WINNIPEG, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today
that the eleventh edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised
$435,000. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations supported
by the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund (CN Community
Fund), notably the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Harvest, The Dream Factory and Rossbrook House in Winnipeg and the
Breakfast Club of Canada.
"It was exciting to drop the puck in Winnipeg for the first time and I
want to thank and congratulate our employees and retirees, as well as
our business partners, who have given back to the communities in which
CN operates through their support of the CN Community Fund, " said
Olivier Chouc, CN vice-president, Law, and chairman of the board of the
CN Community Fund. "We are very proud to make a significant
contribution that will help make a difference for the organizations
selected this year,"
The CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge is the CN Community Fund's largest
fundraiser. Since its first edition, in 2002, the event has raised more
than $3 million for charities across North America.
This year the friendly match was held for the first time outside of
Montreal. On Nov. 7 at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg, CN's hockey club
played against a team of former Montreal Canadiens including Mike
Keane, Steve Shutt, Stéphane Richer and Chris Nilan.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000
railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually
for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to
manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of
approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN -
Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway
subsidiaries - serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago,
Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss.,
with connections to all points in North America. For more information
about CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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CN Manager, Media and Community Relations