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Les amis de la montagne invite you to come celebrate the 20th edition of the Tuques Bleues benefit event on Mount Royal on Thursday, February 16!
This night-time snowshoe adventure unique in Montréal, brings together a hundred racers for a friendly competition and hundreds of walkers along lantern-lit, snow-laden mountain paths, followed by a gourmet feast in the warmth of the majestic Mount Royal Chalet.
On top of enjoying an exceptional outdoor event on the mountain, bringing together gastronomy, music and light effects, you help support Les amis’ environmental conservation programmes on Mount Royal, specifically:
Les Amis’ Conservation Patrol, which engages with tens of thousands of park users about how to enjoy the mountain in a way that ensures the sustainability of its natural habitats.
Les Amis’ Environmental Stewardship initiatives, which involve thousands of volunteers in improving the mountain’s biodiversity and plant biomass.
Your support is essential to Les amis de la montagne, contributing to the sustainability of Mount Royal, this precious green space in the heart of our city.
Join us for this exhilarating winter event, featured as part of Montréal en lumière festivities!
Individual ticket registration: $250 including snowshoes, gastronomic buffet, drinks and a blue tuque. Tax receipt of $125 issued for the donation portion.
Click here to register a group (2 persons or more).
Consult the Participant Guide.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to both men and women.
TheTuques 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:
Les amis de la montagne is a registered, charitable organization that works to protect and enhance Mount Royal through community involvement and environmental education.
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, you help preserve Montreal’s most cherished heritage site. Event profits are reinvested in conservation programs on Mount Royal.
Thanks to the funds raised through the Tuques Bleues Celebration, we continue our environmental conservation activities on Mount Royal in order to help maintain its biodiversity and to address issues relating to the spread of invasive exotic species, climate change, pollution and the intensive use of public space.
We offer a variety of visibility options for your organisation that you will find described in the Sponsorship plan.
For information on partnerships and visibility opportunities, please contact Katie Whitehead at 514 843-8240, ext. 243.
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 is 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 partnership: $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.