2017 is shaping up to be an awesome year for all Canadians, and for everyone involved with Trans Canada Trail (TCT), this year is even more special, because it marks the realization of an amazing goal now 25 years in the making: the country-wide connection of The Great Trail. Since 1992, TCT - a not-for-profit organization - has been working with donors, partners, governments, landowners and volunteers to create an epic trail of trails offering a wide range of outdoor experiences on greenways, waterways and roadways.
TCT's goal is to connect the Trail and the country for a grand celebration on August 26, 2017
. The TCT wants you to celebrate the full connection of The Great Trail and Canada's 150th on YOUR section of the Trail, and they're going to help you throw an unforgettable party!
Here's the plan:
TCT wants to engage hundreds of trail groups and thousands of Canadians across the country to help us celebrate in one giant simultaneous happening! They want to share in your promotion of these events and then capture amazing moments on a multimedia platform published online.
Eligible Canadian trail groups, partners or municipalities
may apply for a grant from Trans Canada Trail to host a connection celebration on The Great Trail on August 26, 2017. Trans Canada Trail will support event grant requests in the amount of $1,500.
Who is eligible?
Local trail organizations who either build, manage or operate sections of The Great Trail (groups who solely use the Trail will not be considered).
Municipalities that either build, manage or operate sections of The Great Trail (municipalities that border the Trail but have no responsibility for their section of The Great Trail will not be considered).
Groups on the main spine and groups on the spur trails linking to The Great Trail are considered eligible to apply.
. Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2017.
*Please note that funds are limited and TCT cannot guarantee that all funding requests will be granted.