Tom Cochrane will be joined by Great Big Sea and Natalie McMaster to headline a free concert when the CP Holiday Train makes its annual stop at Gage Park in Hamilton on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
This Holiday Train signature event, in support of the Hamilton Food Share, will be hosted by Peter Mansbridge and kicks-off with the opening of the North Pole Station at 4:00 p.m. followed by the concert, which begins at 5:00 p.m.
The North Pole Station, a magical village, will feature family-oriented interactive activities, including ice carving, hot chocolate and a chance for the kids to visit Santa before making their way to the concert stage.
While the event is free, those attending are asked to make a donation or bring non-perishable food items. Everything collected at each show stays in the community for local distribution.
This extra-special Holiday Train event is one of only three stops across North America where Canadian Pacific has added additional star-power to help shine a spotlight on the railways mission of raising food, money and awareness in the fight against hunger. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised about $7.4 million and about 3 million pounds of food for North American food banks.
To learn more about the CP Holiday Train visit: http://www.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/Pages/Default.aspx
Tom Cochrane: http://www.tomcochrane.com/
Great Big Sea: http://www.greatbigsea.com/
Natalie McMaster: http://www.nataliemacmaster.com/
Gage Park is well serviced by regular HSR transit service. For the CP Holiday Train on Saturday, November 30th, there are few options available to transit users:
• Route 1-KING operates every 7.5 minutes during the day and 15 minutes in the early evening. Please note that route 1 only services the north side of Gage Park. Coming from downtown, customers can get off on Main, in between Gage and East Bend but will have a slight walk to the south side of the park. Going to downtown, customers would have to walk to Main/King or King/Gage to board a bus.
• Route 5-DELAWARE operates every 10 minutes during the day and early evening. Route 5 does service the south side of the Park. Prior to the event, or upon conclusion of the event, customers would be able to board/alight transit buses on Lawrence Road at the Rosedale Lawn Bowling Club. However, during the event buses are detoured due to the closure of Lawrence Road via Main Street and King Street. Customers would have to board buses at Maplewood and Gage during these times.
The cash fare for HSR buses is $ 2.55. For families travelling to/from the event, a day pass is the best option. A $ 9 day pass entitles up to 2 adults and 4 children unlimited riding on the day the pass is activated. Please check the HSR website for more details at: www.hamilton.ca/HSR