Building Healthy Children with the Trans Canada Trail Mix

January 11, 2007 | 0 comments

At a time when children need to learn all about the benefits of a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, our experts recommend the Trans Canada Trail Mix — a special blend of walking, hiking, skiing, running and canoeing.

Your donation can help kids get out and get active in the world’s largest outdoor gym — the Trans Canada Trail. As they take to the Trail, they can learn more about our beautiful country while getting fit. It’s so easy to get active. Did you know that 80% of Canadian families currently live within 30 minutes of an operational section of the Trans Canada Trail?

Here are some of the Youth-oriented programs currently in development:

1/ Grades 1-4: “TC Leaf”, a cartoon character, will star in a colouring book, an animated television series and a video game. As he travels along the Trans Canada Trail, “TC” will have adventures, meet friends and teach lessons about our history, heritage, and geography, plus the importance of an active lifestyle. A “TC Leaf” plush toy will also be available.

2/ Grades 4-9: Walk Across Canada will be a curriculum-based virtual tour of Canada developed by the Calgary Board of Education. This terrific educational tool will use the Internet and the Trans Canada Trail to teach lessons about history, geography, the environment, active living and our heritage.

3/ Grades 9-12: Since many high school programs require proof of community service for graduation, the Trans Canada Trail is a rewarding way for students to get the credit they need — and to help build vital communities — by trail building, maintenance or assisting local volunteer Trail organizations.

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The Trail is within 30 minutes of over 80% of Canadians and runs through or near 1,000 communities.

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Photos from the Trail

Photo by: Douglas Gibb
Trail: McIntyre Creek