MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the 13th edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised C$360,000 at a friendly hockey game which took place on Saturday. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations supported by the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.
"We are very proud to make a significant contribution that will help make a difference for many charity organizations," said Olivier Chouc, CN vice-president of law, and chairman of the board of the CN Community Fund. "I want to congratulate our employees, retirees and partners who participated and donated to the community through our CN Community Fund. I would also like to particularly thank Dentons for their generous contribution to this event."
On Saturday, at the Jean-Louis-Lévesque Arena at the University of Moncton, CN's hockey club played against a team of former Montreal Canadiens headed by Guy Lapointe and composed of Guy Carbonneau, Gilbert Delorme, Marc-André Bergeron and Stéphane Richer.
The CN Canadiens Almuni Challenge is the CN Community Fund's largest fundraiser. Since its first edition, in 2002, the event has raised more than C$3.2 million for charities across North America. This year, proceeds will be donated to charitable organizations supported by the CN Community Fund committed to supporting and protecting children such as the University of Moncton and the CHU-Dumont Foundation.
About CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund
CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund, which has been in existence for 51 years, stands out as a Canadian leader due to its exemplary practices. The Fund, run by CN employees and pensioners acting on behalf of their colleagues, organizes fundraising activities and annual campaigns in support of various charities across Canada. Over the past 10 years, the Fund has raised more than C$14.7 million in donations to help those in need.
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