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2012-02-13

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15TH TUQUES BLEUES CELEBRATION, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

Photo : Andrew Dobrowolskyj


ACTIVITIES


SPRING BREAK ON MONT ROYAL


15TH TUQUES BLEUES CELEBRATION, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
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The 15th Tuques Bleues Celebration will be held this Thursday, February 16, on Mont Royal. Relive this centuries-old sporting tradition by joining us for a snowshoe climb through the mountain forest by moonlight and then relishing a sumptuous gastronomic buffet featuring regional Québécois specialties.


Photo : Andrew Dobrowolskyj


Organized by Les amis de la montagne and their partners to support education and conservation programs on Mont Royal, the honorary co-chairs of this anniversary benefit evening are Cyril Bendahan, Regional Vice President, Group Benefits, Manulife Financial and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

The Tuques Bleues Celebration will be held Thursday, February 16 at 5:45 p.m. at Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance. Tickets are available for $250 per person.

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If you are unable to attend, we still look forward to your support via a donation to our annual campaign.


ENJOY THE MAGIC OF WINTER DURING GUIDED SNOWSHOE WALKS BY MOONLIGHT

Photo : Samuel Montigné

There is no better way to enjoy the mountain air while admiring the spectacular landscapes of Mont Royal, all in the company of Les amis’ enthusiastic guides! The evening snowshoe walks called “By the light of the city” provide a pleasant snowshoe stroll along the forest trails that reveal breath-taking views of downtown Montreal. A short hot-cocoa break in the woods is one of the highlights and allows you to listen to the silence of the forest at night. Not to be missed!

 


FAMILY SNOWSHOEING AND TUBING: EVERY SATURDAY AND THROUGHOUT SPRING BREAK

The entire family is invited to enjoy the fresh mountain air on Mont Royal! Your guide from Les amis de la montagne will take you snowshoeing along forested trails on the lookout for animal tracks and bird songs. Snowshoeing is followed by a complimentary hot cocoa at Maison Smith (1260 Chemin Remembrance) and inner-tubing on the hill near Lac aux Castors for the rest of the afternoon.

 


PHOTO CONTEST “LA MONTAGNE EN IMAGES”, 2012 EDITION

Get ready to participate in the 4th edition of Les amis de la montagne’s photo contest, “La montagne en images”, presented in collaboration with the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Remember to take photographs during your outings to Mont Royal in order to  submit them to us next spring, on the occasion of the official launch of the contest during “May, Mont Royal Month”. Contest details will follow soon!

 


WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2012 SUMMER DAY CAMP ON MONT ROYAL?

Photo : Éric Cimon

Les amis de la montagne, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, are thrilled to announce that their 2012 summer day camp on Mont Royal will be offered to children from 6-8 years-old, with a brand new program offered to children 9-11 years-old.

This summer, a variety of amusing themes will be offered at the same cost per week as last year’s camp: $165 with the Accès Montréal card and $190 without the card. For children 6-8 years, “Il était une fois le mont Royal” and “Les Konétouts” will alternate from June 25 to August 17, and for children 9-11 years, “Le défi du mont Royal” and “L’Odyssée de la montagne” will alternate from July 9 to August 3.

Children will be welcomed at Maison Smith from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. A childcare service will be offered from 8-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., at an additional cost of $30 per week. Registrations will be accepted beginning February 27, 2012. The registration forms will be available shortly on Les amis’ website.


SPRING BREAK ON MONT ROYAL

Fresh air, discoveries and treats – there is no lack of choices to enjoy a wonderful Spring Break with the family on Mont Royal in the company of Les amis de la montagne.

Click on this link for a description of family-friendly activities, both outdoors and indoors, being held from March 3-12, 2012, on Mont Royal.

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