Media invited to CP Canada 150 Train event in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific invites local media and the public to attend the CP Canada 150 Train community event today.

What: CP Canada 150 Train event
When: August 4, 2017 - 5-8 p.m. (show to start at approximately 6 p.m.)
Where: Southdale Community Centre, 254 Lakewood Boulevard

Full event details, including on site activities, available at http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-150/winnipeg. Please feel free to promote this event prior to show time.

Media is encouraged to share our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1686959214649412/) and engage on social media @CanadianPacific using #ConnectingCanada.

Facts about CP in this city

  • The arrival on October 9th, 1877, three and a half years before the formation of Canadian Pacific Railway, of the steam locomotive the Countess of Dufferin, six flatcars and a caboose in Winnipeg marked a new era of development for western Canada.
  • Winnipeg would become CPR's gateway to the Prairies, where finished goods and people flowed in and wheat, grain and livestock flowed out. CPR employed thousands here and invested heavily in railway shops, yards and infrastructure.
  • Winnipeg is home to CP's centralized transactional centre, the Network Service Centre.
  • Today, CP employees more than 1,200 people in Winnipeg.

Please send requests to speak to a CP spokesperson to Alert_MediaRelations@cpr.ca. If media are planning on attending, please RSVP to Alert_MediaRelations@cpr.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: Alert_MediaRelations@cpr.ca

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