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Moving the Olympic Spirit CP, employees ramping up for Vancouver 2010 CANADIAN PACIFIC LAUNCHED its Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games employee activation in Canada’s tournament capital. CP is the official rail freight services provider to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “Canadian Pacific employees are uniquely qualified to move the Olympic Spirit,” said Fred Green, Canadian Pacific’s president and CEO. “The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games provide us with an international platform to showcase our abilities as North America’s safest and most reliable railroad.” Almost 5,000 employees from across North America have signed their names to a specially designed 53-foot intermodal container, the CP Spirit Train Wall of Fame. Unveiled at a recent event in B.C., the container will tour CP facilities across western Canada before moving to Vancouver in February 2010. The design showcases CP-sponsored sports teams and incorporates the names of employees into notable terrain and architectural structures across the railway’s network, including the Rocky Mountains and Lethbridge’s High Level Bridge. A virtual version of the CP Spirit Train Wall of Fame, with a searchable name function, can be seen online at Employees who signed their name to the CP Spirit Train Wall of Fame were automatically entered in an internal contest to win an all expenses-paid trip to the 2010 Winter Games for four. Tennile Haug, a clerk at Canadian Pacific’s Crew Management Center, was announced as the winner. “Thank you CP! I can’t wait to share this Olympic experience in my own country with my friends and family,” said Ms. Haug. Another 47 Canadian Pacific employees will experience the 2010 Winter Games as volunteers. These employees were chosen after a rigorous internal selection process in which they detailed their involvement in the areas of community, sport and sustainability – the three pillars of the Olympic Movement. CP will pay expenses for those employees during their 2010 Winter Games experience. “I’ll be working at the Richmond Olympic Oval during Games time with the full support of my company,” said CP project manager Dan McGavock. “What a wonderful way for CP to recognize the volunteering we do in our communities year round.” 36 Interchange Winter 2010 Hundreds of Canadian Pacific employees in Metro Vancouver and at CP’s Network Management Centre will ensure freight trains and additional West Coast Express commuter trains run safely and reliably during the 2010 Winter Games. The Canadian Pacific Police Service is also supporting the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. Canadian Pacific employees have been working for months to coordinate and move construction and staging material needed for February. Tents, scaffolding, fencing, paint, scoreboards, ticket kiosks, hockey nets and bleachers are on their way to Vancouver from across North America and around the world. CP ensures these unique shipments arrive safely and reliably. Visible across Canada, 20 Canadian Pacific locomotives sporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Emblem continuously represent CP’s commitment to Canada’s Games. They are part of a fleet of more than 200 fuel-efficient GE Evolution Series locomotives, which are among the industry’s most efficient and environmentally conscious, meeting stringent U.S. EPA Tier II emission standards. Canadian Pacific has supported Canadian Olympians since 1924, when Canada’s gold medal-winning hockey team returned from France on a Canadian Pacific steamship. CP was also an official supporter of the Montreal 1976 Olympic Summer Games and the Calgary 1988 Olympic Winter Games. ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Winter 2010

Interchange - Winter 2010
Table of Contents
President’s Message
Côté Helped Change VIA’s Culture
High-Speed Trains Proven Around the World
Putting Teeth in Trespass Prevention
The Class of 2009
Moving the Olympic Spirit
Industry News and Developments
Index to Advertisers

Interchange - Winter 2010