Canoe wants train stop

Some residents of Canoe are hoping the train wheels will stop turning on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Some residents of Canoe are hoping the train wheels will stop turning on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

A petition has been launched online to get the CP Holiday Train to stop in Canoe during its cross-Canada journey to gather food and raise funds for food banks.

Its scheduled stops in the Shuswap include Sicamous, Salmon Arm and Notch Hill on Dec. 16, and then Chase on Dec. 17.

States the petition: “Members of our Canoe Community have been busy planning the second annual Fill the Canoe for the food bank while enjoying the splendour of the Christmas train going by on Dec. 16. Kids activities, hot chocolate and treats will be served off the patio at The Hive. We are decorating and hoping to have a great turn out. It’s a lofty ambition, but we have been advised that with a successful and speedy petition we may be able to have the train stop in Canoe. Please support our lofty community dream by signing the petition.”

The petition can be found online at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-the-christmas-train-in-canoe.

In any event, the community will gather on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in The Hive parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the 2nd annual Canoe fills the canoe. Residents are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank. The evening will include prizes, games and entertainment, and the fire department will be on site.

 

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