Monday, 30 March 2015

Randonnées et environnement – Hiking and Environmental Studies


Participez à 4 randonnées urbaines afin d’apprendre et de discuter autour de questions d’environnement et nature en ville, y compris des thématiques tels que les arbres, ruisseaux, recyclage, verdissement, et des questions d’ordre philosophique. Nous allons nous rencontrer dans 4 parcs différents, chacun accessible en transport en commun, afin de marcher et discuter.

Les mardis soirs dès le 26 mai, de 18h à 20h15 environ.

Calendrier préliminaire des sorties :

26 mai Les forêts urbaines (au cimetière du mont-Royal)
2 juin   Les initiatives citoyennes (les ruelles du Plateau mont-Royal. RdV coin Drolet et rue du Square Saint-Louis ici - https://goo.gl/maps/OA2se. Fin de la randonnée au Champs des possibles.)
9 juin   La réhabilitation (Complexe environnemental St-Michel)
16 juin Les cours d’eau en ville (Parc-nature du Ruisseau de Montigny). *De 18h30 à 20h30

Le coût est de 35$ (10$-35$ pour nouveaux arrivants à faible revenu) plus taxes ou une fois pour 12$.

Inscriptions au http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#randonnees-et-environnement  ou 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566.

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci!


Hiking and Environmental Studies

Join us on 4 different urban hikes to learn and discuss about environmental issues and nature in Montreal, including themes related to trees, streams, recycling, greening, and philosophical issues. We’ll meet at and walk in a different park each week, all accessible by public transportation.

Tuesdays from 6 – 8:15 pm (approximate end).

Preliminary list of outings:

May 26 - Urban Forests (Mont-Royal Cemetery)
June 2 - Citizen Initiatives (green alleys of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Meet at the corner of Drolet and rue du Square Saint-Louis - https://goo.gl/maps/OA2se. The walk will end at the Champs des possibles)
June 9 - Rehabilitation (Complexe environnemental St-Michel)
June 16 - Urban Streams (Parc-nature du ruisseau de Montigny) *6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: 35$ plus tax for 4 outings. (from $10 - $35, low-income newcomers to Canada), or $12 for drop-in.

Register at http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#hiking-and-environmental-studies or 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566.


This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!

Rando à Morin Heights 23 mai! Hike in Morin Heights, May 23!


Venez randonner avec nous à Morin Heights (Laurentides) samedi 23 mai! Nous allons marcher dans des magnifiques sentiers rustiques du réseau "Lover's Leap" avec un beau point de vue. En prime, un échange linguistique français-anglais! Bienvenue à tous. Entre 8 et 12 km de marche à déterminer. Apporter votre repas de midi pour manger en sentier. J'organiserai le covoiturage (en sus). Tarif: 15$ (entre 5$ et 15$ si nouvel arrivant à faible revenu), plus taxes. Inscriptions: http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#randonnee-a-morin-heights ou 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566. 

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci!

Come hike with us in the Laurentians near Morin-Heights on Saturday, March 23! We’ll be walking along beautiful, rustic trails in the “Lover’s Leap” trail network, with a good viewpoint as a reward. Extra bonus: we’ll be doing a French-English language exchange as part of this hike. Be prepared to hike 8 to 12 km approximately. Bring a packed lunch to eat along the hike. I’ll organise carpooling (extra). The cost for this hike is $15 ($5-$15 low-income newcomers to Canada) plus tax.
To register: http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#hiking-in-morin-heights or 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566.


This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!

Aidez un nouvel arrivant à essayer le kayak! Help a new Canadian learn to kayak!


Faites un don charitable et recevez un crédit d’impôts pour nous aider à payer la piscine (200$) pour une initiation interculturelle le 2 mai. Des nouveaux arrivants à faible revenu de partout dans le monde pourront alors connaître ce beau sport rassembleur. Mille mercis!!!

