MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Parc Jean-Drapeau will be open on the weekend and will be providing a range of activities for the entire population, despite the recent mild weather. The weekend gets underway in the morning with the start of a half marathon run.
"On Saturday, February 18, Parc Jean-Drapeau will be the site for the Hypothermic Half Marathon, where close to a thousand runners will be taking part in an extraordinary winter race," remarked Société du parc Jean-Drapeau spokesperson Nathalie Lessard. "People of all ages can attend this free sports event on the Parc's site. The race begins at 8:30 a.m."
Spectators can get active themselves by taking advantage of the free activities going on at the Parc. These activities include an introduction to downhill skiing (for children aged 5 to 8), cross-country ski trails, open snowshoeing, giant foosball and a special program at the Biosphère, Environment Museum. Pay activities will also be offered to everyone: tube sliding, dogsleds, zip-line, and activities at the Stewart Museum. And right beside these activities, visitors will no doubt want to see the wondrous Snow Village. Visitors will also be able to rent cross-country skis, snowshoes and sleds on site.
Parc Jean-Drapeau is situated at the midpoint between downtown Montréal and the South Shore and it's easy to get there by subway (Jean-Drapeau Station). Before setting out for the Parc, the public is invited to visit the Parc's website at parcjeandrapeau.com for the latest updates on the weekend activities.
You are cordially invited to come and see how visitors enjoy the pleasures of winter at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
|Dates:||February 18-19, 2012|
|Time:||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Media parking:||P9, near the Aquatic Complex|
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