On Deborah Apps’ recent visits to Whitehorse and Iqaluit, the President & CEO of the Trans Canada Trail saw first-hand the work being done to connect the Trail in both Yukon and Nunavut.
Accompanied by TCT’s Honorary Campaign Chair, Mrs Laureen Harper, and several guests, Apps walked magnificent sections of the Trail near the territorial capitals, guided by the TCT’s local partners, Toos Omtzigt and Mark Daniels of the Klondike Snowmobile Association, and Cameron DeLong, Manager of Planning and Operations at Nunavut Parks and Special Places.
“It was an excellent opportunity to understand the challenges and opportunities in both Nunavut and Yukon,” Apps said. “I was impressed by the landscape, the innovative Trail-building plans, and the sheer dedication of our volunteers, donors and supporters at all levels of government—together, we are making this dream a reality!”
We are delighted to share some of the group’s excellent photographs and videos.
From the Crestview Trail, just north of downtown Whitehorse, the TCT group admired the view of Joe Mountain and Grey Mountain overlooking the capital city. Accompanying Deborah Apps (centre, kneeling) and Mrs. Harper (third from right) were some generous long-standing annual donors, Toos Omtzigt (centre) and Mark Daniels (second from left) of the Klondike Snowmobile Association.
Deborah Apps on the Itijjagiaq Trail in Sylvia Grinnell Park, just a few minutes from Iqaluit, with Mrs Harper, Cameron DeLong (Manager of Planning and Operations at Nunavut Parks and Special Places), Leona Aglukkaq (federal Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council), and several guests.