The CP Holiday Train comes to Agassiz on Dec. 17 at 8:15 p.m.

Doc Walker heading to Agassiz via Holiday Train

Remember to bring donations to the train for annual cross-country food drive

The holidays are coming, and with it, the CP Holiday Train is rolling into town to raise money, food, and awareness about hunger one stop at a time.

This year, the train will stop in Agassiz on Monday, Dec. 17 at about 8:15 p.m. As always, it will make its stop in front of the Agassiz Agricultural Hall, and the public is invited to gather in the area between the railway and the hall.

This year’s show includes performances by Miss Emily and Doc Walker, who are both Canadian artists. The performances begin at 8:30 p.m.

Over their decade-plus time together Doc Walker have earned the title of ‘the hardest working country band in Canada’ the old fashioned way, through relentless perseverance – constantly honing their chops as a songwriting and a performing unit.

While that perseverance has netted them multiple top-10 and top-5 hits on Canadian Radio and some of the Canadian Music Industry’s highest awards, including six CCMAs in 2008 alone, as well as the 2009 Juno for Country Recording of the Year for their ‘Beautiful Life’ record, the real payoff for Doc Walker isn’t the awards and accolades that come with their growing success. If anything, it’s more accurately measured in a mutual dedication to each other, and to their audience.

As for Miss Emily, the Kingston, Ont. singer is considered one of the best kept secrets in the music business. She’s already shared the stage with the Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts and the Trews.

The Hip’s Gord Sinclair is working on her upcoming debut CD. And Agassiz will have a chance to hear her perform live when the CP Holiday Train arrives.

And as always, there is sure to be a visit by Santa Claus. He and his elves will be collecting donations for the food bank, both cash and cans or other non-perishable food items.

 

Just Posted

New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Small boat launch surcharge to fund KHSAR

Harrison continues push for local doctor

Mayor has requested Fraser Health provide primary care services

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Christopher Garnier appealing murder conviction in death of off-duty cop

Jury found Garnier guilty in December, rejecting his claim she died accidentally during rough sex

Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint

Canadian Transportation Agency must take new look at Gabor Lukacs’ complaint against Delta Air Lines

Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier’s top aides to learn fate

Verdict to be delivered on senior staff to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty

5 to start your day

Smoking ban on BC Ferries starts Monday, IHIT uses new strategy in murder investigation and more

Police investigating after body found in East Vancouver

The body was discovered in a parked vehicle

Rock slide closes Hwy. 1 south of Ashcroft until Friday afternoon

A rock slide Thursday afternoon near Spences Bridge closed the highway in both directions

SD78 board meeting: Careers program grows

Also: Board to track their attendance for transparency, CE Barry running track goes ahead

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Most Read