Hello BGSA Community,
Strap on those snow (rain) boots, get your winter (rain) coats it’s December 1st people, as such, the 8th annual BGSA winter retreat is inching closer and closer. Get out your skates, skis, snowshoes and winter attire for some classic winter fun. Like last year, we have booked an Auberge in Eastman, QC for the weekend of January 27th-29th. It is located in the scenic Eastern Townships near lake Memphremagog.
There is a wide range of activities you can participate in over the weekend, so there will be something for everyone! Big cottage in the heart 100 hectares on the edge of a private lake where we skated and played hockey on last year. The chalet is situated on a large lot in the middle of maples. The cabin is also a 15 minute drive from Orford which offers skiing (both XC and Downhill), snowboarding and snowshoeing! Also though it may not accessible to us this year, there is a massive sledding hill 100m from the lodge (will probably sneak in and do it anyway).
If you don’t have your own gear that is not a problem, there are always rental stores at the ski stations. The McGill Outdoors club also rents gear: http://www.mcgilloutdoorsclub.ca/.
For those that prefer something more low key the Auberge is located close to the quaint town of Magog and a variety of hiking trails around the Eastern townships or you can always sit by the wood fire with a book, playing boardgames or building puzzles.
This will be a great opportunity for new students/postdocs to meet people in the department and serve as a nice winter getaway for all!
For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org