8 December, 2015

Joining forces with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Left to right: RCGS President Dr. Paul Ruest; TCT Chair Paul LaBarge; TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps; RCGS CEO John Geiger . Photo: Aynslee Kyte.

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) tells the story of Canada.

TCT traces the paths first travelled by Aboriginal people, explorers and settlers, recalling Canada’s inspiring journey – a story of brave discovery and dedicated nation building.

One of TCT’s goals in connecting our national Trail in time for Canada’s 150th in 2017 is to provide a space for Canadians and visitors alike to learn more about Canada. What better way to do that, than via a vibrant network of urban, rural and wilderness trails that showcase Canada’s natural splendour, and diverse cultures and history.

TCT recognizes the value of collaborating with like-minded organizations that can help us to achieve this goal.

That’s why TCT Chair Paul LaBarge and President & CEO Deborah Apps were thrilled to be part of a major announcement shared at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s (RCGS) 86th annual College of Fellows Dinner on November 18 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.

The celebratory Dinner is held once a year to welcome and celebrate the newest members of the RCGS College of Fellows, and to present medals to esteemed recipients from the field of geography.

The TCT was presented as a key partner at the sold-out event, and LaBarge and Apps, along with RCGS President Dr. Paul Ruest and CEO John Geiger signed a memorandum of understanding linking the two organizations. TCT and RCGS view this exciting collaboration as a way to build on each other’s strengths, and showcase this country’s magnificent and diverse landscapes.

During this event, TCT Champions Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson were awarded RCGS medals for their distinguished contributions to literature, conservation and geography.

Watch for more news on this exciting partnership!

Thank you