The 2012 CP Holiday Train program has a musical line-up that is sure to entertain people of all ages, with Doc Walker and Miss Emily performing on the Canadian Train when it rolls into Revelstoke on Friday, Dec. 14, to raise food and money for the food bank and and awareness hunger issues.
JUNO Award winning country trio Doc Walker, from Portage La Prairie, Man., will be on board the train when it hits Revelstoke. In 2011 the band released a Holiday EP titled December Remember and some of the classics while touring on the train.
Also onboard will be Kingston, Ont., native, Miss Emily. The “Adele-esque” artist has performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest and has shared the stage with The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, and the Trews.
The 14 brightly decorated cars are covered in hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Artists perform on a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage.
The Holiday Train will be at the CP Rail parking lot on Victoria Road on Friday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m. People are asked to bring donations to the food bank. All food and money collected will stay in the community.
Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train has become an important fundraiser for many food banks. In 14 years, the Holiday Train program has raised close to C$6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything that is raised in a community stays in that community for local distribution.
For additional information on the musicians, photos, 2012 schedules, a route map and downloadable pictures of the two trains visit: www.cpr.ca. Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain.