The 34th congress of the FCMQ will take place on September 18, 19 and 20, 2008, at St-Hyacinthe

The annual congress of the Québec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (FCMQ) is an opportunity for its 208 member clubs to meet and take stock of the past season. For three days, roughly 400 people will work together to establish the guidelines the Federation must follow during the coming season to accomplish its mission and defend the interests of its members. A workshop will be held during which the FCMQ will share the results of its efforts as regards major issues: trail quality and interconnection, safety, signposting, club rationalization and mergers, importance of volunteer services, strategic orientations, etc. This special meeting will also see the Federation hold its general assembly and elect the members and President of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, the FCMQ will take this opportunity to thank the 4,500 volunteers and honour 13 of them during the various activities planned.
 
“The annual congress allows us to forge solid ties with our members and to ensure the cohesion of the Federation. More than ever, we seek to reinforce the team spirit that brings together the snowmobile community,” underlined the General Manager of the Federation, Normand Besner.

The FCMQ encourages the whole community to follow in the same direction. “Together, the Federation, clubs, volunteers, and all the snowmobile enthusiasts and lovers, must aim at attaining a common goal: to build a clear future for the practice of snowmobiling,” Mr. Besner added.

Several organisations hold an information booth during the congress, namely the Quiets Club (ÉTS green snowmobile), as well as several regional tourism associations and groomer manufacturers.

The FCMQ extends its warmest thanks to its partners for their contribution to the organization of social activities to be held in the framework of the FCMQ’s 34th congress: S-Pace Signalétique, Groupe DATA, Yamaha, Bombardier Produits Récréatifs, Arctic Cat, Optimum Graphiques, Polaris, and MaxNeige.

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