Make a charitable donation to help us rent the pool ($200) during our intercultural Learn-to-Kayak session on May 2nd (and get a tax deduction!). Low-income newcomers to Canada from all around the world will get to try paddling - a sport that brings people together. Thank you!!!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Pédalons ensemble les lundis soirs! Let's bike together on Monday nights!


Rejoignez-nous pour nos 6 à 8 à vélo! Sept sorties pour bouger, découvrir les paysages, quartiers et pistes cyclables de Montréal, et rencontrer du monde!

Calendrier préliminaire des sorties (pourrait être modifié sans préavis)
20 avril – Parc Maisonneuve
27 avril – boulevard Maisonneuve et canal de Lachine
4 mai – le mont-Royal
11 mai – Laval par le pont Perry
18 mai – pas de sortie (congé)
25 mai – île Ste-Hélène et circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
1 juin – Parc Maisonneuve, retour par St-Zotique
8 juin – Longueuil par le pont Jacques Cartier
15 juin - sortie bonus - Île des sœurs + pique-nique!

Autres infos :
-          Il faut amener votre propre vélo et casque. Les sorties sont possibles en Bixi mais ça demande plus d’effort physique.
-          Il faut savoir pédaler. Nous avançons à un rythme « convivial » (pas effréné).
-          Les distances varieront entre 15 et 30 km
-          Le lieu de rendez-vous sera au coin de Rachel et Brébeuf, beau temps, mauvais temps. On décidera sur place s’il faut reporter une sortie. Si oui, la sortie de remplacement aura lieu un mardi ou mercredi soir.
-          Nous terminons la sortie au même endroit entre 20h et 21h selon le trajet.

Coût : 50$ (10$ à 50$ nouveaux arrivants à faible revenu) pour 7 sorties, plus taxes et une carte de membre annuelle de 10$ à l’Association récréative Milton-Parc.

Inscriptions : auprès de l’Association récréative Milton-Parc, 3555 St-Urbain (métro Sherbrooke) ou http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#6-a-8-a-velo. Questions ? 514-872-0566.

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci !


After-Work Bike Rides!

Join us for a series of 7 after-work bike rides, to get some exercise and fresh air, explore Montreal’s landscapes, neighbourhoods and bike paths, and meet new people!

Preliminary Schedule of Rides
Please note that this schedule could change without notice and could evolve depending on the group!
April 20 – Parc Maisonneuve
April 27 – Maisonneuve Boulevard and Lachine Canal
May 4 – Mount Royal
May 11 - Laval via the Perry Bridge
May 18 – no outing (Monday is a holiday)
May 25 – Île Ste-Hélène and the Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack
June 1 –  Parc Maisonneuve, return via St-Zotique
June 8 - Longueuil via the Jacques Cartier Bridge 
June 15 - Bonus outing! Nun’s Island + Picnic!

Details:
-          You will need to bring your own bike and helmet. The outings are mostly feasible by Bixi (though more tiring). You should already know how to bike.
-          Distances will vary from 15 – 30 km. We bike at a “normal” pace (not too fast).
-          Meet at 6 pm at the corner of Rachel and Brébeuf, rain or shine. In case of bad weather, we’ll meet and decide onsite whether to ride or not. If we need to postpone an outing, it could be rescheduled to a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. We’ll return to the same place at 8 or 9 pm depending on the length of the outing.
-          The group size will be limited to approximately 10 participants

Cost: $50 ($10 - $50 for low-income newcomers to Canada) to sign up for 7 outings, plus taxes and an annual $10 membership card to the Association Récréative Milton-Parc.

Registrations: Milton Park Recreation Association, 3555 St. Urbain (métro Sherbrooke) ou http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#after-work-bike-rides. Questions? 514.872.0566.  


This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!

Randonnée et conversation ce printemps! Hiking and Conversation This Spring!


Marcher sur le mont-Royal et dans le quartier, tout en pratiquant votre français et anglais ! C’est ludique, sympathique, utile et bon pour la santé. Dehors, nous allons voir de beaux paysages, bouger un peu et faire un échange linguistique entre voisins ! Il suffit de porter des chaussures convenables à la marche et aux petits sentiers rustiques. Beau temps, mauvais temps.

