The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

CP Rail Holiday train stops in Revelstoke

Brings a dose of holiday spirit and funds for the local food bank

There may still be no snow in Revelstoke, but the CP Holiday Train delivered a dose of holiday spirit Thursday afternoon.

The bonfires were already roaring when it rolled into town shortly before 3 p.m.

Starbucks was serving hot beverages, while the Revelstoke Fire Department was manning the grill.

Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program has raised more than $13 million for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the U.S.

Today, CP presented a $10K cheque to the Community Connections Food Bank.

Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performed for the crowd gathered along Victoria Road.

See below for photos from the event:


 

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Revelstokians stay warm by a bonfire as they wait for the CP Holiday Train. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Santa Claus hands out goodies to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

MLA Doug Clovechok addresses the crowd. The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Community Connections’ Patti Larson is presented with a cheque. The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Jayden Bowden, 10, shows off his Newfoundland and Labrador pride. The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

The CP Rail Holiday Train stopped in Revelstoke on Dec. 14, 2017. Alan Doyle and The Beautiful band performed and Community Connections Food Bank received $10K. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

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