CP releases 2013 Holiday Train schedule for landmark 15th year of helping to feed local communities

CNW Group

CALGARY , Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) today proudly released the schedule for the 15th year of the Holiday Train.

The schedule, available on CP's website at www.cpr.ca and on CP's Facebook page, outlines plans for the 'train of lights' to partner with communities in raising food and money for local food banks.

The 2013 CP Holiday Train program launches on November 25 in Kahnawake, Quebec , formally kicking off the three-week journey of two brightly decorated trains across Canada and the United States with its first U.S stop in Scranton, PA.

The Canadian train will wrap up its journey December 16 in Port Coquitlam, BC , while the U.S. train will journey across the U.S. Northeast and Midwest before its final show December 19 in Weyburn, SK .

Since the Holiday Train program first launched in 1999, it has raised $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food for local communities.

Musicians traveling aboard the trains will play more than 150 free concerts from their boxcar stage. CP asks that attendees bring a non-perishable food or cash donation, and all donations stay with the food shelf in the community where they're donated. Items like infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in particular demand for the millions of North American's who turn to food banks each month.

Each Holiday Train consists of 14 brightly decorated railcars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. For the 15th year, CP's elves have updated the thousands of LED  lights that adorn the sides of both trains with new holiday designs.

For additional information, photos, a route map, and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit: www.cpr.ca. Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow the two trains on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain #CPHolidayTrain

Editor's Notes:
Holiday Train Backgrounder attached
Holiday Train Schedule attached

Backgrounder

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Canadian Pacific's annual Holiday Train program is considered to be the longest running fundraising program in North America . The Holiday Train program travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. The Holiday Train reaches more than 150 communities each year for a combined distance of 10,000 kilometres (approximately 6,000 miles).

What's a Holiday Train event like?
A typical Holiday Train event goes something like this: The train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief ceremony takes place which involves local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes its show. After about a half hour that usually includes a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs, the band plays its farewell show, the boxcar door closes, and the train slips off into the night on its way to the next stop.

For 2013, Holiday Train supporters will enjoy the music of Jim Cuddy , Matt Dusk, Doc Walker , Melanie Doane , Tracey Brown , Willy Porter , The Claytones and other musical guests.  For more information on the performers and which train they will be on, please go to the Holiday Train website at: www.cpr.ca

Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. They are each decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs.

What's the impact been?
Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised close to $7.4 million and about 3 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything raised in each community stays in that community, and CP additionally makes donations at each stop.

Fun Facts

  • Since 1999, the Holiday Trains have covered approximately 100,000 miles, and entertained hundreds of thousands of supporters.
  • It takes 30 "CP elves" 100 days to completely transform and decorate the Holiday Trains before they start their journey across Canada and the U.S.
  • In 2012, more than 20,000 candy canes were handed out to the kids at Holiday Train events. In the 14 years of the Holiday Train program, it is estimated over a quarter of a million candy canes have been given out to children as treats.

For additional information, photos, a route map, and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit: www.cpr.ca.

The Holiday Train is on Facebook and on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain #CPHolidayTrain

CP 24/7 media line: 1-855-242-3674 

Canadian Holiday Train Schedule

Canadian Holiday Train

* Times listed are show times. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

November 26, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Beaconsfield Quebec Beaconsfield Commuter Station 7:30pm

November 27, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Merrickville Ontario 103 East Broadway & Country Road 2, south side
of crossing near Bay St
6:00pm
Smiths Falls Ontario 63 Victoria Street, Smiths Falls Train Station 7:15 pm
Perth Ontario Railway Crossing on South Side of Wilson Street 8:30pm

November 28, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Belleville Ontario South Church Street Railway crossing, south of
Dundas Street East
1:30pm
Trenton Ontario RCAF Road/County Road 21, south side of railway
crossing
2:45pm
Brighton Ontario East of railway crossing at Mile 112.29, Prince
Edward St
4:00pm
Bowmanville Ontario Scugog St crossing at Mile 154.22 Belleville Sub 6:30pm
Oshawa Ontario 680 Laval Drive, Oshawa, behind the Walmart
store off Stevenson Road South
8:00pm

