Lacombians enjoyed performances and an opportunity to gather during the Holiday Train’s stop in the city on Dec. 8. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lacombians enjoyed performances and an opportunity to gather during the Holiday Train’s stop in the city on Dec. 8. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday train makes a Lacombe stop

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday train made a stop in Lacombe on Dec. 8.

The Holiday train, which stopped at Len Thompson Fish Pond, is making its first cross-continent tour in three years to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks along the route.

Residents in Central Alberta were able to see performances from Country singer Tenille Townes and indie artist Aysanabee as they travel with this year’s holiday train.

“The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need,” said Keith Creel, CP’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”

Holiday Train shows are free to attend, and CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they’re able.

Local food shelves will set up collection stations at each event, with all donations made staying with local food banks to help people in need in the community.

Other regional stops included Blackfalds, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Millet and Leduc.

 

City of Lacombe photo

City of Lacombe photo

Indie artist Aysanabee entertained the crowd during the Holiday Train’s stop in Lacombe on Dec. 8. City of Lacombe photo

Indie artist Aysanabee entertained the crowd during the Holiday Train’s stop in Lacombe on Dec. 8. City of Lacombe photo

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