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450,000 people celebrate with CP Holiday Train; raise more than $1.4 million for food banks​

The 17th year of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program saw tremendous crowds, generous donations and big smiles as it etched its way across Canada and the northern U.S.

"The Holiday Train is all about neighbours helping neighbours, and this year saw remarkable support for this important cause," said E. Hunter Harrison, CP's Chief Executive Officer. "Each year, we are humbled by the good work local food banks do in helping those in need in their communities. We are proud that we can help them deliver on that mission."

"Every year, CP's train of lights provides a platform to speak about the needs of North American food banks. This year they helped drive the message home not only about ongoing needs, but the ability for individuals to raise levels of health in their community by reaching in their cupboards for healthy donations," said Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada.

With results continuing to roll in, the 2015 edition of the Holiday Train is on track to raise more than $1.4 million and more than 300,000 pounds of food for food banks and food shelves. Since its start in 1999, the CP Holiday Train has now helped to raise more than C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food for local food banks. The Holiday Train program shines a light on the important role food banks play in a healthy community.

This year saw record crowds in many communities and estimated overall attendance of 450,000 people over the 23 days. ​​

To continue to support the Holiday Train and receive updates for next year’s program, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CPHolidaytrain #CPHolidayTrain.​

The 2016 Holiday Train schedule will be announced in mid-October, 2016​

US Holiday Train Schedule
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  • Friday, November 27, 2015
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Friday, December 4, 2015
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015
  • Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Monday, December 7, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Friday, December 11, 2015
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Sunday, December 13, 2015
  • Monday, December 14, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Friday, December 18, 2015
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Full scheduleSee Canadian Schedule
StationAddressDateArrivalEvent TimeDeparturePerformers
Adirondack Junction/KahnawakeMohawk Reserve2015-11-276:45 PM6:55 PM - 7:20 PM7:30 PMChic Gamine, Kira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Delson​1 chemin de la gare2015-11-277:45 PM7:55 PM - 8:20 PM8:25 PMChic Gamine, Kira Isabella and Wes Mack
​St. Mathieu​Ecole Jacques Barclay - 368 Rue Principale. Adjacent to Montée de la Petite Côte2015-11-278:40 PM8:50 PM - 9:15 PM9:20 PMChic Gamine, Kira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Lacolle​10 Ste. Marie. CP train station2015-11-279:50 PM10:00 PM - 10:30 PM10:45 PMChic Gamine, Kira Isabella and Wes Mack
MechanicvilleParking Lot adjacent to CP tracks, corner of Park and Railroad street2015-11-285:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:40 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Saratoga Springs​Amtrak Station2015-11-287:20 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM12:00 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​​Fort Edward​​Amtrak Station2015-11-2912:35 PM12:45 PM - 1:15 PM1:30 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​​Ticonderoga​Pell's Crossing. Amtrak waiting area Rt. 74 (Fort Ti Rd)2015-11-293:10 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM3:55 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​​Port HenryAmtrak Station2015-11-294:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​​Plattsburgh​​Amtrak Station2015-11-297:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM8:15 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Rouses Point​Rouses Point Station2015-11-299:00 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:00 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Hamilton​Western approach to Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park2015-11-307:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:40 PM2:00 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Cambridge (Galt) ​10 Malcolm Street, former Galt Station2015-12-14:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM4:55 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Ayr CP crossing at Inglis Street and Wilson Street2015-12-15:20 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:10 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Woodstock ​199 Winniett Street2015-12-16:40 PM6:50 PM - 7:10 PM7:20 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​London​Richmond Street railway crossing2015-12-18:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Windsor ​CP Yard at Erie Street West and Janette Street2015-12-25:15 PM5:30 PM - 6:00 PM6:15 PMKira Isabella and Wes Mack
​Gurnee​4460 Old Grand Avenue, Viking Middle School park2015-12-43:50 PM4:00 PM - 4:30 PM4:40 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Sturtevant9900 East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot2015-12-45:25 PM5:35 PM - 6:05 PM6:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Milwaukee433 West St. Paul Avenue, Amtrak Depot2015-12-46:50 PM7:15 PM - 7:40 PM7:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
WauwatosaHarwood Ave Crossing2015-12-48:05 PM8:05 PM - 8:25 PM8:35 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Hartland​Parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Avenue and Pawling Avenue2015-12-48:50 PM9:00 PM - 9:25 PM9:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
