Concert raises $1,200 for winter trail, 18 October, 2015


Kyra Shaughnessy performed an intimate house concert last Sunday, October 18th, to 46 people at the home of Roberta Walker and Sandy Foote. It was a warm and folkcy concert that raised $1,200 in support of the winter trail. Special thank you to Eleanor Crowder who donated the concert, and Roberta and Sandy for their donation and home. And, of course, thanks to Kyra for her beautiful voice and music.

Kyra Shaughnessy Concert in support of Winter Railway Trail, 18 October, 2015

cd-cover-wftl_KyraS Waiting for the LightCome out on Sunday October 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and support Sentiers Chelsea Trails ( and see one of Quebec’s rising folk artists, Kyra Shaughnessy (,.  Tickets are $25 and only 50 are available.  All funds raised will be used to maintain the community winter ski trail on the railway tracks.

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Hope to see you there!


Chelsea’s first official community trail signs are now up! 8 October, 2014

Chelsea’s first official community trail signs have now been installed to mark three trailheads on the Des Pommiers trail, located in the Cascades area of Chelsea. One trailhead is located near the top of Chemin Des Pommiers, and the second is located on Route 105, several hundred metres north of Pine Road and the third is on Chemin Winnisic.

Trail sign on des Pommiers.

Trail sign on des Pommiers.

Trail sign on 105 just north of Pine Rd.

Trail sign on 105 just north of Pine Rd.

Map, Des Pommiers Trail 2014

House Concert with Rick Fines – Fundraiser for Winter Railway Trail, Sunday 21 September, 2014

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On a rainy Sunday afternoon, over 50 people attended a house concert fundraiser with singer/song writer Rick Fines.  Based in Peterborough and with some 30 years learning from blues and folk masters, Fines treated the crowd to a spectacular concert of original songs and informal story-telling.  Along with blues riffs, intimate character portraits, and Louis Armstrong mouth-trumpet, he gave us the coolest music history lesson, from ragtime to blues/jazz, with a special tribute to the legendary Bessie Smith.

The event raised $1250.00 for donations for the Chelsea Winter Community Railway Trail.  For the past several years Sentiers Chelsea Trails has worked closely with the Municipality of Chelsea to support the creation of a non-motorized, groomed and multi-functional community trail along the railway corridor.  Appropriate for skiing, walking, running and snowshoeing, this beautiful trail is a community building link between Chelsea neighbourhoods during the winter months.  The consistently positive and supportive outpouring of response from residents is a tribute to its success.

Please show your support for the Winter Community Railway Trail, by contributing to our fundraising efforts – stay tuned -and by sending us your Winter Trail Stories.  And, of course, by enjoying the trail!

A special thank you to Roberta Walker and Sandy Foote for their warm hospitality and organizing the gig.

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