Media Advisory - Canadian Pacific celebrates Children's Wish's 25th Anniversary



    MEDICINE HAT, AB, June 16 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Wish child Charles Hargreaves will be on hand to receive a $10,000
           donation from the employees of CP - Medicine Hat to The Children's
           Wish Foundation of Canada. Charles, who has been diagnosed with
           myotonic dystrophy, is 17 years old and recently received his
           wish, a home entertainment centre. CP employees raised the funds
           through the recycling water bottles and small events across its
           Alberta operations..

           Since its inception, Children's Wish has granted 29 wishes in
           Medicine Hat, including its most recent wish: a nine year old with
           Rheumatoid Arthritis & Macrophage Activation Syndrome who wants to
           go to Disneyland. CP is a member of Roary's Pride, having raised
           in excess of more than $110,000 for Children's Wish.

    WHO:   Representatives from CP
           Jason Evanson, Chapter Director, Children's Wish - Alberta and NWT
           Donna Serr, Children's Wish Volunteer Subchapter Chair Medicine
           Hat
           Charles Hargreaves and his family

    WHEN:  Wednesday June 17, 2009
           12:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Historic CP Station
           402 North Railway St SE
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 950 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Jason Evanson, Chapter Director, Alberta and
NWT, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (403) 265-9039, c: (403)
669-8174, jason.evanson@childrenswish.ca; George James, Communications
Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext.
240, c: (416) 402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca

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