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CP Holiday Train Arriving in Winnipeg Tonight

December 5, 2012 9:34 AM | Entertainment

The CP Holiday Train makes a stop in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 3, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The CP Holiday Train will roll through Winnipeg this evening, making a stop on Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Avenue.

The train, currently on a cross-country tour, is collecting food donations for local food banks along the way. The local stop will include a drop-off bin for non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

Entertainment on the Canadian leg of the tour includes Doc Walker, Miss Emily and Brothers Dube.

Children wishing to see the train may need to get permission to stay up late, as the train won’t arrive in Winnipeg until 9:15 p.m. The public is asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get a spot along the fence.

Before reaching Winnipeg, the train will stop in Whitemouth, Manitoba for a 7 p.m. show.

The holiday train program has raised close to $6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks since 1999.

A U.S. version of the CP Holiday Train is also making the rounds south of the border.

— Staff