Today: CP Holiday Train returns to Finch, Nov. 27, Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo to perform

Above, the crowd at the CP Holiday Train’s 2016 visit in Finch. The North Stormont Community has been a stop on the annual Christmas season train route since 2015.

FINCH — The Holiday Train will be returning to North Stormont arriving in Finch at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 27. This year’s entertainment will include Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo. 

The CP-owned train travels across parts of the northern United States and across Canada collecting food and raising funds for local food banks. Thanks to the generous support of great communities like ours, the Holiday Train has helped raise over $15.8 million and 4.5 million pounds of food since 1999.  

‘CP Has Heart’ is Canadian Pacific Railways community investment program aimed at improving the heart health of men, women and children in communities across North America. Heart disease can affect anyone regardless of age or gender, but there are simple steps you can take to limit risk and even prevent heart disease. One of these steps is maintaining a healthy diet.

 Once again, they are encouraging those attending Holiday Train events to donate heart healthy items, because regardless of circumstance, we believe everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food.    

Attendees to the event are encouraged to bring food and cash donations to support Community Food Share. Food donation drop off centres are available at North Stormont Arena, North Stormont Place, Monkland Community Centre and the North Stormont Township office. 

Above, (left to right) Dennis Fife, Bill McGimpsey, Mp Guy Lauzon rep. Adrien Bugelli, CP Rail rep., Community Food Share Administrator Ian McKelvie, and a CP Rail rep. on stage to present the $4,000 cheque from CP Rail last year. Smith photo Nation Valley News

For a full list of what food items to donate or to make a financial contribution online, please visit

Community Food Share is a not-for-profit organization that serves Dundas and Stormont Counties. With two food bank cupboards in North Stormont one in Finch and one in Crysler, the Community Food Share continues to provide food access support to residents. The Community Food Share provide services to approximately 336 households every month.

Below, Terri Clark performs with Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble at the 2018 stop in Finch.

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