Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 23, 2013 09:18 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General and Mrs. Laureen Harper to Officially Open Honorary Section of the Trans Canada Trail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, patrons of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), and Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Chair of the TCT Chapter 150 Campaign, will officially open a new honorary section of the Trail, on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. The first unveiling will be located on the grounds of Rideau Hall, near Thomas Gate, and the second will be near the East Gate at 24 Sussex.

The Governor General and Mrs. Harper will deliver remarks on this occasion. With the help of Mr. Paul LaBarge, TCT Chair, and Mrs. Deborah Apps, TCT President & CEO, Their Excellencies and Mrs. Harper will unveil plaques at both locations.

About the Trans Canada Trail

The TCT is a non-profit, registered charity. It promotes and assists in the development and use of the Trail in every province and territory, and provides funding to local Trail builders to support development. Today, more than 16,800 kilometres of the TCT have been developed. When completed, the Trail will stretch over 23,000 kilometres, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and to the Arctic oceans, linking Canadians from 1,000 communities from coast to coast to coast. For more information, visit the TCT website at

Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Thomas Gate no later than 2:45 p.m. on the day of the event.

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