MONTREAL, June 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - One of Canada's most successful family-owned companies is putting one of Canada's last private rail cars on the tracks to help raise $1 million dollars for Alzheimer's research.
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc., the company is launching the Mother Parkers Remembers Campaign. Owners and co-Chief Executive Officers Michael and Paul Higgins Jr. have put their family's historic 1924 rail car, the Pacific, back into service in support of the fundraising effort to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, the illness that afflicted their father in his later years.
Media are invited to tour the Mother Parkers Pacific Rail Car that was used by King George VI and the Queen Mother during their 1939 tour of Canada. The tour began in Quebec City and made its first stop in Montreal on May 18, 1939.
|| Launch of the Mother Parkers Remembers Campaign
Media opportunity to tour a fully-restored 1924 private rail car
|When:||Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.|
|Where:||Track #20, Central Station, 895 de la Gauchetière W., Downtown Montreal|
|Why:||See a piece of history, including memorabilia from the 1939 Royal Tour and 100 years of Canadian business history.|
|Hear from Michael & Paul Higgins Jr. about their personal commitment to supporting the search for a cure for Alzheimer's disease.|
|Learn from the Alzheimer Society of Canada about the latest bio-medical research that is focused on uncovering causes and a cure for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.|
|Learn more about a Canadian company that has reached 100 years of business success in North America.|
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