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March Newsletter

Letter to our Trail Visitors

February 17th, 2021

FMF/MCT _ Letter to our Trail Visitors –

Dear Visitors to our Trail in Ste. Catherine de Hatley,
As many of you know, on Sunday, February 14th, a complaint was made to the Magog police
about cars parked on Côte du Piémont and parking tickets were issued to at least 19 visitors to
our trail. We are very sorry to those who received tickets and want you to know that the
Massawippi Foundation, the Massawippi Conservation Trust, the municipality of Ste. Catherine
de Hatley are working on both a short term and a long term solution to this traffic situation to
everyone’s satisfaction.
It seems that during the pandemic, we have become a victim of our own success! Until answers
are found, we need to warn you that until the end of March, you are still at risk of receiving a
parking ticket on Côte du Piémont, especially on weekends.
We know that you and your families need these trails during these difficult times and we want
you on our trails so we are working as quickly as possible to facilitate your access to the trail
without fear of receiving a parking ticket.
We will keep you informed on our progress.

Thank you.

Margot Heyerhoff
President,
Massawippi Foundation

The A.G.M. was successfully held via videoconference on June 27th

The A.G.M. was successfully held via videoconference on June 27th

 

Supporting Documents from the meeting:

Agenda AGM June 27th 2 p.m.

SPECIAL RESOLUTION OF THE MEMBERS (PDF)

BY-Law No. 2 (PDF)

Directors 2020

Trail Building Protocol

 

Ethan’s Beach is now open!

Ethan’s Beach is now open!

Come take a hike down to the lake for a swim. Have a picnic. Enjoy the beautiful forests of the Massawippi Valley.

Here are a few things to keep in mind. As the beach is at the bottom of a hill, the trail slopes downwards and is rated “black diamond”. In other words a tougher hike, especially going back up. The trail is approximately 3,5 kms one way with a mixture of easy, intermediate and difficult sections.

  • There are benches along the way so that you can rest.
  • Remember to save some water for the return trip.
  • Bug spray and a walking stick also can come in very handy.
  • Besides the usual steps along the way there is a staircase with 85 steps just before you reach the beach. Once you have arrived here, you will see the lake.
  • The beach has 3 picnic tables. Please remember to keep you social distance and stay in your family bubble.
  • The lake has a small shallow entrance and then there is a quick drop off. Swim at your own risk.There is no lifeguard on duty.
  • It will take about 1 ½ hours to get back up the hill depending on your level of fitness.
  • Parking is at the end of Côte du Piémont (just off ch. Gingras) in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley.  Google Maps
  • NEW A compost toilet has been added at the top of the stairs for your convenience.

The Massawippi Conservation Trust asks:

  • Stay within the sandy beach area;
  • Light no campfires;
  • No camping;
  • Behave appropriately;
  • Follow the internationally recognized code of ethics of “Leave no Trace” to respect our natural environment.

The Trust discourages the beaching of motorboats in this ecologically important area. You can pull up your canoe, kayak or paddle board .

New YouTube video about our trails

FMF 2020 Annual General Meeting to be held online

FONDATION MASSAWIPPI FOUNDATION
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

The Annual General and Special Meeting of the members of the Fondation Massawippi Foundation will be held via ZOOM video conference on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
 
The meeting will be a shortened version of the planned in-person event.  It will include the business parcel and the corporate items which we need to address to meet and to maintain our legal requirements for the Massawippi Foundation and Trust.
1. To receive the Corporation’s financial statements and the reports of the directors for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019;
2. To confirm by way of Special Resolution the adoption of By-Law No. 2 of the Fondation Massawippi Foundation. The full text of the Special Resolution and of By-Law No. 2 containing all the new amendments (as passed by the Board of Directors) is included with this Notice and is available for review by the members on the website of the Foundation at www.massawippi.org.
3. To elect directors for 2020.
4. To transact such other business of the Corporation as may properly come before the Meeting.
To attend the meeting please register in advance.
 
To register in advance for this meeting click on :
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For those of you not familiar with ZOOM, you may want to test your computer or phone and download the app if needed ahead of time here:
Questions and voting
There will be times in the meeting where attendees will be asked if there are any questions and to vote.  We will use Zoom features:
  • Chat feature to accept questions/comments,
  • Raised hand to approve and second motions, and
These features can be found at the bottom of the Zoom screen.  You may need to hover over this area for it to display.
Note: Unfortunately we are unable to provide technical support during the meeting.  Please ensure you are familiar with Zoom prior to the meeting.
For questions prior to the meeting please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Hélène Hamel at [email protected]

Supporting Documents for the meeting:

Agenda AGM June 27th 2 p.m.

SPECIAL RESOLUTION OF THE MEMBERS (PDF)

BY-Law No. 2 (PDF)

Directors 2020

Trail Building Protocol