Media Advisory - Naming celebration at Trail's Calgary pavilion - Trans
Canada Trail honours founder William Pratt

CALGARY, AB, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to join the Trans Canada Trail at an event honouring the late William (Bill) Pratt of Calgary. The event will take place on Saturday June 5, at 11 a.m. at the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, located near Eau Claire Market (north end of 2nd Street, SW on Bow River Pathway). The pavilion will be officially designated the William Pratt Pavilion. Deborah Apps, TCT President and CEO, and Mrs. Millicent Pratt and family will unveil naming signage.

The Trans Canada Trail was first envisioned in 1992 by the late William Pratt and Dr. Pierre Camu of Ottawa. As General Manager of the Canada 125 celebrations, Bill Pratt's vision of a trail that would connect Canadians was embraced by volunteers and supporters across the country. Today the Trail is the world's longest recreational trail, linking communities from coast to coast to coast and celebrating Canada's majestic natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Mr. Pratt's spirit and "let's get it done" attitude helped forge the way for the Trans Canada Trail, ensuring its legacy for this generation and the next.

The Trans Canada Trail proudly announced its plans to honour its two founders at a reception last September at Rideau Hall, hosted by Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. On June 5, the Trail will host a separate event at the Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Gatineau, Quebec to unveil naming signage designating that pavilion the Dr. Pierre Camu Pavilion.

SOURCE Trans Canada Trail

For further information: For further information: and to set up interviews: Gail Urquhart, National Campaign Director, Trans Canada Trail, (403) 463-6855,,

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