Hud­son’s Bay is cel­e­brat­ing Canada’s 150th birth­day with a cross-coun­try trek

The Kit - - THEKITCA - Veronica Saroli

There are two kinds of peo­ple: those who take com­fort in know­ing that Canada has an elab­o­rate cross-coun­try trail sys­tem and those who ac­tu­ally take ad­van­tage of it. No mat­ter what cat­e­gory you find your­self in, Hud­son’s Bay has launched a fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive to con­nect the last 2,200 kilo­me­tres of the Great Trail, the long­est recre­ational trail in the world.

Kick­ing off on June 22, a team of portagers is trav­el­ling from Vic­to­ria, B.C., to Nova Sco­tia, to raise aware­ness about the joy of ex­plor­ing the trail; the trip ends in Ottawa on Au­gust 26. Hud­son’s Bay also launched a lim­ited edi­tion Canada 150 ca­noe pad­dle and a key­chain, with 50 per cent of net pro­ceeds go­ing to­ward fund­ing the Great Trail project, as well as a Grand Portage Col­lec­tion of T-shirts, sweats, hats, tow­els, etc. with 10 per cent of net pro­ceeds go­ing to char­ity. Whether your pre­ferred trails are around the mall or in a for­est, there’s a way to give back. —

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