Our National Champions October 8, 2017 Bryan Adams, Musician/ Photographer Susan Aglukark, Singer, Songwriter Mark Angelo, River Conservationist, Writer, Speaker, Teacher, Paddler Julie & Colin Angus, Adventurers, Authors, Filmmakers Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Former National Chief of AFN Margaret Atwood, Writer, Naturalist Randy Bachman, Musician. Formerly of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive Robert Bateman, Artist, Naturalist Jeanne Beker, Fashion Journalist Jean Béliveau, Walked Around the World, Author, Speaker Alexandre Bilodeau, Freestyle Skier, Olympic Champion Yannick Bisson, Actor Roberta Bondar, President, The Roberta Bondar Foundation Joseph Boyden, Scotiabank Giller Prize-Winning Novelist Paul Brandt, Canada’s Most Awarded Male Country Music Artist Dean Brody, Country Music Artist Bonnie Brooks, Vice Chair, Hudson’s Bay Company Ian Brown, Journalist Kurt Browning, Four-Time World Figure Skating Champion Robert Buren, Paraplegic Athlete, Motivational Speaker Edward Burtynsky, Industrial Landscape Photographer Sharon Butala, Author The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Olympic Gold-Medallist, Hockey Broadcaster Pierre Camu, TCT Founding Member George Canyon, Country Music Artist Lorne Cardinal, Actor, Director, Producer Brent Carver, Tony Award Winning Theatre, Film and Television Actor Kim Cattrall, Actress and Executive Producer The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada The Hon. David Crombie, Politician, Founder of the Great Lakes Waterfront trail Sidney Crosby, Captain of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins Jim Cuddy, Lead Singer of Blue Rodeo Cynthia Dale, Award-Winning Actor, Singer and Dancer, on Stage and Screen Wade Davis, Anthropologist, Ethnobotanist, Author, Photographer Victor Dodig, President and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States Denise Donlon, Media Executive, Author Alan Doyle, Musician Atom Egoyan, Film Director, Writer, Producer Edna Elias, 4th Territorial Commissioner of Nunavut Colm Feore, Actor Phil Fontaine, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations David Foster, Musician, Record Producer, Composer and Chairman, David Foster Foundation John Furlong, President and CEO, VANOC for 2010 Olympics Nelly Furtado, Singer, Songwriter Sarah Gadon, Actress John Geiger, CEO, Royal Canadian Geographical Society Robert W. Ghiz, 31st Premier of Prince Edward Island Graeme Gibson, Writer, Naturalist Russ Girling, President and CEO, TransCanada Corporation David S. Goldbloom, Sr. Medical Advisor, CAMH; Professor Jean Grand- Maître, Alberta Ballet - Artistic Director Graham Greene, Actor Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Icon and Hall of Famer Paul Gross, Actor, Writer, Director Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Professor Rick Hansen, CEO, Rick Hansen Foundation Laureen Harper, Longtime TCT Champion, Trail Lover John Hartman, Artist Allan Hawco, Actor Jennifer Heil, Freestyle Skier, Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion Keith Henry, President and CEO, Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO, National Arts Centre Jay Ingram, Writer, Broadcaster Sarah Jackson, Trail Explorer Tom Jackson, Actor, Singer, Activist Ron James, Stand-Up Comedian The Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean & Jean-Daniel Lafond, 27th Governor General of Canada & Filmmaker and Author Norman Jewison, Film Director, Producer The Rt. Hon. David Johnston & Sharon Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada Michael Kaeshammer, Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Arranger Karen Kain, Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada Stana Katic, Film and Television Actress Simon Keith, Founder of The Simon Keith Foundation Sheldon Kennedy, Former NHL Player, Founder of Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Wabanakwut Kinew, Writer/ Anishinaabemowin Advocate Frank W. King, Chairman and CEO, 1988 Winter Olympics Cindy Klassen, Six-Time Olympic Medallist Adam Kreek, Olympic Gold Medallist, Motivational Speaker Silken Laumann, Rower, Olympic Medallist Eugene Levy, Actor, Writer Izzy Lynch, Professional Skier, Marketer, Event Producer, Writer, Adventurer Roy MacGregor, Author Joe