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Friday, November 26, 2010

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Mark Sunday, December 12th on your calendar because the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Banff.

On Sunday, the Holiday Train stops will include:

Cochrane – 3:15 p.m., between River Ave. and 4th St., behind Provincial Building
Canmore – 5:30 p.m., Railway pedestrian crossing behind Sobeys
Banff – 6:45 p.m., Banff CP Train Station

The following is from the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train website history profile:

"This is the 12th year that the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has been raising food, money and awareness for food banks in communities across Canada and the U.S. To date, we've helped raise $4.8 million and 2.3 million pounds of food with our Holiday Train program.

From the initial partnership with the National Food sharing program, this was a new idea formed in 1999. That December, CP began running a freight train decorated with thousands of Christmas lights across Canada, to raise awareness of the issue of hunger prevalent in all communities. In 2001, CP launched a second Holiday Train in the United States.

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."

For more details visit www.cpr.ca



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