Canada 150 Train to cel­e­brate with mu­sic, dance on Aug. 9

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

CP Rail’s Canada 150 Train will be rolling into town next week.

The F-unit diesel lo­co­mo­tive CP 1401 will lead the train as it trav­els across the coun­try and stops in Hamil­ton on Aug. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The free event will be held at Gage Park.

It will fea­ture en­ter­tain­ment from Cana­dian coun­try singer Dean Brody and Abo­rig­i­nal hoop dancer Dal­las Ar­cand, as well as fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. The show will start at 6 p.m. The train and its more than 10 re­stored Royal Cana­dian Pa­cific her­itage cars are meant to re­con­nect gen­er­a­tions of Cana­di­ans to cel­e­brate the coun­try’s 150th birthday.

Every year, CP’s Hol­i­day Train — a na­tional co-ini­tia­tive with food banks across the coun­try to col­lect food and money — stops in Hamil­ton.

Last Novem­ber and De­cem­ber, the 18th an­nual ride raised more than $1.2 mil­lion and col­lected 250,000 pounds of food for food banks across North Amer­ica.

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