B. MacInnis, Physician, Scientist, Explorer, Storyteller Linden MacIntyre, Journalist, Broadcaster, Novelist Natalie MacMaster, Musician Peter Mansbridge, Former Chief Correspondent for CBC News and Anchor of The National The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada The Hon. Margaret N. McCain, Philanthropist Gary & Joanie McGuffin, Explorers, Authors, Conservation Photographers Ashleigh McIvor, Freestyle Skier, Olympic Champion, World Cup Champion David McKay, President and CEO of RBC Don McKellar, Actor, Director Sarah McLachlan, Singer, Songwriter, Outdoor Enthusiast Nina McLachlan, Naturalist, Artist, Nurse Murray McLauchlan, Musician, Songwriter Deepa Mehta, Screen Writer and Director Dana Meise, Explorer, Hiker Rick V. Mercer, Star of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report Colin Mochrie, Actor, Improvisational Comedian The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada Ben Mulroney, Television Host Anne Murray, Singer, Author The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, 30th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Paul Nichols, Co-Founder, Communities for Veterans Foundation (BC) Mercedes Nicoll, Snowboarder, World Cup Champion, threetime Olympian Gordon M. Nixon, Campaign Cabinet, Trans Canada Trail Samantha Nutt, Physician, Humanitarian, Founder and CEO of War Child Mark Oldershaw, Sprint Canoeist, Olympic Bronze Medallist The Hon. David Onley, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Steven Page, Musician Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist, Explorer Tahmoh Penikett, Actor The Hon. Chantal Petitclerc, Paralympic Gold Medallist, Motivational Speaker, Canadian Senator Dave Pierce, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator Gordon E. Pinsent, Actor, Screenwriter, Director Steve Podborski, Olympic and World Champion Skier Brian Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank Christopher Pratt, Painter The Hon. Robert K. Rae, Lawyer, Professor, Writer, Public Speaker The Hon. Nancy Greene Raine, Senator, Olympic Ski Champion Ken Read, Olympian and World Cup Champion Ed Robertson, Lead Singer, Guitarist and Songwriter for Barenaked Ladies Lloyd Robertson, Journalist, Former News Anchor Elizabeth Rodbell, President, HBC Department Store Group Dave Rodney, Canada’s First Mt. Everest Two-time Summiteer, Alberta MLA John Ralston Saul, President Emeritus of PEN International Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning and Nebula Awardwinning Science Fiction Writer Albert Schultz, Artistic Director, Soulpepper Theatre Company Greg Selinger, 21st Premier of Manitoba Kyle Shewfelt, Olympic Champion Gymnast Adam Shoalts, Survival Expert, Explorer, Author, Public Speaker Martin Short, Actor Peter Shostak, Visual Artist Michael Smith, Food Network Host, Chef Proprietor at The Inn at Bay Fortune Sonja Smits, Actress Les Stroud, Survival Expert, Filmmaker, Musician, Nature Advocate George Stroumboulopoulos, TV/Radio Host, Producer, Friend Veronica Tennant, C.C., Producer, Director, Filmmaker, Former Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada The Tenors, Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Champion, Humanitarian Alex Trebek, Host of Jeopardy! Jim Treliving, Businessman, Investor (Dragon’s Den) Sandi Treliving, National Community Leader Cory Trépanier, Artist, Filmmaker, Explorer The Rt. Hon. John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada Aritha Van Herk, Novelist, Essayist, Cultural Commentator, Editor and Professor Adam van Koeverden, Sprint Kayaker, Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion Hannah Vaughan, Pan Am Games Champion, World Championship Finalist Spencer West, Me to We Motivational Speaker, Free The Children, Ambassador, Author Robert Westbury, Community Leader Dianne Whelan, Trail Explorer, Filmmaker Simon Whitfield, Olympic Triathlon Champion Hayley Wickenheiser, 5-time Olympic Medallist in Women’s Hockey Brian Williams, Canadian Sportscaster Michael Wilson, Chair of the Board, Mental Health Commission of Canada Sharon Wood, First North American Woman to Summit of Mount Everest Ray Zahab, Adventurer, and Founder of impossible2Possible Find out more about how your donation to The Great Trail empowers local volunteers, supports innovative new Trail sections, and more.