CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge scores big, raising $335,000 for charity

MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the seventh-annual CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge raised $335,000 to assist charitable organizations supported by the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.

The Marie-Vincent Foundation, which helps abused children under 12, and the Ted Nolan Foundation, whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyle choices for aboriginal youth, received $150,000 and $50,000, respectively. Other beneficiaries included the Taylor-Birks Foundation, which supports persons with an intellectual disability and their families, and Diabetes-Quebec, each of which received $25,000.

The CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge has raised more than one million dollars for charity since it began in 2003.

Luc Jobin, CN executive vice-president and chief financial officer and co-president of the fundraising campaign of the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund, said: "CN employees and retirees have raised funds benefiting charitable organizations for many years through the Fund. We are proud to make a significant contribution that will help promote the causes championed by the organizations selected this year for the CN Hockey Greatest Stars Challenge."

In the game Nov. 19, former NHL coach Ted Nolan was at the helm of CN's hockey team that battled former Montreal Canadiens, coached by Guy Lafleur, including Donald Audette, Steve Bégin, Patrice Brisebois, Guy Carbonneau, Mathieu Dandenault, and Stéphane Richer.

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 http://www.cn.ca.

Image with caption: "Ted Nolan, Blair Tisshaw and Lenore Rosberg, Taylor-Birks Foundation, Guy Carbonneau, Sylvie Lauzon, Diabetes-Quebec, Lucie Joyale, Marie-Vincent Foundation, Luc Jobin, CN, and Guy Lafleur (CNW Group/CN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111123_C8714_PHOTO_EN_7124.jpg

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