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