CN Pensioners Associations, Inc.

Executive

President Les MacDonald Tel: (613) 962-7574
  92 Bay Breeze St RR 7
  Belleville, ON K8n 4Z7 jlesmacdonald@gmail.com
     
Past President Roger McDevitt Tel: 7057321012
  1222 County Road 8
  Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 rogermcdevitt@gmail.com
     
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 Roger McDevitt Tel: (705) 632-1012
  1222 County Rd 8 RR#5
  Campbellford, ON K0L1L0 rogermcdevitt@gmail.com
     
Treasurer Trul Trulsen Tel: (613) 962-3845
  47 Chelsea Cres, RR#5
  Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
     
Membership Chair David Simpson Tel: 6133950921
  61 Oak Ridge Drive
  Sterling, ON K0K 3E0 ddsimpson01@gmail.com
     
Entertainment Chair VACANT 
 
 
     
Alt OPC Delegate (1) Roger McDevitt
 
 
     
OPC Delegate (1) David Simpson 
 
 
     
OPC Delegate (2) Les MacDonald
 
 
     
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.