WatertownMilford Street Railway Crossing2015-12-410:00 PM10:00 PM - 10:20 PM10:20 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Columbus​Amtrak Depot, 15 minute Stop and Go2015-12-410:45 PM10:45 PM - 11:10 PM11:10 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Portage​400 West Oneida Street, Amtrak Station2015-12-51:20 PM1:30 PM - 2:00 PM2:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Wisconsin Dells​100 La Crosse Street, Amtrak Depot2015-12-52:45 PM3:00 PM - 3:30 PM3:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Mauston​Division Street railway crossing2015-12-54:15 PM4:25 PM - 4:55 PM5:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Tomah​205 North Superior Avenue, Amtrak Depot2015-12-55:30 PM5:35 PM - 6:05 PM6:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Sparta​Corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street2015-12-56:50 PM7:00 PM - 7:30 PM7:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Lacrosse​601 Saint Andrew Street2015-12-58:45 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 AMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
RochesterEnd of 16th Avenue N.W. , next to the Barlow Hy-vee Grocery Store2015-12-61:30 PM1:45 PM - 2:15 PM2:25 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Owatonna1145 Park Drive at the rail crossing2015-12-64:05 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Waseca308 S. State St. & HWY 132015-12-65:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Janesville236 Front St. at Veteran's Memorial Park2015-12-67:30 PM7:45 PM - 8:15 PM8:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
AustinNorth of Driver’s License Exam Station, 430 10th Street NE2015-12-75:00 PM5:15 PM - 5:45 PM6:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Mason City904 South Pennsylvania Avenue 2015-12-77:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM11:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Charles CityIntersection of Main Street & Grand Ave. - *20 minute Stop and Go2015-12-812:30 PM12:30 PM - 12:50 PM12:50 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Marquette​Marina parking lot, North of Lady Luck Casino at Water Street and highway 762015-12-85:05 PM5:15 PM - 5:45 PM6:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
La Crescent215 South Chestnut Street, The Commadore Food and Spirit parking lot2015-12-88:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Winona​65 East Mark Street, Amtrak Station2015-12-94:00 PM4:15 PM - 4:45 PM5:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Wabasha​Gambie Avenue railroad crossing, by Bruegger Park2015-12-96:00 PM6:15 PM - 6:45 PM7:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Hastings​500 East Second Street, CP Depot2015-12-98:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Cottage Grove​South of Seiben Bridge, in front of Youth Service Bureau2015-12-105:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM5:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Northeast Minneapolis ​(Shoreham)2800 Central Avenue NE2015-12-108:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​St. PaulUnion Depot St. Paul, 214 E 4th Street2015-12-116:45 PM7:00 PM - 7:45 PM8:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Loretto​Hennepin County Road 19 crossing2015-12-124:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Buffalo​612 North East 3rd Avenue2015-12-125:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Annandale​West side of Downtown Park, over the Oak Avenue crossing2015-12-127:15 PM7:30 PM - 8:00 PM8:05 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
KimballWillow Park Lions Shelter, 230 South Main Street2015-12-128:55 PM9:00 PM - 9:30 PM9:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Glenwood​20 - 15th Street NE2015-12-1310:00 AM10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Alexandria​8th Avenue East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th and Nokomis2015-12-1311:45 AM12:00 PM - 12:30 PM12:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​HenningRailway Avenue and Industrial Street, parking lot beside grain elevator *15 minute Stop and Go2015-12-131:00 PM1:00 PM - 1:20 PM1:20 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Detroit Lakes​826 Summit, Holmes Street crossing, near Holmes Community Centre2015-12-133:30 PM3:45 PM - 4:15 PM4:25 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Plummer​Main railway crossing on Central Avenue2015-12-136:15 PM6:30 PM - 7:00 PM7:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Thief River Falls​City Hall, 2017 Highway 59 SE. CP Depot.2015-12-137:45 PM8:00 PM - 8:30 PM8:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Elbow Lake​Main Street crossing2015-12-144:15 PM4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Hankinson122 1st Street, American Legion parking lot2015-12-146:30 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Enderlin101 Harvest Lane, CP Depot2015-12-149:05 PM9:15 PM - 9:45 PM10:45 AMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Carrington​601 - 6 Avenue NE2015-12-151:30 PM1:45 PM - 2:15 PM2:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Harvey​600 Lincoln Avenue2015-12-153:45 PM4:00 PM - 4:30 PM4:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Minot​Main Street crossing2015-12-156:30 PM6:45 PM - 7:15 PM7:25 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Carpio​Main Street railroad crossing2015-12-158:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM9:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
North PortalCoach Track ,Town Center2015-12-1612:00 PM12:00 PM - 12:30 PM12:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Estevan​East of CP Station at vacant lot off 7th Street2015-12-163:00 PM3:15 PM - 3:45 PM4:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Weyburn​512 Railway Street2015-12-165:45 PM6:00 PM - 6:30 PM6:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
ReginaMosaic Stadium parking lot2015-12-176:20 PM6:30 PM - 7:00 PM7:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Moose Jaw3 Manitoba St. West, West of CP Station2015-12-178:15 PM8:30 PM - 9:00 PM7:30 AMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
MortlachAdjacent to the CP building on Railway Avenue2015-12-188:15 AM8:30 AM - 8:50 AM9:00 AMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Swift Current3rd Street & North Railway, East of CP Station​​2015-12-1812:20 PM12:30 PM - 1:00 PM1:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Maple CreekPacific Avenue2015-12-183:15 PM3:30 PM - 4:00 PM4:15 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
​Medicine HatQueen & North Railway Street, East of CP Station2015-12-184:45 PM5:00 PM - 5:30 PM5:45 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
TilleySoutheast side of crossing at Highway 8762015-12-187:00 PM7:15 PM - 7:45 PM8:00 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker
Brooks1 Avenue, rear of Civic building2015-12-188:30 PM8:45 PM - 9:15 PM9:30 PMKira Isabella and Doc Walker

