Sudbury was recently the backdrop for yet another film. This time around, the city actually got to play itself.
Film crews for an upcoming documentary about the Trans Canada Trail system have been visiting highlights of the trail, and talking to people who have been making it happen locally.
“Completing the Trans Canada Trail is an ambitious program,” said Samantha Baulch, president of Rainbow Routes Association. She spoke to Valerie Pringle as part of the documentary filming process. “Rainbow Routes has completed about 85 per cent of the route through Greater Sudbury and our board of directors has set the goal of completing our section of the trail by 2015. We are determined.”
Pringle said Sudbury was an easy fit for filming, as Rainbow Routes is “a great example of a community partner dedicated to completing” the trail.
“These trails are for people who want to walk, commute, get some exercise, get outdoors or go somewhere,” she said.
The Trans Canada Trail stretches across the Canada. When completed, it will be 22,000 km in length, making it the longest trail in the world. Locally, the trail winds its way from Nairn Centre in the west, through the heart of the city along Junction Creek and the Bell Park Walkway towards Coniston and Wahnapitae, and eventually to North Bay in the east.