If I learned anything from A Charlie Brown Christmas, it’s that the holiday season is about goodwill towards men. This year, we’re continuing our annual tradition of goodwill and giving with our West Coast Express Santa Train! That’s right, Santa Claus is coming to town early this year and taking the WCE to pick up some X-Mas cheer!
Here’s what you need to know:
Between December 8 & 15, 2012, customers will receive a return WCE ticket for the day in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy. All donations (including cash) support the Christmas Bureau in Mission, the MRPM Hamper Society and the Share Society of the Tri-Cities. In 2011, West Coast Express collected more than 3900 toys and $1260 in cash donations.
The train departs Mission at 10 a.m. and stops at all WCE stations before arriving at Waterfront Station at approximately 11:15 a.m.
Santa will be onboard the westbound trip and available for pictures at Waterfront Station between 3-4 p.m. before the train departs Waterfront Station. Here’s the train schedule:
Westbound in the A.M. – Eastbound in the P.M.
|Departure times||Mission||Port Haney||Maple Meadows||Pitt Meadows||Port Coquitlam||Coquitlam Central||Port Moody||Waterfront|
|Departure times||Waterfront||Port Moody||Coquitlam Central||Port Coquitlam||Pitt Meadows||Maple Meadows||Port Haney||Mission|
If you’re not taking the train and you want to donate, West Coast Express is also supporting a Food Drive in the northeast sector by collecting non-perishable food donations at any of its stations from December 8 to December 15, 2012. If you have any questions about the train, donations or our partners, please contact West Coast Express Customer Service at 604-488-8906.
We’re excited to be able to make this happen again this year as it’s a fun initiative. Thanks in advance for making the holiday season a little brighter for kids this year!