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A 35th Candle for the Gatineau Loppet!
By:  Gatineau Loppet   (2012/09/19)


Gatineau, September 13, 2012 – Summer is not over and the first flakes have not yet fallen but the Gatineau Loppet’s organizing committee is ready to celebrate the 35th edition of Canada’s biggest cross country ski event which will be held from February 15 to 17, 2013. Cross-country skiers are excited by the completely new course that will go through the municipalities of La Pêche, Chelsea and Gatineau.

Two new linear 38 km and 55 km classic style courses will link Lake Philippe to Mont-Bleu High School in Gatineau. The president of the Gatineau Loppet, Mr. Yan Michaud, is "extremely pleased to offer this 35th anniversary gift for ski lovers in the region and abroad." These new courses were tested last winter by Mr. Richard Weber, Canadian Explorer and cross-country ski master. He was thrilled with the quality of the courses and strongly encourages skiers to try them in 2013. Please note that, in addition to these new courses, races of 2, 5, 20 km classic style and 10, 31 and 51 km freestyle will still be scheduled from Mont-Bleu High School.

The organizing committee would also like to announce the official launch of registration starting today. A discount of up to 40% on all races will be offered to participants that register before September 28, 2012. Also, through a partnership with les Services récréatifs DEMSIS, participants of the Gatineau Loppet will get a 15% discount on the price of the winter pass of Gatineau Park if they register between October 15 and December 1, 2012.

The organizing committee wishes to mention the partnerships with Ville de Gatineau, National Capital Commission (NCC), Winterlude, les Services récréatifs DEMSIS, Chelsea Pub, Sport Échange Outaouais, Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais (CRE- O), the Centre local de développement de Gatineau (CLD), the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS), École secondaire Mont-Bleu, La Relance Outaouais, Holiday Inn, Ramada Plaza Manoir Casino and Buff Canada. For more information, visit the website of the Gatineau Loppet at www.gatineauloppet.com.

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The Gatineau Loppet is managed by Groupe Simoncic, an events management firm that also runs the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, the Festival franco-ontarien, the Franco-Fête de Toronto, the St Albert Festival de la Curd and the 2013 World Scout Moot.

 Source : Julie Dumoulin, Communication Officer Gatineau Loppet

819 778-5014 (26) julie@simoncic.ca

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