The CP Holiday Train and its brightly-lit locomotive are rolling back on the rails through Brandon on December the 3rd. Performers Dallas Smith and The Odds will accompany the train, which is making its way across Canada and into the United States. Brandon's stop is to be on Assiniboine Ave, west of the 8th street overpass with an expected arrival time of 6:45 pm. Entertainment is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to assist local food banks during the holiday season.
The Train travels across Canada raising food, money and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. It's roughly 1,000 feet in length and features 14 rail cars decorated in hundreds of thousands of lights. It also has a modified boxcar which has been transformed into a traveling stage.
The event, now in it's 18th season, has raised more than $12 million and nearly 4 million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes. Every $ raised, and every pound of food raised, stays in the community to help those in need.