Quand : Les jeudis soirs dès le 16 avril, de 18h à 19h45.

Coût : 55$ (10$ à 55$ pour nouveaux arrivants à faible revenu) pour 10 sorties, plus taxes et une carte de membre annuelle de 10$ à l’Association récréative Milton-Parc. Ou alors essayez une fois pour 10$!

Inscriptions : auprès de l’Association récréative Milton-Parc, 3555 St-Urbain (métro Sherbrooke) ou http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#randonnee-urbaine. Questions ? 514-872-0566.

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci !

English version - 

Hike on Mount Royal and in the neighbourhood while practicing your French and English! We’ll walk, get fresh air and exercise, and have a weekly language exchange with neighbours! Just wear decent walking shoes – sometimes we’ll venture onto smaller trails! Rain or shine.

When: Thursday evenings starting April 16, from 6 – 7:45 pm.

Cost: $55 ($10-$55 for low-income newcomers to Canada) to sign up for 10 outings, plus taxes and an annual $10 membership card to the Association Récréative Milton-Parc. Or come try it once for $10!

Registrations: Milton Park Recreation Association, 3555 St. Urbain (métro Sherbrooke), or http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#urban-hiking. Questions? 514.872.0566.   


This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!

Apprenez le kayak (en piscine), 2 mai! Learn to kayak in a heated pool on May 2nd!


Venez essayer le kayak - en piscine! En collaboration avec le club de canoë-kayak d'eau-vive de Montréal, nous vous proposons une initiation aux bases de kayak de rivière, qu'on va apprivoiser en piscine au Cégep Rosemont le samedi 2 mai de 16h30 à 20h30. On va apprendre : c’est quoi le kayak d’eau-vive (versus le kayak de mer ou le canot), rentrer et sortir du kayak, quoi faire si on est à l’envers dans le kayak, les coups de pagaie de base. Le kayak de rivière s’apprend dans l’eau calme ou en piscine au départ. Voici un article qui explique pourquoi le kayak est si génial!

Le coût est de 30$ (5$-30$ pour nouveaux arrivants à faible revenu) incluant tout le matériel. Il faut rajouter les taxes et une carte de membre annuelle à notre Association (10$).

Inscriptions au http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#cours-de-kayak ou 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566. Places limitées, n’attendez pas!

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci!

*** - English version

Come try kayaking – in a pool! We’re offering a one-time intro to river kayaking course in partnership with Montreal’s kayaking club. It will be in the Rosemont Cégep’s pool on Saturday May 2 from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We’ll be learning: what whitewater kayaking is (as opposed to sea kayaking or canoeing), getting in and out of the kayak, what to do if you flip over, and basic paddle strokes. It’s always necessary to start learning river kayaking in calm water or in a pool. Here is an article explaining why kayaking is so amazing!

The cost is $30 ($5-$30 for low-income newcomers to Canada) including all the gear - plus taxes and a $10 annual membership card to our Association. Limited space – reserve your spot at http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#kayak-course, or 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566.

This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Cabane à sucre 11 avril! Sugar Shack on April 11th!


Venez découvrir la tradition québécoise de la cabane à sucre! Un repas copieux et traditionnel à La feuille d’érable au Mont-St-Grégoire, à moins d’une heure de Montréal. Et des retrouvailles entre anciens (et futurs) participants de notre programme de plein air interculturel! Samedi 11 avril.

Rendez-vous au 3555 St-Urbain à 10h. Retour au même endroit à 17h. Sur place, il y aura le temps de profiter de l’endroit, discuter ensemble, visiter les installations et de marcher dans des sentiers.

Si vous avez besoin d’un menu végétarien ou sans porc, merci de contacter la coordinatrice dès votre inscription. ablattel@sympatico.ca

Tarifs :
Adultes (16 ans et plus) = 40$ plus taxes par personne
Enfants de 4 à 15 ans = 25$ plus taxes par personne
Enfants de 0 à 3 ans = 15$ plus taxes par personne

Les prix incluent le repas, accès au site et transport en autobus scolaire. Apportez votre vin ou bière si vous voulez.

