TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) has been
honoured by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) with a
prestigious 2010 Phoenix Award.
The Phoenix Awards are given annually for the "conservation,
preservation, beautification and anti-pollution initiatives which
further the growth and appeal of North American Travel destinations".
The Trans Canada Trail is the world's longest recreational trail. When
completed, it will stretch 22,500 kilometres from coast to coast to
coast, offering countless opportunities for exploration and discovery.
SATW announced the awards at its convention in October in Germany. Past
Vice-president Doug Hall and nominator and former Toronto Star
associate travel editor Catherine George presented the Phoenix Award to
Trail President and CEO Deborah Apps and Past Chair Valerie Pringle in
Toronto in December. "Most people, even Canadians, do not grasp the
significance of the Trail," said a SATW reviewer. "The effort entailed
to create this Trail is mind-boggling as it has involved all levels of
government from the tiniest community councils to provincial and
"This award is a great honour for the Trans Canada Trail and a tribute
to the many volunteers, supporters, trail groups and communities that
are involved in planning, developing and maintaining the Trail," said
President and CEO Deborah Apps. "The Trail is made up of over 400 local
trails, each with unique and varied features. This contributes to the
diversity and grandeur of Canada's national Trail."
Of the five Phoenix Award winners this year, three are Canadian.
SOURCE Trans Canada Trail
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