The CP Holiday Train is a tradition, an opportunity for families to enjoy the lights and the excitement and to donate heart healthy food to go to our local food banks. It will arrive at the rail line at the south side of Gage Park, November 28 at 7:45 PM. The Sam Roberts Band and JoJo Mason will provide entertainment from 8 – 8:40 PM.  Arrive early to grab a seat. There will be a seating section at the front for those in wheelchairs.

The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. The Holiday train is supporting access to heart healthy food choices at our food banks. Suggested donations include:

Sources of Protein: Meat-based stew, chili, or soup
Tuna, salmon, or any tinned fish
Beans (e.g. dried or canned lentils, chickpeas, red or white kidney beans)
Pork & beans
Nuts & seeds (bags of almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.)
Peanut butter
Protein powder, bars or shakes
Baby food/cereal/formula (non-sugar varieties, must have 8 weeks left from expiration)

Dairy: Milk in tetrapaks, including soy or almond
Canned or powdered milk

Grains: Rice (any kind, big bags are welcome)
Pasta
Pasta sauce
Oatmeal
Breakfast Cereal (especially whole grain varieties)

Fruits & Vegetables : Vegetables (canned carrots, peas, or beans)
Soup (split pea, lentil, or vegetable)
Fruit packed in juice (cans or cups)
Juice (100% fruit & or veggie juice)

Treats: Dried fruit or trail mix
Cereal or granola bars
Jam (low sugar)

Personal Care/Household: Diapers
Personal hygiene products
Household cleaning supplies

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/326420634828438/