Canada’s history was forged by pioneers and trailblazers. Nation builders. People of the same vision and character as many of today‘s leaders, families, businesses and foundations, who are connecting the Trans Canada Trail for all Canadians. This year, the Trans Canada Trail welcomed five new leaders as donors to its Chapter 150 Campaign. By committing a minimum of $500,000 in support of the TCT, these modern-day nation builders have helped the Trail reach a connection level of 75 per cent nationwide. But there is still much more to do in order to achieve connection by 2017.
Jon and Nancy Love
"Our family is proud to be Canadian; we have roots in PEI and have lived in Alberta and Ontario. Over the years, with our children, we have driven every mile of the Trans-Canada Highway and experienced Canada’s natural diversity. We’ve visited such beautiful places as Loon Lake, north of Saskatoon, seen the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, and spent summers hiking in Ontario’s parks and Alberta’s mountains, and camping on beaches from Tofino on Vancouver Island’s west coast to Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula and PEI’s red-sand shores.
The Trans Canada Trail affords Canadians ways to experience our country’s enormous scale and diversity, including its geography, climates and people, just like the Trans-Canada Highway did for our family, and what the CPR did in its generation.
By connecting these and other special places together, the Trail is a great symbol of Canada’s unity, and the extraordinary Canadian journey that makes us all proud."
The following organizations and individuals have each committed a minimum of $500,000 in support of the TCT.
- Richardson Foundation
- Nancy Baron, Trustee, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
- Teck Resources Limited
- David Aisenstat, President & CEO, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
- The Ross Beaty Family
- Brookfield Partners Foundation, Tim Price and Jack Cockwell
- Esri Canada Limited (in-kind)
- The Globe and Mail (in-kind)
- Pierre Lassonde
- Loblaw Companies Limited
- Jon & Nancy Love
- Rob & Cheryl McEwen
- Power Corporation of Canada
- Robert A. Quartermain, President and CEO, Director, Pretivm
- Shaw Media (in-kind)
- Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company
- TransCanada Corp