THUNDER BAY – It is a sure sign of December, and that Christmas is near. Residents in about 140 cities and towns on both sides of the border will be able to join the Holiday Train spirit and magic, with all food and money raised at each stop staying in that community for local distribution.
Each Holiday Train has 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of festive lights. Included is a modified box car that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.
At 140 stops across Canada and United States, Canadian Pacific provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talent and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. Food banks provide collection bins for non-perishable food. Communities, in turn, donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. The Holiday Train has raised over $5.6 million and 2.5 million pounds of food.
Scheduled stops for Friday, December 2:
Mobert – 9:00 a.m., across from Band Office
Heron Bay – 11:15 p.m., Old CP Train Station, beside Esso building
Marathon -12:45 p.m., beside Curling Club parking lot, Stevens Ave.
Schreiber – 3:30 p.m., CP Yard at Cenotaph, beside Harvest Food Cupboard building
Nipigon – 6:15 p.m., CP Yard across from Nipigon Inn, 60 Front Street
Thunder Bay – 9:30 p.m., CP Train Station, 440 Syndicate Ave.