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Les amis de la montagne are pleased to invite you to the 19th edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration on February 18, on Mount Royal.
This exceptionnal benefit event held in support of Mount Royal unites more than 600 people for an evening of good cheer, featuring a snowshoe outing through the forest by moonlight and a gastronomic buffet at the Mount Royal Chalet.
Join us and relive a sporting tradition begun by the Montreal Snowshoe Club in 1840. While the more daring will compete for medals and a trophy by joining the race, the majority will snowshoe over the mountain at their own pace on the lantern-illuminated trail.
Les amis de la montagne’s signature event is featured on the opening night of Montréal en lumière festivities.
By participating, you help preserve Montreal’s most cherished heritage site. Event profits are reinvested in educational, enhancement and conservation programs on Mount Royal.
Individual ticket: $250 including snowshoes, gastronomic buffet, drinks and blue tuque. Tax receipt of $125 issued for the donation portion.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mount Royal Chalet
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to both men and women.
The Tuques Bleues Trophy will be awarded to the winners of the Team Challenge (Défi Équipes).
Out of concern for the environment and to encourage responsible consumption, we invite you to follow the tips below:
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 opportunity to socialize together. Around 1870, the Club members started wearing the blue tuque, a symbol of their excellence in competition.
By becoming a partner of Les amis de la montagne through the Tuques Bleues Celebration, you help preserve Montreal’s most cherished heritage site. Event profits are reinvested in educational, enhancement and conservation programs on Mount Royal.
We offer a variety of visibility options that you will find described in the Sponsorship plan.
Become a Défi Équipes partner and get good visibility for your organisation. A great way to support the cause and to have fun with friends and colleagues. This friendly competition s simple: Each team of 10 participants designates 3 or more snowshoe racers. The team with the lowest aggregate time of their 3 best racers will win the TUQUES BLEUES TROPHY… and the bragging rights! The other team members can choose to follow the path at a leisurely pace and enjoy the mountain and the Chalet gastronomic party.
Défi Équipes partner: $5,000 per team of 10 participants, including snowshoes, gastronomic buffet, drinks and blue tuques. Tax receipt of $3,750 issued for the donation portion.
For information on partnership possibilities, please contact Katie Whitehead at 514 843-8240, ext. 243.
Photos: Delphine Delair and Tzara Maud