2007 Holiday Train - You and CP raising money, food and awareness for food banks

    CALGARY, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - For more than 100 communities in Canada and the
United States, the spirit of giving to local food banks will again be front
and centre with the ninth annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Program -
North America's largest rolling fundraiser. Two brightly decorated Holiday
Trains will be collecting food and money, as well as raising awareness in the
fight against hunger.
    Across Canada, in over 70 towns, villages and cities will experience the
Holiday Train spirit - starting in Beaconsfield, Quebec on December 1st and
ending in Port Moody, British Columbia on December 18th. In the United States'
Northeast and Midwest, 40 communities have been confirmed for formal visits by
the train of lights. Each year, in addition to the official stops, the Holiday
Train holds mini-performances in many other communities along its route.
    Bringing holiday cheer as well as the important message supporting food
banks in Canada, is one of the country's most versatile musical exports, Wide
Mouth Mason. The Saskatchewan trio will be joined by Canadian pop sensation
Melanie Doane. Joining the Train in the United States is Canadian Country
Music Hall of Fame member Tracey Brown. Brown will be joined by Juno
award-winner Colin Linden and the critically acclaimed family duo: Ennis.
    This is the ninth year CP's Holiday Train will be taking to the rails for
local food banks with its message of hope and community support. Since 1999,
CP's Holiday Train program has generated almost 1.6 million pounds of food
donations and raised $3 million for local charities. In 2006, More than
$600,000 and 300,000 pounds of food were raised by concerned Canadians and
Americans. All donations collected in a community remain in that community for
local distribution.

    About Canadian Pacific

    Canadian Pacific, through the ingenuity of its employees located across
Canada and in the United States, remains committed to being the safest, and
most fluid railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering
innovative transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe
operation of our trains through the more than 900 communities where we
operate. Our combined ingenuity makes Canadian Pacific a better place to work,
rail a better way to ship, and North America a better place to live. Come and
visit us at www.cpr.ca to see how we can put our ingenuity to work for you.
Canadian Pacific is proud to be the official rail freight services provider
for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

    Editor's Note: For the schedules, the musicians' bios and photos, a route
    map and downloadable pictures of the train, visit www.cpr.ca and click on
    the Holiday Train icon.

    Latest Schedule also follows at the bottom of this news release.

    2007 Holiday Train Schedule - Canadian Stops

    Saturday, December 1
    Beaconsfield - 7:30 p.m. - Beaconsfield Commuter Station
    Les Cedres (St. Lazare) - 8:45 p.m. - CPR railroad crossing at Chemin St.
    Dominique, mile 26.33 Ontario

    Sunday, December 2
    Smiths Falls - 11:00 a.m. Smiths Falls Train Station, 64 Victoria Street
    Perth - 12:30 p.m. Railway crossing on Wilson Street
    Belleville - 4:15 p.m. - South Church Street railway crossing, south of
    Dundas Street East
    Trenton - 5:45 p.m. - Railway Crossing on R.C.A.F. Road, North of the
    Bowmanville - 9:00 p.m. - Scugog Rd Xing at mile 154.22 Belleville Sub

    Monday, December 3
    Toronto - 6:45 p.m. - 55 Mill Street near commuter tracks
    Vaughan Intermodal - 9:00 p.m. - NW corner of the CPR crossing at
    Nashville Road, near the old grain elevator

    Tuesday, December 4
    Mactier - 4:00 p.m. - Old CPR Station
    Parry Sound - 5:45 p.m. - Museum Train Station, 1 Avenue Road
    Shawanaga - 7:00 p.m. - CPR Mile 40.85, over from band office beside
    railroad crossing at Village Road
    Sudbury - 9:45 p.m. - VIA Train Station, Elgin Street

    Wednesday, December 5
    Cartier - 11:15 a.m. - CPR Train Station, 3 Spence Street
    Chapleau - 5:00 p.m. - CPR Train Station, 50 Dufferin St.
    White River - 9:30 p.m. - CPR Train Station, 102 Winnipeg St.

    Thursday, December 6
    Mobert - 9:15 a.m. - Across from Band Office
    Heron Bay - 11:30 a.m. - Old CPR Train Station, Beside ESSO Building
    Marathon - 1:00 p.m. - Beside Curling Club Parking Lot, Stevens Ave.
    Schreiber - 3:45 p.m. - CPR Yard Tracks, Cenotaph beside Harvest Food,
    Cupboard Building
    Nipigon - 6:30 p.m. - CPR TMS Building, Across from the Nipigon Inn, 60
    Front Street
    Thunder Bay - 9:45 p.m. - CPR Train Deport Track, No.440 Syndicate Ave.

    Friday, December 7
    Ignace -  9:15 a.m. - CPR Train Station
    Dryden - Noon - CPR Entrance Corner of Queen Street and Earl Ave.
    Kenora -  4:45 p.m. - CPR Old South Yard Across from Wholesale Store,
    Enter from 8th Ave. South

    Southern Ontario (U.S Holiday Train)
    Entertainers on this train include Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
member Tracey Brown, Juno award-winner Colin Linden, and the critically
acclaimed family duo Ennis.

