Mark your calendar 

Mark your calendar 

The Annual General Meeting of Sentiers Chelsea Trails (SCT) will take place on Monday, April 6th, at 7pm, at the Farm Point Community Centre.
You are cordially invited to join us for a presentation of current and future SCT projects in all sectors of our community.

2020 Chelsea Ski Challenge

2020 Chelsea Ski Challenge

Dear SCT friends,

Mark your calendars: January 26 is the date for the Chelsea Ski Challenge under the banner of “Winter Fun Days.” It’s an opportunity to celebrate the Winter Community Trail. You are invited to come out and enjoy some skiing, walking, fat biking, or snow shoeing on the Community Trail from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

There will be introduction to cross country skiing workshops for children and adults at the CLSC building, 490 Route 105.  More detailed information on activities, times and places will soon be available on the municipality’s website (www.chelsea.ca) and SCT website (https://sentierschelseatrails.org/).

Volunteers needed

In the meantime, we need some volunteers to help us on Sunday, January 26. Following are some of the many tasks to be performed: managing traffic at access points, welcoming skiers and other participants, serving beverages and snacks, building snow tracks on roads for skiers, setting up and dismantling of installations at access and activity points. If you can come out for a few hours on January 26th, please email Lyse Huot at [email protected] Thank you in advance!

Guided Trail Walk, in Collaboration with Chelsea Trails

Guided Trail Walk, in Collaboration with Chelsea Trails

In the context of Chelsea Days, the Municipality of Chelsea invites you to a guided trail walk activity, organized in collaboration with Chelsea Trails. This guided trail walk will take place on June 1st, 2019.

Approximately 5.3 km in length, the walk is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at McNally Park, in the Chelsea Park neighbourhood. Participants of all ages are welcome. A representative of Chelsea Trails will guide the walkers. This activity could take around one hour and a half to two hours, depending on each person’s pace.

Thank you in advance for your participation, which will enable you to experience the trails that have been built in Ward 2 of our Municipality. Since the trails run along the lines of residential properties, please ensure that you stay within the limits of the paths and keep noise low as you pass close by to homes and decks. (more…)

AGM highlights more trails, more active transport

AGM highlights more trails, more active transport

On April 15, Chelsea Trails kicked off their spring trail building season at the AGM with a call for more volunteers to help carry out the ambitious plans for this year’s trails. With 5 trail building projects in the works in the north of the village, centre village and Musie ponds, more helping hands are needed.  To mark our first volunteer win of the season, we are delighted to welcome Tifenn Vialatte and Nic Hinsperger to the board.

The active living and transport file is another priority. SCT is fundraising for the environmental studies move forward with the Municipality to establish a north-south active transportation corridor ( or multi-use trail) through Chelsea Creek safely linking the Centre Village with Gatineau and Ottawa. 

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Plaisirs d’hiver – 20 janvier 2019

Défi ski de Chelsea – Plaisirs d’hiver

Au cours des quatre dernières années, la célébration  du sentier hivernal, maintenant connue sous le nom de Défi Ski de Chelsea, a connu des cieux ensoleillés avec des sentiers glacés, une pluie froide et verglaçante. Et puis cette année, malgré des températures glaciales sous les -25C, les conditions de ski étaient très bonnes grâce à la nouvelle neige et l’excellent travail des dameurs. Faisant fi aux intempéries et aux avis d’engelure, les résidents de Chelsea ont démontré leur ténacité et leur endurance alors que les Montréalais annulaient leurs festivités hivernales.

Quelque 80 personnes ont relevé le Défi Ski de Chelsea ce dimanche 20 janvier et ont emprunté le sentier en skis, en raquettes, en vélo fat bike ou à pied. (more…)

2019 New Year’s Message from the Sentiers Chelsea Trails Board

2018 was a remarkable year for Sentiers Chelsea Trails. You, our volunteers, members, supporters and sponsors have been involved in projects all over Chelsea that have connected residents and neighbourhoods with nature for now and for the future.

In a rapidly changing municipality, it is vitally important to preserve existing trails wherever possible, and to look for opportunities to develop new active transportation connections. (more…)

Get ready for the Chelsea Ski Challenge

Get your friends and family out to enjoy the Chelsea Winter Community trail. If you want to join the challenge, just register at one of the access points.  No matter how far you go or whether you’re travelling on skis, your feet, snow shoes or fat bikes, everyone with a card is eligible to enter the draw and win prizes from our sponsors  Greg Christie’s Ski & Cycleworks and the  Nordik Spa-Nature.  To get involved, just pick up a card when you arrive at the trail and get it stamped when you visit one or more access points. The trail is groomed for 20 kilometers or even 40 km if you’re keen and go back and forth. Transcollines, will offer regular shuttle buses between the four major access points.  And there will be pop up snack stops along the trail where you can  fuel up on treats and hot chocolate generously provided by Les Fougères and Une Boulangerie dans un village  and Fair Trade Chelsea.

In addition to treats, you can warm up with a chili lunch Voie Verte Chelseawill be selling chili at the warm, cosy kitchen of Mill Road Community Space access point. and the Gatineau Valley Historic Society will display the interpretive panels trail history panels. (For more details on Winter Festival activities check www.chelsea.ca).

Join us on the Grand Marche

On Sunday, October 21, show your love for active living and join the  Grande marche Chelsea-La Pêche l a 5-km walk  along the Gatineau River led by the mayors of Chelsea and La Pêche.  Its all part of the Défi Pierre Lavoie www.gdplmd.com taking place in at least 75 towns and cities across Quebec.

This leisurely community walk will start at the Farm Point Park (33 River Road) and will end at the Wakefield-La Pêche Centre (38 Wakefield Valley Road). There will be parking at the start and finish points, as well as a shuttle service between the two.This is not a race, but an opportunity to unite with others in the community to encourage young people and communities to get out and play sports and develop healthy and active life styles which is the Défi Pierre Lavoie’s mission. Hope to see you there!

Check the Chelsea website for updates and info: www.chelsea.ca.

 

 

Aidez-nous à dégager les pistes de débris.

2018-06-01 bulldozer on community rail trail

Bonnes nouvelles! Le travail de nivelage du Sentier communautaire de Chelsea a commencé entre Burnett et Welka. Ce travail fait suite au nivelage effectué entre la carrière Morrison et le chemin Burnett l’automne passé.  Le passage de l’équipement a ramolli la surface et déterré des racines et des débris. Participez à l’entretien et à l’aménagement du sentier en ramassant les racines et les branches sur le sentier ce qui facilitera les travaux à venir.  Au cours des prochaines semaines, Sentiers Chelsea travaillera avec le Comité sur le sentier communautaire et la municipalité pour rendre le sentier plus praticable en coupant les broussailles et les herbages.