The CP Holiday train will not be riding the rails this year to the COVID-19 outbreak.
That said, the spirit of the train will carry on.
“COVID-19 has created many challenges for communities across our network and has only increased the need at local food banks and food shelves,” said CP President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel. “It is our honor to continue to donate to communities across our network this year, even if the train itself will not run. The spirit of the Holiday Train program and the Christmas spirit will carry on this year through our virtual concert. We will have the Holiday Train rolling again spreading Christmas cheer as soon as it’s safe to do so!”
The Holiday train tour, which made a regular stop at Midhurst, was launched in 1999 and has raised $17.8 million and collected 4.8 million pounds of food items.
Live music has always been part of the CP Holiday Train tradition. To maintain that tradition, CP will produce a benefit concert, with details to be announced when they’re available.