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CP Holiday Train will be online again this year due to COVID

Virtual Holiday Train again

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be coming to a computer near you.

For the second year, the festive train will be making it Christmas run in a virtual format.

In previous years, the train has made stops in Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

This year, CP will host a virtual concert and donate to local food banks in communities across its network for the Holiday Train program's 23rd year.

"The spirit of the Holiday Train is about giving generously and inspiring those around us to give as well," said CPR president Keith Creel. "While we are disappointed we again cannot bring the Holiday Train to communities, we are honoured to run a virtual program and continue to support communities and food banks across our network as they work to address food insecurity in North America."

Since its inception in 1999, the CP Holiday Train has raised $19.4 million and collected 4.9 million pounds of food for community food banks. CP will again donate to all food banks that would ordinarily benefit from a Holiday Train stop, including those that typically receive the train in alternating years.

Live music has always been part of the CP Holiday Train tradition. To maintain that tradition, CP will produce a virtual benefit concert, with details to be announced in the weeks ahead.

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