Special newsletter - Mount Royal is "on the move" this fall!

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Saturday, September 26: Festival de la marche on Mount Royal

In a group, with family or friends, join this special walk-fest to discover or rediscover Mount Royal. Hike along the mountain’s many wild trails, admire its diverse landscapes and its breathtaking viewpoints, climb its three summits or walk through the neighbourhoods that border its flanks.

Accessible to walkers and hikers of all levels, the Festival de la marche 2009 shines the spotlight on Mount Royal Park and its environs. From Rue Peel to the Westmount summit, from the large institutional properties, to the cemeteries and Beaver Lake, participants will have the opportunity to explore this legendary site and head off the beaten path to discover the lesser known treasures of Mount Royal.
Led by experienced guides, 8 different routes will be featured, as well as an exhibitors’ fair, terrific door prizes, activities at the starting line and a festive gathering for participants at the end of the day. A truly unforgettable day of fresh air awaits you!
Places are limited. Registration is required before September 26. Visit the festival website for more information or to register.
(Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj)

Sunday, October 4: "We’re tied to our mountain"

On Sunday, October 4, Les amis de la montagne are organizing a great gathering on Mount Royal, presented by Yellow. All friends and fans of the mountain are invited to the lookout near the Chalet in Mount Royal Park at 2 p.m. for an aerial photograph of everyone “tied” to Les amis de la montagne’s giant shoelace! Join in this demonstration of our attachment to the mountain – a strong and symbolic gesture in favour of the mountain’s protection!

Each participant will be able to obtain their official “friend card”, as well as the event’s singular and signature item, a pair of shoelaces, that everyone can continue wearing proudly after the event as a show of their commitment to the cause.
All participants will also be invited to enjoy a fall afternoon on the mountain in the company of artists and DJs at the chalet, where a variety of snacks and beverages will be available.
The “We’re tied to our mountain” event will be held rain or shine!
Mount Royal is the emblem of Montreal. The mountain is the pride of Montrealers and is an integral part of our identity by way of its history, what is provides the community and what it represents to each of us individually – a great asset to be preserved.

Tuesday, October 6: Invitation to a public debate on the environment

The Conseil régional de l’environnement-Montréal invites you to a public debate on the environment to be held between municipal party leaders, candidates for Mayor in the upcoming elections: Louise Harel, Vision Montréal; Richard Bergeron, Projet Montréal; and Gérald Tremblay, Union Montréal (to be confirmed).

Public transportation, reconfiguration of the Turcot interchange, protection of Mount Royal, residential collection of compost, smog episodes in wintertime, etc. This debate is your opportunity to become better acquainted with the municipal party platforms regarding our city’s greatest environmental challenges.
Places are limited and the CRE-Montréal invites you to register online before October 1st.

Sunday, October 11, 18 and 25: "Mount Royal's Three Summits" guided walking tour - 20th anniversary

Join Les amis de la montagne's most popular and longest-running guided walking tour to discover the historic and natural heritage of Mount Royal and the many viewpoints from the mountain’s three summits. An opportunity to enjoy the autumn colours on the mountain. Offered in French.


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