VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, owners and operators of the Rocky
Mountaineer and Whistler Mountaineer trains, will reveal the
name of its unsuspecting One Millionth Guest. Over 700
travellers, staff members and industry partners will attend
this spectacular event and celebrate the company's largest
milestone since its inception 18 years ago.
WHEN: Today - Thursday, June 5 at 7:00am
WHERE: Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver, BC Canada -
1755 Cottrell Street (behind the Home Depot, just off
DETAILS: Just before the Rocky Mountaineer train departs for the
Canadian Rockies, the One Millionth Guest will be surprised
with fabulous prizes, fanfare and personally congratulated by
company founder Peter Armstrong, President, Randy Powell and
Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Kevin Falcon.
Once the One Millionth Guest is announced, there will be a
spectacular display, followed by the upbeat rhythm of a
Dixieland quartet and a rare appearance by company Mascot,
Rocky the Ram. The staff will then lead the crowd in a Rocky
Mountaineer tradition - the "all aboard" call and wave off the
train as it departs the Station.
(*) Media are invited to board the One Millionth Guest GoldLeaf Dome
Coach and ride the train to Thornton Yard (one hour outside of the
station) in order to capture the celebrations onboard. A motorcoach
will transport media back to the Station by approximately 10:15 am.
7:00am - Everyone arrives at the Rocky Mountaineer Station (podium in
front of stage and media feed are available to all broadcast media).
7:10 am - Speeches begin (Chief Operating Officer, James Terry is the
Emcee and introduces Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Kevin
7:15am - Founder and CEO, Peter Armstrong and President, Randy Powell
reveal the name of the One Millionth Guest. Balloon drop, kabuki sign
drop, streamer cannons and pyrotechnic display follow. Rocky the Ram
mingles with the crowd while the Dixieland quartet gets everyone in a
7:20am - One Millionth Guest receives prizes and congratulatory remarks
7:30am - "All aboard" call and travellers board Rocky Mountaineer train.
7:45am - Interview with winners in front of the train.
7:55am - One Millionth Guest boards the train.
8:10am - Train leaves and is waved off by hundreds of staff members and
guests (the Dixieland quartet is on the platform as well as Rocky the
After the train departs, a light breakfast buffet will be served inside
the Station for staff members and industry partners. Members of the media are
invited to attend -individual interviews with Rocky Mountaineer Vacations'
Executive Team are available at this time.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Nancy Dery:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 606-8419 or (604) 202-1453; Diana Sorace:
email@example.com or (604) 606-8473 or (604) 518-7084