Join us at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Torch Relay!

Lighting up the Trail… with a torch relay!

This year, we here at Trans Canada Trail are celebrating an important milestone: our 30th anniversary! It just so happens that it’s also the 28th edition of the Canada Games, so what better way to celebrate our respective achievements than with a partnership?  

The 2022 Games will take place in the Niagara Region and feature 18 sports and over 5,000 participants. Sound amazing? We think so too. That’s why we’re proud to be partnering with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games to celebrate, engage people from the region and beyond, and cheer on our athletes at the Games!  

Let’s embrace the outdoors, discover the diversity of our land and people, enhance our health and well-being, and share stories along our iconic Trail – which we’re delighted to say now spans coast to coast to coast, a significant improvement from its beginnings in 1992.  

The Torch has been lit!

On June 6, the Niagara 2022 #CSLTorchJourney has officially begun its 60-day, 1,200 km trek by foot, bike and boat across 21 communities across Quebec and Ontario via the Trans Canada Trail.

#LightUpTheTrail

The torch-lighting ceremony kicks off nine celebration events along the Trail. Join us in Ontario and Quebec to encourage the Torchbearers on their journey and see the flame pass by. And while you’re at it, explore the Trail – there’s a whole lot to discover and enjoy. 

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We’ve gone ahead and written some posts for you to share! Use them as inspiration, or simply copy/paste, but be sure to tag us with the appropriate handles, for each social media platform so we can see it and share it far and wide! 

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Meet our Torchbearers!

Michael Lindsay

President & CEO, Infrastructure Ontario
Chair, Trans Canada Trail Board
Director, Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board

Torchbearer in Ottawa on June 6

Emma Mohns

Director, Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board

Torchbearer in Ottawa on June 6

Ken Bouchard

President, Sentiers Wakefield Trails

Torchbearer in Wakefield on June 7

Guillaume Lamoureux

Mayor of La Pêche

Torchbearer in Wakefield on June 7

Sophie Chatel

MP Pontiac, Member of the House of Commons of Canada

Torchbearer in Wakefield on June 7

Ronald Cross

Mayor of Messines

Torchbearer in Messines on June 8

Theland Kicksnoway

Member of the Wolf Clan & Potawatami and Cree Youth Advocate

Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Bernard Pilon

Former General Director, P’tit Train du Nord

Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Hugh Scott, MD

Former Member of the Trans Canada Trail Board of Directors for over 10 years (accompanied by granddaughter Lea Scalabrini, CÉGEP student)
Torchbearer in Mont-Laurier on June 9

Councillor, Mrs. Catherine Drouin

Municipal Councillor, City of Mont-Tremblant

Torchbearer in Mont-Tremblant on June 10

Marc L’Heureux

Prefect of Laurentians MRC

Torchbearer in Mont-Blanc on June 11

Richard Sénécal

Executive Director, Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien

Torchbearer in Mont-Blanc on June 11

Marc Bourcier

Mayor of Saint-Jérôme

Torchbearer in Saint-Jérôme on June 12

Mathieu Traversy

Mayor of Terrebonne

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Michel Thivierge

President, Club des routiers équestre

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Bruny Surin

Olympian Champion Sprinter and 1985 Canada Games alum

Torchbearer in Terrebonne on June 13

Jean-Luc Caillaud

President of Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien

Torchbearer in Montreal on June 15

Simon Lanoix & Julie Chatelain

Trans Canada Trail Pathfinders

Torchbearer in Montreal on June 15