Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

July 14, 2015 12:00 ET

Express Clydesdales Featured in K-Days Parade

With Special Parade Guest "Make-A- Wish" Child, Rorie Carnegie

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - The Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals will attend Edmonton's K-Days parade on Friday, July 17.

Rory Carnegie of Edmonton - a former Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta child - and his parents, will also ride on the Express Stagecoach in the parade with the Clydesdales, accompanied by Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals and Edmonton Express franchise owner Jessica Culo.

The Express Clydesdales schedule for Edmonton's K-Days includes:

  • Edmonton K-Days Parade: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Clydesdales open house: 2 - 4 p.m. at Expo Center, Hall A
  • Executive reception: 5 - 10 p.m. in the Director's Suite, fourth floor at Northlands Race Track

The team appears in Edmonton fresh from a very successful 2015 Calgary Stampede appearance, where the Express Clydesdales won several first place spots at the Stampede, including the first place Clydesdale Team and first place Six-Horse Hitch. Additionally, Clydesdale "Danny" won the Supreme Champion Clydesdale and Best in Show.

The Express Employment Professionals team is made up of rare black and white Clydesdales, weighing between 1,800 and 2,300 lbs. each. Looming over other horse breeds, Clydesdales mature to an average height of 17 to 19 hands, which is about six feet from the ground to the horse's shoulder.

To set up an interview with Bob Funk while he is visiting the Edmonton with the Express Clydesdales, contact Kellie Major at kellie@mapleleafstrategies.com or Sherry Kast at Sherry.Kast@ExpressPros.com

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has franchises in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals and Express in Canada

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company in the United States and the second largest privately held staffing company in North America. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown across Canada significantly. There are currently 36 Express franchises in Canada - five in British Columbia, five in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, 23 in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.

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