TERRACE, BC, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - CN announced today that it has donated $15,000 to the Dr. R.E.M Lee Hospital Foundation to help purchase an infant and pediatric ventilator for the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace.
"CN is pleased to support the Foundation as part of our commitment to help provide a healthier and safer environment for our youth," said Kevin Mau, Assistant Superintendent for CN's BC Mountain Region. "With close to 500 employees in northern BC, CN understands that community investments like this one will benefit children in Terrace and throughout the region."
Mr. Mau made the announcement during a civic luncheon, celebrating the BC Winter Games, which are taking place in Terrace from March 4 to 7. CN, with the BC Games Society, is one of four corporate partners. As part of its sponsorship, CN is a patron Corporate Partner of the Key Volunteer Rally, an event that celebrated the exceptional commitment of the volunteers who have worked hard to make the Games a success.
"The success of the BC Winter Games is based on countless volunteers, community involvement and the support of great partners like CN," said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. "We'd like to thank CN for not only its support of the BC Winter Games, but for also making this donation."
The community of Terrace, working with the BC Winter Games Society, has brought forth a level of enthusiasm, excitement and a sense of community spirit that will have an immediate benefit and leave a legacy for the City of Terrace that will last well beyond the games.
Through the CN Stronger Communities Fund, CN supports health and safety programs for young people, transportation education, the CN Railroaders in the Community employee volunteer grant program, and United Way. As an Imagine Caring Company, CN is committed to contributing one per cent of pre-tax profit to registered, non-profit organizations in communities where our employees work and where we operate our business.
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, 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.
About the BC Games Society
The BC Games Society is a leader in providing opportunities for the development of sport, communities, and volunteers, and promoting healthy life-styles for British Columbians. The next Games will be the Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games, July 22 - 25. The BC Games Society office is in Victoria, BC.
For further information: For further information: for CN: Kelli Svendsen, Regional Manager, Public and Government Affairs, (604) 589-6512; for BC Games Society: Kelly Mann, President and CEO, (250) 812-7328