Le Groupe Maurice residents get active for Les Défis du Parc

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Les Défis du Parc is back in form this year! For the 15th anniversary of the sporting event, Le Groupe Maurice residents gathered in La Mauricie National Park on September 11 and took part in the Défi de marche Groupe Maurice 4 km hiking challenge!

Combining fun and physical activity

It is often said that sport is health. It’s also a source of enjoyment, judging by the over 3,000 participants in this year’s Les Défis du Parc, including around 100 for the Défi de marche Groupe Maurice alone. Residents from Caléo, Floréa, Les Jardins du Campanile, VAST and Les Promenades du Parc hiked 4 km of magnificent woodland trails in La Mauricie National Park.

Luc Maurice, Founder and President of Le Groupe Maurice, was there to greet the participants at the end of the route. “We’re proud to support activities like these that promote physical exercise while fighting social isolation among the elderly. These are core values for our organization and we’re honoured to participate in this event,” Mr. Maurice said.

To conclude the memorable day, the hikers were treated to comforting soup courtesy of residential complex Les Jardins du Campanile and got to enjoy a nice meal together. It was the perfect way to recover and share their experiences in good company after crossing the finish line.

An accessible sporting event

Les Défis du Parc offers diverse activities that everyone can participate in. The events draw in people from all walks of life. No matter the age, profession or physical condition, anyone can share in the experience and challenge themselves. The event’s focus on inclusion was evident this year with registration at almost full capacity!

Le Groupe Maurice would like to thank the Les Défis du Parc teams for this unique sporting experience, and extends its gratitude to the many volunteers who contributed to the event’s success. A heartfelt thank you to all!

See you next year for more challenges!