MORE DAYS - LE P'TIT TRAIN DU NORD

WALK CVF15467 / CYCLE CVF 15468

Saturday, 19th to Sunday, 20th August 2017

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NOTE: ORGANIZED BY A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE OTTAWA VOYAGEURS & THE NEPEAN NOMADS

LOCATION: “Le P’tit Train du Nord” - Linear Park (Laurentians Region, Québec) – The Linear Park starts at Mont Laurier, QC, and ends at Bois des Filion, QC, for a total distance of 232km. This year’s walk will start from Val-David, QC, to Mirabel, QC, with accommodation in Val-David, QC, for a total of approximately 55 km for the walkers and 110 km for the cyclists. Free parking is available at both start points: at Auberge Du Vieux Foyer in Val-David, QC and at the former train station site in Piedmont, QC.

DIRECTION:
From Downtown Ottawa, ON, cross Mcdonald-Cartier Bridge and take Hwy 50-E, direction Montréal, QC.
From East End Ottawa, ON, take Hwy 174, direction Orléans/Cumberland, ON, turn left on Cameron St. in Cumberland, ON, and take the ferry to Masson-Angers, QC, then turn right on Hwy 50-E, direction Montréal, QC,
For all: On Hwy 50-E, take exit 292-N to merge onto TransCanada Hwy15-N toward Saint-Jérôme, QC. Stay on TransCanada Hwy15-N and follow signs to Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC. Take exit 76 for Hwy 117-N toward Val-David, merge onto Hwy 117-N. Turn right onto Rue de l’Église in Val-David, QC, which will change to 1er Rang Doncaster at the other end up to Auberge Du Vieux Foyer at 3167, 1er Rang Doncaster in Val-David, QC.
DATE AND START TIME: August 19, 2017 at 9 AM from Auberge Du Vieux Foyer in Val-David, QC. For August 20, 2017, time to be confirmed on site.

DISTANCE: Approximately 55 km from Val-David, QC to Mirabel, QC.
Day 1: from Auberge Du Vieux Foyer at 3167, 1er Rang Doncaster in Val-David, QC, to former train station site in Piedmont, QC.
Day 2: from former train station site in Piedmont, QC, to Mirabel, QC. (Exact location TBA later)

ACCOMMODATION:
AUBERGE DU VIEUX FOYER, 3167, 1er Rang Doncaster in Val-David, QC, J0T 2N0.
Email address: moc.reyofxueivudegrebua|ofni#moc.reyofxueivudegrebua|ofni – Website: www.aubergeduvieuxfoyer.com – Telephone: (819) 322-7616 or 1-877-322-7616 – While making reservations, please refer to Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club – One Pavilion with fourteen (14) Comfort Plus Rooms (for a potential of 28 participants) and one chalet with four (4) bedrooms (for a potential of another 8 participants for a grand total of 36 participants) have been blocked. Each participant must individually do their own booking anytime between now and May 15, 2017 by indicating their choice of accommodation and name of their roommate. A deposit of $100 per person will be debited upon reservation.
The package negotiated is per person for the entire stay, which includes two (2) nights (Friday, Aug 18 and Saturday, Aug 19), three (3) meals (1 group supper à la carte on Saturday evening and 2 breakfasts) and free usage of all the outdoor facilities available at the Auberge for the guests, including parking, outdoor pool, spa and sauna.

Comfort Plus Room in the Pavilion:
(1) one occupant, $282 per person plus taxes.
(2) double occupancy, $225 per person plus taxes.

Chalet (6 people minimum):
(1) Chalet with eight people, $179 per person plus taxes.
(2) Chalet with six people, $188 per person plus taxes.

Cancellation must be done seven (7) complete days before date of arrival. Your deposit will then be returned/credited to your credit card minus 15% for administration fee. Any time after, your deposit is forfeited.

MEALS: You can bring a lunch for Saturday or order one. – Group Dinner on Saturday evening will be at the Auberge around 7 PM. The hotel has a liquor/wine permit.
Box lunch can also be prepared upon demand for Saturday and Sunday luncheon at $13.50 (plus taxes) with a choice of sandwiches plus a fruit, a non-alcohol beverage and a dessert.

SUPPORT STAFF: Chase cars with supplies will follow and meet the participants at every 5 km as feasible. On Day 1, they will transport the participants back to the Auberge from the finish point in Piedmont, QC. On Day 2, they will transport the participants to the start point in Piedmont, QC, as well as from the finish point in Mirabel, QC, back to the Auberge. They will also provide transportation to those who used their car to help transportation on Sunday morning to pick-up their car and participants from the start point in Piedmont, QC, back to the Auberge, after the walk.
N.B. The cyclists will have to arrange transportation amongst themselves for the Sunday portion of the Bicycle Event to the start point in Piedmont,QC, and back to the Auberge.

PARTICIPATION: If you are interested in participating in this event, as either a walker or support staff, or a cyclist, please register by contacting:
Benoît Pinsonneault either by phone at (613) 746-9071 or by email at moc.sregor|nosniptioneb#moc.sregor|nosniptioneb