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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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At long last, a Yorkton marker

September 11th, 2007

The official opening of the Yorkton Trans Canada Trail pavilion will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at noon. You don’t have to bring your lunch because the Scouts will be on hand, selling hot dogs and drinks. So, head on over to Logan Green Park at the south end of Tupper next Wednesday. Check [...]

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NB Trails Council receives provincial grant

September 11th, 2007

The Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport came through to the tune of $25,000 in grant money to support NB Trails’ community outreach efforts. Greg Byrne, the Minister of Business New Brunswick, was on hand to present the cheque to NB Trails President Brian Clark and Poul Jorgensen, Executive Director.

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Fredericton panel unveiling Sept. 15th

September 8th, 2007

It’s been two years since the previous panel unveiling – time flies when you’re on the trail. Donor name and message inscriptions will be available for first viewing at the Fredericton pavilion on September 15th at 1:15 pm. A reception will follow the ceremony. The pavilion is on the Green, right by the Saint John [...]

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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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Photo by: Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association
Trail: Sunset on Sandy Lake (Rossburn Subdivision Trail)