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Edmonton's Royal Mayfair to host 2013 CN Canadian Women's Open

Edmonton, AB (May 1, 2012) – CN and Golf Canada announced today that Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton will host the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

The host club announcement marks the return of Canada’s National Women’s Open to the city of champions for the first time since Lorena Ochoa won the event in 2007 at Royal Mayfair.

“In partnership with CN, we are very pleased to confirm that the CN Canadian Women’s Open will return to Royal Mayfair Golf Club in 2013,” said Golf Canada Executive Director and CEO Scott Simmons. “The 2007 event was a tremendous success and there’s no doubt that Royal Mayfair and the City of Edmonton will once again prove fabulous hosts for the Championship.”

Royal Mayfair Golf Club President George Dawson said: “On behalf of the Board of Governors, Membership, staff and management, we are thrilled to be named host of the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open. We look forward to welcoming the many golf enthusiasts from within our city and surrounding communities. We are equally excited about partnering with CN, Golf Canada, and the LPGA Tour as we look to raise funds for local children’s charities.”

Since 2006, CN has raised nearly C$6.5 million for pediatric care in cities that have hosted the CN Canadian Women’s Open through the company’s tournament sponsorship and the CN Miracle Match Program.

Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of CN, said: “We believe that the best way to build strong communities is to promote and safeguard the health of our young people and we are very proud that the CN Miracle Match has been able to help children across Canada. We are looking forward to returning to Edmonton and making a positive contribution in a community that is so important to our business.”

The 2013 Open in Edmonton will run August 19-25, 2013; the CN Miracle Match beneficiary will be announced at a later date.

The 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open will take place August 20-26, 2012 at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C. The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has been selected as host charity for this year’s event.
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