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.

 

Just Posted

Sam Weber set to play Bacchus Books April 29

Sam Weber is rolling back through Golden, and it is time to… Continue reading

Parents and caregivers in Golden can become an ‘askable adult’ for sexual health

When you were young, did you feel comfortable asking the big questions… Continue reading

Some of Golden’s top stories in a Mountain Minute

Your Mountain Minute for April 18

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of fatal train derailment near Field

The train derailment killed three crew members on board

There are many ways to be a sustainable consumer in Golden

Many people are coming up with ways to connect businesses and consumers… Continue reading

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Two in critical condition, several still in hospital after Langley deck collapse

Close relative Satwant Garcha makes daily trips to visit those injured at the wedding

Allegedly intoxicated man arrested after 3 paramedics attacked at Kamloops hospital

Paramedics had transported the man to Royal Inlands Hospital for medical treatment

Canadian privacy watchdogs find major shortcomings in Facebook probe

The probe followed reports that Facebook had let an outside organization use an app to access users’ personal info

B.C., Ottawa talk 50/50 split on abandoned bus-route service

B.C. has paid $2 million on a bus service for the northern part of the province

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Most Read