The Holiday Train also visits Canadian cities. Hop over to Canada Holiday Train schedule and performers for details

Performing this year
  • Kira Isabel​la

    Ottawa-born Kira Isabella is Canada's brightest young Country Music star.​ ​ Kira has been nominated for two JUNO Awards and in 2013 she was crowned 'Female Artist of the Year' at the CCMA's, just one year after her firs​t CCMA win for 'Rising Star.'​​

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    Her debut album Love Me Like That, boasts four hit singles including the ​smash "A Little More Work."​ In 2014, Kira released her second album, Caffeine & Big Dreams.​​

    Visit the Kira Isabel​la official website
  • Wes Mack

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    ​​​​​​​Born and raised in Alberta, it's no surprise that Mack fell in love with a genre that celebrates growing up in small towns and living life to the fullest.  When Mack stepped out on his own, he took the world of country music by stor​m, playing alongside Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert.

    Most recently, Wes released the single "Before You Drive Me Crazy",  was nominated for two 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards, and spent this summer touring with Shania Twain.​​

    Visit the Wes Mack official website
  • Doc Walker

    ​​​Canadian country legends Doc Walker are back with their new album “The 8th”! This long celebrated band has just released the albums third single “That’s What I Call Love” to country radio to critical acclaim – fans are thrilled to have Doc Walker back! 

    With over 20 Top 10 singles, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. 

    Visit the Doc Walker official website
  • Chic Gamine

    This Juno Award-winning band has been busy since their start in 2007 having toured extensively across North America and Europe, released two albums, and grown through the challenges of personnel changes. They're soulful and fiery, moody and tender,​ and they've come into their own.​​​

    With a five-year gap between studio albums, they're set to release their third album, Light A Match on October 23rd.

    Visit the Chic Gamine official website
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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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