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Robert Tellier Michel Leblanc
Regional Vice President, President & CEO,
Group Retirement Solutions Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
and Group Benefits,
Les amis de la montagne are pleased to invite you to the 18th edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration on February 19 on Mount Royal.
The Tuques Bleues Celebration, presented by Manulife, unites more than 600 people from the business community for an evening of good cheer, featuring a snowshoe outing through the forest by moonlight and a gastronomic buffet at the Chalet du Mont-Royal. While the more daring will compete for medals and a trophy by joining the snowshoe race, the majority will snowshoe over the mountain at their own pace on the lantern-illuminated trail. Join us and to relive a sporting tradition begun by the Montreal Snowshoe Club in 1840.
Les amis de la montagne’s signature fundraising event held in support of Mount Royal is featured on the opening night of Montréal en lumière festivities. By participating, you help Les amis de la montagne preserve Montreal’s most cherished heritage site. Event profits are reinvested in educational, enhancement and conservation programs on Mount Royal.
$250 (tax receipt of $125) includes blue toque and gastronomic buffet; snowshoes available in limited quantity - bring your own!
*To better appreciate your evening, download the PARTICIPANTS' GUIDEBOOK
TIPS FOR A “GREEN” EVENT
Out of concern for the environment and to encourage responsible consumption, we invite you to follow the tips below:
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TUQUES BLEUES
The Montreal Snowshoe Club was founded in 1840. Its members would gather each week at nightfall on Sherbrooke Street near McGill College for a 20 km snowshoe hike through the forest of Mount Royal. This winter sport was one the main social, recreational and philanthropic activities of the time and provided some of the most influential businessmen of Montreal the time to socialize together. Around 1870, the Club members started wearing the blue tuque, a symbol of their excellence in competition.
Les amis de la montagne revive this tradition by inviting individuals and corporate teams to enjoy a unique snowshoe event followed by a night of celebration at the Chalet du Mont-Royal.