Laureen Harper joins Chapter 150 Campaign Cabinet
The Trans Canada Trail Foundation is delighted to announce that beginning in March 2016, Laureen Harper joins the TCT’s Chapter 150 Campaign as an active volunteer member of the Campaign Cabinet.
Yukon Achieves a Trans Canada Trail Connection Milestone
In late February 2016, the TCT proudly celebrated the Yukon’s Trail connection milestone in Whitehorse, where CIBC also officially unveiled a $750,000 gift destined to accelerate the development of the TCT across Canada.
Manitoba makes a major investment in the Trail
This past November, the Government of Manitoba committed to contributing $800,000 to the development of the TCT in the province, in an effort to help ensure full connection by 2017. TCT Champion and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement at a press conference held in the legislative building in Winnipeg, accompanied by TCT Foundation Co-Chair Hartley Richardson and Trails Manitoba Chair Ian Hughes.
In October 2015, the TCT Board of Directors met in Regina, Saskatchewan and hosted a reception to thank our many partners in Saskatchewan for their amazing work in the recent success of Trail development in the province: up from 34% to 71% connection in one year!
$500,000 gift from Scotiabank for Trail development in New Brunswick
On October 26, 2015, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) was thrilled to announce a $500,000 gift from Scotiabank– funds to be matched at 50% by the Government of Canada-for a total of $750,000 in Trail-development funding for New Brunswick at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B.
Trans Canada Trail welcomes $2 million gift from the TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, matched by Government of Canada
On June 19, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the TCT held an event to announce it has received a $2 million joint gift from TD Bank Group and the Ontario Trillium Foundation – funds that have been matched by the Government of Canada with another $1 million grant, for a total of $3 million in Trail development funding for Northern Ontario.
RBC Foundation Funds 3 Paddling Routes
With a generous $1 million philanthropic contribution to the TCT's Chapter 150 Campaign, the RBC Foundation is supporting the development of three signature paddling routes in key areas of the TCT network.
Heartfelt Tribute on Cataraqui Trail, Ontario
At a touching commemoration ceremony on July 5, TCT Leadership Donors Kurt and Marianne Strobele dedicated a bench and an interpretive panel in honour of their friend, the late Dr. Gerald G. Hatch, DSc, CM (1922 to 2014), an engineer and nation-builder.
Find out why TCT Champions support the TCT
Read the 2015 edition of our annual special insert in The Globe and Mail, featuring stories on our national Champions and more!
An Evening in Alberta
On October 14, 2014, Gordon and Robyn Ritchie, friends of the Trans Canada Trail, generously hosted a TCT Chapter 150 Campaign reception at their Calgary home.
Inter Pipeline Ltd. Supports the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign
The TCT is proud to welcome Inter Pipeline Ltd. as a Chapter 150 member. The Alberta-based multinational’s $1.5 million donation will help bridge the final gap in the Strathcona County Trail, located in Edmonton’s Sherwood Park area.
Donor Profile: David Bissett
The TCT is proud to welcome philanthropist David Bissett as a Chapter 150 member.
“I encourage all Canadians to get behind the TCT. Here in PEI, it’s the premier outdoor venue for walking, running, hiking and cycling. The Confederation Trail showcases the Island’s natural beauty...travel between communities, and gives people a great reason to enjoy the outdoors.” - Robert Ghiz, Former Premier, PEI
"Almost every day, I run or walk on the TCT near where I grew up...or to get to my office or...to get groceries...Supporting the TCT is a way for me to give back...celebrate Canada's 150th birthday...promote green activities and healthy living. That’s good for all of us." - Robert A. Quartermain, President and CEO, Director, Pretivm
"I travel the country non-stop, and...nothing beats getting out and about on foot. It’s how you get to know a place...The TCT is classic, old-fashioned nation-building,something that should never go out of style. Let’s finish the trail so future generations can say. “wow, how did they do that?” -Rick Mercer, Star of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report
Canada’s history was forged by pioneers and trailblazers: People whose bold vision is shared by many of today’s iconic Canadian leaders. As TCT Chapter 150 members, these modern-day nation-builders are helping to achieve the full connection of Canada’s magnificent national Trail.
Stretching 24,000 kilometres from coast to coast to coast, the Trans Canada Trail will be the longest and grandest in the world. To achieve this bold dream, the TCT’s Chapter 150 Campaign is raising $75 million to fully connect the Trail for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
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