Canadian Pacific on track to deliver Canada’s 2010 Winter Games: CP named official rail freight services provider
January 24, 2007
Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced today Canadian Pacific as the Official Rail Freight Services Provider. Canadian Pacific Railway has been moving Canada’s commerce over the past 126 years and is now positioned to help bring the 2010 Winter Games to all Canadians.
“Canadian Pacific has a historic connection with Vancouver that includes the naming of the city and an Olympic history that dates back to the 1924 Winter Games in France”, said Canadian Pacific’s President and CEO Fred Green. “This is the right fit for Canadian Pacific and our employees as we continue our strong support for local amateur sports and national teams in communities across the country.”
The six-year partnership designates CP as an Official Supporter of the 2010 Winter Games, including sponsorship rights for the Canadian teams participating at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games.
“The railway has played a fundamental role in building this country by connecting Canadians from coast to coast,” said John Furlong, VANOC CEO. “Canadian Pacific’s long-standing commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic movement is once again being demonstrated through this partnership as we work together to bring the spirit of the Games to all Canadians from now through 2010.”
Canadian Pacific’s commitment provides for cash and in-kind logistics, freight rail service and truck service as well as support of special community events across the country. The community events are being developed and will be announced in the coming months.
“Through our company’s innovative logistics and transportation solutions, we will move Games equipment, sponsor materials and supplies to Vancouver for 2010,” added Green. “We will also build on our experience and leverage the use and visibility of our trains to help ensure VANOC makes these Canada’s Games.”
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.
VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport. VANOC’s International Partners include Coca-Cola, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald’s, Omega and Visa. VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada, Hbc, RBC Financial Group, GM Canada, Petro-Canada, and RONA.
VANOC’s Official Supporters include the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific, the Royal Canadian Mint, Ricoh Canada Inc. and Teck Cominco Limited. VANOC’s Official Suppliers are Dow Canada, EPCOR, Haworth Canada, Vincor Canada and Workopolis.
Canadian Pacific, through the ingenuity of its employees located across Canada and in the United States, intends to be the safest, and most fluid railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering innovative transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe operation of our trains through the more than 900 communities where we operate. Our combined ingenuity makes Canadian Pacific a better place to work, rail a better way to ship, and North America a better place to live. Come and visit us at www.cpr.ca to see how we can put our ingenuity to work for you. Canadian Pacific is proud to be the official rail freight services provider for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.