CP International riders show heart, help raise $155,000 for Alberta Children's Hospital

CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos won the Canadian Pacific (CP) International, while helping to raise $150,000 through CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative.

During today's $1.5 million CP International, the final event of Masters week and conclusion to Spruce Meadow's 40th season, each clear round netted $10,000 for pediatric cardiology care at the Alberta Children's Hospital. CP donated $10,000 for each of the 11 clear rounds plus the four additional clear jumping rounds that included time faults. Great Britain's Brash had two clear rounds and CP ambassador and Canadian legend, Ian Millar had one. CP also raised an additional $5,000 through the CP Has Heart Fun Run for a grand total of $155,000 - all of which will benefit Alberta kids.

"CP is honoured to have the ability to work alongside incredible organizations like Alberta Children's Hospital and Spruce Meadows, so that we can continue to make important charitable contributions like this," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Operating Officer. "I'd like to congratulate the Southern family on 40 years of show jumping excellence. We are honoured to be the title sponsor of the CP Grand Prix and the CP International at this world-class facility."

Throughout Masters weekend, families showed heart as CP hosted a range of events on site for everyone to take part in, like CP's mini-trains the Little General and Puffer Belly Express and the Canadian Pacific Spike Driving Championship Finals. In the end, it is Alberta kids that will benefit the most.

"We are so grateful to CP for choosing to help kids at the Alberta Children's Hospital through this exciting event," said Saifa Koonar, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation President and CEO. "With their generous investments in heart health - not just in Calgary but across the country - CP has truly helped advance pediatric cardiac research and medicine, with far-reaching benefits for children and families."

ABOUT CP HAS HEART

At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That's why, through CP Has Heart, we've already committed more than $6 million dollars to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.

ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC

Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit www.cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

ABOUT THE ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally-recognized pediatric research.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

Image with caption: "CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel presents the CP International trophy to Great Britain's Scott Brash. Brash had two clear rounds on his way to victory, helping CP raise $155,000 for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation in the process. (CNW Group/Canadian Pacific)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150913_C9755_PHOTO_EN_44204.jpg

For further information:

Contacts:
CP
Salem Woodrow
403-319-7178
24/7 Media Line 1-855-242-3674
Salem_Woodrow@cpr.ca 

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation 
Justine Clay
Director, Communications
403-955-8824
jclay@achf.com


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