HAMILTON, ON, Nov. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Residents from Hamilton and area gathered at Gage Park tonight to celebrate the arrival of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train and officially kick off the holiday season. A crowd of all ages kept warm by dancing and singing to the live musical performances of Canadian artists Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Great Big Sea and Natalie MacMaster. The concert was also an opportunity for locals to give back to their community.
During the event, CP's Vice President Intermodal Mathieu Faure, accompanied by a child involved in a local Breakfast Club program, presented a $100,000 cheque to Breakfast Club of Canada's Founding President, Daniel Germain. 'We feel very fortunate to be able to count on the incredible support of CP through its Holiday Train celebrations', said Germain. 'We have a beautiful dream at the Club, and that is to make the world better for children. We are grateful to CP for helping us get one step closer to reaching this dream'.
In addition to the cheque presented tonight, CP is matching all donations made on www.breakfastclubcanada.org since November 25th and until December 19th. Holiday Train blinking bracelets were also sold at the event, with all proceeds going to the Club.
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Founded in 1994 in Quebec, Breakfast Club of Canada began to fund and support school breakfast programs in the rest of Canada in 2005. Our mission is to offer daily a healthy breakfast in a nourishing environment to all students. The Club is an advocate dedicated to laying a foundation for students to thrive both at school and in life. From coast to coast, nearly 130,000 children in 1,266 schools can benefit from a healthy breakfast every morning. This year, it represents nearly 21 million breakfasts. Visit www.breakfastclubcanada.org
SOURCE: Breakfast Club of Canada
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