CN Montreal Canadiens Alumni Challenge makes  its Winnipeg debut to raise money for charity 

Public invited to watch CN railroaders face-off against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni at MTS Iceplex Saturday, Nov. 7

Guy Carbonneau (Photo by CN)
Guy Carbonneau (Photo by CN)


WINNIPEG, Oct. 22, 2015 —CN announced today that the eleventh edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge charity hockey game will be held on Nov. 7, 2015, at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg.

This is the first year the exhibition game pitting CN railroaders against hockey legends has been held outside of Montreal, giving Winnipeggers a chance to see Montreal Canadiens alumni in action. Since 2002, the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge has raised more than C$2.75 million dollars for charities across North America.

The CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund has raised more than $12.3 million in donations over the past ten years,” said Olivier Chouc, CN Vice-President, Law, and Chairman of the Board of the Community Fund. “This event is our largest fundraising activity of the year and we’re happy we can drop the puck at the MTS Iceplex to support the great work these charities are doing.”

The CN hockey team, made up of employees from across Canada, will face-off against former Montreal Canadiens players including Mike Keane, who played five seasons with the Manitoba Moose. The former Canadiens line up will also feature Steve Shutt, Stéphane Richer and Chris Nilan.

Gilbert Delorme, Stephane Richer (Photo by CN)
Gilbert Delorme, Stephane Richer (Photo by CN)

Proceeds from this friendly match will be donated to local charitable organizations including The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, The Dream Factory, Winnipeg Harvest and Rossbrook House. Last year’s event raised $398,000 and the community fund hopes to match that in 2015.



Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Time: Noon: Doors open


1.30 p.m. Start of game


MTS Iceplex, 3969 Portage Avenue
Tickets: Free for children 10 and under
Adults: $10

To buy tickets, visit the CN Campus at 650 Pandora Ave. East 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call the Community Fund at 1-877-552-7555 or e-mail

For more information about the event, visit CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge.

CN - Canadiens Alumni (Photo by CN)
CN – Canadiens Alumni (Photo by CN)

About the CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund 

The CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund, which has been in existence for more than 50 years, is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in Canada. The Community Fund, run by CN employees and pensioners acting on behalf of their colleagues, organizes fundraising activities and annual campaigns in support of various charities across Canada. Over the past ten years, the Community Fund has raised more than C$12.3 million in donations to help those in need.

About CN

CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of 25,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid- America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at