MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Trans Canada Trail is pleased
to announce that the new Trans Canada Trail BioKit, the latest addition
to Environment Canada's BioKit program aimed at families with young
children, is now available. The purpose of the TCT BioKit, developed
in collaboration with Environment Canada, is to educate/inform
Canadians about the value of local natural areas and to empower them to
help protect these areas through the use and appreciation of the Trail,
and increased knowledge of biodiversity.
The BioKit was distributed to school children from the Gatineau area who
attended the launch event held at Jacques-Cartier Park, one of the many
magnificent sections of the Trans Canada Trail. The children had an
opportunity to participate in some of the activities found in the
"We are extremely pleased that millions of families and young children
across Canada will be able to use this fun tool to explore the Trail
and discover the biodiversity it offers", said Deborah Apps, President
and CEO of the Trans Canada Trail. "The Trans Canada Trail BioKit,
developed in collaboration with Environment Canada's Biosphere, will
help young Canadians learn about this great legacy that is being built
by Canadians for Canadians. It is a fun and interactive way to discover
places around the country, from coast to coast to coast. We're proud to
have had Loblaw Companies Limited as a partner in this project."
"By encouraging Canadian families to experience and enjoy our great
Canadian landscape, Environment Canada hopes to raise awareness about
the importance of biodiversity, and get young Canadians interest in
protecting our environment for the future", said Honourable Peter Kent,
Canada's Minister of the Environment. "The Trans Canada Trail BioKit
will be a popular educational tool, promoting citizen engagement in the
conservation of ecosystems."
The BioKit offers a series of interactive outdoor activities that help
children learn about biodiversity and how to protect our environment.
The BioKit encourages families to reconnect with nature by using their
five senses. A generous donation from Loblaw Companies Limited was
provided in support of the Trans Canada Trail BioKit project.
"The Trans Canada Trail offers Canadians of all ages an opportunity to
experience our great country through a variety of activities, and the
BioKit is an innovative means of introducing young people to the
diverse nature of the Trail", concluded Deborah Apps.
The Trans Canada Trail is a national non-profit organization that
supports the development and use of a national trail network that links
millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, through hundreds of
communities and across incredible landscapes. Canadians and
international visitors use the Trail to hike, cycle, ski, horseback
ride, canoe and snowmobile. Partnering with the Government of Canada,
and sponsors, and donors, the Trans Canada Trail contributes to the
work of more than 400 communities and thousands of volunteers across
the country through grants and promotion of their efforts to build and
sustain the world's longest and grandest recreational trail.
SOURCE Trans Canada Trail
For further information:
Trans Canada Trail
The electronic version of the Trans Canada Trail BioKit can be found on the Trans Canada Trail website (tctrail.ca) or on the Biosphere's website at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/biotrousses-biokits/default.asp?lang=Fr&n=C0269262-1
To order hardcopies of the Biokit, please fill out the online form.