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Lafleur de la Capitale Moving On…Thank You! (Party Coming Up!)
By:  Team XCOttawa   (2007/03/16)


This issue was featured on CBC Radio 1's Ottawa Morning today (Friday, March 16th - Listen) and they invite you to send your comments to them about the grooming issues using their website. Karl, Andrew, Rob Lafleur and an NCC spokeswoman comment ed about the issues and the grooming contract.

Montreal company to groom Gatineau Park ski trails Outbid Ottawa's Lafleur de la Capitale - CBC News.

The rumours that Lafleur will no longer grooming the Gatineau Park ski trails are, unfortunately true. While they submitted what they believed was a very competitive bid, the contract for recreational and maintenance services in Gatineau Park for the next 8 years was awarded to another bidder. The last official day of operations for Lafleur will be March 31. Grooming will be continue after that by the new contractor.

Like the most of the Ottawa cross-country ski community, we were very grateful to have enjoyed the unparalleled services of the Lafleur team. When Lafleur began looking after the ski trails five years ago, the improvement in the skiing conditions was immediately evident and remarkable. In each successive year noticeable steps have been taken to improve skiing conditions in the park. We have enjoyed noticeably longer seasons and incredibly reliable skiing conditions in what were frequently very tough conditions.

In addition to excellent service, Lafleur have been a fantastic supporter of the local ski community. We would like to thank Lafleur for their incredible dedication, attention to detail, and perseverance. They have raised the bar for skiing conditions in Gatineau Park.

Together, XC Ottawa and Lafleur are planning fun get together for all passholders in the park on March 31st. Check www.xcottawa.ca frequently for updates.

If you have comments, thank yous etc, please write to:

Lafleur de la Capitale Inc: info@lafleur.ca

The National Capital Commission: info@ncc-ccn.ca

XC Ottawa: info@xcottawa.ca

Or use this form to send comments to all three at once.

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