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The holiday season is upon us once more, and with the holidays come the lights, fun and festivals. Part of the tradition in our region is the appearance of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.

 

Leduc is excited to once more be a stop on the route of this massive annual undertaking. The train is an attraction all across Canada and the northern United States, visiting over 150 cities and towns along its way. It is a sight not to be missed.

 

What the Train Is

If you have never seen the CP Holiday Train, you are missing out on something very special. The train serves as one of the largest fundraising operations in North America, and the largest food bank fundraiser.

 

At each stop, the train features spectacle and entertainment, and seeks to collect food and cash donations for local food banks in each community that it visits. Over the years, the train has become wildly successful and is a must-visit attraction throughout the region.

 

Manned at each location by a group of dedicated volunteers, the Holiday Train has been hugely successful in raising awareness of hunger in our communities. The program has been going on for fifteen years running. It lasts for three weeks from the end of November until just before Christmas.

 

Attractions

The train features a brightly lit and festive exterior, making it something to behold even if one just watches it pull into the station. It also includes a variety of entertainment options, including a stage featuring musicians that will play free concerts of holiday favorites.

 

The celebratory atmosphere is completely free, though food bank donations of non-perishable food items or cash are encouraged.

 

Entertainers this year on the Canadian Train include Roxanne Potvin, Odds, Jim Cuddy and Tracey Brown, each of whom will deliver an impressive array of classic and modern holiday music.

 

Schedule

The train launches in Quebec on November 26th, and runs all the way through December 16th in the northern United States. It is scheduled to hit Alberta on December 6th and will reach Leduc on December 8th.  Performances scheduled behind the No Frills Store on 50 Avenue at 8:15 PM. Performing in our community will be Odds and Roxanne Potvin.

 

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