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No local stops but Serena Ryder, The Trews headline CP Holiday Train virtual concert

November 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Canadian Pacific Railway has announced their headliners for the Holiday Train at Home concert this Christmas.

The Holiday Train typically makes a cross-Canada trip, stopping in Kamloops and Salmon Arm each year. However, due to COVID-19 the train will not be coming to town this year. Instead CP Rail will be hosting an online benefit concert. 

READ MORE: CP Holiday train to make stop in Kamloops this winter

Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline the concert, which will be held Dec. 12 at 6 p.m., according to a release.

The show will also feature performances by JoJo Mason, Logan Staats and Kelly Prescott. 

CP Rail will be donating $1.24 million this year to 201 food banks along its regular route, and has already raised almost $20 million. 

Viewers of the concert, which will be streamed live on CP Rail's Facebook page, are asked to donate to Food Banks Canada and Feeding America, the national organizations that support community food banks in their respective countries.

"In a year full of challenge and loss, we will host this concert as a call to action for the train's supporters to donate generously if they can this Christmas season," CP President and CEO Keith Creel said in a release.

"The spirit of the Holiday Train will come alive even though the train itself will not operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

CP's 2020 donation will bring the total amount of money raised at CP Holiday Train stops since the train's inception in 1999 to $19.05 million. Food banks have also collected 4.8 million pounds of food donations at local Holiday Train events.

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