Original title: Entrepreneurs set sail from Quebec city to Halifax | Learn about the sailboat excursion of these brave entrepreneurs, as the rookie crew set sail on the perilous waters of the river from Quebec City to Halifax.
At 8,848m, Mount Everest is the highest peak on the planet. Trekking to base camp there was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. For mountaineers, it’s a “relatively easy” climb, compared to K2, a terrifying 8,611m summit. Montreal fireman, Serge Dessureault, who witnessed death up close on his first attempt, plans to … Continue reading Serge Dessureault – Sets its sights on the mighty K2
SPORTS ARE A FABULOUS MEANS TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE, AND THE PROOF IS ALL AROUND US. Bicycle races, marathons and shorter runs, mass zumba and yoga workouts—a remarkable number of people just love to show up and sweat it out in service of a good cause. And not only do these events raise a … Continue reading Sports and philanthropy a powerful mix
“It’s a spectacular spectator sport. And it’s even more thrilling for the players. This is truly one of the most fabulous things I’ve ever done in my whole life.” The words are spoken by Marc Perreault, and he’s talking about snow polo, which celebrates it’s third year as a major attraction at Mont-Tremblant––something of a … Continue reading Snow polo: A unique affair
This is a story about three friends who fish for Atlantic salmon together–and like every good fish story, it gets better every year. For her 30th birthday, photographer and outdoor enthusiast Nathalie Mongeau received a complete fly-fishing kit. Friends taught her how to tie flies and she was soon practicing her casting… in city parks! … Continue reading Fishing on the fly
Italians certainly love their cycling. In Lombardy, a province known for its dynamic entrepreneurs, a whole industry has sprouted around the production of racing bicycles, parts and accessories. And among the many manufacturers in the Milan area, Colnago clearly leads the pack. Ernesto Colnago was born in 1932 on the family farm in Cambiago. As … Continue reading Colnago can cycle!
WHEN YOU CONSIDER HOW MANY PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY SUFFER THE TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCE OF A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE AND CLIMBING OBESITY RATES, COMPLETING AN IR ONMAN EVENT IS NO SMALL FEAT. BUT COMPLETING 30 OF THEM? NOW THAT’S JUST PLAIN MINDBLOWING! Gilbert Ayoub is, indeed, a mind-blowing kind of guy, with about a hundred events (triathlons, … Continue reading Gilbert Ayoub, Pushing your limits
For several generations, the Hébert family has had adventure in their DNA. It’s a trait that allows them to combine professional plans with personal goals, and it’s how the core family members found themselves at Everest Base Camp. Norman E. Hébert Jr., President and CEO of Groupe Park Avenue Inc., followed in his father’s footsteps … Continue reading Family gathering on Everest
Travel broadens the mind, and it can also lead to some interesting careers. Just ask Philippe Gautier, who has made a profession out of his passion for ski mountaineering. “For me, leaving my ephemeral mark on fresh snow is an incredible feeling, every single time.” When Philippe Gautier talks about exotic destinations, his list includes … Continue reading Philippe Gautier, ski mountaineer
How do you transform a business into an institution? By putting your money, your heart, and your soul into it, according to Daniel Lachance, who started his business in 1980. This ski enthusiast who is impassioned by all things technical has been operating at the same Mont-Tremblant address for 35 years (which his customers love … Continue reading Boutique Daniel Lachance, for the love of skiing
“What really blows me away is how we start from scratch with a tree. We cut the wood, laminate it, and fine-tune the product until we get the result we’re looking for.” “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing,” said the great Helen Keller. Sébastien Moquin is not one to argue the point. Co-owner … Continue reading The daring adventure of Raccoon skis
“In golf, the ball just sits there, and all you have to do is swing at it. In polo, you have to hit the ball while sitting on a horse going 30km/h, with opponents trying to hook you, or ride you off. That’s why I love the game – it is truly a unique sport. … Continue reading Polo, a sport like no other