CP CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF COLLECTING FOOD AND RAISING FUNDS
FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS ACROSS CANADA AND THE U.S.
Toronto, ON – October 11, 2018 – The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. The Trews will hop on board the second leg of the trip with Willy Porter in Chicago to complete the trip through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota before arriving at their final destination in Weyburn, Sask. on December 16.
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States.
Beginning in Montreal on Nov. 25 and 27 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 164 communities along CP’s network. Each event is free, with CP encouraging attendees to open their cupboards and wallets to help address hunger needs in their communities. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate have enough healthy food this holiday season.
“We are excited to be part of the CP Holiday Train this year which takes us through the US Midwest. This will be our first time touring by train, which is something we’ve always wanted to do, and to do so while being able to raise some money and put food on local shelves at this most important time of year makes it all the more special. We can’t wait!” says guitarist John-Angus MacDonald.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
ABOUT THE TREWS
With multiple radio hits drawn from six scorching studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective, the Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton /Toronto -based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley – songwriters all – have won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs. The band just released their latest full length effort Civilianaires (Cadence Recordings) this fall to rave reviews with Culture Collide saying, ” It was a fearless endeavor, and will no doubt be heralded as one of the best rock albums of the year”.
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