The 18th annual Tuques Bleues Celebration combines nighttime adventures, tasty treats and an excellent cause for nearly 450 members of Montréal’s business community
Most of us will be glad to see this winter go. But for 20 Resolute employees in Montréal, one memory might not fade too quickly.
They were the brave few who represented our company in subzero, arctic temperatures at a nighttime snowshoe race and hike up Mount Royal, a defining city landmark.
The Resolute team was one of the eight corporate teams registered at the 18th edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration, a snowshoe adventure that took 450 racers and hikers through a 2.5 km forest trail to a finish at the Chalet du Mont-Royal where they could enjoy a well-earned meal.
Event nets $170,000 to support conservation programs
While the more competitive individuals participated in a friendly race that culminated in a medal and trophy ceremony, the others snowshoed at their own pace along the trails illuminated by lanterns.
Inspired by the snowshoe excursion of the Montréal Snowshoe Club dating from 1840, this benefit event organized by Les amis de la montagne (‘Friends of the mountain’) raised close to $170,000 in support of educational and conservation programs on Mount Royal.
Encouraging participation in local initiatives
Resolute has long been a supporter of regional conservation initiatives where it has operations. In Montreal, where our headquarters are located, many of our employees are interested in local conservation work. Resolute has been a major sponsor of Les amis de la montagne in the past and our employees continue to support various initiatives, including tree and shrub planting on Mount Royal.
Photo: Row 1 Eric potvin, Stéphane Chiasson; Row 2 Maryse Demers, Patricia Dumoulin, Martine Magny; Row 3 Yves Faubert, Jean-Francois Desrosier, Daniel Côté, Yasmine Hebri, Stéphane Boily, Sandra Gaudreault, Lisa Pannuzio, Gabrielle Belanger
Top photo credit: Les amis de la montagne®, Delphine DeLair