MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the tenth edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised C$398,555. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations supported by the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund (CN Community Fund), notably the Simple Plan Foundation, Ted Nolan Foundation, L'appart à moi and The Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill.
Since its first edition, in 2002, the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge has raised C$2,575,535 million for charity.
Olivier Chouc, CN vice-president, Law, and chairman of the board of the CN Community Fund, said: "We are very proud to make a significant contribution that will help make a difference for the organizations selected this year. I want to thank and congratulate our employees and retirees, as well as our business partners, who have given back to the communities in which CN operates by raising funds benefiting charitable organizations for many years through the CN Community Fund."
On Saturday, at Montreal's Saint-Michel Arena, CN's hockey club played against a team of former Montreal Canadiens coached by Guy Lafleur, including Guy Carbonneau, Patrice Brisebois, Stéphane Richer, and Chris Nilan. To mark this milestone, Simple Plan has given an acoustic performance before the game. The internationally revered band is well known for its community involvement. These big-hearted rock stars have launched their own foundation to help troubled youth.
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately 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 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 on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
For further information: Chantale Lauzon, President and CEO, CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund, 514-229-4307, [email protected]