Merci de prendre note de notre politique de remboursement.

Date limite pour inscriptions: 6 avril 2015. Inscriptions au http://www.miltonpark.org/fr/cours/adultes/plein-air-interculturel#cabane-a-sucre ou 3555 St-Urbain. Besoin d’aide? 514.872.0566. Places TRÈS limitées, n’attendez pas!

Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Maison de l’amitié, avec le soutien de Mountain Equipment Co-op. Merci!

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Come experience the Quebec tradition of visiting a sugar shack in early spring! On Saturday April 11, join us to eat lots of food, chat with other new (and old) participants of our Plein air interculturel program and enjoy a day out!
We’ll be going to À la feuille d’érable in Mont St-Grégoire, just an hour from Montréal. Onsite, you’ll be able to chat with others, visit the maple syrup production and walk on rustic trails.

Meet at 3555 St-Urbain at 10 am. We’ll return to the same place at around 5 pm.

Prices:
Adults (16 years and older) = $40 plus tax, per person
Kids (4 to 15 years old) = $25 plus tax, per person
Kids (0 to 3 years old) = $15 plus tax, per person

Prices include the meal, site access and transportation by yellow school bus. Bring your own wine or beer if you wish.

If you require a special meal (vegetarian or pork-free), please contact the coordinator as soon as you register and definitely by April 6 : ablattel@sympatico.ca

Last day to register: April 6, 2015. How to register: http://www.miltonpark.org/courses/adults/intercultural-outdoor-recreation#sugar-shack or in person at 3555 St-Urbain. Questions? 514.872.0566. VERY limited space, don’t wait!!!

Please take note of ARMP’s refund policy.

This activity is organised in partnership with the Maison de l’amitié, with the support of Mountain Equipment Co-op.  Thanks!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Skiing in the Laurentians, Visiting the Laurentian Lodge, Meeting Jackrabbit's Granddaughter!

C'était une journée splendide. Un groupe de 15 personnes, dont 12 qui étaient des débutants en ski de fond, du moins au début de la saison, sont allés découvrir les Laurentides pour la première fois (pour la plupart).


Les sentiers étaient très difficiles. Chacun a trouvé moyen de les apprécier et d'en profiter quand même: http://youtu.be/J2vedrbKNuw 

Il a fait beau et les participants ont adoré découvrir qu'on puisse skier sur un lac gelé!


And at the end of the day, a special treat: a visit to the very historic Laurentian Lodge, one of the oldest ski clubs in North America! We even got to meet Jackrabbit Johanssen's granddaughter! Jackrabbit was a Norwegian immigrant who brought skiing to North America. Thanks to everyone for making this day unforgettable!


Adventures in a Cabin in the Woods

Text and photos by Randy Pinsky. Thanks!

What’s the best way of dealing with Montreal’s frigid winters? Gloomily watch the snowflakes as they lazily drift by your window, as you dream of warm sunshine and breezes? Get a massive bag of Orville Redenbacher's Sweet and Salty popcorn as you systematically Netflix your way through all of ‘Modern Family’ and then ‘Big Bang’ episodes? Or… (dare I suggest it)- stay in a cabin in the woods where adventures are continuous and incredible memories are made with other outdoor seekers, for a weekend of snowshoeing, skiing, and tons of food? What would you choose? (never mind, don’t really want to know…)


That’s right all you wimpy folks holing under blankets with your not-so-waterproof Ugg© boots- twenty crazy lovers of the outdoors braved the wind and weather and spent an incredibly special weekend in the wilds of the Laurentians. A rustic farmhouse (with indoor plumbing though wouldn’t it have been cool if we had had to melt snow to…naw better not give Adrienne any ideas), we lived all together and slept in bunkbeds- a cabin near heavy forest, we cooked all our meals in a communal kitchen- you would not believe the size of the cooking pots, and the genuine metal skillets challenged even the most skilled of pancake flippers!


