The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will soon roll its way into Manitoba to celebrate 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America.
The train will stop in Winnipeg on Monday, December 3 at 9 p.m. at the grade railway crossing at Panet Road and Molson Street. The event runs from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m. and the stage will open to both sides.
This year’s CP Holiday Train tour features musical acts Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott.
|Whitemouth||Railway Ave. across from Whitemouth Hotel||2018-12-3||6:45 PM||7:00 PM – 7:30 PM||7:45 PM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
|Winnipeg||At grade railway crossing at Panet Road and Molson Street (stage will open both sides)||2018-12-3||9:00 PM||9:15 PM – 9:45 PM||10:00 PM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
|Portage la Prairie||390-1st St. NW||2018-12-4||3:15 PM||3:30 PM – 4:00 PM||4:15 PM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
|Carberry||4th Ave between Main Street and Simcoe street *20 minute Stop and Go||2018-12-4||5:30 PM||5:30 PM – 6:00 PM||6:00 PM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
|Brandon||Assiniboine Avenue, west of the old 8th Street overpass||2018-12-4||6:45 PM||7:00 PM – 7:30 PM||7:45 PM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
|Virden||North side of tracks on 5th Avenue S between Lyons Street and Ashburton Street||2018-12-5||10:15 AM||10:30 AM – 11:00 AM||11:10 AM||Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott|
For 19 years, the CP Holiday Train has travelled across the US and Canada, stopping in towns and cities to deliver live music and setting the stage for seasonal festivities. More importantly, the CP Holiday Train helps raise money and heart-healthy food items for local food banks. Lighting up the dark winter skies with its festive bulbs and decorations, it brings joy and hope across the country with the acknowledgment that not everyone has it easy over the holiday season, including neighbours in our own communities.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to C$13 million and about 4 million pounds of food for food banks in our home towns. With families continuing to turn to food banks, the need to build awareness is important and so is the action of giving back. (Staff)