The CP Holiday Train is the next event to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has been put to a halt this year and will not be stopping in Northwestern Ontario. 

North America's largest rolling food bank has been running since 1999 and in its first 21 years, the train has raised $17.8 million and collected 4.8 million pounds of food for local food banks, and drawing attention to the important work of local food banks, including those in Kenora, Vermilion Bay and Dryden.  

"We would typically be announcing the schedule and all of the performers around now, so it was really just time to make a decision on the program for this year," says Salem Woodrow, Media Relations person for CP Rail.

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The modified program will draw attention to food security issues, while ensuring donations go to all food banks that would ordinarily receive them, including those that typically host a Holiday Train event in alternating years. 

CP Holiday Train