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SJAM trail officially renamed the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail

The name Kichi Sibi means 'the great river' and was chosen to better reflect the community, as well as the land on which it stands.
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SJAM trail officially renamed the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail. Photo/ @Yasir_Naqvi
The community-built Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Winter Trail has a new name.

In a naming ceremony, held on Thursday, October 14, the urban winter pathway was renamed the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail.
 
The name Kichi Sibi means 'the great river' and was chosen to better reflect the community, as well as the land on which it stands.

"Given the current climate and the shocking news about the residential school system, I think it's time and appropriate that we retire the name the Sir John A. MacDonald Winter Trail," said Dave Adams, the trail's head groomer.

The name change for the 27 km trail, which runs parallel to the Ottawa River and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, west of downtown Ottawa, is separate from any potential name change for the parkway.

A fundraising campaign has also been launched, as help is still needed from the community to keep the trail functional and accessible to all. 
 



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