Saskatchewan CP employees help grant wishes
MOOSE JAW, SK, June 9 /CNW/ - In celebration of Children's Wish's 25th
anniversary, Canadian Pacific (CP) today hosted wish families on a train ride
and luncheon. On the three-hour return excursion from Moose Jaw, CP presented
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada with a cheque for $16,000,
representing the most recent fundraising efforts of its Saskatchewan service
"For seven years, we've had the privilege of partnering with Children's
Wish. This cheque brings Canadian Pacific's total donation to more than
$86,000," said Jim Woodrow, Saskatchewan Service Area Manager. "We value the
opportunity to celebrate this achievement with our friends at Children's Wish
aboard our passenger train."
All funds were raised by local operations employees over the years
through grassroots initiatives like water bottle recycling programs and
organized events such as hockey tournaments. Fifteen CP employees who
contribute regularly to this fundraising program were guests on the train and
interacted with wish recipients Mason and Braydon, their families and Moose
Jaw's Deputy Mayor Mary-Dell Findlay.
"Especially in these tough economic times, there is still a need for
corporations to support children's charities. CP employees continue to step up
to the challenge and make wishes come true," added Carla Loney-Tindall,
Chapter Director of the Saskatchewan and NWT Chapter of Children's Wish. "It's
also important for our supporters to see the benefits of their donations with
wish children - this magical train trip made that possible."
Cornelius, CP's well-loved beaver mascot, was on hand to spend the
afternoon with the wish families who all received CP whistles and engineer
caps to add to their rail experience. The wish recipients were treated to
burgers and an impressive "make your own" ice cream sundae station all
courtesy of the talented staff of CP's Royal Canadian Pacific Luxury Train who
hosted and catered the lunch.
The Children's Wish Foundation
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 high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children
and their families and fulfills more than 930 wishes annually -- granting
nearly three wishes everyday -- each being an individual adventure, carefully
structured to meet the needs of that particular child.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: The Children's Wish Foundation,
Carla Loney-Tindall, (306) 955-0511 or cell (306) 220-8092,
Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org; Canadian Pacific, Kevin Hrysak, (403)