November 29, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Vaughan Ontario North of railway level road crossing at Nashville
Road, near the old grain mill
10:15am
Midhurst (Barrie) Ontario 12 Anne St North 12:30pm
Mactier Ontario Old CP station 3:00pm
Parry Sound Ontario Museum Train Station, 1 Avenue Rd 4:45pm
Shawanaga Ontario Near band office beside railway crossing at
Village Rd
6:00pm
Rutter Ontario Rutter train station Stop N' Go, 7:45pm
Sudbury Ontario VIA train station, Elgin St 9:30pm

November 30, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Cartier Ontario CP train station, Spencer St. 10:00am
Chapleau Ontario CP train station, 50 Dufferin St 3:45pm
Franz (Dubreuville) Ontario Park Road 6:35pm
White River Ontario CP train station, 102 Winnipeg St 9:30pm

December 1, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Mobert Ontario Across from Band office 9:15am
Heron Bay Ontario Old CP train station, beside Esso building 11:15am
Marathon Ontario Beside Curling Club parking lot, Stevens Ave 12:30pm
Schreiber Ontario CP yard tracks, Cenotaph beside Harvest Food
Cupboard building
3:00pm
Nipigon Ontario CP TMS buildings across from Nipigon Inn, 60
Front St
5:45pm
Thunder Bay Ontario CP train depot track, 440 Syndicate Ave 8:45pm

December 2, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Ignace Ontario CP train station 9:45am
Dryden Ontario CP entrance, corner of Queen St and Earl Ave 12:15pm
Vermillion Bay Ontario Bay St railway crossing, south of Highway 17 1:45pm
Kenora Ontario CP old South Yard, across from Wholesale store,
enter from 8th Ave South
3:45pm
Ingolf Ontario Mile 31.3 Stop N' Go, 5:10pm
Whitemouth Manitoba Railway Ave across from Whitemouth Hotel 7:00pm
Winnipeg Manitoba Molson St between Panet Rd and Munroe Ave 9:15pm

December 3, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Portage La Prairie Manitoba Opposite Centennial Arena, 390 1st St NW 4:00pm
Minnedosa Manitoba West of station, north side of yard, 30 2nd
ave NW
7:45pm

December 4, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Shoal Lake Manitoba Gravel lot adjacent to Grain Elevator on North
Railway avenue
9:00am
Bredenbury Saskatchewan CP train station, 520 Railway Ave. 12:45pm
Foam Lake Saskatchewan Railway ave, beside the hockey rink Stop N' Go, 4:25pm
Wynyard Saskatchewan CP train station, Avenue A. & Bosworth St. 5:30pm
Saskatoon Saskatchewan CP Sutherland yard, 801 Gray Ave. S. 9:30pm

December 5, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Regina Saskatchewan Mosiac Stadium parking lot 6:00 pm
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan 3 Manitoba St West, west of CP station 8:00pm

December 6, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Mortlach Saskatchewan Adjacent to the maintanance-of-way building at
Mile 25.94
8:30am
Swift Current Saskatchewan 3rd St & North Railway, east of CP station 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT
Maple Creek Saskatchewan CP TMS shack on Pacific Ave 2:30 pm MT, 3:30 pm CT
Medicine Hat Alberta Queen & North Railway St, east of CP station 5:00MT
Tilley Alberta Southeast side of crossing at Highway 876 7:15pm
Brooks Alberta 1st Ave, rear of Civic building 8:45pm

December 7, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Calgary Alberta 11015 Anderson Station Way SW, south lot 5:30pm

December 9, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Blackie Alberta Across from post office at 1201 Railway Ave. 1:15pm
Vulcan Alberta CP crossing at 1st ave and 2nd st 3:00pm
Lethbridge Alberta 2nd Ave. North and 12th St. Behind 'Save on
Foods'
7:00pm

December 10, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Fort Macleod Alberta Clear of the level railway crossing on 5th ave 9:30am
Pincher Creek Alberta Next to Husky at Pincher station 11:15am
Coleman Alberta South of 17th ave between 69th and 70th St. 1:15pm
Sparwood British Columbia 367 Pine Ave., behind leisure centre 3:45pm MT
Fernie British Columbia 700 - 1st ave, behind the CP station 5:30pm MT
Jaffray British Columbia Across from the community centre Stop N' Go, 6:15pm
Cranbrook British Columbia 1400 block on Theatre Rd. 8:30pm