    Tuesday, December 4
    Hamilton - 8-8:30 p.m. - Western approach to Kinnear Yard opposite Gage

    Wednesday, December 5
    Cambridge - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Former Galt station, 10 Malcolm St.
    Woodstock - 7:45-8:45 p.m. - CPR main line, 199 Winnett St.
    London - 9:30-10:15 p.m. - CPR yard on Central Avenue at Elizabeth St.

    Thursday, December 6
    Windsor - 7-7:30 p.m.- CPR rail yard at Erie St.W & Janette St.

    Manitoba (Canadian Holiday Train)
    Friday, December 7
    Whitemouth - 7:45 p.m., Railway Avenue across from Whitemouth Hotel
    Winnipeg - 9:45 p.m., Molson St., between Panet Road and Munroe Ave

    Saturday, Dec. 8
    Portage La Prairie - 7:00 a.m., 301-3rd St. NE-opposite Centennial Arena
    Minnedosa - 11:15 a.m., West of Station, south side of yard.

    Saturday, Dec. 8
    Bredebury - 5:15 p.m., CPR Station
    Wynard - 10:15 p.m., CPR Train Station

    Sunday, Dec. 9
    Saskatoon - 11:00 a.m., CPR Sutherland yard, 801 Gray Avenue
    Regina - 6:00 p.m., Stadium Parking Lot, Taylor Field
    Moose Jaw - 8:15 p.m., 3 Manitoba St. West, West of CPR Station

    Monday, Dec. 10
    Swift Current - 11 a.m. MT (Noon CT), just east of CPR Train Station, 3rd
    St. & North Railway Ave.
    Southern Saskatchewan

    Southern Saskatchewan (End of U.S Holiday Train)
    Monday, Dec. 17
    North Portal - 12:00, Town Centre
    Estevan - 5:00 p.m., east of CPR Station at vacant lot off 7th St.
    Weyburn - 7:45 p.m., 512 Railway St.

    Monday, Dec. 10
    Maple Creek - 2 p.m. MT (3:00 p.m. CT), Track Maintenance Shack on
    Pacific Avenue
    Medicine Hat - 5:30 p.m., just east of CPR Train Station, Queen & North
    Railway St.
    Tilley - 7:45 p.m., Southeast side of the tracks at HWY 876
    Brooks - 9:15 p.m., 1st Ave. behind Civic Building

    Tuesday, Dec. 11
    Calgary - 5:45 p.m, TBD
    Vulcan - 9:15 p.m., 1st Avenue and 2nd Street

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    Lethbridge - 9:00 a.m,  2nd Ave North and 12 Street behind Save-On Foods
    Coleman - 1:30 p.m., East of Xing at mile 92.59 Crowsnest Sub, South of
    17th Ave between 69th & 70th St.

    British Columbia
    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    Sparwood - 4:15 p.m., 367 Pine Street (behind the Leisure Centre)
    Fernie - 6:00 p.m., 700 1st Avenue (behind Station)
    Cranbrook - 9:45 p.m., 1400 block Theatre Road

    Thursday, Dec. 13
    Castlegar - 4:15 p.m., to be determined
    Nelson - 7:45 p.m., Railway Crossing at Lakeside Park, 1900 Lakeside

    Friday, Dec. 14
    Radium - 6:45 p.m., Foresters Road Crossing
    Golden - 9:15 p.m. PT (11:15 p.m. MT), Across from 7-11 Store (Track
    No. 7), 10th Ave

    Saturday, Dec. 15
    Revelstoke - 3:15 p.m., House Track in Revelstoke Yard, Victoria Road
    adjacent to CPR Parking Lot
    Sicamous - 5:30 p.m., N.W. corner of HWY No.1 at Silver Sand Road
    Intersection, East of the Draw Bridge
    Salmon Arm - 7:15 p.m., CPR Station, 51 Lake Shore Drive
    Notch Hill - 9:15 p.m., Davies Road - Notch Hill Rd Crossing across from
    Notch Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Rd.

    Sunday, Dec. 16
    Chase - 3:45 p.m., North side of Shuswap Ave. across from Chase RCMP
    building, West of CPR Tool Shed
    Kamloops - 6:15 p.m., North side of the Interior Savings Centre, Lorne St
    Ashcroft - 9:00 p.m., TMS building, Railway Ave

    Monday, Dec. 17
    Lytton - 5:15 p.m., TMS building, Station Road
    North Bend - 8:00 p.m., East of TMS building, Across from the Bunkhouse

    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Agassiz - 5:15 p.m., West of HWY No. 9 across from Agra Center Pioneer
    Haney - Maple Ridge (Haney), BC - 7:45 p.m., Across from Billy Minor Pub
    Port Moody - 9:30 p.m., Queen St. at Clark Ave.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Breanne Feigel, (403) 319-3932,
(403) 589-6949 (cell), breanne_feigel@cpr.ca

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