CPKC Holiday Train Free Concerts Supporting Food Banks

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The CPKC Holiday Train will once again wrap up its cross-continent journey in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. Trains will be traveling coast to coast, entertaining hundreds of thousands with free concerts while raising funds and donations for local for food banks along the way.

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CPKC Holiday Train Free Concerts Supporting Food Banks

The CPKC Holiday Train tours Canada and the United States from November 20 through December 19 for its 25th anniversary, raising money, food and awareness for the important work that food banks do in their communities. Professional musicians will play free concerts from the brightly decorated train’s stage.

The Canadian train departs from Montreal on November 21st and makes its way west with performers Seaforth and Keisza, switching with Virginia to Vegas and Trudy in various cities throughout Quebec and Ontario. Anyway Gang will perform at stops in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Tyler Shaw and Kiesza will then take over after Calgary and play throughout the rest of Alberta and British Columbia.

The US Train that comes through Saskatchewan and Alberta will also feature more performances by Dallas Smith and MacKenzie Porter. A full schedule overview is available online for both the U.S. Train and the Canadian Train.

How the Events Work

When the train arrives it will pull to a safe stop in front of the crowd in attendance. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries.

Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs. The whole event lasts about 30 minutes, and once 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.

Fraser Valley & Metro Vancouver Stops

Tyler Shaw and Kiesza will arrive and play Agassiz on December 17th at 5:30pm, Maple Ridge at 7:50pm, and Pitt Meadows at 8:55pm. On December 18th the CP Holiday Train will finish its journey in Canada by reaching Port Moody at 5:20pm, and Port Coquitlam at 7:05pm.

CityLocationDecember 17th
AgassizAcross from Agra Centre on Pioneer Ave West of Hwy 95:30pm
Maple Ridge (Haney)Across from Billy Miner pub 22355 River Rd7:50pm
Pitt MeadowsRailway crossing corner of Harris Rd & Advent Rd8:55pm
CityLocationDecember 18th
Port Moody300 Ioco Road behind Rec Center5:20pm
Port CoquitlamKingsWay between Mary Hill & Wilson Ave7:05pm

This event is free to attend, but audiences are encouraged to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if you’re able for your local food bank. Local organizations will have collection stations at each events, with donations made going towards the local food bank at each stop to help people in need within the community.

Since the Holiday Train program launched in 1999, the CPKC Holiday Train has raised more than $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

Follow the #CPKCholidaytrain on Facebook for more information.

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