CN plants trees, unveils plaque in honour of Canada's 150th and Regina's place in nation's history

Regina event kicks off plantings across Canada

REGINA, April 23, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) board chair Robert Pace, and president and chief executive officer Luc Jobin, took part in a special tree planting ceremony Sunday celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and Regina's place in the nation's history.

Pace and Jobin also unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the planting and milestone. CN, with its partner TreeCanada, is planting special Canada 150th trees and placing commemorative plaques in 150 Canadian communities this year.  

"We chose to have these special celebrations in communities across the country which have had a critical role in the history, present and future of Canada," said Jobin. "In hundreds of Canadian communities, including Regina, the railway has been a part of life for generations. We honour that history, and here in Regina, we proudly look toward our shared future with this community celebration." 

A sugar maple tree representing Canada was planted and a commemorative plaque unveiled in Regina's Victoria Park today.

Through its various tree planting initiatives, CN has planted 1.2 million trees across North America since 2011.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting 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 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 on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

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