Canada's National Women's Open Championship set for August 20-26 at The
Vancouver Golf Club
VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and
Golf Canada announced today that BC Children's Hospital Foundation has
been selected as the official beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match
campaign to be held during the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open.
Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship will take place from
August 20-26 at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative that rallies
communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause - supporting
children's hospitals. Funds raised through this initiative in
communities in the Vancouver area and throughout British Columbia will
be given to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have raised funds to support
children's hospitals by matching funds raised through initiatives
connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open. In the past six years, the
CN Miracle Match program has raised $6.45 million for children's
hospitals located in the cities that have hosted the Open.
"At CN, we believe that the best way to build strong communities is to
promote and safeguard the health of our young people and we are very
proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to help children all across
Canada since 2006," said Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer of CN. "We are confident that the money raised in the course of
the 2012 campaign will help BC Children's Hospital continue to provide
critical pediatric care to children throughout British Columbia. "
"Community-minded partners like CN and Golf Canada play an important
role in keeping BC Children's Hospital at the forefront of pediatric
medicine," said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children's
Hospital Foundation. "BC Children's is the only hospital in the
province with the full range of expertise required to meet the needs of
critically or chronically ill children. Funds raised through the CN
Miracle Match program will help us ensure we continue to provide the
best health care possible for our children today and in the future."
The 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open marks the return of professional golf
to Vancouver following the 2011 RBC Canadian Open, which was conducted
by Golf Canada last July at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
"Along with our partners at CN, we believe it is very important that the
CN Canadian Women's Open leave a lasting legacy in our local host
communities," said Scott Simmons, Golf Canada's Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer.