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CP Holiday Train to Visit Foothills Communities

CP Holiday Train to Visit Foothills Communities

“The CP Holiday Train is a program that our 13,000-strong CP family has immense pride in bringing to communities every year. Access to nutritious food is a basic necessity, and food bank usage is on the rise across North America. The CP Holiday Train program is our way to help in the fight against hunger by growing awareness of this issue and providing a fun and engaging way for the public to show their support.” – Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Holiday Train has now raised more than C$15.8 million and collected 4.5 million pounds of food since its inaugural journey back in 1999.

Okotoks

Along Dagget Street between Northridge Drive and Veterans

Date: Tues, Dec 10

Arrival: 12:00 PM

Performance: 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Performers: Terri Clark and Dallas Smith

Blackie

Across from Post Office at 1201 Railway Avenue

Date: Tues, Dec 10

Arrival: 1:35 PM

Performance: 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Performers: Terri Clark and Dallas Smith

Vulcan

CP crossing at 1st Avenue and 2nd Street

Date: Tues, Dec 10

Arrival: 3:15 PM

Performance: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Performers: Terri Clark and Dallas Smith

Take the Healthy Donations Challenge

​​Heart disease is one of the fastest growing health challenges in North America and the leading cause of death worldwide. But if you lead a healthy lifestyle including maintaining a heart-healthy diet, heart disease is manageable and may be preventable.

Each and every month, millions of people across North America use food banks to make ends meet. Through the CP Holiday Train, we not only want to help restock food banks, we want to ensure people have access to healthy, nutritious food. 

Everyone deserves the same opportunity to eat well and protect their hearts.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Follow Food Banks Canada’s heart-healthy donation recommendations and bring:

  • Grain Products – whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat crackers, hot and cold cereals, granola bars, muffins
  • Vegetables and Fruit – canned fruit and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, tomato sauce, canned soup, tomato juice, and applesauce
  • Milk Products – dry milk powder, milk puddings, cheese spreads, fresh milk, yogurt, and cheese (if accepted)
  • Meat and Alternatives – canned meat and fish, peanut butter, canned baked beans, dried or canned beans and lentils
  • Reduced sodium canned and jarred goods are preferred
  • Check with your community’s food bank to learn if they accept fresh produce
    Follow the Holiday Train on social media and invite your friends and family and spread the word about the importance of making heart-healthy donations #HealthyDonations
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