Chilliwack seniors hit the (Trans Canada) trail

Geoff and Joan Hodgkinson, along with 24 other Chartwell Hampton House residents, raised money to support the Trans Canada Trail.

Geoff and Joan Hodgkinson

Chartwell Hampton House spent last Tuesday morning along the Trans Canada Trail.

Lifestyle and Programs Manager Tracey McDonald says that two residents, Geoff and Joan Hodgkinson, wanted to support the trail to fulfill their Moment that Mattered.

See related story: Seniors get chance to ‘Make Moments Matter

Beginning construction in 1992, the Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. When fully connected, the trail will stretch 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans.

More than 20,000 km of the trail have been completed, and the goal is to have the gaps bridged by Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Bringing people together in the names of health, environment, history and legacy, 80 per cent of Canadians live within 30 minutes of the TCT route.

As the Hodgkinsons returned to the trail that they’ve been involved with since 1994, they were joined by 24 of their Hampton House peers.

They walked the trail, had a picnic lunch and went home proud to have raised $500 towards the trail. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s matching program, that number doubled to $1000.

 

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