Making a difference, one stop at a time
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hit the rails again in 2012 and visited over 150 communities across our network. Each event featured a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. Everyone who attended was encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community.
Since it's inception in 1999, we've raised more than $7.4 million and over 3 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada.
Canadian Holiday Train schedule and entertainers
The Canadian Holiday Train embarked on its three-week journey on November 28 from Beaconsfield, Quebec, finishing up in Port Moody, BC, on December 18.
Entertainers on the Canadian train included Doc Walker, Miss Emily, and the Brothers Dube.
U.S. Holiday Train schedule and entertainers
In Quebec, the U.S. Holiday Train embarked on its journey November 27 in Kahnawake, Delson, and LaColle before heading to the North East U.S., Southern Ontario, the U.S. Midwest, and into Saskatchewan on December 17.
Entertainers on the U.S. train included The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, Tracey Brown.
U.S. Holiday Train program helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
During the 2012 Holiday Train events across CP’s U.S. rail network, corporate and community donations made to each local food bank went a lot further. The total monetary donation raised at over 50 Holiday Train stops was tallied and a matching donation, up to US$250,000, was provided by CP to Feeding America whose member food banks continue to provide food and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Canadian Pacific’s contribution to Feeding America for the disaster relief efforts was above and beyond the donations made to local food banks. Local donations stayed with local food banks but the spirit in which donations were made helped to support our neighbors on the east coast.