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CP Spirit Train will roll into Cooksville GO Station on Thanksgiving weekend

October 8, 2008

CP Spirit Train will roll into Cooksville GO Station on Thanksgiving weekend


TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2008 /CNW/ - On Monday, October 13, the Canadian Pacific Spirit Train will bring Olympic spirit to the Cooksville GO Station and surrounding community with a free festival from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Six-time Juno award winner Colin James headlines the event, while Olympic and Paralympic athletes bring the excitement of the games to this traveling outdoor festival promoting the Vancouver 2010 Games.

GO Transit is proud to have the Cooksville GO Station in Mississauga as the location for this festival stop. "We are happy to work with Canadian Pacific and help encourage national pride for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games," said GO Transit Managing Director Gary McNeil.

This free, all day event has something for the entire family to enjoy from musical performances to interacting with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Visitors can also enjoy many activities and explore various exhibits. The Kids' Zone will offer workshops where families and kids can build their own mini Olympic wooden Inukshuks in honour of the Vancouver Olympic emblem. Other activities include trying out sledge hockey, a challenging Paralympic sport, or creating a video postcard message for Canadian athletes at the video booth.

For more information on the CP Spirit Train village, please visit
www.cpspirittrain.com for up-to-date event details, including concert and performance schedules, and an in-depth look at CP's historical involvement with the Olympics.

Cooksville GO Station is located in Mississauga at 3210 Hurontario St., at the corner of Hillcrest Ave. and Hwy. 10. For more information on how to take the GO Bus to the station, please call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or check the Schedules section at gotransit.com.

GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries more than 51 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus service that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.

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For further information: Media enquiries - Jessica Kosmack, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231; or Jennifer Beck, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5456

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