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CP Holiday Train rolls into Sudbury tonight

Help out the Food Bank and enjoy the music of country star Terri Clark at the same time
The CP Holiday Train rollis through Sudbury on Nov. 30. (File)

Keep the kids up a bit late tonight and capture some Christmas spirit when the the CP Holiday Train rolls into the downtown train station on Elgin Street tonight.

Not only can you check out the brightly coloured train cars flying through the night, but you'll be able to help out the Sudbury Food Bank at the same time. Bring a donation of a non-perishable food item or cold hard cash (which the food bank can convert into four times as much food) to help those less fortunate.

And as if that weren't enough, Canadian country music star Terri Clark will be performing a free concert on the train's fold-out stage. Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alta., Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

A three-time Juno Award winner, Clark holds the honour of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Clark has received 19 CCMA Awards and is the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Also performing as part of the CP Holiday Train are Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble.

The train arrives at 8:50 p.m., with the concert happening from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.

The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than $14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States. 

Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.

Check out more about the CP Holiday Train on the event's Facebook page.