Bike with Mike Roulez avec Mike

JUNE 9, 2024

Come out and ride with Canadian cyclist and Tour de France stage winner Michael Woods at La Fab at 8 Mill road in Chelsea. Join Mike in biking along the Voie Verte Community Trail, followed by a talk and Q&A about his experiences as a cycling phenomenon and athlete. Tickets required to join in on this family-friendly event. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

A tax receipt will be provided. $50 for 19+ $15 19-

Friends of the Chelsea Trail

Working together to build a community trail!

Sponsors Polovélo, Chelsea and co, La Shop, Greg Christies, Vélo-Services, Chelsea Schwarma and Pizza, Vélofix Save time ride more

About Us

Voie Verte Chelsea (VVC) is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization with charitable status.  Since 2017 we have been raising funds to build over 20 km of the Chelsea Community Trail along the old railway corridor. Our objective is to reduce the financial burden of the municipality and create a trail that connects us all.  Our vision is to foster a community culture, focused on active transport, children and youth in nature and a green connection between neighbourhoods.

Our fund-raising efforts ensure that you get the best trail at the lowest cost while maintaining its bright and long-lasting future   Our target is to raise $1 million through private and corporate sponsorship as well as grants from multiple levels of government and foundations. To date, $280,000 has been raised directly from Chelsea residents and businesses. Plus another $1,500,000 through government programs.  All funds raised are used for trail development.

Our Registered Charitable Number is: 763738283RR0001

Voie Verte Chelsea / 763738283RR0001

Sponsor a Trail and become a Trail Blazer

Become a Trail Blazer by Sponsoring a piece of the Community Trail along the river.For $1,000 you become a Trail Blazer.
As a Trail Blazer, you will receive a Trail Blazer decal and monthly newsletter and recognition of your support on the Trail Blazer board and our website. Should your donation exceed $10,000 a commemorative plaque on a bench along the trail will also be available. Charitable receipts are available.

$100 = 1 metre  |  $1,000 = 10 metres.  

How will my money be used?

VVC is raising funds for the trail amenities that make the trail part of our community. These include: Signage,  Fencing, Buildings, Parking Areas, Benches, Leveling, Stone dust, and other amenities.

Our Sponsors & Trail Blazers


Ed Brunet & Associates, Lafleur de la Capital, and Highlands à Chelsea

Primitive flower line and stem
Grey and Blue Text Logo


Le Nordik, Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic, Freshmart, Le Resto, Greg Christie, Chelsea Shawarma, Kunstadt Sports, Pharmacie Isabelle Ménard, Les Fougeres, Jungle Sport

Kunstadt Sports Logo


MnR Chelsea, Markhauser Homes, Hendrick Farm, Clinique Vétérinaire de la Gatineau, Fleuriste Avant-garde, La Clinique dentaire, Boucanerie Chelsea Smokehouse


Trail Blazers:

Marcel Chartrand, Andy Ball, Louise Schwartz, Michel Gravel, Andy Matyas, Bonnie Pankiw & Christoph Weber, Brendan Denovan, David Maitland, Diane Wagner, Greg McGuire & Margaret Strysio, Jean Francis, John Cole. Kay Kerman, Louise Killens, Lyse Huot, Marc Allain, Mathieu Frigon, Darlene Dessureault, Millie-Rose Frigon and Béatrice Frigon, Paull Leamen, Sandy Foote & Roberta Walker, Sue Bramley and Alain Piché, Suzanne Cayer, John Read, Gilles Montsion, Chris King, Derek Medland. Caryl Green et famille, Lynn Evensen, Glen Brownlee and family, Friends of the Chelsea Community Trail, Tammy Scott and family, André Lejeune and Hélène Salaün, Yvan Xavier Regout, Lorraine Laroche, Gilles Roussel

Trail Supporters:

Ted Friesen, John Mynott, Adrian Banks, Aran O’Carroll, Mary Granskou, Louise Casavant, Melanie Bryce, Rita Jain, Kate Wightman, Horst Intscher, Nancy Levesque, Pierre Blanchet, Emilie English, Chris Nelson, VicTar

Sponsorship Packages

We’ve put together a range of sponsorship options accessible to all budgets so that you can support trail development and maintenance. All VVC sponsorship packages offer an excellent return on your investment, while helping you to achieve your marketing and public relations objectives.

As a Platinum Sponsor, we work with you to ensure your business is supporting a trail project that aligns with your vision and objectives. The contributions can be directed to part of the trail or infrastructure where naming rights are possible

As a Gold Sponsor, your business will extensive exposure and visibility on our website, newsletter, at trail events, and on the trail.  Your logo or name can be engraved on a plaque on a bench located along the trail

As a Silver Sponsor, recognition of your business’ support will be visible on our website and newsletter and on the Trail Blazer sign. 

Promote Your Community Support

  • Events (annual and one time)
  • Advertising
  • Outreach
  • Brochures

Benefits of becoming a sponsor:

  • Improves your business’ image to current and new customers
    by being associated with a environmentally and community friendly initiative
  • Increases your visibility via our marketing, promotion materials,
    website and press releases as well as on various places on the trail itself
  • Promotes of your personal values and objectives such as sustainability,
    active transport and community during our public awareness campaign.
  • Connects you with like-minded people and businesses as stewards
    of the Chelsea environment and a community.
  • Associate your brand with the history and conservation of the railway corridor.


Our Team

Our Board

Sandy Foote – Chair
Alain Piché – Vice Chair
Mathieu Frigon – Treasurer
Lyse Huot – Secretary
Brendan Denovan – Member
Paull Leamen – Member
Andy Ball – Member
Ed Hanrahan
John David McFaul – Ex officio member