For the first time ever, the CP Holiday Train made a stop in Gleichen on December 7, 2018. It was estimated, by CP Police, over 2,000 people came out on the chilly night to watch the performances by Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and Sierra Noble, and participate in the community events.
Thank you to everyone who came and thank you for supporting both Wheatland County and Siksika Nation Ittasinno’P Food Banks. Your generous support contributed $875 and 1,350 lbs of food, which along with the $4000 corporate donation by the Canadian Pacific Railway, will make a difference for families struggling with food insecurity right here in our communities.
Words can’t convey our gratitude for all the people who helped make this happen. A heartfelt thanks to the hardworking volunteers, the Gleichen & District Community Centre members, everyone from Siksika Nation (Health Services, Community Wellness, Security, EMS, Addictions and FASD Program, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Crisis Response & Victim Services, Women’s Program, SN7 who coordinated children’s activities, White Buffalo, Justice, and Media), Wheatland County Council, Peace Officers, Public Works, and Communications Specialist, Gleichen RCMP, Firefighters from multiple departments, Wheatland EMS, and friends who pitched in to fill last minute needs, we couldn’t have done it without each of you. Aspen Crossing, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Siksika Trail Market, and Waste Management through the support of Colin Huxted, all provided corporate donations that contributed to the success of the event, thank you! We couldn’t hold events like this without community minded businesses like you.