December 11, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Creston British Columbia Millenium Park, across from RCMP station 10:00am
Castlegar British Columbia Heritage Society CP Station Museum, 400
13th Ave.
3:45pm
Nelson British Columbia Railway crossing at Lakeside Park, 1900
Lakeside Dr.
6:45pm

December 12, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Radium British Columbia Foresters Rd railway crossing 6:15pm MT
Golden British Columbia Across from 7-11, 10th Ave 9:30pm MT Town Time

December 13, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Revelstoke British Columbia Victoria Rd, adjacent to CP parking lot 3:00pm
Sicamous British Columbia NW corner of Hwy 1 at Silver Sand Rd intersection,
east of drawbridge
5:15pm
Salmon Arm British Columbia Lordco gravel parking lot, 51 Lake Shore Dr NE 7:00pm
Notch Hill British Columbia Davies Rd-Notch Hill Rd crossing across from Notch
Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Rd
9:00pm

December 14, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Chase British Columbia North side of Shuswap Ave, across from Chase
RCMP building
3:15pm
Kamloops British Columbia North side of Interior Savings on Lorne St 5:30pm
Savona British Columbia Savona access road & Park lane 7:30pm
Ashcroft British Columbia CP TMS building, Railway Ave 9:00pm

December 15, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Lytton British Columbia CP TMS building, Station Rd 1:30pm
North Bend British Columbia East of TMS building, across from the CP
bunkhouse
3:30pm
Agassiz British Columbia West of Hwy 9, across from Agra Centre,
Pioneer Ave
6:30pm
Haney-Maple Ridge British Columbia Across from Billy Miner Pub 9:00pm

December 16, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Port Moody British Columbia 300 Ioco Road, behind Arena & Rec Center 5:45pm
Port Coquitlam British Columbia Poco WCE Station - 2125 Kingsway Ave 7:30pm

US Holiday Train

* Times listed are show times. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

November 25, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Kahnawake Quebec Mohawk Reserve 7:00pm
Delson Quebec Old AMT Station, 1 chemin de la gare 8:15pm
Lacolle Quebec CP train station, 10 Ste. Marie 10:00pm

November 26, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Scranton Pennsylvania Steamtown Railroad Museum, Lackawanna
Ave
5:15pm
Binghamton New York East Binghamton Yard, Conklin Ave 8:30pm

November 27, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Oneonta New York Gas Ave. crossing 1:15pm
Cobleskill New York Cobleskill Fire Department, 610 Main St 3:45pm
Delanson New York Main St railroad crossing 5:15pm
Schenectady New York ALCO Heritage Museum, 1910 Maxon Extension Road
(**new location, half a block south of the Maxon road
level crossing)
6:45pm
Saratoga Springs New York Amtrak Station 8:45pm

November 28, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Fort Edward New York Amtrak Station 12:45pm
Ticonderoga New York Pell's crossing, Amtrak waiting area, Route 74
(Fort Ti Rd)
3:15pm
Port Henry New York Amtrak Station, west side stop 5:00pm
Plattsburgh New York Amtrak Station 7:30pm
Rouses Point New York Rouses Point Station 9:15 pm

November 29, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Toronto Ontario 750 Runnymede Rd., In front of CP Lambton
yard office
6:00pm

November 30, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Hamilton Ontario Western approach to Kinnear Yard,
opposite Gage Park
5:30pm

December 1, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Cambridge (Galt) Ontario Former Galt Station, 10 Malcolm St 4:15pm
Ayr Ontario CP railway crossing at Inglis St 5:30pm
Woodstock Ontario 199 Winnett St. 6:50pm
London Ontario Richmond St. railway crossing, between
Oxford and Central
8:30pm

December 2, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
Windsor Ontario CP yard at Erie St W & Janette St 5:30pm

December 4, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Gurnee Illinois 4460 Old Grand Ave, Viking Middle School Park 4:00pm
Sturtevant Wisconsin Amtrak Depot, 9900 E. Exploration Ct. 5:35pm
Milwaukee Wisconsin Amtrak Depot, 433 W. St. Paul Ave. 7:15pm
Hartland Wisconsin Parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Ave & Pawling
Ave
9:00pm
Columbus Wisconsin Amtrak Depot Stop N' Go, 10:30pm