Our fearless leader Adrienne arranged everything from who was in charge of meals and carpools, to the beautiful snowfall that greeted us for skiing on Saturday and the incredibly clear night for our midnight hike, but even she did not foresee an unanticipated tire blowout. Though I have no doubt she could have changed it single-handedly, her dynamic car team pooled their resources and soon we were all together for our first communal meal. An eclectic mix of nationalities and languages, we were all united by our love of nature and connection with the outdoors over often superficial and stuffy urban life. A thrilling weekend of adventure was planned for us, and we couldn’t stop exclaiming over the amazing stillness of the woods, the natural beauty of the sun glinting through the snow-covered trees, and simply the genuine, untampered and non-complex nature of it all…



Now even the most flexible of people would have to admit communal living takes a bit of uh, time to get used to- was the first night ever a trial with an extremely loud and explosive toilet nearby, the very immodest showering facilities (not for the faint of heart but hey- that’s camping!) and the not-so-gentle whistling of our teammates- a restful first night it was not. But what an awesome experience to sleep in a bunk bed! (that is, for those of us who weren’t forced to do so with younger siblings growing up)

Bright and early Saturday morning, we were gently roused awake by Adrienne cheerily calling everyone to breakfast and receiving groans and tossed pillows in return (naw, we’re (a bit) more matoor than that- but if she had tried out her rooster imitation she allegedly prides herself with, it might have been a different story…).



Beautiful bright and open skies, the cabins were even prettier in the day than they had been in the dark of the night. A feast of whole-wheat berry pancakes and cut up oranges greeted us, and we fueled up for an incredibly charged day. One of the best parts of living with a group is the otherwise seemingly mundane activities of communal cooking and cleaning suddenly became fun challenges. Imagine preparing meals for a bunch of starving hikers- that’s a lot of chopping to do! And soaping and rinsing over 75 plates, cups, saucers and miscellaneous cutlery would test anyone, particularly when it became abundantly clear that we had radically differing conceptions of what constituted ‘clean’…


And then off to a grueling snowshoeing hike in the forest! Sir Hillary of Mount Everest fame would have been proud- what a challenging trek, but so incredible with so much to see around us. What a workout, but snowshoes are really such an incredibly special way of exploring a forest as you can access where you would have otherwise sunk in the deep and fluffy snow (‘fluffy’ being a word our French friends immediately fell in love with- there apparently is no French equivalent to it ;)).
   

No matter how challenging the route was, Adrienne never missed an opportunity to point out how a spruce tree branch was different from the virtually identical cedar. Another highlight was when Fred heroically demonstrated to our international visitors how squirrels jumped, and inadvertently did so on an unseen hill, turning a simple hop into an elaborate summersault- what a good sport!


After a really intense snowshoeing hike, we headed back to our cabins for a bit of rest before starting the preparations for a hearty lunch with tons of hot soup, massive sandwiches, and home-made granola bars. And then off for an afternoon of skiing and exploring! What an incredible place Arundel is; massive towering mountains off in a distance, wide expansive areas to hike in mixed with narrow routes surrounded by trees all around- really magical. Even the least coordinated skiers fell in love with the sport. For the beginners among us, there was nothing more thrilling than facing a massive hill (probably just an imperceptible bump for the more experienced, but…), gearing up, and staying upright, letting out a triumphant yell of “who da man?! I da man” at the bottom. In addition to being incredible people, Adrienne and Fred just happen to also be expert skiing coaches (I know; it sickens you huh?)


Next another nap and snack (I could get used to this living style! Hey we worked hard- snowshoeing and skiing for around three hours each is nothing to sneeze at), and then we stuck around playing ping pong and other games. So relaxed and fun, it was a great way to bond with our now special friends.


