PCL employees virtually walked nearly the entire
length of the Great Trail (Port Credit, ON).
“With a history that goes back almost to the birth of
Confederation, PCL is proud of our legacy of building communities in the provinces
and territories across our great country,” says Mike Wieninger, senior vice president
and district manager at PCL Toronto. “We are honoured to share in the company
of likeminded donors and supporters whose commitment has enabled the vision of
a trail that connects Canada from coast to coast to coast as a living symbol of
As an expression of gratitude to leadership donors for
their outstanding commitment to building The Great Trail, PCL’s Trail Builder
donation has been recognized by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation with a
listing in its celebratory pavilion in Ottawa, where an event was held on
August 26 to commemorate the milestone of the trail’s connection.
“We are extremely grateful to PCL for their support of
The Great Trail initiative, a gift from Canadians to Canadians,” said Deborah
Apps, Trans Canada Trail president & CEO. "Thanks to the generous
support and hard work of our volunteers, donors, and all levels of government,
we are thrilled to mark the completion of the trail after a quarter century of
hard work and determination.”
Beyond PCL’s donation, employees in its Toronto district
took part in the PCL Great Trail Step Challenge that encouraged them to virtually
walk across the trail in recognition of Canada 150. Over a 16-day period, 126
PCLers on 24 teams tracked more than 22,600 kilometres, equating to walking nearly
the entire length of The Great Trail.
“Building a strong and resilient foundation is key to
maintaining a healthy workforce,” adds Wieninger. “Our WellPCL program empowers
employees to achieve personal wellness and healthy lifestyle goals to ensure we
hire, develop, and retain the best talent in the construction industry.”
PCL’s history stretches back 111 years. That makes PCL
not only one of Canada’s oldest contractors, but one of its oldest companies.
As Canada grew, so did PCL. Canada’s growth from east to west mirrors that of
PCL and the journey of its founder, E. E. Poole. In 1906, Poole set forth from
his home in Prince Edward Island to the West, where he founded the company that
would become PCL.
here to take a look at some of our most memorable Canadian projects
PCL CONSTRUCTORS CANADA INC. (TORONTO)
is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across
Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse
operations in infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported
by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Backed by PCL’s 111-year legacy,
and with more than four decades of experience in Southwestern Ontario’s dynamic
construction market, the Toronto office is PCL’s largest district with more
than 550 of the construction industry’s most-talented professionals and an
annual construction volume of more than $1 billion. For more information,
visit: www.pcl.com/toronto. For
more information about PCL’s role in celebrating Canada 150, click here.
of PCL employees’ virtual walk across The Great Trail:
- Total kilometres walked: 22,600 – equates to nearly 29
- Average steps per person: 236,694
- Average kilometres per person: 179
- Average daily steps per person: 8,453
- Average daily kilometres per person: 6.4
- Completed length of The Great Trail: 23,837
ABOUT THE TRANS
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, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) – a not-for-profit organization – has been working with donors, partners, governments, public and private landowners, and volunteers to create The Great Trail – an epic trail of trails offering a wide range of outdoor experiences. Every Canadian province and territory is home to its own stretch of The Great Trail and on August 26, TCT achieved its goal for 2017; to connect the trail from coast to coast to coast for Canada 150 celebrations.
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