October 19, 2015 (Mulgrave, NS) – The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) is excited to announce a new section of Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in Nova Scotia will be officially opened in the Town of Mulgrave this Saturday. Media and members of the public are encouraged to attend the opening celebration of the Scotia Trail. This 1.2 km trail is the first phase of a 5 km greenway trail connection across the town.
“Mulgrave is a small community and this trail acts as an active transportation corridor from Pirate Harbour to the centre of the town,” said Heather Brennan, recreation and physical activity coordinator for the Town of Mulgrave. “It’s just amazing how many people are parking at the head of the trail and just walking it. Everybody loves it and everyone keeps asking when we are going to expand it.”
The trail opening event will include a ribbon cutting, trail walk and barbecue.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Scotia Trail, located at the Scotia Ferry look-off, 479 Main Street, Mulgrave
“This is an exciting time. We gain more momentum and get closer to meeting our connection goal with every Trans Canada Trail opening we celebrate here in Nova Scotia,” said Blaise MacEachern, Chair of the NS Trails TCT Committee. “Grassroots legacy trail projects like this one in Mulgrave are success stories made possible by the commitment of our community volunteers and municipalities.”
NS Trails has been the provincial partner for the TCT in Nova Scotia since the project was initiated in 1992. This national legacy project will connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast in time to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. NS Trails encourages all Nova Scotians to volunteer their special skills to a local community trail group or make a financial contribution to connect the TCT in Nova Scotia. Visit www.novascotiatrails.com to find out more or call 902-718- 6424.
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About NS Trails:
The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) is a non-profit organization and provincially 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. For more information visit: www.novascotiatrails.com.
About the Trans Canada Trail:
The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is a nation-building project being realized by provincial and territorial Trail groups across the country. Currently 80% percent connected, the TCT is on a bold mission to fully connect our national Trail by 2017, Canada's 150th birthday, and to becoming the natural stage for celebrating our majestic landscapes and our proud Canadian journey from coast to coast to coast. For more information on the TCT, please visit: www.tctrail.ca.
Executive Director, NS Trails
Phone: (902) 718-6424
Chair, NS Trails TCT Committee
Phone: (902) 625-1338
Recreation and Physical Activity Coordinator
Town of Mulgrave
Phone: (902) 302-0736