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$40,000 Grant to Rainbow Routes of Sudbury

April 30th, 2007

Announced this past Friday by Minister of Health, Tony Clement, the funding will be used for a public education and marketing campaign for the Sudbury section of the Trans Canada Trail. The money comes from FedNor, which is providing a total of 28.1 million in economic development grants throughout Northern Ontario. Partners in Eco-Adventure Tourism [...]

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Running Skirts Inc. supports the Trans Canada Trail

April 13th, 2007

Running Skirts Canada is donating 5% of all April sales to the Trans Canada Trail. The company’s high performance, fashion forward gear is now available in Canada! Visit their website to check out the cheerful colours and ingenious design of this super comfortable athletic wear. Cindy and Christy, the energetic principals of Running Skirts, take [...]

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Fort Langley’s Golden Ears

April 10th, 2007

A plan to connect the Trans Canada Trail with a new bridge has been approved by the Langley Township council. Construction has begun on the Golden Ears Bridge, which will cross the Fraser River, providing a vital link from Langley to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. A photo rendering of the future, completed bridge. Spectacular [...]

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Valerie Pringle appointed a Member of the Order of Canada

February 21st, 2007

Congratulations to Valerie Pringle, Chair of the Trans Canada Trail Board and Broadcast Journalist, on her recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order on Tuesday, February 20th. The Trans Canada Trail Board and staff are delighted that [...]

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Pierre Vercheval named to the CFL Hall of Fame

February 20th, 2007

A hearty congratulations to Pierre Vercheval, spokesman for the Trans Canada Trail in Quebec and the newest member of the Canadian Football League’s Hall of Fame. He is the first francophone Quebecer to be named to the Hall. During his fourteen-year CFL career, he won two Grey Cups and was named a league all star [...]

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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, 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

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

October 2012 PSA, featuring outstanding Canadian athletes and Olympians

 

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Photo by: Betty Anne Graves
Trail: Banff Legacy Trail