SASKATOON, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific invites local media and public to attend the CP Canada 150 Train community event.
What: CP Canada 150 Train event
When: August 1, 2017 - 5-8 p.m. (show starts at approximately 6 p.m.)
Where: William A. Reid Park, 319 Pendygrasse Road
Full event details, including on site activities, available at http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-150/saskatoon. Feel free to promote the event prior to start time, as it is free for everyone.
Media is encouraged to share our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1426086334117255/) and engage on social media @CanadianPacific using #ConnectingCanada.
Facts about CP in this city
- Although the area had been inhabited for many years, Saskatoon was formally established as a settlement in 1881, the same year the CPR was incorporated.
- The railway first arrived in Saskatoon in 1890.
- CP opened the Saskatoon Station on June 15th, 1908 to serve as a passenger depot, telegraph station, mail and freight depot. The building was sold and restored and is now a restaurant.
- Today, CP employs approximately 160 people in Saskatoon.
- Saskatoon is on what CP's calls its "North Line". This line is an important collector of Canadian grain and fertilizer, serving the potash mines located east and west of Saskatoon and many high-throughput grain elevators and processing facilities. In addition, this line provides direct access to refining and upgrading facilities at Lloydminster, AB and Western Canada's largest pipeline terminal at Hardisty, AB.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific
For further information: Media planning to attend, please RSVP to Jeremy Berry at 403 819 0571 or Jeremy_Berry@CPR.ca