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THUNDER BAY , ON  ---    November 10, 2013   --- Plan now to come out and visit the CP Holiday train, in Thunder Bay, Ontario on the evening of December 1st  and in CP Holiday TrainLacrosse WI on December 5th   Making a difference, one stop at a time  The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again on November 25 and will be visiting over 150 communities across our network.  Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank.  Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community.

Since its inception in 1999, we've raised more than $7.4 million and over 3 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada.

The Canadian Holiday Train embarks on its three-week journey on November 26 from Beaconsfield, Quebec, finishing up in Port Coquitlam, BC, on December 16.

The CP Holiday Train kicks off it's 15th year in Quebec on November 25. Check the U.S. or Canadian train entertainer schedules to see who plays at your stop.

See below for train times arriving in   Northwestern Ontario  ~ Minnesota  ~~ Wisconsin   ~~~ North Dakota ~  Iowa

 CP Holiday Train 2013

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.

 

Times listed are event start times. Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time to see the train pull in. 

Canada  Holiday Train

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

 

 

US Holiday Train Minnesota and Wisconsin  

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

 


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