Virdenites are always happy to see the CP Holiday Train roll into town. But this year, it comes bearing special gifts: a trio of Canadian performers including country music star Terri Clark and pop/country singer Sierra Noble.
Terri Clark was raised in Alberta but moved to Nashville right after high school to launch her career. Since then, she’s had six number one singles including Poor, Poor Pitiful Me, Emotional Girl, and You’re Easy on the Eyes, which went to the top of the charts in both Canada and the US.
Sierra Noble began her career as a fiddler busking at the Forks in Winnipeg playing a range of styles from bluegrass to jazz to old-time. She gained wide recognition in 2008 with her hit single Possibility, which was in rotation on both pop and country stations. This will be her first time riding the Holiday Train.
When the side of the rail car opens up to create a stage next Wednesday morning in Virden, Clark and Noble will be joined by Toronto singer/songwriter Kelly Prescott who toured with Terri Clark last year.
The show is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 in Virden on the siding across from TOGP. As usual, it will be collecting food and funds for the Virden Food Cupboard.
Every year since 1999, the train has been crisscrossing North America gathering for those in need. So far, the effort has yielded over four million pounds of groceries and $14.5 million in donations.
As it travels from east to west, it will also be making stops in Brandon and Moosomin.