Saturday, December 12th, 2020
For the past five years, Finch has been one of the stops on the first leg of the CP Holiday Train after its departure from Montreal. During the 2015 Plowing Match in North Stormont the community pushed hard to have the CP Holiday Train add a new stop in Finch. Thanks to the efforts of the local municipal council and the Finch Lions Club the train has rolled into that community each year since then, bringing an exciting blend of Canadian musical talent and the breath-taking sight of an entire train outlined in lights. As a fund-raising event for food banks along the train’s route, it has become a major source of revenue and food donations for Community Food Share…. that’s in addition to a generous donation of about $4,000. each year from CP Rail.
This year, despite COVID, the 22nd annual #CPHolidayTrain is back. And its first and only stop is your home! Although the train might look a bit different this year, CP is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with a virtual concert via Facebook live on December 12 at 8 PM to raise money for food banks across North America. You’re invited to celebrate the holidays with us and listen to great music, including performances by Serena Ryder, The Trews, JoJo Mason, Logan Staats and Kelly Prescott.
In order to continue the tradition of the train helping fund operations of food banks along the route, this year Community Foods Share has been assured of another donation of approximately $4,000. from CP. In addition, Finch Recreation has confirmed that they will be presenting a cheque for $1,000. With that $5,000. startup, Community Food Share is holding a matching drive in anticipation that the community will help provide nutritious food for their neighbours with another $5,000. Since the opening of the Finch Food Cupboard, North Stormont has been a strong supporter of CFS. The charity is counting again on generous support from not only Stormont but also all of Dundas County.