Nation builders: Robert A. Quartermain

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. 

Robert A. Quartermain

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, Pretivm 

"Almost every day, I run or walk on the Trans Canada Trail – to my office in downtown Vancouver, or to Granville Island to get groceries. I also have a home in Fredericton, New Brunswick – near where I grew up – that is located on the Salamanca Trail, connecting to the TCT and the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge (Old Railway Bridge) that crosses the St. John River, where one can get outdoors year-round.

As an exploration geologist, I have spent the past 38 years living and working in nearly every province and territory of this great country – often in remote areas like Baker Lake (Nunavut), Natashquan on the lower St. Lawrence River (Quebec), and Daniel’s Harbour, near Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador).

This country has been very good to me; supporting the TCT is a way for me to give back and help celebrate our country’s 150th birthday. It’s also a great way to promote green activities and healthy living. That’s good for all of us."

CHAPTER 150 LEADERSHIP DONORS

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
  • CIBC
  • CN
  • Esri Canada Limited (in-kind)
  • The Globe and Mail (in-kind)
  • Pierre Lassonde
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Jon & Nancy Love
  • Rob & Cheryl McEwen
  • PotashCorp
  • 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

CHAPTER 150

Nation builders

Galen G. Weston  Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited 

Galen G. Weston 
Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited 

William J. Doyle President and Chief Executive Officer, PotashCorp

William J. Doyle
President and Chief Executive Officer, PotashCorp

Gerald T. McCaughey President and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC 

Gerald T. McCaughey
President and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC