Mark your calendars for May 6

Dance Party Image OneCome out to celebrate spring and Sentiers Chelsea Trails with a fabulous evening of music, dancing and food.

It’s the fifth anniversary of the original SCT FUNraiser, and once again, the redoubtable Chelsea rock band, the B-Side, will play tunes from its evocative repertoire of rock and roll favs. Our first event, held back in 2012, was a memorial to Richard Garlick, one of the founders of SCT, and the B-Side’ lead guitarist during the years when the band played many memorable Chelsea gigs.

The Katie Diamond Band will open the event with some jazzy numbers to get you in the mood for more fun to come. Musicians from the Cajun band, Poutines Étouffées, will also put in an appearance. So be prepared to wear out your dancing shoes.

Ticket holders will be entered into a grand prize draw for a sleepover for two, with breakfast, at the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa. Other prizes to be drawn for during the evening include passes to Nordik Spa-Nature, and gift certificates for Chelsea Pub and Greg Christie`s Ski and Cycle Works.

The evening is generously supported by Platinum sponsor, Gazifière, and by food sponsor Camp Fortune, which will present a tantalizing array of items typifying the culinary skills and imagination of CF’s Executive Chef, Rick Flowers.  Chelsea’s own Sweet B’s Bakery is creating the dessert table.

Tickets for all this fun, and a good cause to boot, only $25 per person at this link.

 

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What a season it has been, and it’s not over yet!

mar 2017 myra & jean with familyThe Winter Trail wonder continues as long as the snow lasts. Enjoy the sun and get out and walk, run, slide, classic ski, skate ski or fat bike – whatever motivates your fun. The Chelsea community winter trail is generously supported by our Corporate Trail leaders:  Gazifère, Greg Christie’s Ski and Cycle, Lafleur de la Capitale the Nordik Spa-Nature, Physiosport Chelsea and Le Pub Chelsea. We thank them for their ongoing support of this community project.

Posted in Winter Trail Updates

3rd Annual Winter Trail Celebration a great success! 26 February, 2017

To all the volunteers, sponsors and partners,

To the more than dozen volunteers who spent many hours outside yesterday preparing the access points and welcoming skiers and walkers, many thanks for your assistance.

To all our generous sponsors and partners, we greatly appreciate your generosity and your support for this community event. Continue reading

Posted in Members & Volunteers, Trail Events

Interpretive Panels along the Chelsea Community Winter Trail on display at Chelsea City Hall, February, 2017

2017-02-18-13-56-34Since 2009 Sentiers Chelsea Trails (SCT) has partnered with the municipality of Chelsea to pro
vide a multi-purpose groomed snow surface along the currently unused railway tracks.

In 2014, SCT initiated a partnership with the Gatineau Valley Historical Society (GVHS) to develop and install interpretive panels along this trail, featuring scenes from Chelsea’s past. Continue reading

Posted in Trail Events, Trail Projects

Chelsea Winter Community Trail Celebration and Chelsea Ski Challenge

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Chelsea Winter Community Trail Celebration and Chelsea Ski Challenge

Sunday, February 26 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Come enjoy Chelsea’s Community Winter Trail and meet your neighbours! Continue reading

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Show your Support to our Municipal Elected Officials!

A coalition of Chelsea community groups has launched a petition to demonstrate community support for the conversion of the railway corridor into a community trail. SCT encourages you to take a look at www.ouichelsea.ca , to sign if you agree, and to pass the link along to other Chelsea residents!

In a world that needs constructive dialogue, this petition is a way for Chelsea’s mayor and council to understand how people in support of the trail think it will benefit them and this community. Continue reading

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Clear the tracks the winter trail is coming!

More than 33 volunteers in six teams worked along 18 kilometers of the Chelsea railway corridor on Saturday to prepare  the winter community trail for skiing and other outdoor recreation activities.

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Time Again to Get Ready for Winter along the Rail Corridor – a Call for Volunteers!

P1030709Time Again to Get Ready for Winter along the Rail Corridor – a Call for Volunteers!

Snow is not too far away! And once it comes, the rail corridor will transform, as it has for the past 10 years, into a beautiful ski and walking trail along the river.

But this only happens thanks to the efforts of volunteers who clear out obstructing weeds and brush before that snow flies. If you have free time in the morning on Saturday November 12th or 19th, and would enjoy some exercise, comradery, and being plied with goodies and coffee, see this call for volunteers for more information and to sign-up. Continue reading

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