Jacques R. Forget
+ a little about Jacques
Jacques joined the Board of the Friends of Gatineau Park at the end of 2018 upon encouragement from one of its officers, in the hope of contributing to the organisation’s development. To do so, he relies on his experience as an agronomist and as city councillor for the old City of Gatineau, his love of the outdoors (boating, fishing, camping, hiking) as well as his motivation to make his family (the grand kids are a-growing) and all of the Outaouais discover the treasures of Gatineau Park. One of his objectives is to help promote the programs and activities offered by our organisation.
He loves the Park even more since his son Eric offered him the remarkable book Gatineau Park: An Intimate Portrait, by J. David Andrews. It is always a great pleasure for him to find himself in the Park with his grand-son Jacob. “Let’s make people discover and love Gatineau Park and the fun activities that take place there throughout the year,” says our President, Jacques R Forget.
+ A little about Gershon
Gershon has been a Park user for the past 40 years or so - hiking, skiing, biking, camping, paddling, etc. He has a biology degree from McGill University and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.
Aside from short jobs with the Conservation Authorities and Parks Canada, his working career has been mainly with the NCC - alternating a few times between the Greenbelt and Gatineau Park. In the Park he has worked in the Conservation Section as a biologist and then in the Planning and Development Section. His last position at the NCC was as manager of the Greenbelt.
After retiring he joined the Friends of Gatineau Park where he sits on the Board of Directors and is the chair of our Program Committee.
After many experiences as a naturalist in the Haute Côte Nord, at the Insectarium of Montreal or abroad, Quentin has developed a passion for connecting the public with their natural and cultural heritage and likes to think of different ways to do so. Curious by nature and always ready to take on new challenges, it's with the great pleasure that he joins the Friends of Gatineau Park team to ensure its coodination.