The Friends of Gatineau Park (FGP) have recently joined the Fédération québécoise de la marche (FQM) as an affiliated organisation. FQM is a non-profit organisation that promotes and encourages the development of all types of walking in Québec, including snowshoeing.
In addition to posting our activities related to walking (e.g., Adopt-a-Trail program, work bee and Snowshoe under the stars outing) on their website (www.fqmarche.qc.ca) and to make our organisation known outside of the region, adhering to FQM provides a number of additional benefits including:
- Subscription to the magazine Marche-Randonnée which is published 4 times a year. This magazine provides information on hiking trails in the various regions in Québec, but also around the world, as well as covering all aspects related to what you need when walking trails. This magazine is available at the Friends’ office and it could be borrowed for a week by contacting Amélie at 819-827-3113.
- Inclusion of our organisation, the Friends of Gatineau Park, in the annual publication entitled Annuaire des clubs de marche et organisations affiliées.
- Possibility of subscribing to a group insurance for civil liability coverage for our organisation available for only a fraction of current premium cost as long as certain technicalities could be ironed out.
- Possibility for the members of the Friends of Gatineau Park to become member (individual or family) of the Federation and saving $5.00 on their membership fees ($22.50 compared to $27.50 for the general public). This dual membership also entitles you to receive your own copy of the magazine Marche-Randonnée. Moreover, if 25 members of the Friends join the Federation before the end of Friends’ subscription year, the membership for our organisation would be free. Contact Amélie at the Friends’ office in you are interested in this offer.
If you want to learn more about FQM, please visit their website –www.fqmarche.qc.ca.