Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop

Madeline Merlo starts off the CP Rail Holiday Train concert on Dec. 6 in Ponoka.Madeline Merlo starts off the CP Rail Holiday Train concert on Dec. 6 in Ponoka.
Worth the wait: The CP Rail Holiday Train pulls into Ponoka around 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 6 to a record crowd. The train travels across Canada raising awareness about food insecurity and generating food bank donations in the communities it visits. Photos by Emily JaycoxWorth the wait: The CP Rail Holiday Train pulls into Ponoka around 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 6 to a record crowd. The train travels across Canada raising awareness about food insecurity and generating food bank donations in the communities it visits. Photos by Emily Jaycox
Mayor Rick Bonnett accepts a cheque on behalf of the Ponoka Food Bank from CP Rail for $4,000.Mayor Rick Bonnett accepts a cheque on behalf of the Ponoka Food Bank from CP Rail for $4,000.
Ponoka Lions Club members collect donations for the Ponoka Food Bank in front of the Lions community bus. L-R: Elgin Grant, Rob Taylor, Don Bergsma, Mike Smith and Ineke Derks.Ponoka Lions Club members collect donations for the Ponoka Food Bank in front of the Lions community bus. L-R: Elgin Grant, Rob Taylor, Don Bergsma, Mike Smith and Ineke Derks.
Santa Claus made a special appearance Dec. 6, handing out candy to the children waiting to see the Holiday Train.Santa Claus made a special appearance Dec. 6, handing out candy to the children waiting to see the Holiday Train.
A fire that helped keep people warm was tended by members of the fire department.A fire that helped keep people warm was tended by members of the fire department.
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
While they were waiting, the kids had a blast rolling down the incline in front of the train tracks.While they were waiting, the kids had a blast rolling down the incline in front of the train tracks.
The Holiday Train arrives.The Holiday Train arrives.
Scott Helman takes the second set, proving to be an energetic performer.Scott Helman takes the second set, proving to be an energetic performer.
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop
Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop

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