Rail Safety Week September 21-27, 2020: It's Rail Safety Week 2020. Get involved. Help safe lives. Let's practice rail safety every week of the year! Click on the link below to view and then share Rail Safety Tips, listen to a Rail Safety Week Podcast and then take the Pledge to be Rail Smart! https://www.cn.ca/railsafety?fbclid=IwAR1IRs8L9usXSBAzX8hZ3LQg2DH8wvYP7YCYkz2bolAjKN1x82Uz7x2etbs
BBC's Great Canadian Railway Journeys: Here is a video on BBC's Great Canadian Railway Journeys. This episode does a feature on Winnipeg. Lots of mention of CN including our station and The Claude Mongeau National Training Centre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc_vzRdMI9E&feature=youtu.be
Rail Safety Week Monday, September 21 to Saturday, September 27, 2020: Operation Lifesaver, and its partners, created Rail Safety Week in 2003 to raise public awareness of the potential dangers at railway crossings and from trespassing on railway property. Since then the momentum has grown and together with our partners at Operation Lifesaver, CN will join forces again this year to promote public rail safety in communities throughout our network across North America. We strongly encourage you to be part of the CN Rail Safety Week team.
Click on the following link for a message from Sean Finn, CN Executive Vice-President Corporate Services & Chief Legal Officer. cn.hub.app.cn.ca/1j069ttdx3/13lvr7oh4a81ttysdqdls7?email=true&lang=en&i=3&a=6&p=4002753&t=1065929
The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 40th Anniversary: The Terry Fox Virtual Run will be held on September 20th, 2020. Join CN in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope!
CN has produced a special video about Terry, his family’s connection to CN, and the 40th anniversary of an incredible moment in our history. You’ll meet Eddy Nolan, a former CN employee and cancer survivor on whom Terry had a huge impact. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/449780312/e69a858752
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it touches so many people – our family, our friends, our community. So CN would like to encourage all CN employees and pensioners to participate in this important event. You can still do so safely while maintaining the 6 ft/2 m physical distancing protocols.
Join the CN Team, make a donation and challenge yourself to run, walk, roll or cycle in his memory. Every dollar counts! Terry once said that if everyone donated $1 to the Marathon of Hope, we’d find a cure for cancer.
CN is proud to announce that it will be donating a major gift to the Terry Fox Foundation this year, and will also be matching employee donations up to $25,000. Please consider joining the team by getting involved in the Terry Fox virtual run. Let’s honour Terry’s legacy by coming together and showing our CN colours!
To join the CN team and to make a donation, click on this link: https://www.communityfundcn.com/en/events/virtual-terry-fox-run
COVID-19 Update: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all CNPA of Manitoba meetings and events unfortunately are cancelled until at least 2021. Updates will be posted to our Website, Facebook Page as well as in coming Newsletters as to when meetings will resume. In the meantime, please stay well and stay safe!
August Newsletter: The CNPA of Manitoba August 2020 Newsletter is now available. Just click here to view it or visit our Newsletter page by clicking here.
Lebanon Humanitarian Needs: CN has authorized a fundraising campaign for humanitarian needs in Lebanon following their devastating explosion in early August. CN will match employee and retiree donations up to $50,000. Click here for more info on how to donate.
National Newsletter Spring 2020 Edition: The Spring edition of the National Newsletter can now be viewed on the national website of the National Council of CN Pensioners. Click here to view / read it. This edition will not be mailed out. CN will be mailing an explanation out to all pensioners.
CN 100th 2020 Celebrations: All CN 100th Celebrations for 2020 have been cancelled.
CN In Your Community 2020 Brochure: Click here to view the brochure.
Congratulations to SidLee & CN100 Moving Celebrations: The CN100 Moving Celebrations has been nominated in three categories of the prestigious ADC “Art Director’s Club”. These are worldwide Oscars awarded for creativity. Congratulations to SidLee, the artistic designers of the Moving Celebrations!
