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18th edition of the CP Holiday Train ready to support communities and raise awareness
As in years past, two trains will operate coast-to-coast under the Holiday Train banner, with approximately 150 shows held in November and December. The train that operates primarily through the U.S. will launch in the Montreal area on Nov. 25, while the all-Canada train's first shows will come a day later, also in Montreal. The U.S. train will complete its final shows in Saskatchewan on Dec. 15, and the final show of the tour will take place Dec. 17 at Port Coquitlam, B.C.
"We are very excited about this year's CP Holiday Train and are encouraging all event attendees to bring healthy, nutritious food items to the shows," said Pam Jolliffe, Interim Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. "For the last two decades, CP has played an integral role in raising essential food for the holidays and in raising awareness of hunger-related issues."
Every pound of food and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.
First-time stops this year include Olds, Alberta and Canoe, B.C.
The Holiday Train also visits US cities. Hop over to US Holiday Train schedule and performers for details
Odds were born out of the 1987 Vancouver music scene and their albums have achieved platinum status in their native Canada, along with 6 JUNO nominations, several top 10s, and a few top 40 hits in the US and around the world.
"The Holiday Train is a marvel. Over the last five years it has given us Odds a chance to become part of the truly beneficial part of the holidays -- to bond with our community and use that connection to help bring everyone up to the same level of happiness and prosperity."
Jonathan Roy has made it abundantly clear that he was born to be on stage making music. "I love to write and express my life. If I can keep doing that for the rest of my days that would be my success story."
Jonathan's second single, the infectious reggae tinged ´You´re My Ace´ has been released in Canada with tentative plans for release in the US in late 2016.
Read about some of the memorable and touching moments of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as told by the people who were there.
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The Holiday Train wouldn't be as successful at raising hunger awareness if it weren't for dedicated community volunteers and members of the media that help to promote our local events.
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