Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 24, 2012 13:50 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Unveil New Plaque in Honour of the Naming of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will participate in the renaming of a section of the Trans Canada Trail to be designated as The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trail. The event will take place on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., on the Ottawa River Pathway, between the West Block on Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court of Canada.

As patron of the Trans Canada Trail, His Excellency will deliver remarks on this occasion. With the help of Mr. Paul Labarge, Chair of the Trans Canada Trail Charitable Organization, and Mrs. Deborah Apps, President and CEO of the Trans Canada Trail, Their Excellencies will unveil a plaque in honour of the renaming of this section of the trail that links the National Capital Commission's Ottawa River Pathway to the Gatineau Park Pathway.

About the Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail 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 the development of trails. Today, more than 16 800 kilometres of trail have been developed. When completed, the Trail will stretch 23 000 kilometres, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the Arctic oceans, linking 1 000 communities and all Canadians. For more information, visit Trans Canada Trail's website at

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

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