Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train headed this way

  • Print

Colourful lights, a boxcar stage and moving music from bright, young entertainers, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Manitoba today at 7 p.m. in Whitemouth and Winnipeg at 9:15 p.m.

Travelling across Canada with the slogan of "making a difference one stop at a time," the 2012 Holiday Train will make its Whitemouth stop at 167 Railway Avenue across from the Whitemouth Hotel and its Winnipeg stop at Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue.

All non-perishable food items and cash donations received will go the Winnipeg Harvest food bank to help families in need at this festive time of the season and all year.

The train includes 14 brightly decorated cars which are covered in thousands of LED lights. A boxcar converted to a stage will feature entertainment from JUNO Award-winning country group Doc Walker which hails from Portage la Prairie, Kingston, Ont. native Miss Emily and the Ottawa group Brothers Dube.

People are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes early to make their donation and get a good spot to watch the show.

This year’s Holiday Train started out on Nov. 28 from Beaconsfield, Que. and will complete its three-week journey on Dec. 18 at Port Moody, B.C.

The Brothers Dube have been performing on the train from Beaconsfield to Whitemouth while Doc Walker will join the Holiday Train in Whitemouth for the rest of the tour as it heads west. Miss Emily, described as an "Adele-esque artist" is performing during the entire tour.

Canadian Pacific is holding a Capture the Spirit contest until Dec. 20 where spectators can share their Holiday Train photos for a chance to win four top prize packs of $300 in CP merchandise and a $500 donation in the winners’ names to the local food bank. There will be 26 runners-up prizes awarded by random draw of Holiday Train ornaments. See www.cpr.ca under In Your Community to enter.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Raw: Video shows destroyed West Hawk Inn

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Local- A large osprey lands in it's nest in a hydro pole on Hyw 59  near the Hillside Beach turnoff turn off. Osprey a large narrow winged hawk which can have a wingspan of over 54 inches are making a incredible recovery since pesticide use of the 1950's and  1960's- For the last two decades these fish hawks have been reappearing in the Lake Winnipeg area- Aug 03, 2005
  • A black swallowtail butterfly land on Lantana flowers Sunday morning at the Assiniboine Park English Gardens- standup photo – August 14, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should panhandling at intersections be banned?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google