March 27, 2014 -‐ Key Trans Canada Trail volunteers and stakeholders from across the province gathered at the Gaelic College in St. Anns over the weekend to assist NS Trails in finalizing plans for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) route through Nova Scotia.
Deborah Apps, President and CEO of the Trans Canada Trail, attended the event and thanked the volunteers and stakeholders for the work being done to connect the Trail in Nova Scotia by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. "We are committed to connecting the Trail and Canadians from coast to coast to coast by 2017 and look forward to being a centerpiece for national events celebrating our wonderful country," said Ms. Apps. "Our Nova Scotia partner NS Trails and all our Trail supporters in the province are vital to connecting the TCT in Nova Scotia and to helping us reach our 2017 connection goal."
"The level of energy and enthusiasm experienced this weekend is exactly the momentum NS Trails needs to connect this national legacy project, which is currently only 42 per cent complete in Nova Scotia," said Blaise MacEachern, Chair of the NS Trails TCT Committee. "Our volunteers and stakeholders are clearly committed to the project and we are confident connection can be achieved in time for the national celebrations in 3 years."
About NS Trails: The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) is a non-‐profit registered charity that represents the interests of trail users and community-‐based volunteer trail groups in Nova Scotia. NS Trails supports the work of community groups in the planning, building, maintenance and management stages of recreational trails in communities throughout the province. We are proud to be the provincial partner for the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia. For more information visit: www.novascotiatrails.com.
About the Trans Canada Trail: TCT is a national non-‐profit organization that supports the development and use of a national Trail network. Partnering with all levels of government and donors, the Trail supports the work of approximately 400 local Trail groups across Canada through funding and promotion of their efforts to build and sustain the world's longest and grandest recreational trails. Currently the Trail is 72 per cent connected and TCT is on a bold mission to complete the Trail by 2017, in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Once fully connected, the Trail will link Canadians from coast to coast to coast through nearly 1,000 communities and across incredible landscapes. For more information on the TCT, please visit: www.tctrail.ca.
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Blaise MacEachern, Chair, NS Trails TCT Committee
Phone: (902) 625-‐1338
Vanda Jackson, Executive Director, NS Trails
Phone: (902) 718-‐6424