U.S. Holiday Train program helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
CALGARY, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train program
is ready to launch for a 14th year of supporting local food banks along
its North American rail network and making a difference one stop
On November 28, the Canadian Holiday Train kicks off the cross-Canada
journey from Beaconsfield, Que., while the U.S. 'train of lights' will
begin its trek through the U.S. Northeast and Midwest from Scranton,
Pa. The U.S. Holiday Train will first make stops on November 27 in
Kahnawake, Delson, and Lacolle, Que., prior to beginning its U.S.
The two Holiday Trains, each decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED
festive lights, will reach over 150 communities with its mission of
helping food shelves feed the hungry in their neighbourhoods.
Entertaining crowds at the Holiday Train events from the special boxcar
stages are Brothers Dube, Miss Emily, and Doc Walker on the Canadian
Train, and Tracey Brown and The Claytones on the U.S. Train. Holiday
Train supporters are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or
money to donate at the event.
Making this year's U.S. Holiday Train program even more important is the
Hurricane Sandy disaster. At each U.S. Holiday Train stop, corporate
and community donations made to the local food pantry will be matched
by CP. The matching donation, up to US$250,000, will be provided to
Feeding America, whose member food banks are continuing to provide food
and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to C$6.4 million
and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks.
Everything raised in the local community stays in that community.
For additional information on the musicians and 2012 schedules visit: www.cpr.ca. Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain.
**For one-on-one interviews with any of the artists please contact the
listed media contacts.
**Broadcast b-roll available at: www.yousendit.com
**Download songs from some of our past and present Holiday Train
entertainers on cpr.ca
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific
For further information:
Canadian Holiday Train
(403) 836-3874 (cell)
U.S. Holiday Train
(612) 554-0850 (cell)
*CP Media Line: 1-855-242-3674 (24/7-Toll Free)