The CPKC Holiday Train has been touring Canada and the United States since November 20th and it’s almost at the end of the line in the Fraser Valley and the Tri-Cities!
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Holiday Train raises money, food and awareness for the important work that food banks do in their communities while musicians play free concerts from the brightly decorated train’s stage.
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 play the Agassiz stop on Sunday, December 17th at 5:30pm, Maple Ridge at 7:50pm, and Pitt Meadows at 8:55pm. On Monday, December 18th the Holiday Train will finish its journey in Canada by reaching Port Moody at 5:20pm, and Port Coquitlam at 7:05pm.
|Across from Agra Centre on Pioneer Ave West of Hwy 9
|Dec 17th 5:30pm
|Maple Ridge (Haney)
|Across from Billy Miner pub 22355 River Rd
|Dec 17th 7:50pm
|Railway crossing corner of Harris Rd & Advent Rd
|Dec 17th 8:55pm
|300 Ioco Road behind Rec Center
|Dec 18th 5:20pm
|Kingsway between Mary Hill & Wilson Ave
|Dec 18th 7:05pm
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.
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