The work of Kichi Sibi Trails reflects countless contributions by diverse individuals and organizations. We thank them all!
Special thanks to members of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation: Chief Wendy Jocko, Councillor Merv Sarazin, Councillor Barb Sarazin, Drummer Barry Sarazin, retired Councillor Ron Bernard, Bob Craftchick, David Craftchick, Alanna Hein, and Kevin Lamarr.
Special thanks to Simon Brascoupé, and Doreen, Charlotte, and Conrad Stevens for their artistic contributions.
We thank City of Ottawa elected officials and staff for their numerous contributions to the success of the project. In particular, we thank Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Rawlson King, Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Charmaine Forgie, and Tyler Tanner.
We thank John Savage for his contributions to the project, particularly for proposing the name: Kichi Sibi Trails.
We wish to recognize the contribution of Jean-Luc Pilon former Curator of Ontario Archaeology for the Canadian Museum of History. It was Jean-Luc’s seminal research on the existence and general path of the portage around Rideau Falls that established the scientific basis of Chief Pinesi’s Portage.
We thank our many partners and supporters:
- Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital
- Infrastructure Canada – Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
- National Capital Commission
- City of Ottawa
- New Edinburgh Community Association
- Crichton Community Council
- The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club
- Historical Society of Ottawa
- Ottawa Field Naturalists
- Ottawa Storytellers
- RA Canoe Camping Club
- Community Foundations of Canada
- Carleton University, Department of Geography
- Hotshoe Productions
We thank many individuals, each of whom made important contributions:
Kokom Jane Chartrand