Media invited to CP Canada 150 Train event in Calgary

CALGARY, July 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific invites local media to attend the CP Canada 150 Train community event this afternoon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also attend today's event and deliver remarks.

What: CP Canada 150 Train event

When: July 30, 2017 - 3-6 p.m.  (public presentation and show to start at approx. 4 p.m.)    

Where: Anderson C-Train station, South parking lot

Full event details, including on site activities, available at http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-150/calgary. Feel free to promote the event prior to start time, as it is free for everyone.

Media is encouraged to share our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/208711719643169/) and engage on social media @CanadianPacific using #ConnectingCanada.

Only prearranged interviews with artists are available due to time constraints. Media should be prepared to gather all footage during the event.

Facts about CP in this city

  • When the first construction train reached what is now Palliser Square on August 15th, 1883 rail gangs set about building sidings and a station.
  • CPR moved its head office from Montreal to Calgary in 1996.
  • The streets and avenues in Calgary's downtown core were originally named after CPR officials involved in the building of the railway.
  • With the exception of Stephen Avenue, named after George Stephen, Lord Mount Stephen, CPR's first president, the streets were changed to a numbering system in 1904.
  • During World War II the Ogden Shops were transformed for the manufacture of military items.
  • Calgary is the only terminal where the mainline operates in all four directions.
  • Today, CP employs approximately 2,000 people in Calgary and the surrounding area, and is an important contributor to the local economy.
  • CP gives where it lives and has donated millions to the Calgary area. CP also supports the 3 Things For Canada initiative and is asking Calgarians as well as Canadians at large to complete three acts of service for Canada in 2017 (http://www.threethingsforcanada.ca/)

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: Jeremy Berry, 403 819 0571, or Jeremy_berry@cpr.ca

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