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Holiday Train rocks the rails for a good cause

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The CP Holiday Train rolls into Fort Macleod on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll into Fort Macleod on Sunday, Dec. 13.
The brightly-lit train will stop at the level crossing on Fifth Avenue behind F.P. Walshe school about 9:15 a.m.
The Holiday Train is travelling across Canada and the United States raising money, food and awareness for food banks and hunger issues.
Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and his son Devin Cuddy, along with Kelly Prescott, will perform from the train’s stage during its stop in Fort Macleod.
“The Holiday Train is an amazing expression of old-timey Canadian joy,” said Cuddy, who was given the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston in November. “To be on board an old, refurbished train and traveling through the nooks and crannies of this country is an awe-inspiring experience.”
“As we pull into towns and cities along the way, we also see all the people assembled to celebrate and who are filled with the Christmas spirit — it is an incredible experience for those of us on the train.”
There’s no charge to attend a Holiday Train show, but people are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation.
All money and food raised in a community stays there to help those in need locally.
Since its launch in 1999, the program has raised more than $10.6-million and 3.6-million pounds of food for North American food banks and shelves.

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