/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - Think Outside Summit by the MEC Outdoor Nation: 75 young people passionate to get others active outdoors!/

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 1st and 2nd, MEC Outdoor Nation's Think Outside Summit will see 75 young people aged 18 to 35 meet at Îles-de-Boucherville National Park to enjoy the beginning of Fall while developing projects to encourage and inspire their peers to get active outdoors.

After a weekend of workshops, inspiring speakers, retreats, yoga, canoe, kayak, paddle board outings as well as campfires, this event will culminate in the crowning of three winning projects. The creators of the winning projects will receive a grant from MEC, Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration, to put their vision into action.

Members of the media are invited to attend inspiring talks and workshops, meet participants who will be presenting their original ideas, discuss projects with spokesman and Olympian Hugues Fournel and interview speakers and panelists.

Some of the key moments of the Summit and outdoor photo opportunities:

  • Saturday, 1:00 to 3:45: workshops, including:
    • How to reach and attract new people/audiences?
    • Building online communities
  • Saturday, 3:45 to 5:00: outdoor activities to stretch your legs
  • Sunday, 10:30 to 12:00: project preparation
  • Sunday, 1:00 to 3 30: presentation of projects to the evaluation committee
  • Sunday, 4:30 to 5:00: winning projects revealed


  • 2016 Think Outside Summit by MEC Outdoor Nation


  • 8:30 am Saturday, October 1 to 5 pm Sunday, October 2


  • Îles-de-Boucherville National Park
    55, île Sainte-Marguerite, Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 5J6


  • Hugues Fournel: Olympian in the canoe-kayak sprint event and speaker
  • Pascale Vézina— Les Chèvres de Montagne: dedicated to encouraging women to get outside by offering activities
  • 75 young people aged 18 to 35 who are passionate about outdoor activities and are the leaders of tomorrow


For further information: Information: Marie-Claire Audet Gagnon, generationpleinair@mec.ca, 514 523-0743, poste 224; Interviews: Cristina Annunzi, cannunzi@tactconseil.ca, 514 796-9159

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