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Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison runs 58 kilometres for health and wellness, and the Trail

August 18th, 2015

With 22 hours, 58 kilometres, and months of training behind him, Saskatoon mayor and TCT Champion Don Atchison crossed the finish line of the very marathon he spearheaded, PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day, which took place on June 21 between Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the Saskatoon region. “People were honking their [...]

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TCT Celebrates Meewasin Trail Reaching Two Milestones

June 30th, 2015

  Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) launched the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign in October 2013 to raise funds for extending the Meewasin Trail to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the northwest and to Chief Whitecap Park in the southeast . And on Friday, June 5, MVA announced it reached two major milestones: achieving their fundraising campaign goal, and extending the [...]

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Celebrating the opening of Saskatchewan’s first water trail

June 29th, 2015

On June 6, 2015, Trans Canada Trail and Whitecap Dakota First Nation officially announced the grand opening of the Chief Whitecap Waterway, with a celebratory event in Saskatoon. The Chief Whitecap Waterway is the only water-based trail in Saskatchewan, now an official section of Canada’s national Trail, providing canoe and kayak enthusiasts a place to [...]

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A Marathon Push for the TCT in Saskatchewan

May 29th, 2015

On June 21, the PotashCorp Mayor’s Marathon Day in Saskatoon will bring people out to enjoy the city’s Meewasin Trail—and help fund Trans Canada Trail development in the region. Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison made a public announcement on March 12 this year that he intends to complete a marathon on June 21, which is National Aboriginal [...]

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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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It takes a community to build a Trail

June 19th, 2014

The Saskatoon area is said to have been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. So it comes as no surprise that the city is brimming with a rich culture and history, and many attractions for locals and visitors alike to enjoy, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail, which will soon connect two of the [...]

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TCT’s 2017 connection strategy seeks help from Saskatchewan municipalities

March 21st, 2014

Connecting the Trail across Saskatchewan’s magnificent landscape is an important priority for the Trans Canada Trail, but it is also a challenge. With the province’s vast agricultural lands and dispersed rural communities, recreational trails have not, traditionally, been high priority beyond cities and parks. But this is changing thanks to the growing recognition of TCT’s [...]

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One of the “greatest hikes in Canada” is getting even better

November 7th, 2013

  The Meewasin Valley Trail, named one of the “Top 10 Greatest Hikes In Canada” by Readers Digest, is getting better and longer.   Trans Canada Trail and PotashCorp were delighted to announce significant funding towards expanding this trail system on Oct. 17, during a sod-turning ceremony to officially launch the construction of a new [...]

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Trans Canada Trail proud supporter of Meewasin Trails Day

June 13th, 2013

  Meewasin Trail in Saskatoon celebrated Trails Day with not one, but two activity-filled days, proudly supported by the Trans Canada Trail. On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, students, organizations, groups and individual Trail enthusiasts walked, ran and rolled the Meewasin Trail, which travels through Saskatoon for more than 13 kilometres along the [...]

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Green acres host the Saskatchewan Trails Association’s AGM

May 10th, 2012

  On March 31, 2012, the Saskatchewan Trails Association took advantage of its Annual General Meeting to discover an acreage nestled within the Qu’Appelle Valley just west of the town of Lumsden, population 1,600. From this green segment of the Trans Canada Trail northwest of Regina, the STA discussed the Trans Canada Trail’s involvement in [...]

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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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