The Trans Canada Trail with support from Canadian Heritage has a goal to connect The Great Trail and the country for a grand celebration on August 26, 2017. Communities across Canada will be celebrating the full connection of The Great Trail and Canada’s 150th on the same date. For more information about all the events happening across Canada: https://thegreattrail.ca/celebrate/
Moose Jaw Event Details:
When: Saturday August 26 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Paashkwow Park, Wakamow Valley
A day to celebrate is coming for trail-lovers in Moose Jaw. In honour of Canada’s 150th year, Wakamow Valley in partnership with Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA) will be hosting a celebration to commemorate the 100% completion of The Great Trail across Canada, also known as the Trans Canada Trail. The Great Trail connects communities and people and provides users with a way to connect with nature.
The trails in Wakamow Valley are well used and with the construction of the Saulteaux Suspension Bridge last year in the newly named Paashkwow Park, a connection was created to allow patrons to explore more parts of the beautiful valley.
Paul Spriggs, chair of Wakamow Valley’s Board of Directors stated, “We are proud of the trails we have in Wakamow Valley and we’re excited to invite all of Moose Jaw to celebrate The Great Trail with the rest of Canada”.
Margaret Moran, CEO of Wakamow Valley said, “The Celebration will begin with a special commemoration to rededicate the Trans Canada Trail Suspension Bridge to the “Saulteaux Pedestrian Bridge” in keeping with the other bridges in Wakamow Valley that honour First Nations”.
Lori Deets, Vice Chair of WACA said, “WACA and Wakamow Valley Authority have built a strong community partnership. WACA is proud to be a part of this celebration of the completion of the Trans Canada Trail and the naming of the Saulteaux Pedestrian Bridge. Thank you Wakamow Valley Authority for serving our community”.
Moose Jaw isn’t the only place celebrating, as there will be a number of celebrations for The Great Trail across Saskatchewan and Canada on Aug. 26.
BACKGROUND: Trans Canada Trail: It began as a bold dream in 1992: the idea of creating a trail that would be a gift from Canadians to Canadians. Since then, TCT – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors, partners, governments and volunteers to create The Great Trail; an epic trail of trails offering a wide range of outdoor experiences on both land and water routes. Every Canadian province and territory is home to its own stretch of The Great Trail, which is owned and operated at the local level. TCT’s goal is to have The Great Trail connected from coast to coast to coast in 2017, for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation celebrations.