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Holiday Train to stop in Fort Macleod

Canadian Pacific (CP) announced last week that 2019 CCMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith will join Terri Clark on the CP Holiday Train stage at 31 shows in Alberta and British Columbia in December.
Smith, a multi-platinum Juno Award-winning artist, celebrates the start of his third Holiday Train tour with the train’s Okotoks show on Dec. 10.
“Touring with Terri on the CP Holiday Train is an honour and privilege,” Smith said. “I look forward to performing from the train and seeing Canadians giving generously to help their neighbours in communities large and small.”
The CP Holiday Train rolls into Fort Macleod at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Fifth Avenue railways crossing behind F.P. Walshe school.
The Holiday Train has stops later that day at Pincher Creek and Coleman.
The Holiday Train has now raised more than $15.8-million and collected 4.5-million pounds of food since its inaugural journey back in 1999.
“The CP Holiday Train is a program that our 13,000-strong CP family has immense pride in bringing to communities every year,” CP’s president and chief executive officer Keith Creel said.
“Access to nutritious food is a basic necessity, and food bank usage is on the rise across North America. The CP Holiday Train program is our way to help in the fight against hunger by growing awareness of this issue and providing a fun and engaging way for the public to show their support.”
Smith and Clark will headline all Canadian Holiday Train shows south of Calgary in Alberta, and all shows in British Columbia.
They’ll tour with the train until its conclusion on Dec. 17 in Port Coquitlam, B.C.
The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling fund-raiser.
The train raises money for local food banks at more than 150 free concerts in cities and towns along CP’s routes.
Visit cpr.ca to see a full schedule of Holiday Train appearances.
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts.

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