Supper was a relaxed meal of fajitas, salad and the most incredible chocolate fondue brownies you’ve ever eaten. And just when we’re all fat and happy and ready to turn in, Adrienne whips out a genuine Hawaiian (she doesn’t do anything in halves) ukulele and rounds people up for a sing-a-long- I kid you not. So we all sang goodies if not oldies tunes such as ‘Yesterday’, Leonard Cohen’s ‘Halleluyah’, and the Beatles’ infamous ‘Hey Jud’, to the lesser known but still loved ‘Mr. Sandman’ and slightly unconventional (but catchy!) ‘What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor’. Though we were getting sleepy, we decided to push it and take a midnight hike- and so glad we did! The skies were incredibly black and clear, peppered with bright stars, and it was an unbelievable experience relying on your senses when walking in the nearly completely dark forests. Such a magical and incredible experience, this truly was one the most memorable parts of the weekend.


Sunday was a really frigidly clear day but off we went skiing and snowshoeing after another great breakfast (I could get used to this life). This time, we climbed up a massive mountain we can clambered down the day before- that was really something else, what an amazing adventure to be spending outdoors. Frozen butts, frigid fingers, and snow in our hair – nothing stopped us- but icy eyelashes? That’s a new one even for me, and if that doesn’t demonstrate ruggedness, I don’t know what would.



We then went back for lunch, and then some incredibly special people led by Adrienne dared to bake a birthday cake for my sis and I- not too sure who blabbed (and I will find out), but what an incredibly meaningful way of celebrating our birthday with people who had become so special to us- I mean who does that?


What a memorable weekend it was! A great time was had by all and we have so much to thank Adrienne, Fred and our incredible team for.

(p.s oh and did I mention the bear sighting? No? Guess that’s a story for another time… ;D)

Photo de groupe par Laetitia Rivet!

Kayak à rabais pour nouveaux arrivants! Kayak course discount for new Canadians!


Je suis ravie de partager avec vous une proposition de dernière minute du club de kayak de Montréal. (Please scroll down for English)

Dès ce mercredi, participez à 5 cours de kayak en piscine en soirée !
Où ? Piscine du Cégep de Rosemont dans le quartier de Rosemont
Quand ? 5 mercredis soirs consécutifs, dès le 4 mars, de 20h30 à 22h30

Inclut : 10 heures de cours avec des moniteurs certifiés
L’utilisation du matériel de kayak durant les cours
Une adhésion annuelle au club de kayak
Accès gratuit aux séances de pratiques en piscine les samedis soirs (jusqu’en fin avril)
Plein de fun et de bonheur !
Il suffit d’apporter un maillot de bain, serviette et cadenas !

Coût : Il y a un nombre limité de places de dernière minute que le club a réservé pour des nouveaux arrivants au tarif de 90$, tout inclut (prix régulier : 150$).

C’est ouvert aux nouveaux arrivants de 18 ans et plus (ou alors à un ado avec son parent), qui sont ici au Canada depuis 5 ans ou moins. Il faut parler français couramment (les cours seront donnés en français) et il faut savoir nager.

Comment s’inscrire ? Envoyez-moi un courriel à ablattel@sympatico.ca pour me confirmer. Les premières personnes à me confirmer à 100% auront les places.


MERCI au club de cette opportunité !!

I’m excited to share a last minute opportunity from Montreal’s kayak club!

Starting this WEDNESDAY evening, take part in 5 kayaking sessions in a pool!
Where? In Cégep Rosemont’s pool (Rosemont neighbourhood)
When? 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings starting March 4th, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Included: 10 hours of instruction with certified instructors
Use of a kayak, paddle etc. during the course
An annual membership to the kayak club
Free access to Saturday evening practice sessions in the pool (until late April)
Tons of fun!!
Just bring a bathing suit, towel and lock!

Cost: the club is offering a limited number of last-minute spots especially for newcomers to Canada at a rate of $90 (regular price is $150).

This is open to newcomers to Canada who have been here for 5 years or less; adults 18 and older (or a parent and a teenager). You’ll need to be able to understand French (the courses are in French) and know how to swim.

How to sign up? Send me an e-mail to confirm. The first people who confirm 100% with me will get the spots!


THANKS Montreal Kayak Club!!