The Boreal Loppet offer itself a big gift for its 12th edition in 2016. The volunteer organizing committee has been awarded the Canadian Masters National Championships from February 18th to 20th on his 13 and 27 km courses in Forestville.
With a long experience with its 150 volunteers, the organizing committee add a mission to put Forestville on nationally and internationally stages in the coming years.
It is in this spirit that the small community of 3,000 people will host from 75 to 100 additional skiers from across Canada during its usual Loppet. An incredible opportunity to put Forestville as a ski destination on the Quebec and Canadian map. "We are a small community, but can achieve great things together. It is the strength of our organization year after year", reports the organizing committee chair Dave Delaunay.
"With the quality of the bid document in addition to the support of the municipality and the regional tourism association, we are confident that this event will be a success", indicates in its decision the president of the Canadian Masters Cross-Country Ski Association Bruce LeGrow.
The last time Côte-Nord has hosted a National Championships was in 2011 as Sept-Îles received the elite under-20 judo. In the annals of the sport, it will be the fourth National Championships to be held on the Côte-Nord territory.
About the event
The Boreal Loppet annually receive skiers from the province and even from across North America since 2004. This is primarily a cross-country skiing event for sports and family audiences, but also an rendez-vous that is distinguished by the commitment of its volunteers to make the stay memorable in Forestville. The event was also a few years ago, the longest distance skiing in the world holding a 103 km Loppet.