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.
Galen G. Weston
Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
"The grand stretch of our nation deserves the grand stretch of the Trans Canada Trail.
In part, the Trail reflects the sheer geographic span and settings that have defined Canada since its earliest days. More importantly, it creates a tie between the communities and happenings, big and small, that define today’s Canada.
Loblaw’s stated purpose is to help Canadians ‘Live Life Well.’ Our company values – like the values of so many Canadians – include respect for the environment and dedication to communities.
Supporting the Trail is a wonderful way to bring these commitments to life. It offers a truly Canadian opportunity to get out, get active and get in touch with the places that make our nation such a sight to see."
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