CN Pensioners Associations, Inc.

Executive

President Roger McDevitt Tel: (705) 632-1012
  1222 County Rd 8 RR#5
  Campbellford, ON K0L1L0 rogermcdevitt@gmail.com
     
Past President Mike Englehart Tel: (705) 653-5349
  240 Ireton St. PO Box 202
  Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 mike.englehart45@gmail.com
     
1st Vice President Les MacDonald Tel: (613) 962-7574
  92 Bay Breeze St RR 7
  Belleville, ON K8n 4Z7
     
2nd Vice President Harry Hebbourn Tel: (613) 966-1371
  14 Beverley Cres
  Belleville, ON K8P 4W5 harryhebroun@sympatico.ca
     
3rd Vice President David Simpson Tel: (613) 395-3250
  61 Oak Ridge Drive
  Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 ddsimpson01@gmail.com
     
Secretary Donna Simpson Tel: (613) 395-3250
  61 Oak Ridge Drive
  Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 ddsimpson01@gmail.com
     
Treasurer Trul Trulsen Tel: (613) 962-3845
  47 Chelsea Cres, RR#5
  Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
     
Membership Chair Terry Meers Tel: (613) 966-4695
  95 Sidney St., PH 14
  Belleville, ON K8P 4Y1 t.meers@cogeco.ca
     
Entertainment Chair John McGinnis Tel: (613) 962-1326
  471 County 3 Road
  Belleville, ON K8N4Z1 jmcginnis5@cogeco.ca
     
Director (1) John Mueller Tel: (905) 697-2937
  8 Royal Pines Court
  Bowmanville, ON L1C 4P4 jwmueller44@yahoo.ca
     
Director (2) Winn McGillivray Tel: (613) 966-6163
  48 Meadowvale Ave.
  Belleville, ON K8N 2L6
     
Director (3) Dave Findlay Tel: (613) 968-4080
  11 Alfred Dr.
  Belleville, ON K8N 4N6
     
Director (4) Mary Czechowski Tel: (613) 398-6514
  345 Emwood Dr
  Belleville, ON K8N 4Z4 jczechowski@cogeco.ca
     
(5) Director Bert Hartog Tel: (613) 397-1805
  2320 City Road 40, RR 1
  Trenton, ON K8V 5P4 bhartog@xplornet.com
     
Sick & Visiting Winnie Helm Tel: (613) 398-6514
  RR#1
  Frankford, ON K0K 2C0 winkei@bell.net
     
OPC Delegate (1) David Simpson 
 
 
     
OPC Delegate (2) Harry Hebbourn 
 
 
     
Alt OPC Delegate (1) Roger McDevitt
 
 
     
Alt OPC Delegate (2) Trul Trulsen
 
 
     
Newsletter Editor John Mueller
 
 
     

Newsletters

All correspondence to be addressed to the President. General Meetings/Dinners are held at 1200 hrs on the 4th Thursday of each month except June, July, August and December at the Travelodge Hotel, 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville, ON. Phone (613) 968-3411.

ONE OF A KIND CN RAIL MONUMENT

In the 1960's a steam engine was place at Zick's Island Park in Belleville, Ontario, to commemorate Belleville as a Railroad town. Although it was maintained it slowly rusted to the point that it was removed in 1997.

The City of Belleville Ontario CN Train Monument Committee was established by the City of Belleville in 1997. The purpose of this volunteer committee was to establish a permanent monument site (now located south of South Foster Avenue along the Bayshore Trail.) It consisted of CN Employees, CN Pensioners and several local businessmen. The Belleville CN Train Monument acknowledges the importance that the railway played in the development of the Quinte area and at the same time acknowledge the efforts of the CN Railway employees and their contribution to the Quinte area. City Council first approved the CN Train Monument and landscaping which was constructed in the late 1990's. Over the years this was followed by the installation the flag pole, Memory Lane, walkway lighting, numerous benches, The Memory Lane Arches and the cement planters at both arches. Last year a floating turtle platform was installed much to the delight of young children.

This year in the 2014 Budget deliberations City Council has now approved the development of a Gazebo/Shelter with electricity and a concrete pad (phase1) which is to be installed along the Memory Lane area of the CN Train Monument site. This was subject to sufficient funds being raised by the community and the CN Train Monument Committee. This was accomplished in two months' time with generous assistance from the John M. & Bernice Parrott Foundation's and CN Rail, CN Pensioners, local donations and the sale of Stepping Stones. We hope that this project (phase 1) can now be completed in 2014. This public area, along the Bayshore Trail has always been a popular area with Belleville residents for many community events.

This Project will provide a 26 foot Octagon Gazebo/Shelter along Memory Lane located south of the Bayshore Trail at the foot of South Foster Avenue at the CN Rail Monument site. The Gazebo/Shelter will include a concrete floor, railings, electricity and would be completely accessible to wheelchairs. The Gazebo/Shelter location will have great public view of the Bay of Quinte for all citizens to enjoy. It will also add to the enhancement of the CN Monument's grounds' maintained by the City of Belleville. Many more special events and wedding parties are expected to use this location for picturesque and community activities. Many wedding pictures are already being taken at the Memory Lane Arches at present!

Stepping stones are in place representing CN Pensioners from across Canada. At present the stones cost $100 each but will be going up to $125.00 on August 1, 2014. Larger stones are available. If you are travelling by, feel free to stop and visit this site. You may purchase a stone by calling 613-967- 3218 or the CNPA President at 613-395-0921.