TERRACE, BC, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CN announced today that it will be a
Corporate Partner of the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games. In addition, as part of
the sponsorship, CN is a patron Corporate Partner of the Key Volunteer Rally,
an event to celebrate the exceptional commitment of the volunteers who are
already planning to make the Games a success.
Richard Miller, CN's general manager, Mountain Region, who is based in
Prince George, said: "There is a strong link between sports, safe and healthy
living, and a strong community spirit. That is why we are proud to support the
2010 BC Winter Games. Terrace and the province will benefit from an event that
brings together passionate, focused young athletes."
Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society, said, "The BC
Winter Games play an essential role in developing our young athletes from
communities throughout British Columbia and we are delighted that CN is
helping make these Games happen."
The 2010 BC Winter Games are scheduled to take place from March 4 - 7,
2010 in Terrace, showcasing over 1,900 participants from around the province
in 16 events. The BC Winter Games are held every two years in communities
throughout British Columbia and build community pride through celebrating
sport and culture and by promoting active, healthy living.
CN employs almost 500 people in Northern British Columbia and nearly
2,100 in British Columbia.
Through the CN Stronger Communities Fund, the company supports health and
safety programs for young people, transportation education, the CN Railroaders
in the Community employee volunteer grant program, and United Way. As an
Imagine Caring Company, CN is committed to contributing one per cent of
pre-tax profit to registered, non-profit organizations in communities where
our employees work and where we operate our business.
CN - 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
The BC Games Society is responsible for staging BC's largest multisport
events, the BC Summer and BC Winter Games. Since 1978, the Games have taken
place in 38 communities and involved over 350,000 participants and volunteers
from every corner of the province. The BC Games foster the development of
athletes, volunteers and communities and promote the pursuit of active healthy
living for all British Columbians. For more information please visit
For further information:
For further information: Contact for CN: Kelli Svendsen, Regional
Manager, Public and Government Affairs, (604) 589-6512; Contact for BC Games
Society: Lia Threfall, Communications and Event Manager, (250) 387-4668