The CP Holiday Train rolls into Agassiz this Saturday.
The Holiday Train will light up the night when it stops across from the Agassiz Agricultural Hall (6800 Pioneer Avenue) on Saturday, Dec. 17 at about 5:30 p.m. The event begins at about 5:45 p.m. and runs until 6:15 p.m.
MacKenzie Porter and Virginia to Vegas are performing this year.
Porter is a Nashville-based country artist who hails from Medicine Hat, Alta. She won four CCMA Awards and was a JUNO nominee for her album “Drinkin’ Songs: The Collection.” She was the first female artist since Shania Twain to have three no. 1 singles in Canadian country radio with “About You,” “These Days,” and “Seeing Other People.”
Virginia to Vegas is an indie/dance pop artist from Ontario. He has been on the music scene since 2013, putting out one studio album and seven EPs, including the latest “Remember That Time We,” which was released in May. Virginia to Vegas was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2018.
The CP Holiday Train crosses Canada and the United States to raise money and gather food for local food banks across the CP network.
The train has been rolling since Nov. 23 across the U.S. and Canada, starting in Maine and featuring 168 live shows as it crosses North America. Holiday Train shows are always free to attend, but CP asks attendees to bring cash or a non-perishable food donation to help those in need.
“I’m grateful to the CP team members who adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver two exceptional virtual Holiday Train shows and to all those who continued to donate while we kept community members safe,” said CP president and CEO Keith Creel. “The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need. We are excited to be back out on the rails and in our communities, taking these two beautiful trains across our network and sharing the joy that comes with gathering in the spirit of giving.”
Since its inception in 1999, the Holiday Train campaign has raised $21 million and 5 million pounds of food for food banks across North America.