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Literary event to benefit Trans Canada Trail

December 10th, 2007

Royal St. George’s College in Toronto is playing host to a trio of well-known Canadian writers tomorrow night – Tuesday, Dec. 11th – at 7:30 pm. The evening, billed as Great Canadian Roadtrips will feature three fascinating yet very different takes on the notion of journey. Roy MacGregor, a passionate Canadian and gifted storyteller, will […]

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Photos from the Kitchener-Cambridge Bridge Opening

October 22nd, 2007

Opening ceremonies for the new pedestrian and cycling link were held under balmy conditions on Sunday, October 21st. The event was attended by over 500 enthusiastic supporters and featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, an inaugural walk, refreshments, and information displays about the construction. For those of you who missed it, here are some photos. President and […]

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All about the new Highway 401 Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge

October 22nd, 2007

A brand-new pedestrian and cycling bridge, linking the TCT between Cambridge and Kitchener, was officially inaugurated on Sunday, October 21st. The $1.7-million construction cost was funded equally by the Region of Waterloo, the City of Cambridge, and the City of Kitchener, along with a $100,000 grant from the Trans Canada Trail organization. The 101.5-metre-wide bridge […]

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4th Annual Achilles Rail Trail Relay on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

September 16th, 2007

The Achilles Track Club of Peterborough is organizing this event, which runs from Kinmount to Peterborough and finishes on the TCT in Jackson’s Park. This year’s edition is to be a fundraiser in memory of local runner Karen Blair. Tony Braithwaite, Treasurer of the club, has arranged for a $400.00 message donation in honour of […]

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New panel unveiled in Caledon East, Ontario

September 11th, 2007

The very first Trail pavilion, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006, was the site of a panel unveiling held on Sunday, September 16th at 1:30 p.m. New metre inscriptions representing 84 donors were shown off along with 5 new special messages and a Kilometre Club donation from Bell Canada. The pavilion is located on […]

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Panel unveiling in Magnetawan on Sept 8th

August 31st, 2007

The Community Centre grounds will be a busy place on Saturday, September 8th. A Health Fair is planned, incorporating a 5 km Run/Walk which will start at 10:30 am. Registration for the Run/Walk starts bright and early at 8:00 am. The official panel unveiling will take place at 1:30 pm. The Trail Marker is located […]

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Earth Day Fundraising

July 16th, 2007

Our thanks to the students and staff of Mountain View Elementary School in Collingwood, Ontario. They raised $50 .00 for the Trans Canada Trail this past Earth Day. Go Mountain View Mounties!

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From Terrace Bay to Rossport – a journey on the Casque-Isles Trail

June 27th, 2007

You must must must read Farmer Brown’s vivid account of a six-day trip taken on the Casque-Isles section of the Voyageur Trail. Lovingly written, beautifully detailed, and guaranteed to motivate the staunchest of couch potatoes. And funny. Do. Not. Miss.

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“All in” in Sudbury

May 29th, 2007

The Rainbow Routes Association has been busy putting together events, maps and a discussion forum on all things trail. First up is the 2nd Annual Geocache “Hike and Seek” which will be held this Sunday (May 27th) from 9 am to 4:30 pm. And yes, there is a poker theme involved. International Trails Day (June […]

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Caledon Cycling Club gears up for new season

May 10th, 2007

One of the largest mountain biking clubs in Canada currently boasts 250 members and is hoping to add to their numbers. Routes include the Trans Canada Trail and Albion Hills, with weekly organized rides on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Special events include a Spring and Fall BBQ, a camping weekend set for August 11th and […]

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In the news

Published features

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

- 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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