CP Holiday Train coming to Golden with Canada’s Doc Walker

The CP Holiday Train entertainers are tuning up for a big show and are coming to Golden on Dec. 14.

The CP Holiday Train entertainers are tuning up for a big show and are coming to Golden on Dec. 14.

For its 14th year of operation, the CP Holiday Train is featuring 14 brightly decorated cars, covered in hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Artists will perform on a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage.

Last year, the train was headlined by Canadian legend Valdy. This year Juno Award winning trio, Doc Walker is taking the stage.

The Portage La Prairie band has been making music since 1996, and has earned themselves a Canadian Country Music Award and several radio hit singles including If I Fall, The Show is Free, and Rocket Girl.

Just last year they released a Christmas EP called Remember December.

Joining them on stage will be Kingston Ont. native Miss Emily. The “Adele-esque” artist has performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest, and has shared the stage with The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, and The Trews.

Since 1999 the CP Holiday Train has become an important fundraiser for many food banks. In 14 years, the Holiday Train program has raised close to $6.4 million, and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything that is raised in the community stays in the community for local distribution.

The train will roll into Golden at 2 p.m. on Friday Dec. 14. The show will start at 2:15 p.m. in the CP parking lot across from 7-Eleven. People should arrive early to drop off their donations and get a good spot in the crowd. The event is free, but food and monetary donations are accepted, and will remain in the community.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Dust on Crust bring bluegrass to Golden

The band came together at the Wolf’s Den jam nights and have been playing bluegrass ever since

Morning Start: The human body contains trace amounts of gold

Your morning start for Friday, August 7, 2020

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Pup stolen from Vernon temporary shelter reunited with owner

Nicola Sanders says her son’s puppy was ‘overjoyed’ to see her owner again

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Number of Kelowna-linked COVID-19 cases grows to 159

Interior Health reported four new cases region-wide on Friday, 18 remain active

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

Most Read