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Happy Father’s Day from Spruce Meadows and CP has Heart.

For Immediate Release

Canadian Pacific invites families to celebrate a heart healthy Father’s Day at Spruce Meadows. The 1.60metre CP Grand Prix begins at 2:00PM in the Meadows on the Green Ring. The railway will donate a lifesaving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to protect the heart health of Calgary area youth every time a competitor jumps a clear round at the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix.


Course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) has set the arena for top international athletes. Eric Lamaze (CAN), Richard Spooner (USA), Ian Millar (CAN), Pablo Barrios (VEN) and Darragh Kenny (IRL) are just a few of the names which appear in today’s roster. It will take heart and precision for the 35 horse/rider combinations to achieve the ultimate prize in the $210,000 CP Grand Prix.


CP will be onsite at Spruce Meadows with the Heart and Stroke Foundation teaching families how simple it can be to save a life with CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). And every time a competitor jumps a clear round in the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix that afternoon, CP will donate lifesaving AED equipment and training (valued at $10,000) to protect the heart health of young people in the Calgary-area.


CP is working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation at this Spruce Meadows event to help enable faster and better cardiac emergency response in the Calgary area.


In addition to demonstrations of CPR and AEDs by the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the CP Has Heart tent at Spruce Meadows on Sunday, June 15, there will be kid-friendly activities, including a miniature jumping course and the "Little General”, CP’s new miniature train, will be on the grounds providing rides to children.


Find out more on or @CPhasHeart.



The Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ tournament has complimentary seating, so no tickets are required. Complimentary parking in Lot #7 is also available. Please visit for more information.