October 25, 2010 11:01 ET

Reminder: Green Pledge Sees Moderator Riding the Rails

Travelling by Train Helps United Church Leader Reduce Her Carbon Footprint

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) -

Saskatchewan will be the next stop for The United Church of Canada's Moderator, Mardi Tindal, as she continues a month-long journey inviting people to come together to talk about their concerns for the environment.

Tindal's journey was named the Spirit Express because she intentionally scheduled this leg of her regional visits so that her travel between the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta could be done exclusively by train. She chose this means of transportation as a way of reducing her carbon footprint during her three-year term when she knew she would be travelling extensively.

Tindal boards the train for Saskatchewan in Winnipeg at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 25. She arrives in Melville at 5:32 p.m.. During her time in Saskatchewan, Tindal will be visiting Kipling, Kindersley, Regina, and Saskatoon. She will be hosting Spirit Express town hall meetings in the following locations:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Kipling-Windthorst Pastoral Charge
301 6th Ave.
Kipling, SK S0G 2S0
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
St. Paul's United Church
502 Main St. (Main & 4th Ave E.)
Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0
6:30 p.m. (Dessert and Town Hall)

Sunday, October 31, 2010
Grosvenor Park United Church
407 Cumberland Ave. S.
Saskatoon, SK S7H 2L3
1:00 p.m.

Members of the media and the general public, including those of other faith traditions, are welcome to attend these town hall meetings.

On Wednesday evening, October 27, the Moderator will deliver a keynote address in Regina at Lakeview United Church's Environmental Fair. Tindal will speak about her passion for God's creation and the need to live in harmony with the environment.

On Saturday, October 30, Tindal will travel to Craik to participate in a gathering of Multi-Faith Saskatchewan, tour the Craik Sustainable Living Project, and attend the dedication of the project's Designated Sacred Space.

For more information about the Moderator's Spirit Express journey, please visit

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/For further information: Mary-Frances Denis
Program Coordinator, Media and Public Relations
The United Church of Canada
Office:416-231-7680 ext. 2016
Cell: 416-400-7273

Contact Information

  • Mary-Frances Denis, Program Coordinator, Media and Public Relations, The United Church of Canada
    Primary Phone: 416-231-7680 ext. 2016
    Secondary Phone: 416-400-7273
    Toll-Free: 800-268-3781