CN Picks Official Charities for 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open

MONTREAL — CN said it has chosen the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation as the official beneficiaries of the CN Miracle Match campaign to be held during the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

The golf tournament will take place from August 22 to 28 at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Quebec.

CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative designed to rally communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause – supporting children’s hospitals. Communities in Greater Montreal and throughout Quebec are invited to pool their donations, through this initiative, and the proceeds will be given to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have raised funds to support a children’s hospital by matching funds raised through various initiatives that are connected with the CN Canadian Women’s Open. In the past five years, the CN Miracle Match program has raised $4.35 million for children’s hospitals.

“At CN, we recognize our civic responsibility to the communities in which we operate and we are especially proud of the assistance we were able to provide to pediatric care in Canada thanks to the CN Miracle Match program,” said Claude Mongeau, CN President and Chief Executive Officer. “We hope the money raised in the course of the 2011 CN Miracle Match campaign in Montreal, where CN has strong roots, will exceed the $800,000 we raised last year for Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.”