From September 30th, 2017 to September 21st, 2017


Stratford City Hall Auditorium

1 Wellington St.

Ladies of the CNR is a play inspired by the women of Stratford who worked as mechanical assistants at the Canadian National Railways locomotive repair shops during WWII.

Kitty, Jean and Clara sneak into the empty train repair facility, their former employ during World War II. They travel back in time to the 1940s, reliving the challenges of life on the Homefront, and the world of Big Engines that temporarily held them captive, changing their lives forever.

Each one hour performance will be prefaced by tributes to Local women: surprising stories of their brave and marvellous contributions to industry and the war effort.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 EVENING 7:30pm:

·         John Kastner presenting his Mother 

·         Joan (Bridges Kastner) Fire Department Central London During Blitz

·         Ken Steinacker talking about his mother Lady of the CNR Ilona Steinacker 

·         Kathy Bjorkquist talking about Grandmother Gertrude Ward Lady of the CNR



For tickets, purchase on line
or hard tickets available at the Stratford Tourism Office, 47 Downie Street, Stratford ON

contact Kelly McIntosh or by calling 416-835-1191

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