CP Rail Holiday Train to roll into Calgary

The annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will pull into Calgary for a free — by donation — concert hosted by Peter Mansbridge, with special guests Mayor Naheed Nenshi and W. Brett Wilson.

Every year, two CP trains head to 150 cities across Canada and the United States to collect food and money for hunger awareness campaigns.

This year, Calgary is one of three stops where CP is bringing in famous faces to help shine a spotlight on the mission to fight hunger.

The train will roll into the 'North Pole Station' at 4 p.m. MT, which is really a festively-decorated Anderson Station.

With a food or cash donation, Calgarians can see ice carvings, Santa's living room, the Mistletoe Cafe and Whistle Workshop.

Those who have given a donation will also get free admission to a concert featuring Doc Walker and Melanie Doane, Sarah McLachlan and The Tenors starting at 5 p.m.

Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised about $7.4 million and roughly three million pounds of food.

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