Media Advisory - The Big Reveal - Rocky Mountaineer Vacations Announces One Millionth Guest

    VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, owners and operators of the Rocky
    Mountaineer and Whistler Mountaineer trains, will reveal the
    name of its unsuspecting One Millionth Guest. Over 700
    travellers, staff members and industry partners will attend
    this spectacular event and celebrate the company's largest
    milestone since its inception 18 years ago.

    WHEN:     Today - Thursday, June 5 at 7:00am

    WHERE:    Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver, BC Canada -
    1755 Cottrell Street (behind the Home Depot, just off
    Terminal Avenue)

    DETAILS:  Just before the Rocky Mountaineer train departs for the
    Canadian Rockies, the One Millionth Guest will be surprised
    with fabulous prizes, fanfare and personally congratulated by
    company founder Peter Armstrong, President, Randy Powell and
    Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Kevin Falcon.

    Once the One Millionth Guest is announced, there will be a
    spectacular display, followed by the upbeat rhythm of a
    Dixieland quartet and a rare appearance by company Mascot,
    Rocky the Ram. The staff will then lead the crowd in a Rocky
    Mountaineer tradition - the "all aboard" call and wave off the
    train as it departs the Station.

    (*) Media are invited to board the One Millionth Guest GoldLeaf Dome
    Coach and ride the train to Thornton Yard (one hour outside of the
    station) in order to capture the celebrations onboard. A motorcoach
    will transport media back to the Station by approximately 10:15 am.

    Photo Opportunities:

    7:00am - Everyone arrives at the Rocky Mountaineer Station (podium in
    front of stage and media feed are available to all broadcast media).

    7:10 am - Speeches begin (Chief Operating Officer, James Terry is the
    Emcee and introduces Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Kevin

    7:15am - Founder and CEO, Peter Armstrong and President, Randy Powell
    reveal the name of the One Millionth Guest. Balloon drop, kabuki sign
    drop, streamer cannons and pyrotechnic display follow. Rocky the Ram
    mingles with the crowd while the Dixieland quartet gets everyone in a
    celebratory mood.

    7:20am - One Millionth Guest receives prizes and congratulatory remarks
    are made.

    7:30am - "All aboard" call and travellers board Rocky Mountaineer train.

    7:45am - Interview with winners in front of the train.

    7:55am - One Millionth Guest boards the train.

    8:10am - Train leaves and is waved off by hundreds of staff members and
    guests (the Dixieland quartet is on the platform as well as Rocky the

    After the train departs, a light breakfast buffet will be served inside
the Station for staff members and industry partners. Members of the media are
invited to attend -individual interviews with Rocky Mountaineer Vacations'
Executive Team are available at this time.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Nancy Dery: or (604) 606-8419 or (604) 202-1453; Diana Sorace: or (604) 606-8473 or (604) 518-7084

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