Backgrounder - Toronto Activities During Trans Canada Trail Week|
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Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Take to the Trail Day
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Toronto Blue Jays Celebrate Relay Day 2000
- Toronto residents and visitors are encouraged
to get active. Spend some time on our City's trails. From noon to 2 p.m. and
from 4 to 6 p.m., look for Trail representatives handing out information and
Relay 2000 memorabilia on the Waterfront/Martin Goodman trail, officially
designated as the Trans Canada Trail in Toronto.
Thursday, August 24, 2000
CNE Welcomes Relay 2000
- Celebrations for the
Trans Canada Trail will take place at the Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals game
at 7 p.m.
- Relay 2000 tattoos flags and other memorabilia will be
available free of charge.
- Trans Canada Trail Prize Packs will be given
away during the game.
ABOUT THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL RELAY 2000
- The CNE is the first official stop of Relay
2000 in Toronto.
- Presentation at the Faces of Canada Stage at 12:30
p.m., Automotive Building with Relay 2000 organizers and special
- The Relay will arrive at the Princes' Gates at approximately
- Celebrity water carriers will take part in a mini-relay
through the CNE grounds, traveling down streets named after Canada's provinces
- Relay 2000 Rally will take place at the Faces of
Canada Stage at 1:30 p.m.
- The Trans Canada Relay
Trail began on February 19, 2000 in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, when water from the
Arctic Ocean was drawn by local Junior Rangers and blessed by local church
representatives before being placed in a symbolic baton.
- The western
leg of Relay 2000 began in Victoria, British Columbia on April 7. Water was
drawn from Victoria's Inner Harbour and brought to shore by Aboriginal war
canoes for its trip east across Canada. On May 5, the Atlantic waters were
drawn in Cape Spear, Newfoundland.
- Five thousand official water carriers (1,300 in Ontario) have walked, run,
cycled, ridden horseback, cross-country skied, snowmobiled and journeyed by
wheelchair along the 16,000 kilometer Trans Canada Trail that stretches across
Canada's mountains, prairies, forests, parks, towns and cities. The waters from
the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans will all reach their final destination
of Hull, Quebec on September 9, 2000, when the Trans Canada Trail is officially
unveiled. When it is complete, Relay 2000 will have visited more than 800
communities across Canada, including 165 in Ontario.