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2017-07-26 - City Invites Dog Owners to Celebrate The Great Trail


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The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with The Great Trail and Canada 150, invites the public to attend a special dog-friendly celebration called Dog Day of Summer.

This free, dog-friendly celebration takes place on Saturday, August 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event will begin on the section of the Great Trail behind UPEI with a group dog walk along The Great Trail to Orlebar Park. The celebration will continue at Orlebar Park with a healthy BBQ, live music, face painting, InstaBooth pup portraits, a dog treat bag and much more.

"We are pleased to partner with The Great Trail and Canada 150 to offer this special celebratory event," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "The trails are the lifeline of the City and projects like this encourage new and existing users to experience the trail in a different way." 

The Trans Canada Trail with support from Canadian Heritage has a goal to connect The Great Trail and the country for a grand celebration on August 26, 2017. Communities across Canada will be celebrating the full connection of The Great Trail and Canada’s 150th on the same date. Prince Edward Island’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail, is officially a piece of The Great Trail. The Great Trail is the longest multi-use recreational trail in the world, with 24,000 kilometers of trail spanning across 13 Provinces and Territories across Canada. Charlottetown’s event is part of a nation-wide celebration on August 26, with 200 coast to coast events taking place to celebrate the connection of The Great Trail. 

"We hear from our residents a lot that they would like to see more events inclusive of pets as they are part of their families," said Councillor Mike Duffy, chair of Environment and Sustainability committee. "We hope everyone will join us in this celebration."

Everyone is welcome to attend and we ask all dog owners’ to keep their pet on a leash and to clean up after their pets as we expect lots of four-legged friends.  Pre-registration is required and available online at: https://citycharlottetown.wufoo.eu/forms/z1q6m5w1b3n3g9/. 

For more information about The Great Trail, visit: www.thegreattrail.ca.

For more information about the event, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/dogdayofsummer.php 

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BACKGROUND:
Trans Canada Trail: It began as a bold dream in 1992: the idea of creating a trail that would be a gift from Canadians to Canadians. Since then, TCT – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors, partners, governments and volunteers to create The Great Trail; 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.

Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



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