On Sunday, February 21st, approximately 300 parents, children, friends and neighbours came out to the Chelsea Ski and Snowshoe Challenge at the Third Annual Chelsea Winter Community Trail Celebration. For the 10th anniversary of the Winter Trail, the event added a pick up and drop off shuttle bus service to parking stops along the expanded 18 kilometres of freshly groomed trail. And there were “sweet stops” set up along the trail offering cups of hot chocolate and generous amounts of pastries donated by Les Fougères and Une Boulangerie dans un village to fuel the skiers, snowshoers and walkers on their journey.
Winter Community Trail Celebration – Chelsea Ski and Snowshoe Challenge
Sunday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the Chelsea Winter Community Trail’s 10th anniversary!
- Skiing or snowshoeing on the trail
- Scavenger hunts
- Guided tours of historical panels on the trail
- Hot beverages and snacks (Bring your lunch)
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.
Come out on Sunday October 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and support Sentiers Chelsea Trails (sentierschelseatrails.wordpress.com) and see one of Quebec’s rising folk artists, Kyra Shaughnessy (kyrashaughnessy.com),. 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.
To buy tickets follow this. Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/house-concert-with-kyra-shaughnessy-in-support-of-sentiers-chelsea-trails-tickets-18577391478
Hope to see you there!
In a recent letter to the municipality Commerce Chelsea endorsed SCT’s proposal to convert the Chelsea-owned railway corridor into a multi-purpose community asset.
“As unequivocal supporters of the Active Transport Master Plan, our Board views this particular initiative as having a positive impact on the work we are doing to reinforce Chelsea as a walkable community.”
Click on the following link to view the letter.