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CP Holiday Train in Fort Macleod on Monday

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The CP Holiday Train rolls into Fort Macleod at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at the level crossing on Fifth Avenue.

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Alan Doyle

The CP Holiday Train will arrive in Fort Macleod at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has raised more than $13-million and four million pounds of food for communities along routes in Canada and the United States.
Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted Monday for the Salvation Army food bank in Fort Macleod.
Entertainment will be provided by Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Band from a modified box car on the CP Holiday Train.
Doyle and his Beautiful Band, which released the album A Week at The Warehouse, will perform at 9:30-10 a.m.
“There were no trains anywhere near my small fishing town when I was a kid,” Doyle said in a news release. “I dreamed of what it must be like to cross the prairies and climb the mountains while the railroad stretched out for miles ahead.”
“Coming to play for stops along the CP Holiday Train and ride the rails from Calgary to Vancouver is literally a dream come true.”
The train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer.
Since Nov. 25-26 in Montreal, two trains are travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to 182 communities along CP’s network.
“The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities,” CP president and chief executive officer Keith Creel said.
“People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show — all in the name of community. The holiday season is the best time of the year, and we look forward to bringing together thousands of Canadians and Americans this season for this incredibly important cause and a great time.”
From Fort Macleod, the CP‚ÄąHoliday Train travels west to Pincher Creek for an 11:15 a.m. performance, and then on to Coleman, Sparwood, Fernie, Jaffray and Cranbrook.

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