A benefit event by Les amis de la montagne
MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The countdown has begun for the special 15th anniversary edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration to be held Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. on Mont Royal.
More than 600 participants are expected to relive this centuries-old sporting event that features a snowshoe climb through the mountain forest by moonlight and a sumptuous gastronomic buffet featuring regional Québécois specialties, all as part of the opening festivities of Montréal en lumière.
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.
|DATE||Thursday, February 16, 2012|
|| 5:45 p.m. = participant arrival and welcome
6:30 p.m. = departure of the snowshoe race
6:40 p.m. = departure of the snowshoe walk
7-10 p.m. = buffet and festivities at the Chalet near the lookout
|LOCATION||Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Mont-Royal Park|
Note: Members of the media are requested to confirm their presence with Gabrielle Korn at the coordinates below.
About Les amis de la montagne
A registered charitable organization founded in 1986, Les amis de la montagne works to protect and enhance Mont Royal through community involvement and environmental education. Through advocacy initiatives, education and awareness-raising programs and improvement projects, Les amis de la montagne provides the community with the opportunity to take an active part in the preservation of Mont Royal.
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