CP Holiday Train launches 14th year of raising money, food and awareness for local food banks

CP Holiday Train launches 14th year of raising money, food and awareness for 
local food banks 
U.S. Holiday Train program helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts 
CALGARY, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train program is 
ready to launch for a 14th year of supporting local food banks along its North 
American rail network and making a difference one stop at-a-time. 
On November 28, the Canadian Holiday Train kicks off the cross-Canada journey 
from Beaconsfield, Que., while the U.S. 'train of lights' will begin its trek 
through the U.S. Northeast and Midwest from Scranton, Pa. The U.S. Holiday 
Train will first make stops on November 27 in Kahnawake, Delson, and Lacolle, 
Que., prior to beginning its U.S. journey. 
The two Holiday Trains, each decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED 
festive lights, will reach over 150 communities with its mission of helping 
food shelves feed the hungry in their neighbourhoods. 
Entertaining crowds at the Holiday Train events from the special boxcar stages 
are Brothers Dube, Miss Emily, and Doc Walker on the Canadian Train, and 
Tracey Brown and The Claytones on the U.S. Train. Holiday Train supporters are 
encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or money to donate at the event. 
Making this year's U.S. Holiday Train program even more important is the 
Hurricane Sandy disaster. At each U.S. Holiday Train stop, corporate and 
community donations made to the local food pantry will be matched by CP. The 
matching donation, up to US$250,000, will be provided to Feeding America, 
whose member food banks are continuing to provide food and other supplies to 
those affected by Hurricane Sandy. 
Since 1999, 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 
raised in the local community stays in that community. 
For additional information on the musicians and 2012 schedules visit: 
www.cpr.ca. Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow 
on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain. 
Editor's Notes: 
**For one-on-one interviews with any of the artists please contact the listed 
media contacts.
**Broadcast b-roll available at: www.yousendit.com
**Download songs from some of our past and present Holiday Train entertainers 
on cpr.ca 
Media Contacts: 
Canadian Holiday Train  Kevin Hrysak (403) 836-3874 (cell) 
Kevin_Hrysak@cpr.ca 
U.S. Holiday Train Andy Cummings (612) 554-0850 (cell) Andy_Cummings@cpr.ca 
*CP Media Line: 1-855-242-3674 (24/7-Toll Free) 
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific 
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CO: Canadian Pacific
ST: Alberta
NI: TRN CHARITY  
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