Media invited to CP Canada 150 Train event in Calgary

CALGARY, July 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific invites local media to attend the CP Canada 150 Train community event this afternoon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also attend today's event and deliver remarks.

What: CP Canada 150 Train event

When: July 30, 2017 - 3-6 p.m.  (public presentation and show to start at approx. 4 p.m.)    

Where: Anderson C-Train station, South parking lot

Full event details, including on site activities, available at Feel free to promote the event prior to start time, as it is free for everyone.

Media is encouraged to share our Facebook event ( and engage on social media @CanadianPacific using #ConnectingCanada.

Only prearranged interviews with artists are available due to time constraints. Media should be prepared to gather all footage during the event.

Facts about CP in this city

  • When the first construction train reached what is now Palliser Square on August 15th, 1883 rail gangs set about building sidings and a station.
  • CPR moved its head office from Montreal to Calgary in 1996.
  • The streets and avenues in Calgary's downtown core were originally named after CPR officials involved in the building of the railway.
  • With the exception of Stephen Avenue, named after George Stephen, Lord Mount Stephen, CPR's first president, the streets were changed to a numbering system in 1904.
  • During World War II the Ogden Shops were transformed for the manufacture of military items.
  • Calgary is the only terminal where the mainline operates in all four directions.
  • Today, CP employs approximately 2,000 people in Calgary and the surrounding area, and is an important contributor to the local economy.
  • CP gives where it lives and has donated millions to the Calgary area. CP also supports the 3 Things For Canada initiative and is asking Calgarians as well as Canadians at large to complete three acts of service for Canada in 2017 (

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: Jeremy Berry, 403 819 0571, or


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