Canadian Pacific unveils the first of its new Olympic Games branded
VANCOUVER, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (CP), the Official Rail
Freight Services Provider for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games, today unveiled the first two of its new GE Evolution Series locomotives
sporting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Olympic Emblem. Praised for their
ability to conserve fuel and reduce air pollutants, the locomotives are a
welcome addition to CP's fleet.
"These new 2010 Winter Games 'ambassadors' offer the latest in green
locomotive technology and align VANOC's and Canadian Pacific's environmental
sustainability initiatives," said Canadian Pacific President and CEO Fred
Green. "Rail is already the most environmentally preferable mode of
transportation. These Evolution Series locomotives replace the last generation
and produce 60 per cent fewer smog pollutants and are 20 per cent more fuel
"We are thrilled about the addition of Canadian Pacific's new
locomotives, which are even more environmentally friendly than the current
fleet," said Donna Wilson, Executive Vice President, Workforce and
Sustainability, at the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). "This initiative once again shows their
commitment to our common value of sustainability. Traveling across Canada from
today until the end of the 2010 Winter Games, these unique locomotives will
bring the spirit of the Games to Canadians."
Canadian Pacific's role as the Official Rail Freight Services Provider
provides monetary and in-kind logistics, freight rail and truck service, as
well as support of special community events across the country. In the coming
weeks, CP will release more Evolution Series locomotives with the new logo,
moving Canada's commerce across CP's network.
Elyse Allan, President and CEO GE Canada added: "As a worldwide Olympic
partner we are delighted that CP has selected GE's Evolution Series
locomotive, one of the most efficient engines available today. Together we are
reducing our environmental footprint, contributing to the 'greening' of the
2010 Winter Games."
"Expect to see the newest additions to our fleet move Games-related
equipment, sponsor materials, and supplies to British Columbia for 2010,"
Green said. "We will also soon announce our plans for a leading role in
connecting communities to the 2010 Winter Games."
Canadian Pacific, through the ingenuity of its employees located across
Canada and in the United States, intends to be the safest, and most fluid
railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering innovative
transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe operation
of our trains through the more than 900 communities where we operate. Our
combined ingenuity makes Canadian Pacific a better place to work, rail a
better way to ship, and North America a better place to live. Come and visit
us at www.cpr.ca to see how we can put our ingenuity to work for you. Canadian
Pacific is proud to be the official rail freight services provider for the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging
of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The
2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.
VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding
partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host
successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport.
VANOC's Worldwide TOP Partners include Coca-Cola, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald's,
Omega, Samsung and Visa. VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada, Hbc, RBC
Financial Group, GM Canada, Petro-Canada, and RONA.
VANOC's Official Supporters include Air Canada, the British Columbia
Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific, the Insurance Corporation of British
Columbia, Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada Inc., the Royal Canadian Mint, and Teck
Cominco Limited. VANOC's Official Suppliers are 3M, Birks, Dow Canada, EPCOR,
Haworth Canada, Nortel, TransCanada, Vincor Canada, Weston Bakeries and
For further information:
For further information: Chris Brumwell, VANOC Communications, c. (778)
328-6269, firstname.lastname@example.org; Breanne Feigel, Canadian Pacific,
c. (403) 589-6949, email@example.com