Canada's National Women's Open Championship set for August 20-26 at The
Vancouver Golf Club
VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and
Golf Canada announced today that BC Children's Hospital Foundation has
been selected as the official beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match
campaign to be held during the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open.
Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship will take place from
August 20-26 at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative that rallies
communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause - supporting
children's hospitals. Funds raised through this initiative in
communities in the Vancouver area and throughout British Columbia will
be given to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have raised funds to support
children's hospitals by matching funds raised through initiatives
connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open. In the past six years, the
CN Miracle Match program has raised $6.45 million for children's
hospitals located in the cities that have hosted the Open.
"At CN, we believe that the best way to build strong communities is to
promote and safeguard the health of our young people and we are very
proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to help children all across
Canada since 2006," said Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer of CN. "We are confident that the money raised in the course of
the 2012 campaign will help BC Children's Hospital continue to provide
critical pediatric care to children throughout British Columbia. "
"Community-minded partners like CN and Golf Canada play an important
role in keeping BC Children's Hospital at the forefront of pediatric
medicine," said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children's
Hospital Foundation. "BC Children's is the only hospital in the
province with the full range of expertise required to meet the needs of
critically or chronically ill children. Funds raised through the CN
Miracle Match program will help us ensure we continue to provide the
best health care possible for our children today and in the future."
The 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open marks the return of professional golf
to Vancouver following the 2011 RBC Canadian Open, which was conducted
by Golf Canada last July at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
"Along with our partners at CN, we believe it is very important that the
CN Canadian Women's Open leave a lasting legacy in our local host
communities," said Scott Simmons, Golf Canada's Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer. "Vancouver is a world-class city with
passionate golf fans and we are thrilled that Canada's National Women's
Open Championship will benefit BC Children's Hospital and its important
ABOUT BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The province's only full-service hospital dedicated to serving children
in BC and the Yukon, BC Children's Hospital is accessible to the
largest population of children and youth served by a single Canadian
hospital. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to
Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in
Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their
home community. Last year, BC Children's Hospital had over 212,000
patient visits. Funds raised by BC Children's Hospital Foundation are
used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for
Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. For more
information, visit www.bcchf.ca.
ABOUT THE 2012 CN CANADIAN WOMEN'S OPEN
Stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the 2012 CN Canadian Women's
Open from August 20-26 at The Vancouver Golf Club.
Tickets can be purchased online, at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com, or by phone, at 1-866-571-5742. For up-to-date information about
corporate packages, tickets, volunteer opportunities or corporate
hospitality, please visit the website.
The CN Canadian Women's Open is proudly sponsored by CN, CVS Controls
Ltd., TaylorMade adidas Golf, Molson Coors Canada, The Globe and Mail,
The Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, The Glenlivet and CBC.
Canadian National Railway Company -- and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver,
Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala.,
and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit,
Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
ABOUT GOLF CANADA - LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada - a member-based organization governed by the Royal Canadian
Golf Association - is the governing body of golf in Canada,
representing more than 340,000 members at almost 1,500 clubs across the
country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization
(NSO) for golf in this country, Golf Canada is responsible for
promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in
A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada actively
conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present
and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development,
Golf in Schools presented by Callaway, Golf Fore the Cure presented by
Subaru, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links,
Canada's national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives
the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in
Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur
status and handicapping and course rating.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada's most prestigious golf
championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open
attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional
junior and national amateur championships provide world class
competitive opportunities for Canada's top golfers to showcase their
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in
your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
For further information:
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
For BC Children's Hospital Foundation
For Golf Canada:
Director, Corporate Communications
1-800-263-0009, ext. 406