December 5, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Portage Wisconsin Amtrak Station, 400 West Oneida St 1:30pm
Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Amtrak Depot, 100 La Crosse St 3:00pm
Mauston Wisconsin Division St railroad crossing 4:30pm
Tomah Wisconsin Amtrak Depot, 205 North Superior Ave 5:40pm
Sparta Wisconsin Corner of S. Water St & Milwaukee St, south side
of the CP tracks
7:00pm
Lacrosse Wisconsin Amtrak Station, 601 Saint Andrew St 9:15pm

December 6, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Rochester Minnesota End of 16th Ave NW, behind Mickey's Irish pub 2:15pm
Owatonna Minnesota 1145 Park Drive, near Owatonna Bus Company 5:45pm
Waseca Minnesota 308 S. State St. and HWY 13 7:45pm

December 7, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Tracy Minnesota 131 4th St. at the DM&E Rail Depot 1:15pm
Brookings South Dakota 534 2. 22nd Ave 5:00pm
Huron South Dakota 1000 Market Rd. W, at the State Fair
race track
10:00pm

December 8, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Springfield Minnesota 33 S. Cass Ave., Springfield community centre parking lot 3:15pm
New Ulm Minnesota 224 3rd St. N., public utilities empty lot between German
Park and the railway tracks
5:15pm
Janesville Minnesota 236 Front St. at Veterans Memorial Park 9:15pm

December 9, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Austin Minnesota 550 11th St. NE. 6:45pm
Mason City Iowa CP Depot, 904 S. Pennsylvania Ave. 9:30pm

December 10, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Charles City Iowa Intersection of Main St. and Grand Ave. Stop N' Go, 12:30 pm
Marquette Iowa Marina parking lot, north of Lady Luck Casino at
Water St & Hwy 76
5:15 pm
La Crescent Minnesota Directly north of the Commadore Food & Spirit
parking lot - 215 South Chestnut St.
8:45 pm

December 11, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Winona Minnesota Amtrak Station, 65 East Mark St. 5:15pm
Wabasha Minnesota Gambie Ave railroad crossing by Bruegger Park 7:15pm
Lake City Minnesota Hearth & Home Technologies, 800 West Jefferson St 9:00pm

December 12, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Hastings Minnesota CP Depot, 500 East Second St 4:30 pm
Shoreham Minnesota CP Facility - 2800 Central Avenue NE 8:00 pm

December 14, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Cottage Grove Minnesota CP Rail Yard at 9520 Ideal Ave, further
location details to follow for access to
yard
5:00 pm

December 15, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Loretto Minnesota Hennepin County Rd 19 railroad crossing 4:30pm
Buffalo Minnesota By the McDonald's on 612 North East 3rd Ave 6:00pm
Annandale Minnesota West side of Downtown Park over the Oak Ave
crossing
7:30pm
Kimball Minnesota Willow Park Lions Shelter, 230 South Main St. 9:00pm

December 16, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Glenwood Minnesota CP Station, 20 - 15th Street NE 10:15am
Alexandria Minnesota Eight Ave East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed
Mill at 8th & Nokomis
12:00noon
Detroit Lakes Minnesota Holmes Street railroad crossing near Holmes
Community Center, 826 Summit
3:30pm
Winger Minnesota Mile 267.1, Farmers field Stop N' Go, 5:35
Plummer Minnesota Main crossing on Central Avenue 7:00 pm
Thief River Falls Minnesota CP Depot, City Hall, 2017 Hwy 59 SE 8:30 pm

December 17, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Elbow Lake Minnesota Main St railroad crossing 4:45pm
Hankinson North Dakota American Legion parking lot, 122 1st St
(Main St crossing north side of track)
7:00pm
Enderlin North Dakota CP Depot, 101 Harvest Lane 9:45pm

December 18, 2013

Stop State Address Show Time
Carrington North Dakota Carrington Rail Depot, 601 6th Ave NE 2:05pm
Harvey North Dakota CP Depot, 600 Lincoln Ave 4:30pm
Minot North Dakota Main St railroad crossing 7:30pm
Carpio North Dakota Main St railroad crossing 9:15pm

December 19, 2013

Stop Province Address Show Time
North Portal Saskatchewan Coach track, town centre 12:30
Estevan Saskatchewan East of CP Station at vacant lot off 7th St 5:00pm
Weyburn Saskatchewan 512 Railway Ave 7:45pm

 

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