Our 19th annual CP Holiday Train concludes another successful tour and raises more than $1.5 million and 300,000 pounds of food
The 19th annual Holiday Train has completed another successful tour across North America, raising more than just spirits this holiday season. While final numbers are still being calculated, more than C$1.5 million and 300,000 pounds of food have been raised for local food banks and food shelves.
The Holiday Train has now raised more than $14.5 million and 4.3 million pounds of food since its inaugural journey back in 1999.
"The momentum we see in the Holiday Train from year-to-year reinforces the good that we, and our partners at the food banks, are doing across North America," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "Connecting with communities has been a theme for the CP family this year as we celebrate Canada 150 and what a way to end 2017, with more than 425,000 people across our network enjoying the magic of the CP Holiday Train."
The Holiday Train also visits U.S. cities. Hop over to U.S. Holiday Train schedule for performers and details
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*** The US train also visits Southern Saskatchewan, and Southern Alberta. To switch the live view from the Canadian train to the United States train, tap Schedule, tap the United States tab, and then tap Schedule again.***
From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada's greatest musicians.
"Looking forward to being on the historic Holiday train again playing shows across this beautiful country. See you there!"
Toronto-born singer and songwriter Emma-Lee splashed onto the Canadian music scene with her debut album "Never Just A Dream" in 2008. Since then, she's performed at many high profile international events and her music has been featured in countless film and television shows. As a songwriter, Emma-Lee collaborates with artists in all genres and recently released a collection of songs inspired by her earliest musical memories of pop music from the 80's and 90's.
"I'm so excited for the chance to travel across my home country supporting community food banks, performing with amazing Canadian talent and hopefully bringing people some holiday joy. I can't imagine anything better!"
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." In the summer of 2017, Jonathan received a gold record for his hit single "Daniella Denmark."
"I am so proud to be part of the 19th Edition of the CP Holiday Train. Helping the communities across my own province is something I care about. I am honoured to be able to give back to those who need support, doing what I love, music!"
Alan Doyle chalks up a lot of where is he right now to luck. But one listen to his latest album, "A Week at The Warehouse, makes it clear there's a lot more than luck at play. This album, recorded live with Doyle's "beautiful band," is filled with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that bring the flavour of some of Doyle's favourite artists, from John Mellencamp to the Payolas.
"There were no trains anywhere near my small fishing town when I was a kid. I dreamed of what it must be like to cross the prairies and climb the mountains while the railroad stretched out for miles ahead. Coming to play for stops along the CP Holiday Train and ride the rails from Calgary to Vancouver is literally a dream come true."
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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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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