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CP Holiday Train comes to Wetaskiwin Dec. 6

Christmas will be chugging down the line as the CP Holiday Train is once again visiting the City of Wetaskiwin this holiday season.

In 2016 the spirited train stopped in both Wetaskiwin and and the Town of Millet. However, this year the festivities will only be coming to the city, before the train makes its way south to the Town of Ponoka.

The CP Rail Holiday Train will light up the afternoon of Dec. 6 in Wetaskiwin, and is scheduled to roll into the city at 3:45 p.m. The concert and presentation will run 4 to 4:30 p.m.

This year the CP Holiday Train concert will feature Canadian rock/blues singer Colin James and Toronto-born singer/songwriter Emma-Lee, who will be singing a variety of holiday favourites to entertain the crowds.

But to many people, in communities all across Canada and the United States of America, the CP Rail Holiday Train represents much more than just a festive concert. It mean funds and food donations to the local food banks.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along food or cash donations for their local food bank.

Since its inception 19 years ago, the Holiday Train has helped raise more than $13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States.

“The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and CEO. “People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community. The holiday season is the best time of the year, and we look forward to bringing together thousands of Canadians and Americans this season for this incredibly important cause and a great time.”

This year CP Rail will include the Spirit of Tomorrow in the Canadian Holiday Train presentation. This will conclude CP’s Canada 150 celebrations. The Spirit of Tomorrow car was also part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer.

Those attending Holiday Train events this year are also encouraged to partake in the Capture the Spirit photo contest. While further details will be released close to the train’s journey, the winner is eligible to win a trip for four aboard the 2018 CP Holiday Train as well as a $1,000 donation to their local food bank.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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