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 Sandra
Sandra is passionate about the outdoors; especially hiking. In one year she climbed all of the Adirondacks’ 46 mountains. For the past few years, she has been organising outdoor activities of all sorts, such as: roller skate outings and hikes in Gatineau Park.
Sandra has a degree in administration, communications and management. She has been a member of the Friends since 2014. She wants to do her part to encourage and motivate people to know the information sessions and activities offered by the Friends.
Aware of the benefits of time spent in nature and of being prepared for the unexpected she commits herself to secure a radiant future and a quiet place for future generations. She lives in Gatineau and has 2 grown children.
Simon has been coordinating the Friends of Gatineau Park since May 2017. He loves nature and escaping into forests. Generalist to the bone he loves pretty much everything in the natural world. His involvement with the Friends of the Park started as a freelance nature interpreter. He then migrated toward administration, where he relies on his experience with other non-profit organizations and with his own nature education business.