Also, here is a link to the CN Video 2019: A Year in Review where you can see the CN100 Celebrations and the train moving the event containers across the country. Just click on the link and then click on the play button located in the middle of the CN logo. https://app.frame.io/presentations/ab529ca5-8673-431c-84a7-1b2c183e3f34
Sean Finn, CN Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services & Chief Legal Officer, along with Martin Gauthier, President of SidLee, and CN Pensioners National Council President Reg Hebert, and Past President Yves Bourdon, extend a big thank you to all those who helped to make the CN100 Celebrations a huge success!
CN Introduces Revitalized Railroaders In The Community Program: Check out our Railroaders In The Community page for information on the new program. Please note that the full launch of the program is targeted for early September. Just click here. Lots of great new features. If you volunteer for a Charitable organization and have participated in the Railroaders In The Community Volunteer Grant Program and obtained a grant for the charity you volunteer for, let us know. Email Tim & Claudette McCrindle (Our Publicity Chair and Newsletter Editor) and provide them with your details.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): For resource information on the Coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus page by clicking here.
CN 100th Commemorative Book - If you have not yet ordered a copy of the CN 100th Commemorative Book, you can still do so for $25.00. Please visit the CN Employees and Pensioners Community Fund website by clicking at https://www.communityfundcn.com/en/event-list. Scroll down to the CN 100 - Commemorative Book, click Donate and follow the instructions.
Health Care Plan 2020 - The 2020 Health Care Brochure, Provincial Rates, Renewal Letter and your 2020 Health Care Reps / Alt Reps listing is now available by visiting our Health Care Page on our website or by clicking here.
CN 100th Commemorative Coins - The Royal Canadian Mint along with CN unveiled 2 commemorative coins on May 13th, 2019. These coins are now available for purchase by visiting the Mint in person or online through their website at www.mint.ca. To view a photo, click here.
CN Pensioners' Web Portal - To register and log in, visit cnbenefits.hroffice.com. This new Portal gives you the ability to view / print your pension statements, change your address or change your banking information on line. Before logging in the first time, you must register. Just click on register link and follow the instructions. Be sure to keep your password in a safe place. After you have registered, your CN PIN number will be your log in ID. To log in, enter your pin number, and then the password that you created when you registered. Don’t forget to log out when you are finished. This Online Portal is for your convenience. However, if you prefer, you can still contact CN Pensions & Benefits through their toll free number at 1-800-361-0739 with your question or change request.
CN Fitness Centre at Symington - For CN Pensioners wishing to join the Employee Fitness Centre at Symington Yard, membership application forms can be picked up at Symington Yard "M" Building or by clicking here. Also, for a copy of the Policy Manual, please click here.
CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund: Your role is important in your community. To read the Top 5 Reasons to give through the Community Fund, click here. For more information and to contribute, call 1-877-552-7555 or visit www.communityfundcn.com.
Travel Passes - Did You Know?
Eligibility for travel passes: The following information is from Darlene Cherry of Morneau Shepell.
The benefits rules are a bit different than the pension rules which sometimes causes confusion. A post retirement spouse is not entitled to pension survivor benefits under the plan. However, If the retiree is eligible to a Travel Card and then marries or remarries after retirement, the post-retirement spouse is eligible for the Travel Card (train pass).
You can simply call the CN Pensions Call Centre at 1-800-361-0739, and request one. The Customer Service Agent will take the required information and let you know if anything further will be required to process the application.
The Pensioner's Book Store. Did you know that some of our local pensioners have authored books? To obtain a copy of one of these books and for an interesting read check out the following:
“Through the Window of a Train” and "Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era" by Barbara Lange; and “In The Arms of the Angels – Our Journey Through the Darkness of Dementia” by Janet Lewis Anderson, and "Gathering Memories" by Margaret Hollingsworth.
To purchase one of these books, please contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will put you in touch with the respective author.