WINNIPEG — The Forks has hopped aboard a partnership with CN for the new naming rights to its entertainment stage and field.
Now known as CN Stage and Field, the area will continue to serve as a platform for year-round public programming at the site. The venue previously held the name Scotiabank Stage after a long-time sponsorship by the bank.
“With over 130 years of railway history at The Forks, and almost 40 trains travelling through here every day, it is exciting to welcome CN as a partner to continue to make history at the site,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks.
“We look forward to working with CN to provide more programming at the stage and to continue to be a meeting place for Winnipeggers, Manitobans and beyond.”
CN employs about 2,000 railroaders in Winnipeg, and the city is a central hub of CN’s transcontinental rail network.
The railway contributed $750,000 to The Forks as part of the deal.
At CN, we’re proud of our history @TheForks in the @CityofWinnipeg, and today we’re excited to deepen our partnership even further. We’re announcing that the Festival Stage and Field will now be known as the CN Stage and Field.#Winnipeg #YWG #MeetMeAtTheForks pic.twitter.com/qCkXS0qe2v
— Canadian National (@CNRailway) September 7, 2018