CP Spirit Train will roll into Cooksville GO Station on Thanksgiving weekend



    TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2008 /CNW/ - On Monday, October 13, the Canadian Pacific
Spirit Train will bring Olympic spirit to the Cooksville GO Station and
surrounding community with a free festival from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Six-time Juno award winner Colin James headlines the event, while Olympic and
Paralympic athletes bring the excitement of the games to this travelling
outdoor festival promoting the Vancouver 2010 Games.
    GO Transit is proud to have the Cooksville GO Station in Mississauga as
the location for this festival stop. "We are happy to work with Canadian
Pacific and help encourage national pride for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Games," said GO Transit Managing Director Gary McNeil.
    This free, all day event has something for the entire family to enjoy -
from musical performances to interacting with Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Visitors can also enjoy many activities and explore various exhibits. The
Kids' Zone will offer workshops where families and kids can build their own
mini Olympic wooden Inukshuks in honour of the Vancouver Olympic emblem. Other
activities include trying out sledge hockey, a challenging Paralympic sport,
or creating a video postcard message for Canadian athletes at the video booth.
    For more information on the CP Spirit Train village, please visit
www.cpspirittrain.com for up-to-date event details, including concert and
performance schedules, and an in-depth look at CP's historical involvement
with the Olympics.
    Cooksville GO Station is located in Mississauga at 3210 Hurontario St.,
at the corner of Hillcrest Ave. and Hwy. 10. For more information on how to
take the GO Bus to the station, please call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO
(438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or check the Schedules section at
gotransit.com.

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries more than 51 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus service that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.

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For further information: Media enquiries - Jessica Kosmack, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231; or Jennifer Beck, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5456

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