumped from behind a tree to scare the passengers, but not too much!  Many thanks to Maurice & Susan, Dwayne & Joanne & family for help with the decorations, & to all the members who helped during the Public Rides.  A great time was had by all of us, and I’m pretty sure by all who rode, judging by the SMILES!!!
We’re doing it again in 2018: October 27 & 28, 6 – 9 PM.

Christmas Weekends Afternoon Public Rides 2018

      After Bill Taylor’s death in August, 2013, the Family & the AVR have simply not been able to do the massive amount of work that Bill did in maintaining the 100,000+ lights!   If we can come up with a workable plan to modernize and reduce maintainence, we’ll let you know…

      This Christmas season, we will again give daylight afternoon rides:
1 – 4 PM
Saturday & Sunday, December 22/23
Saturday & Sunday, December 29/30
Saturday & Sunday, January 5/6

Check out a great video from Christmas 2015 on YouTube from City TV’s “Wheeler in the Morning”:

Member Events

Club events are intended for Live Steamers and Club Members.   Although we  can get serious about trains, we also have a lot of fun!  Please don’t feel left out; all you have to do to get involved is become a member.

Work Days

Generally, some of the active club members get together to work, chat, share a beverage, etc on Wednesdays & Saturdays, usually from around lunch time to mid or late afternoon, year-round.  However, nobody is required to come unless they want to, so there are potentially days when nobody is there due to chance and circumstance.  If you are an Associate or Family member, or are interested in visiting a work session, feel free to drop by, but if you have a long way to come &/or don’t want to waste a trip, it would be a good idea to contact us and confirm people will be here!


There are currently no meets planned for 2018, but if that changes we will announce it in this space.


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