Media Advisory - Their Excellencies to Attend The Great Trail Cross-Canada Connection Celebration in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - As patrons of the Trans Canada Trail, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend The Great Trail Cross-Canada Connection Celebration, at Major's Hill Park, on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The Governor General will address those in attendance at 12:05 p.m., to extend Their Excellencies' gratitude to the volunteers and donors who have helped to connect the Trail from coast to coast to coast.

About The Great Trail Cross-Canada Connection Celebration
Twenty-five years ago, a small group of visionaries had an audacious dream: to connect the country and its people with a multi-use recreational trail. Now, The Great Trail, stretching almost 24 000 kilometres, will finally be connected and become the longest trail system in the world. To celebrate, Trans Canada Trail will hold nearly 200 celebratory events across Canada on August 26, 2017, including a national event at Major's Hill Park in Ottawa. These events will serve to highlight the generosity and devotion of volunteers, partners and donors in helping to make the Trail a reality. For more information on this celebration, visit


Media wishing to attend the event must confirm their attendance with Trans Canada Trail.


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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell),; Victoria Leenders-Cheng, Trans Canada Trail, 514-485-4344,

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