For everyone who enjoyed the CP Rail Holiday Train in Radium Hot Springs last winter, the train will once again be making an East Kootenay stop this holiday season during its cross-Canada trip to collect donations for food banks across the country.
This year, the CP Holiday Train, adorned in hundreds of thousands of LED lights and carrying some tremendous musical talent, will arrive in Golden on Friday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at 10th Avenue, across from the 7-Eleven store. Featuring the talents of award-winning country trio Doc Walker and of Kingston, Ontario native songstress Miss Emily, the train is one of two criss-crossing North America. A similar train is also making its way through the United States on a food bank donations drive.
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 $6.4 million and collected 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.
For additional information on the musicians, the 2012 schedules, 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 on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain.