Media advisory - VIA Rail and the Royal Canadian Legion renew their partnership

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ -



November 6, at Ottawa station, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) and the Royal Canadian Legion (Legion) invite the media to the launch of their partnership which aims to pay tribute to Canadian veterans.

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of VIA Rail, Tom Eagles, Dominion President of the Legion, VIA Rail and Legion employees, as well as veterans, soldiers and their family members will be present to mark the event. For the occasion, a VIA Rail train will be officially decorated with a poppy, along with several other train cars across the country to highlight activities related to Remembrance Day.


Friday November 6, 2015

Arrival at 9h45, event beginning at 10h00 EST


VIA Rail Station

200, Tremblay Road

Ottawa, Ontario


About the Royal Canadian Legion

Established in 1926, The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada's largest Veteran support and community service organization with 300,000 members in Canada. Its mission is to serve Veterans, which includes serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members and their families; to promote Remembrance; and to serve our communities and our country. The Legion's Service Bureau's network provides assistance and representation to all veterans with their disability benefits, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. The Legion is perpetuating the Remembrance through the Remembrance Day ceremonies and the Poppy Campaign in communities across Canada. With over 1400 branches across Canada, the Legion makes a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, provides essential services within our communities, and remembers the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail ( and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. VIA Rail information at a glance:  

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Information: Julie Perrone, Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6197, 1 877 393-8787,, ; Bruce Poulin, Manager, Communications, Royal Canadian Legion, 613 591-3335, poste 241, 1 888 556-6222, -


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