CALGARY (660 NEWS) — The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Calgary’s south end Saturday night.
This is the 20th year that the specially decorated freight trains have been chugging into cities and town, collecting donations for those in need around the holidays.
“One thing that we really like about it, is that every pound of food that we raise within a community stays within that community we don’t redistribute it we trust the food bank to know their community best, so they’re the one who distribute all the food and funds that are raised,” said Mallory McCredie, media relation with CP.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised $14.5 million and 4.3 million pounds of food.
The train will stop at the Anderson LRT Station all lit up, with a live performance starting around 6:45 p.m. featuring Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble.
The event is free but everyone is encouraged to bring something for the food bank.