Diane is a woman who doesn't shy away! Yet there's one activity she's never tried before, out of apprehension: cross-country skiing. After our visit to her home, she challenged herself and her friend Dorothée to give it a try; because, in her words, "there comes an age when you shouldn't be afraid of anything!” The two women joined one of our introductions, guided by a nature educator, and offered as part of the Fête de l'hiver at the Parcours Gouin welcome centre. In addition to realizing that getting around on skis is actually a lot less frightening than she thought, Diane rediscovered the trails of her local park through the expert eyes of their guide, to whom she could ask all her questions.
While Diane enjoyed her introduction to cross-country skiing, walking remains one of her favorite pastimes. And, with biodiversity specialists, it's even better! So as soon as our spring program was released, Diane and her friend Dorothée took advantage of our open house day at the Des Marais pavilion of the parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies to discover our free, permanent exhibition on birds. Guided by a nature educator, the two women took part in one of the hikes offered on this occasion. With their binoculars, they were like two children, amazed at being able to observe the birds so closely while learning more about them.
Since then, we've regularly met up with the two friends for guided hikes and other guided activities in different parks, both enjoying life and nature.