June 4, 2016 (Oxford, NS) – The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) is excited to announce the official opening of a new bridge, part of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in Oxford this Saturday, June 4, 2016. Media and members of the public are encouraged to attend the opening celebration of the River Philip Bridge. Volunteers with the Oxford & Area Trail Association installed this 170-foot bridge in March and have been working since then to complete the decking. This is a crucial TCT connection that will help connect Nova Scotia with our neighbouring provinces in time for Canada 150 celebrations in 2017.
The trail opening event will include a ribbon cutting, speeches, a trail walk and barbecue.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Time: 11 a.m.
Location: River Philip Bridge, Oxford, NS
The Honourable Bill Casey, Liberal MP for Cumberland-Colchester
The Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Finance & Treasury Board
The Honourable Jamie Baillie, MLA for Cumberland South
Councillor Tom Kay, Town of Oxford Councillor
Donald Fletcher, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
Blaise MacEachern, Chair, NS Trails Trans Canada Trail Committee
Deborah Apps, President and CEO, Trans Canada Trail
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 is a nation-building project being realized by provincial and territorial Trail groups across the country. Currently 80 per cent connected, the TCT is on a bold mission to fully connect our national Trail by 2017, Canada's 150th birthday, and to being the natural stage for celebrating our majestic landscapes and our proud Canadian journey from coast to coast to coast. For more information visit: www.tctrail.ca.