by Mayor Doug Struthers
The CP Holiday Train has been travelling across Canada and the US bringing Christmas cheer and supporting local food banks since 1999. After careful consideration, CP has decided to shift the annual CP Holiday Train event to a virtual concert again this year. CP indicated that details on the concert will be announced soon, and, in keeping with their ongoing commitment to communities, they will make a donation to our local food bank.
Over the year, many support and contribute to our Emergency Food Cupboard: local businesses, organizations, and individuals. However, the Holiday Train stop provides a significant boost in food and financial contributions. The Emergency Food Cupboard usually gets enough food to last them six months when the train comes through town. There has been an increase in the number of clients, due to people losing their jobs because of the pandemic. This is a time of year to consider making a donation, or perhaps give a little more than you usually do – supporting many individuals and families in our community.