The Holiday Train rolled through the town of Wilkie yesterday afternoon, bringing the holiday spirit with them.

Wilkie's Town Administrator, Lana Gerein, said the town had a great time at the event, "It was very good, the wind was a little cold but the entertainment was really good."

Residents braced the cold winds to take in the Holiday Train, which included the music stylings of Colin James and Emma-Lee. James is a well known Canadian artist, with big hits like 'Five Long Years' and 'Chicks 'n Cars'. Emma-Lee is a Toronto born artist, who stepped into the music scene in 2008.

While the performances were free of charge, everyone was asked to bring a food bank donation. All the donations stay within the community.

"It's a train that CP puts across Canada and every community they go to, they raise money for the local food bank." Gerein said the event really benefited their community, "Our local food bank got $3,000 from CP Rail, as well as any donations, cash, or non perishable food items which were collected at the train."

The train also made a stop in Macklin and Provost yesterday and will be touring more Saskatchewan towns this month. Train Schedule

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