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“Walk to Tuk” a success, and an inspiration

April 4th, 2015

“Walk to Tuk” is an annual, virtual activity that takes place over a two-month period, during which citizens of the Northwest Territories form teams and start walking, anywhere and at any time—logging the distances travelled on each trek—with the goal of reaching 1,600 kilometres. The top three teams win prizes, such as gift certificates to [...]

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Talking Trail at the 2015 SARM convention in Saskatoon

April 4th, 2015

What does it take to build Trail? It’s an ambitious undertaking that demands the work of many hands; quite often those generously offered by municipalities. Just recently, TCT representatives got the opportunity to discuss Trail building with Saskatchewan’s rural municipal leaders at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Tradeshow, which took place from March [...]

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TCT Ad Series Thanks Chapter 150 Donors

April 2nd, 2015

In appreciation of our Campaign donors’ “Active Support,” the TCT’s ongoing series of Globe and Mail ads captures Chapter 150 members in action on the Trail.   Our March 2015 ad in The Globe and Mail features Chapter 150 member Ross Beaty on the City of Vancouver Trail, part of the TCT. View the ad [...]

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An Evening in Alberta

April 2nd, 2015

Photos from our Calgary Chapter 150 reception with Mrs. Laureen Harper and Paul Brandt    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. Click on the photo below for the full slide show. Enthusiasm was high as [...]

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Donor Profile: David Bissett

April 2nd, 2015

The TCT is proud to welcome philanthropist David Bissett as a Chapter 150 member.        As an avid cyclist, environmentalist and philanthropist, David Bissett is a welcome addition to the TCT Chapter 150 leadership circle.   “I’ve always been a fan of the Trans Canada Trail and want to help get it connected [...]

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Inter Pipeline Ltd. Supports the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign

April 1st, 2015

With a generous $1.5 M gift, Inter Pipeline will fund the connection of the TCT’s Strathcona County Trail Edmonton, Alberta.   Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Christian P. Bayle   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 [...]

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Day of frosty fun and celebrating Trail in Trenton, Nova Scotia

February 17th, 2015

On a day filled with whimsical wintry activities such as sleigh rides, and a bonfire with marshmallow roast, a brand new stretch of the TCT was inaugurated in Trenton Park, Nova Scotia, as part of the community’s annual winter festival, FrostFest. Participants and local dignitaries Trenton mayor Glen MacKinnon and town councillor Fergie MacKay, alongside TCT [...]

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Big boost for Trail development in Nova Scotia

February 16th, 2015

This summer, construction will begin on a new section of the Trans Canada Trail through the Town of Oxford, which will include a bridge crossing of the River Philip, thanks in part to a more than $40,000 contribution from the Trans Canada Trail. TCT Foundation Board Director David Hoffman attended the official funding announcement on [...]

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“Walk to Tuk” on the TCT in the Northwest Territories

January 29th, 2015

“Walk to Tuk” is an annual, virtual activity in which the citizens of the Northwest Territories come together with the goal of “walking” 1,600 kilometres from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk along the banks of the Mackenzie River, part of the Trans Canada Trail. But walking along the Mackenzie River in winter is an extreme venture, [...]

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Remembering Dr. Art Dobson

December 22nd, 2014

The Dobson Trail is a tangible testament to what can be achieved by someone with a vision. Dr. Art Dobson had a vision. An avid hiker, woodsman and New Brunswick resident, Dobson was passionate about the outdoors and pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle. He was convinced that a well laid-out hiking trail—linking Moncton to Fundy [...]

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The Trans Canada Trail celebrates connection on Prince Edward Island

The Trans Canada Trail and the Province of Prince Edward Island are thrilled to announce the full connection of the Province’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail. Prince Edward Island is the second province to connect its section of the TCT.

Press release (pdf)

Honorary section of Trail at Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex

A new honorary section of Trans Canada Trail was officially unveiled on the grounds of Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, TCT Patrons, and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign. (May 24, 2013)

- Press release (pdf)

 

Path of the Paddle

Trans Canada Trail Ontario hosts Community Information Sessions to showcase the "Path of the Paddle" project: a Tourism Destination Product in northwestern Ontario (June 29, 2012)

- Press release (pdf)

 

Go the Greenway

Trans Canada Trail launches greenways campaign (June 21, 2012)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- Website: Greenway.TCTrail.ca

 

BioKit

Trans Canada Trail and Environment Canada-Biosphere launch BioKit (Oct. 13, 2011)

- Press release (pdf) or redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)

 

Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

- BioKit (pdf)

 

Tribute to Dr. Camu

The Trans Canada Trail honours founder Dr. Pierre Camu (June 2, 2010)

- Redirect to CNW Matthews

In the news

Published features

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 28, 2014): Our Canadian Journey

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 28, 2013): What does it take to build one of the world's longest and grandest trails? Your help (pdf)

- The Globe and Mail's National Philanthropy Day special (November 15, 2012) featured the Trans Canada Trail on pages 2 and 5. (pdf)

- MacLean’s (via the Canadian Press) mentions the Trans Canada Trail as a priority in its September 24, 2012 article, MPs say Ottawa needs to-do list for Canada’s 150th birthday.

- Canadian Geographic (July/August 2012) features the Path of the Paddle, a 900-km water route on the Trans Canada Trail, in Path of the Paddle: A wild new canoe link on the Trans Canada Trail (pdf), by Hap Wilson, or redirect to Canadian Geographic website.

- Ottawa Life (August 2012) features the Trans Canada Trail in Get Out There and Explore Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast (pdf)  or redirect to Ottawa Life website.

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (June 29, 2012): Countdown to 2017 (pdf)

- Via Rail's Destinations magazine features the Trans Canada Trail (June 2012): Once There Were Rails (pdf)

- YorkU Magazine's Summer 2012 edition features Pierre Lassonde, a Trans Canada Trail Foundation board member, in Heart of Gold (pdf)

- Journal de Montréal (May 5 2012): Le sentier Transcanadien, un parcours de découvertes (pdf, French only)

- Ottawa Life Magazine (May-June 2012): The Natural: Laureen Harper talks family, fitness and Canadian Pride (pdf)

- National Geographic: Journeys of a Lifetime (pdf) 

- Rails to Trails (Winter 2012): Canadian Spirit: The Trans Canada Trail (pdf)

- The Globe and Mail special information feature (July 1, 2011): Your Trail. Your Journey. (pdf)

- Parents Canada (June/July 2011) presents Happy Trails To You (pdf), a guide to exploring the Trans Canada Trail with children.

Radio Features

- Julie Brouard, TCT's former communications director, talks about the Trail's 20th anniversary and the plan for the next five years on Les samedis du monde on Radio-Canada (July 7, 2012): Redirects to Radio-Canada (French only)

- Deborah Apps, president and CEO of the Trail, and Barb Trainor of Island Trails talk about PEI's trails and their goals on the island (May 24, 2012): Redirects to CBC Radio 

Newsletter archives

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PSA Videos

September 2014 PSA, featuring Premier Ghiz, Julie Payette and Russ Girling

October 2013 PSA, featuring Laureen Harper, Paul Brandt and Governor General David Johnston

February 2013 PSA, featuring Laureen Harper, Paul Brandt and Governor General David Johnston

 

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