CP announces schedule for 20th Holiday Train

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The CP Holiday Train passes through Pleasant Prairie, Wis., on Dec. 2, 2017.
TRAINS: David Lassen

CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific has announced the 2018 schedule for the CP Holiday Train, which will mark the 20th year the train will collect food and raise funds for food banks across the U.S. and Canada.

The U.S. train will leave Montreal on Nov. 25, with the Sam Roberts Band and JoJo Mason as the performing musicians for performances in Quebec, New York, and Ontario. Beginning on Dec. 2 in Illinois, through the end of that train’s tour on Dec. 16 in Saskatchewan, the Trews and Willy Porter will be performing.

The Canadian train will depart Montreal on Nov. 27, with Terri Clark, Sierra Noble, and Kelly Prescott performing. The latter stages of the Canadian tour, which concludes Dec. 18, will feature the San Roberts Band, Kelly Prescott, and Tracey Brown.

New stops for the train this year include Carberry, Manitoba; Gleichen, Alberta; Bensenville, Ill.; Ottumwa, Iowa; Chillicothe, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo. Details of the U.S. schedule are available here, and for the Canadian train are available here.

The train has gathered 4.3 million pounds of food and raised more than $14.5 million (Canadian) since its inception.

"It is a privilege for CP to be able to run a program like this and connect with so many communities across our network.,” CP President and CEO Keith Creel said in a media release. “I want to personally thank each individual who has made a donation over the past 20 years – your collective efforts have made the Holiday Train a huge success for two decades."

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