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CP Police join Notre Dame Elementary School students in kicking off Rail Safety Week

CALGARY , April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) and students from Notre Dame Elementary School today unveiled student artwork that highlights the importance of safety as part of Rail Safety Week.

"Canadian Pacific is very proud of the relationship we have with the over 1100 communities we operate in," said Bill Law , CPPS District Inspector - Ontario . "This is the second year we have collaborated with a school in the Hamilton area to teach the rail safety message through art and it has been very successful. We thank the teachers and students for their participation in this project."

Each year, CP partners with Operation Lifesaver and other stakeholders during Rail Safety Week to remind the public to be safe, aware and vigilant around railway tracks and property. During this Rail Safety Week, Canadian Pacific (CP) is stressing that people stay off of railway tracks and observe all laws when driving over railway crossings.

CP partnered with the City of Hamilton and the school to teach children about rail safety through art. As a learning and beautification project, Grade 6/7 students from Notre Dame Elementary School painted rail and community safety themed artwork which will be hung on the fence line of LifeSaver Park on Sanford Avenue S in June.

From April 24 through April 30 , CP and CPPS will conduct rail safety blitzes in communities across our network – from Montreal to Vancouver – with participation from other police agencies and schools to educate motorists, pedestrians and the general public about the role we each play in staying safe.

"I would like to thank CP for choosing école Notre-Dame to inform the public of the importance of the safety around train tracks," said Pascale Salloum , Principal of Notre Dame Elementary School. "The students have shown great artistic talent in illustrating this important message."

People can follow CP's rail safety outreach activities and get safety tips on Facebook and Twitter. Share your rail safety story using #LookListenLive #RSW2017.

Canadians can experience Operation Lifesaver's virtual-reality rail-safety campaign at www.LookListenLive.ca, and can learn more about the Rail Safety Week activities in their area by visiting operationlifesaver.ca. They can also join the rail-safety conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (CP)(CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal , providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

About CP Police Service
The CP Police Service (CPPS) is a fully accredited police agency operating in both Canada and the U.S. created by Federal Statute with full federal, state and provincial powers. CPPS officers are peace officers as defined by the Criminal Code. The CPPS plays an important role by contributing to public safety and enforcement activities in the communities where Canadian Pacific operates. CPPS officers promote public safety through trespasser abatement patrols, enforcement of traffic legislation at and near railway crossings and participation in education activities to raise awareness of community safety issues. The CPPS also help to protect the critical infrastructure of Canada and the U.S. by ensuring supply chain integrity and ensuring the operational efficiency of the transportation network.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

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