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CP Holiday Train returns and will stop in Toronto in support of community food banks


CALGARY, AB, Oct. 12, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return to the rails this season on its first cross-continent tour in three years, following virtual concerts in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021. The train will again raise money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network and it makes a stop in Toronto on November 29, 2022.

CP Holiday Train is Back

“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual Holiday Train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”

The 2022 tour will launch on Nov. 23 with the Holiday Train’s first-ever Maine shows in Jackman, Brownville Junction and Hermon. Also for the first time, the Holiday Train will host shows on Nov. 24 in Lac-Megantic, Sherbrooke and Farnham, Que.; the first Canadian stops of 2022. The tour will feature 168 live shows, including Toronto on Nov. 29; Bensenville, Ill., on Dec. 2; Davenport, Iowa, on Dec. 3; Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 4; Calgary on Dec. 11; and a final show in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Dec. 18. A full schedule is available at cpr.ca/holidaytrain.

Live music is essential to the CP Holiday Train experience. This year’s performers will include Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and Lindsay Ell, to name a few. Details about this year’s artists and which performers will play which shows are available at cpr.ca/holidaytrain.

The Toronto stop will be at November 29 at 750 Runnymede Road, CP Yard Office parking lot from 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm. Other GTHA CP Holiday Train stops will be in Vaughan, Milton, Ayr, Hamilton and Oshawa (see details below).

Holiday Train shows are free to attend. CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able. Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with the local food bank to help people in need in the community. Because local food shelves buy food at a discount, cash donations can go further than food donations to help those in need.

“Food banks and communities across Canada are so excited to see the CP Holiday Train return, as it brings together the City of Calgary to kick off the holidays and give back at the same time,” said Calgary Food Bank President and CEO James McAra. “The Calgary Food Bank is so grateful for CP’s continued support to help us build a Canada where no one goes hungry.”

Since the Holiday Train program launched in 1999, it’s raised more than $21 million and collected 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

“This year, more than ever, the support, awareness and goodwill that the CP Holiday Train brings will make an impact beyond imagination to the food support programs of East Side Neighborhood Services,” said Mary Anstett, Vice President, Community Engagement for East Side Neighborhood Services in Minneapolis. “With the support that Holiday Train brings in, we can rest assured that so many will have warm nutritious food on their tables in the coldest months.”

Toronto CP Holiday Train Event

Toronto Arrival Day11/29/2022
Arrival Time8:15PM
Event Start Time8:30PM
Event End Time9:00PM
Address750 Runnymede Road, CP Yard Office parking lot (York, Ontario)

Vaughan CP Holiday Train Event

Arrival Day11/30/2022
Arrival Time10:00AM
Event Start Time10:15AM
Event End Time10:30AM
AddressNW corner of CP railway crossing at Nashville Road

Milton CP Holiday Train Event

Holiday Train Event Information

Arrival Day11/29/2022
Arrival Time4:45PM
Event Start At5:00PM
Event End At5:30PM
AddressGlen Eden Ski & Snowboard Center West Parking Lot, 5234 Kelso Road

Hamilton CP Holiday Train Event

Holiday Train Event Information

Arrival Day11/29/2022
Arrival Time7:45PM
Event Start At8:00PM
Event End At8:30PM
AddressRailway tracks across from Gage Park, 42 Lawrence Road

Ayr, Ontario CP Holiday Train Event

Holiday Train Event Information

Arrival Day11/30/2022
Arrival Time5:20PM
Event Start At5:30PM
Event End At6:00PM
AddressCP railway crossing at Inglis Street & Willison Street

Oshawa CP Holiday Train Event

Holiday Train Event Information

Arrival Day11/29/2022
Arrival Time3:00PM
Event Start Time3:15PM
Event End Time3:45PM
Address680 Laval Drive, behind Walmart off Stevenson Road South
*All times are local

About Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

For full updated CP Holiday Train Schedule please visit: https://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/canada

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

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