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Tuques Bleues benefit event on Mount Royal
A gastronomic and sportive fundraiser hosted by Les amis de la montagne and presented by Manulife in support of its environmental conservation programs on Mount Royal.
Les amis de la montagne is pleased to invite snowshoers, outdoor enthusiasts and mountain lovers to celebrate the 21st edition of its signature wintertime Tuques Bleues Celebration fundraiser at Mount Royal, on Thursday, February 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.
 
This exceptional outdoor event combining an athletic climb up Mount Royal with fine food and music typically attracts over 400 people, including about 100 snowshoe racers for a friendly competition, as well as a magical hike along lantern-lit mountain paths. The festivities are followed by a gastronomic feast by Java U and entertainment by DJ Doro in the Mount Royal Chalet.
 
The event aims to raise $200,000 in support of Les amis de la montagne’s environmental conservation programs on Mount Royal, particularly for its Conservation Patrol and Environmental Stewardship Program, which aims to protect and improve Mount Royal's biodiversity by encouraging community involvement.
 

A sports tradition dating back to 1840

Inspired by the original Montreal Snowshoe Club treks up Mount Royal, the Tuques Bleues Celebration is also an official sports event with teams and individuals competing in a 2.5 km timed snowshoe race. The evening includes a medal ceremony for individual competitors and a trophy for the winning team.
 
There is still time for companies and groups to sign up as Défi Équipes partners and win the Tuques Bleues trophy! Come challenge 3Macs MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier, A division of Raymond James, Ben-Jac Capital Inc. / Walker Glass Company Ltd, DNA Capital, Fednav Limited, Pembroke Management Ltd, Presima, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Revision Military, Roma Foods, Samcon Inc. and Woods L.L.P.
 
Register or donate to Les amis de la montagne at tuquesbleues.com. For each $250 ticket purchased, which includes the use of snowshoes, a gastronomic buffet, drinks and a blue tuque, a charitable donation tax receipt of $125 will be issued.

 
Proud supporters of Mount Royal
 
Once again this year, the Tuques Bleues Celebration will be held under the honorary co-chairmanship of Robert Tellier, Regional Vice-President, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions at Manulife, and Michel Leblanc, President & CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
 
“We are thrilled to join Les amis de la montagne for the ninth consecutive year as lead partner of the Tuques Bleues benefit event. Our participation demonstrates Manulife’s commitment to contributing to the perpetuity of Mount Royal and supporting events that promote a healthy and active lifestyle,” said honorary co-chair Robert Tellier.
 
“It is with great pride that The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal participates again this year in the traditional Tuques Bleues Celebration and snowshoe event. Les amis de la montagne works actively to protect and enhance this heritage site for us to enjoy. It is now our turn to do our part. I therefore invite all members of the business community to participate in this collective and festive sporting event that offers a unique experience on our beautiful mountain,” said said honorary co-chair Michel Leblanc.
 
Les amis de la montagne would like to emphasize the engagement and ongoing contributions of the following key partners of the event: Lead Sponsor Manulife ● Premium Partners Tubbs Snowshoes and Atlas Snowshoes ● Bronze Sponsor TD Friends of the Environment Foundation ● Media Partner Bell Media and its affiliated radio stations Rouge 107.3 FM, CJAD 800 AM and CHOM 97.7 FM ● Public Partner Ville de Montréal ● Products & Services Sponsors 2nd Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, Bierbrier Brewing, Coureur des bois, Gattuso (Biobio and Groksi), Java U Catering, Les Fermes Kavalier, Kiehl’s, Les Événements Momento, Montréal en lumière, Musion Canada, Séisme Média and Zonin Prosecco Cuvée 1821.
 
Les amis de la montagne is a registered non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Mount Royal through community involvement and environmental education.
 
For more information on the event, visit our website at tuquesbleues.com, watch the video or see the photo gallery of the 2017 edition.
 
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Contact Information:
 
Eveline Trudel-Fugère
Head of Communications
Les amis de la montagne
etfugere@lemontroyal.qc.ca
514 843.8240 ext. 224
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