Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Holiday Train

If you live in Canada, you've probably heard of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. I didn't realize until just now that it goes through the northern United States, too, which makes it even cooler that we share it with our southern cousins.

The best part about the train is that it has raised nearly $5 million and over 2 million pounds of food for food banks in it's eleven years of operations so far. Those are staggering and awe-inspiring numbers, especially since the event is free, so everyone can participate.

The fact that it runs through Regina just two blocks from my house makes it a must-see event through the holidays.

It only stays for 45 minutes before moving on to Moose Jaw and other points west. There are bins for food donations set up all over the railyard and everyone is encouraged to bring what they can in support of the cause.

This year the entertainers on the Canadian leg are Odds, a group of rocking guys who do between two and eight shows a day for three weeks, all from the freezing cold stage car. Brrrr.

We walked down the block with Callum and soaked up the energy. It's fun and festive and if you have a chance to go in your community, don't miss it!

Happy Tuesday, Michele

1 comment:

Katharyn said...

well done for the Odds!