Thousands of people enjoyed watching the CP Holiday Train roll into Josephburg.
Decorated for the holidays with Christmas lights, the festive train arrived at the Moyer Recreation Centre on Monday (Dec.10).
It was the biggest turnout ever for the area event with over 5,000 in attendance. 
"Probably due to the weather. The weather was very nice," admitted small business and tourist specialist for Strathcona County, Richard MacDonald.
Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott provided the evening's entertainment. 
The main goal of the train was to raise money for area food banks. About 2,492 pounds of food and $1,034 were collected. CP Rail also made a large donation of $7,000.
"Very heartwarming to see the generosity of the community and all the many volunteers who graciously donated their times for the event."


More Local News

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found 15-year-old Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals?

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

Fortis Alberta gives $25,000 to schools for environmental programs

Some local schools recently received funding.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Fog advisory for the area

A fog advisory has been issued for the heartland.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide