On October 1, 1-3 p.m., at the NEW Wakamow Valley Suspension Bridge in Moose Jaw, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) — in collaboration with Wakamow Valley Authority — will officially announce that Saskatchewan’s section of The Great Trail is now connected, province-wide.
This event will also feature the unveiling of the new Wakamow Valley Suspension Bridge, part of The Great Trail.
This celebration will be attended by TCT partners, volunteers, donors, and government supporters including the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
1-1:30 p.m.: Speeches and unveiling of new Wakamow Suspension Bridge, constructed by Canadian Army Reservists from 38 Combat Engineer Regiment (38 CER), 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG).
1:30 p.m.: Performances by Black Cloud, a family Drum Group from Muscowpetung First Nation, and World Renowned Hoop Dancer Terrence Littletent from Kawacatoose Cree Nation, accompanied by his nephew Steve Obey Jr., from Piapot First Nation.
1:40 p .m.: Military fly-by
2-3:00 p.m.: Family fun activities including a guided Trail walk
The idea of creating a trail that would be a gift from Canadians to Canadians began as a bold dream in 1992. Since then, TCT – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors, partners, governments and volunteers to create an epic trail of trails offering a wide range of outdoor experiences on both land and water routes. Every Canadian province and territory is home to its own stretch of The Great Trail, which is owned and operated at the local level. TCT’s goal is to have The Great Trail connected from coast to coast to coast in 2017, for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation celebrations.
For more information, visit https://thegreattrail.ca.