Touring on the B.C. leg of this year’s CP Holiday Train were Juno award-winning musicians Terri Clark and Dallas Smith, who performed on Monday, Dec. 16 in Agassiz. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

VIDEO: CP Holiday Train delivers holiday cheer and a $7,000 cheque in Agassiz

Train delivered holiday cheer to hundreds and a $7,000 cheque for the local food bank

The CP Holiday Train stopped outside Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall on Monday to deliver some holiday cheer and a $7,000 cheque for the local food bank.

Juno award-winning musical guests Terri Clark and Dallas Smith as well as their bandmates were all aboard the train when it arrived on time at 5:30 p.m., and put on a country Christmas concert for the hundreds of people who came out in the rain.

RELATED: Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s B.C. stops

The CP Holiday Train arrived on time on Dec. 16 in Agassiz. The train started its journey across the CP network almost three weeks ago in Montreal. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

As the stage door on one of the train cars lowered for the concert, Clark — wearing a Santa Claus hat — and Smith appeared amid bright lights with their arms in the air, waving at the crowd.

Terri Clark told the crowd of hundreds who came out to see the CP Holiday Train on Dec. 16 in Agassiz that the stop may have been her first time in town. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

They kicked off the concert with a fitting duet, singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” before Smith took over the stage and sang his 2019 single, “Timeless.”

Clark then came back to perform her chart-topping hit “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” and her debut single “Better Things To Do,” with a rendition of “Jingle Bells” in between.

Clark and Smith ended the show with their 2018 duet “One Drink Ago” and an upbeat cover of “Run Run Rudolph.”

Now in its 21st season, the CP Holiday Train is a free event that encourages attendees to bring cash or a food donation for food banks across the CP network.

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During a musical interlude at the Agassiz stop, Brianne Messenger from Agassiz-Harrison Community Services thanked everyone who brought donations to the event for the food bank, which she said will be helping over 150 families this Christmas.

Messenger also received a $7,000 cheque for the food bank, presented by Brian Stevenson of CP.

Langley’s own Dallas Smith, who performed alongside Terri Clark on the CP Holiday Train on Dec. 16 in Agassiz, was just named CCMA Entertainer of the Year as well as Male Artist of the Year. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

Since 1999, the program has helped raise $15.8 million and collect 4.5 million pounds of food.

RELATED: CP Holiday Train rolls through Agassiz

The final stop for the 2019 CP Holiday Train is Dec. 17 in Port Coquitlam. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

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