CALGARY, Nov. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Country star Kira Isabella is ready to rock the CP Holiday Train, and in turn, help raise money and healthy food for local food shelves along the way.
Isabella, the Ottawa-born country singer/songwriter, will headline the Holiday Train shows beginning tonight in Hamilton, Ontario and ride the U.S. train until its final stop, Weyburn, Saskatchewan on December 17.
The award winning musician made her U.S. debut in 2013 with the release of "A Country Boy For Christmas." That year she was nominated for a Canadian JUNO Award for 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' and took home the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Award for 'Female Artist of the Year.'
Catch Isabella on the U.S. Holiday Train as it makes stops in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota before its final show on December 17. The Canadian Holiday Train is also on the move and will wrap up its cross-country journey December 18 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is aiming to generate healthier donations this year as it makes stops in 150 communities.
The online #HealthyDonations Challenge encourages patrons attending Holiday Train events to take a second glance when pulling food out of their cupboards to ensure their non-perishable donations are nutritious and heart-healthy. CP's goal is to have 20,000 people take an online pledge to underscore how important it is that everyone has access to nutritious food.
You can show your commitment at http://bit.ly/1x6u4r8.
The full CP Holiday Train schedule is now available on cpr.ca.
Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow the two trains on Twitter, and Instagram @CPHolidaytrain #CPHolidayTrain. Track the challenge at #HealthyDonationsChallenge. For additional information, photos, a route map, and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit:www.cpr.ca.
Note to editors:
Schedule times reflect the arrival time of the train. Shows start approximately 15 minutes later unless listed otherwise.
For additional information, photos, a route map, broadcast b-roll, and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit www.cpr.ca.
About the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
CP's annual Holiday Train program is a rolling fundraising event that travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues, hosting free holiday concerts along the way. Since 1999 the program has raised close to C$9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food. Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.
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SOURCE: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
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