CPKC Holiday Train coming to Calgary

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Holiday Train is back in Calgary on Saturday for its 25th year of providing Christmas cheer to towns and cities across North America.

The train tours through Canada and the United States from Nov. 20 to Dec. 19, and will stop in cities and small towns across six provinces and 14 states.

Spokesperson Terry Kunia says the train is on a four-week mission to raise awareness for food insecurity with a variety of talented musicians in a total of 191 live performances.

“The reason behind it is really just to try and raise awareness for food insecurity and help provide donations to local food banks,” he explained to CityNews.

Canadian music group the Anyway Gang, featuring Sam Roberts, Chris Murphy from Sloan, Hollerado’s Menno Versteeg, and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club, will be performing live.

Kunia says the group travels on board with the crew for seven to 10 days and will perform three to four shows a day.

“We’re very fortunate to have the Anyway Gang providing and performing a live show free to the public to participate in,” he said.

All the CPKC asks for is a food donation.

“As each of these events are free, we’re just asking individuals that do come out to each of our shows just to bring a non-perishable food item,” Kunia said.

The Holiday Train will be stopping at the Anderson CTrain station at 5:45 p.m., with the show starting at 6 p.m. in the South Parking Lot.

More information on the Holiday Train and its route can be found online.

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