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The CP Holiday Train for 2012
Sat Dec 1, 2012 / 7:45pm

 

Making a difference, one stop at a time

Vaughan, December 1, 2012 at 7:45

Nashville Road @ Railway Crossing (north side)

 

2012 CP Holiday Train entertainers are tuning up for the big show

The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community.

Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train has become an important fundraiser for many food banks. In 14 years, the Holiday Train program has raised close to C$6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything that is raised in a community stays in that community for local distribution.

The 14 brightly decorated cars are covered in hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Artists perform on a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage.

The 2012 CP Holiday Train program has a musical line-up that is sure to entertain people of all ages. Brothers Dube, and Miss Emily will perform  all to raise food, money, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues.

Performing on the Holiday Train right across Canada is Kingston, Ont., native, Miss Emily. The “Adele-esque” artist has performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest and has shared the stage with The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, and the Trews.

Returning to the Holiday Train this year is Brothers Dube. The Ottawa, Ont., group are a young and talented trio that have rocked their way to fame by performing with other Canadian artists such as Arcade Fire, Barenaked Ladies, and The Odds. The Brothers will perform on the train from Beaconsfield, Que., to Whitemouth, Man.

Come join us in Nashville on December 1st at 7:45 pm, hot refreshments will be served!

Peter Wixson

Vaughan Foodbank 

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