Canada’s history was forged by pioneers and trailblazers. Nation builders. People of the same vision and character as many of today‘s leaders, families, businesses and foundations, who are connecting the Trans Canada Trail for all Canadians. This year, the Trans Canada Trail welcomed five new leaders as donors to its Chapter 150 Campaign. By committing a minimum of $500,000 in support of the TCT, these modern-day nation builders have helped the Trail reach a connection level of 75 per cent nationwide. But there is still much more to do in order to achieve connection by 2017.
Gerald T. McCaughey
President and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC
"CIBC is a proud supporter of the Trans Canada Trail and its inspiring vision to span the breadth of our diverse country – in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The Trail connects us to Canada’s extraordinary natural beauty and to each other, linking millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Whether you like to hike, bike or simply enjoy our pristine national parks and waterways, the Trail offers an open invitation to all of us to get outside and discover Canada.
CIBC has been a part of the Canadian landscape since Confederation. We have been a partner in the economic vitality and sustainable growth of the thousands of communities we serve, supported by a strong tradition of employee volunteerism.
On behalf of all of us at CIBC, thank you to the thousands of volunteers and supporters who are making the Trans Canada dream a reality. As we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 – and CIBC’s own 150-year anniversary – the Trail will be an important symbol of unity and a legacy for future generations."
The following organizations and individuals have each committed a minimum of $500,000 in support of the TCT.
- Richardson Foundation
- Nancy Baron, Trustee, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
- Teck Resources Limited
- David Aisenstat, President & CEO, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
- The Ross Beaty Family
- Brookfield Partners Foundation, Tim Price and Jack Cockwell
- Esri Canada Limited (in-kind)
- The Globe and Mail (in-kind)
- Pierre Lassonde
- Loblaw Companies Limited
- Jon & Nancy Love
- Rob & Cheryl McEwen
- Power Corporation of Canada
- Robert A. Quartermain, President and CEO, Director, Pretivm
- Shaw Media (in-kind)
- Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company
- TransCanada Corp