Weather freezes out fun at CP Hol­i­day Train


Not even a pair of Juno Award win­ning acts could pro­vide enough heat to com­bat the bone chill­ing tem­per­a­tures when the Cana­dian Pa­cific Hol­i­day Train rolled into Swift Cur­rent on Dec. 6.

The an­nual heart warm­ing stop was no match for the -45 Cel­sius wind chills which lim­ited the stage per­for­mances by Me­lanie Doane and Doc Walker to a 15 minute show.

A hearty group of well­bun­dled spec­ta­tors pa­tiently waited in their ve­hi­cles for the Hol­i­day Train, which was run­ning nearly an hour late, in or­der to hear the ta­lented per­form­ers. How­ever, the ex­treme cold tem­per­a­tures gave the crowd only a brief lis­ten to Doane, who won the 1999 Juno Award as the Best New Solo Artist, or the mul­ti­ple award win­ning Doc Walker who won the 2009 Juno Award in the Coun­try Record­ing of the Year cat­e­gory for their re­lease Beau­ti­ful Life.

The 15th an­nual Cana­dian Pa­cific Hol­i­day Train rolled across the prairies this past week, invit­ing spec­ta­tors to make do­na­tions in sup­port of food banks in their com­mu­ni­ties. At their stop in Swift Cur­rent, Cana­dian Pa­cific made a $5,500 dona­tion in sup­port of Swift Cur­rent’s Sal­va­tion Army Food Bank. Since the Cana­dian Pa­cific Hol­i­day Train pro­gram launched in 1999, the pro­gram has raised over $7.4 mil­lion and more than three mil­lion pounds of food have been col­lected in the U.S. and Canada.

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