8 February, 2013

CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW—with the Trans Canada Trail

CBC/Radio-Canada has announced the cities and dates for its CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conference series, on which the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is proud to collaborate.

“We’re honoured to be part of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plan to organize a lively and enriching national conversation,” says Deborah Apps, President & CEO of TCT. “We look forward to participating in this project, which is a wonderful complement to the work we’re doing at the Trail to connect all Canadians from coast to coast to coast by 2017.”

Trans Canada Trail partners can look forward to an event in their region on the following dates. The event in Yellowknife will connect other communities in Northern Canada through technology.

CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW cities and dates*

Vancouver Friday, April 5
Calgary Friday, April 12
Toronto Friday, April 26
Saskatoon Wednesday, May 1
Winnipeg Friday, May 3
Montreal Wednesday, May 8
Charlottetown Tuesday, May 21
Moncton Thursday, May 23
St. John’s Monday, June 3
Halifax Tuesday, June 4
Yellowknife & the North Thursday, June 20
Ottawa – Summary Event Thursday, June 27

(*Dates subject to change.)


The goal of the conference series is to inform, inspire and incubate local, regional and national discussions around 2017. As a collaborator, TCT will provide advice on the organization of the regional talks.

“We’re proud that we can work together with a huge number of community partners and organizations to play a key role in instigating projects, much like we did in 1967 for the centennial.” Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada

TCT is proud to be among CBC/Radio-Canada’s national team of collaborators, which also includes Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada Museums of Science and Technology, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation / Arts Nation, Historica-Dominion Institute, imagiNation150 Calgary, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Institute for the Public Administration of Canada, Luminato, Manifesto Community Projects, National Arts Centre, National Association of Friendship Centres, National Capital Commission, Prince Edward Island 2014, The Walrus Foundation, United Way of Canada and YMCA Canada.

CBC/Radio-Canada will be presenting the conference series in partnership with Via Rail and Community Foundations of Canada.

More information on CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW, can be found at cbc.radio-canada.ca/canada150-en