Welcome to Les amis' newsletter - February 13, 2013
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TUQUES BLEUES CELEBRATION: A NIGHT-TIME SNOWSHOEING ADVENTURE ON MOUNT ROYAL!
Participate in Les amis de la montagne’s benefit event for Mount Royal on February 21
Few tickets are left – reserve yours today!
The 16th Tuques Bleues Celebration will be held Thursday, February 21, on Mount Royal. Relive this sporting tradition of the Montreal Snowshoe Club founded in 1840, by joining us for a snowshoe climb on the lantern lit forest trails, culminating in a gastronomic buffet featuring Quebec regional products, a musical performance by MAZ and a prize, medals and trophies ceremony at the magnificent Chalet du Mont-Royal.
Organized by Les amis de la montagne and their partners in support of education and conservation programs on Mount Royal, the honorary co-chairs of this unique evening are Cyril Bendahan, Regional Vice President, Group Benefits, Manulife Financial and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
Participants will be greeted at Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, on February 21 at 5:45 p.m. sharp! Tickets are available for $250 per person.
Share the news with your family, friends and colleagues!
If you are unable to attend, we still look forward to your support via a donation to our annual campaign.
A NEW PARTNER JOINS IN THE CONSERVATION OF MOUNT ROYAL’S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Resolute Forest Products partners with Les amis de la montagne
Les amis de la montagne and Resolute Forest Products, a global leader in the forest products industry, have joined to announce a new partnership that supports the organization in the development of two important projects in support of the conservation of Mount Royal’s natural environment, “May, Mount Royal Month”, and the new “Seeds of the future for Mount Royal and a greener city” program.
LES AMIS DE LA MONTAGNE'S PUBLIC FORUM: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 6 TO 8 P.M., AT MAISON SMITH
Towards the Sommet du Mont Royal in spring 2013
Maintaining visual links “from” and “to” Mount Royal in the face of rapid urban densification: the imperative to finding informed solutions
Mount Royal is the symbol of our collective identity and a significant landmark in the metropolis, a dominant landscape on the island of Montreal. Major real estate development in the downtown core and on institutional properties located on the flanks of the mountain have reduced the points of view between the mountain and the St. Lawrence River and are today, largely interrupted.
Is Mount Royal in the process of disappearing from the Montreal landscape? If yes, is it possible to intervene before it’s too late?
Our guest panellists will share their analysis and best practices in the protection and enhancement of the visual links associated with a cultural landscape. Join us to learn more about this issue and to exchange your opinions and ideas.
Photo: Dinu Bumbaru
THIS WEEKEND AT MAISON SMITH
Winter tales and the fantastic story of Mount Royal
As part of the “150 years ago, winter on the mountain” activities, come seek inspiration from the tales of traditional storyteller Daniel Boiteau before participating in a creative workshop involving shadow theatre. This workshop created for the whole family will be held on the 1st floor of Maison Smith.
Photo: Daniel Boiteau
Exhibition of historical photographs and illustrations
Discover the fascinating history of winter sports on Mount Royal through a series of illustrations and photographs from the last 150 years.
Guided snowshoe walk "By the light of the city"
"A heartfelt Valentine's special"
For mountain lovers, this Saturday night guided snowshoe walk offers a special outing in honour of Valentine’s Day, with guided animation, mulled wine and a chocolate truffle to sweeten this romantic trek along the forest trails.
Les amis’ 5@Soupe
Before heading out for a hike or just to take a break, the Café des Amis offers a special snowshoers’ meal-in-a-soup in a warm atmosphere every Saturday until March 9, until 6:30 p.m.
Visit our website for the complete details of “150 YEARS AGO, WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN” activities.
CONSULTATION ON THE UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Université de Montréal invites the community to participate in a public consultation on the university’s draft Sustainable Development Plan.
All members of the community are invited to share their comments and suggestions from now until March 13. To participate, visit the Université de Montréal website at the following address: http://www.umontreal.ca/consultation. (Website and documents in French.)