Opportunity knocks

©Jean-Marie Savard

Sometimes opportunity knocks softly on a door. And sometimes, it takes a lead boot and kicks the door in, demanding that we pay attention.

As the new year dawns in Mont-Tremblant, we have a unique opportunity to go outside and get moving, and make a difference in our community at the same time. Opportunity is knocking loudly. So this month, instead of asking you to read about one of my fitness adventures, I want you to join me in one.

A Trek for community

Beginning on January 8, the Trek Under the Stars initiative will be raising funds to support the tremendous work of Palliacco. Every day, the Palliacco volunteers help maintain the quality of life of individuals with terminal illness, and their loved ones, by providing in-home support.

We can raise much-needed funds for this important non-profit organization through the simple act of walking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. This is an opportunity to simultaneously do something good for yourself and for others.

Stronger together

Participating in the Trek Under the Stars program is simple, it’s important, and it’s going to make you feel so good. You can join me between January 8 and February 18 at Domaine Saint-Bernard in Mont-Tremblant, or participate at Camping et centre de plein air Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts or at the Chalet Bellevue in Morin-Heights.

You can get out there on your own, with a team, with friends or family members… The initiative will wrap up with the traditional torchlight evening on Saturday, February 19, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts; on February 26 in Morin-Heights; and on March 5 in Mont-Tremblant.

Not one of us will get out of this life unscathed by the death of a close friend or family member. No one. The amazing volunteers at Palliacco make sure that no one around here has to bear this burden alone.

Log on to palliacco.org. Join my team, or someone else’s, or make your own.

Opportunity is knocking. Will you answer?


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Cathy Bergman


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Cathy Bergman est devenue athlète de façon inopinée à un âge relativement avancé. Elle nous montre qu’il n'est jamais trop tard pour retrouver la santé et la forme. Cathy Bergman is an accidental athlete who found health and fitness late in life. She shows us that is never too late to get healthy and fit.

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