Chelsea trail officially named

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By on March 1, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Mayor Pierre Guénard and the Municipal Council of Chelsea, Quebec voted unanimously to approve the name Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns, as the official name for the community trail that passes across the south lawn of St Mary Magdalene (SMM) church and links Quartier Meredith, a new housing development in Chelsea, with Route 105.

On July 18, 2021 Bishop Shane Parker and Albert Dumont, Algonquin Elder from Kitigan Zibi and Indigenous Advisor to the Bishop, blessed the trail that was under construction at the time.  Following the blessing of the trail, Elder Dumont proposed the Algonquin Anishinabeg  name, Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns, as an act of reconciliation.

The name means “friendship trail/ sentier de l’amitié”.


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