ADVISORY - Special Fathers of Confederation train in honour of Canada's 150th birthday arrives in Ottawa Wednesday

Mayors of Ottawa, Montreal arrive for FCM meeting

OTTAWA, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - A special Fathers of Confederation train celebrating Canada's 150th birthday will arrive in Ottawa Wednesday afternoon with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Mayor Clifford Lee and other mayors attending this week's annual general meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

The mayors will be joined on board for the trip from Montreal by CN representatives and the Confederation Players, a Prince Edward Island-based troupe of costumed, young, bilingual Canadian actors trained to reenact the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation.   

The public and media are invited to a photo op and short welcome program with mayors, CN representatives, MPs and the Confederation Players.


Photo opportunity - Fathers of Confederation train arrival and welcome in Ottawa. The train will be made up of four historic CN passenger cars.


3:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 31


Ottawa Via station, 200 Tremblay Road, Ottawa

CN is bringing the Confederation Players to Ottawa as part of its Canada 150th celebrations.

CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company's website at


For further information: Media: Patrick Waldron, Senior Manager, Media Relations, (514) 399-8803; Investors: Paul Butcher, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052


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