CP Holiday Train chuggin’ to Chatham & Windsor in November

The CP Holiday Train. (Photo courtesy of CP Rail)

The CP Holiday Train is coming to Windsor and Chatham once again.

It will be arriving in Windsor at the CP yard at Erie Street and Janette Street November 30 at 5:20 p.m. and in Chatham the same day at 2:30 p.m. at the John Bradley Convention Centre parking lot at Keil Drive and Richmond Street. The Sam Roberts Band and JoJo Mason will be performing in Windsor from 6 p.m. until 6:30 and in Chatham between 2:45 and 3:15.

“On behalf of the 13,000-strong family here at CP, it is my great pleasure to kick-off the 20th tour of the CP Holiday Train,” said Keith Creel, CP’s president and chief executive officer. “It is a privilege for CP to be able to run a program like this and connect with so many communities across our network. I want to personally thank each individual who has made a donation over the past 20 years – your collective efforts have made the Holiday Train a huge success for two decades.”

The CP Holiday Train started rolling in 1999 and has since raised more than $14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. The train brings holiday cheer to 164 communities along the network.

Each event is free but CP encourages people to bring food donations to help address hunger in their communities. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate have enough healthy food this holiday season.

“We are delighted to see the CP Holiday Train travelling across the country again supporting food banks for the 20th year in a row,” said Chris Hatch, Food Banks Canada’s chief executive officer. “The role that CP plays goes beyond collecting food and raising funds, as they also help Food Banks Canada transport food across the country through our National Food Sharing System. For that, we are truly grateful.”