Mayors of Montreal, Ottawa join Players on board enroute to Federation of
Canadian Municipalities annual meeting
MONTREAL, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - A special Fathers of Confederation train celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th anniversary will depart from Montreal Wednesday afternoon with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and other mayors attending this week's annual general meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa.
The mayors will be joined on board the trip to Ottawa by the Confederation Players, a Prince Edward Island-based troupe of costumed, young, bilingual Canadian actors trained to reenact the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation.
"We are bringing the Confederation Players to Ottawa as part of CN's Canada 150th and Montreal 375th celebrations," said Sean Finn, executive vice-president of corporate services at CN. "The railway helped unite our country and to this day plays an important role in its prosperity. We are proud to host the Confederation Players as we celebrate the great history of Montreal and Canada."
The train consisting of four historic passenger cars will depart Montreal's Central Station and travel through the city's neighbourhoods of Griffintown, Pointe Ste. Charles, Ville St. Pierre and Lachine, on to Dorval, Pointe Claire, Beaconsfield, Ile-Perrot and Pincourt in Quebec, and Alexandria, Maxville, Casselman and Carlsbad Springs in Ontario before arriving in Ottawa.
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 www.cn.ca.
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