The Energy City turned out for the 20th Canadian Pacific Christmas Holiday Train, it pulled in shortly after 2 pm. The crowd waiting in anticipation as the doors opened to reveal Willie Porter and The Trews singing "Run Run Rudolph."
Member of Parliment Robert Kitchen, "Well, CP has done a tremendous thing, they've been doing this for over 20 years and raising funds for local communities and food for the food bank. It's a tremendous thing, through my riding which is so big. They have 2 trains, one the Canadian train that comes through the northern part and it comes through Moosomin and the northern part of the riding. And this one actually came through the States, and we boarded in North Portal and are going all the way through to Weyburn."
"There's a great crowd out today and the weather has finally been good, cause normally its been really, really cold and blustery."
A large cheque was donated for $4500.00 and Kitchen added, "So that came from CP and it was donated to the Salvation Army fund."
He was able to share the train ride with The Trews and Willie Porter, "It was a great opportunity, and I was pleased that they asked me to come along and join them for the ride. You get to see a different part of the riding when you see it from a train it's totally different from then what is on the highway. But to see all the people watching the lights on the train as it goes through is just fantastic."