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  1. 6 points
    iceman

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    The small business owners like mentioned above. Our advertisers need our support now more than ever. While much was and is being done to aid persons and families during this Covid shin dig, Not much was handed, if anything to these small business owners. I personally made a point to stop and visit with Reggie at Drakkar each chance I got during the lockdown and just as recently as last Saturday. Was some dark days for our friend there, all alone for months with just him and Pascal there as Nancy stayed at home as she works on the frontline and did not want to chance bringing Covid to Reggie or Pascal. Only a few weeks ago did he begin to receive some clients and finally see some much needed income. Albeit nothing like a normal year. Despite this tough start to the summer season (spring was cancelled) he is hanging tough. He has a plan in the works that will add additional rooms to the Auberge as well as a Nordic Spa. With indoor Hot Tub and Sauna, plunge pool to cool off and indoor pool and Massage room. He is in the final stages of seeking aid from the Government for his expansion. But has received zero aid financially as of yet. Support our own. The ones there for us when we need them.
  2. 3 points
    mikerider

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    If you are like me, you still have some leftover Canadian twenty dollar bills floating around in your truck or at home in your desk draw. We are all very appreciative of the warmth the Quebec people extend to members of Quebec Riders during the winter. I am thinking we need to "Adopt a Quebec family" to show the Quebec Rider family supports our Quebec friends during these trying times. To make it simple, we need to find one family in Quebec and have our members forward a Canadian twenty dollar bill, or even a few twenty's, First we need to find a family who has fallen upon tough times due to the Covid crisis. Perhaps one of our Quebec members can help out finding a family in need. Hotels supposedly have laid off over 50% of their workforce and may know of one of their employees who is in desperate need of a little economic help. We don't want to post the recipient's name, so we need a middleman in Quebec to mail our donation to, and the middleman can deliver the envelopes to the recipient. This could be a QR Quebec member, a hotel executive etc. Perhaps each of us could also enclose a small note with the twenty, sign it, and under the signature write 'QuebecRider.com ( with permission of QR owner). I think this would be a small but very meaningful gesture on our part and the part of this web site we all so enjoy. We cannot solve all the world's problems, but just maybe one family in need could have their spirits lifted. If there is interest, I can give more details how I would like this to work. Thanks to all for reading this. mike
  3. 3 points
    EastMark

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    Id swing a $50 for that Mike. Thanks for thinking of others up there. They are good to us. I will trust and follow your lead. Just let me know how. Id love for it to be someone related to a clubhouse or restaurant or business tied to the snowmobile industry...but whatever works. Only thing better than getting is giving to someone who needs it.
  4. 2 points
    mikerider

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    I like all the ideas and they all have merit. I am not a true leader and we need a leader to bring about a decision. We are too small a group to make a big difference. That is my feeling. Advertising on QR is a great idea but won't save a business. And the few hundred we raise will not save a business. But a few hundred to one family can make a huge difference. Surely there is a family with kids where a parent has been laid off. Or where a parent can't work due to a recent illness. Our money won;t solve the worlds problems, but maybe for one day gives a family hope. For one day tell a family there are people thinking of them. We can make it simple, send a twenty, make it anonymous, mark it as from a member of QuebecRider.com. We just need a name and address of that someone who needs help and will accept help. No mask required, no social distancing. Just put a twenty in an envelope and mail it. Can't get any easier. mike
  5. 2 points
    smclelan

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    Great idea Mike. I have an idea that might be of interest. How about donate to our website that we all enjoy so much? We have a lot of QR Advertiser's whether motels or parts suppliers we could make a fund to pay their advertising cost next winter. It is a two fold win, it shows our support for the businesses that supported the website last year and could see a losses in revenues this up coming season. Plus it helps cover the costs of running QuebecRider. That said it is a good time to think about becoming a Contributing Member if you currently not one.
  6. 1 point
    quebec bob

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    I think this is a really great idea, they are already signed up so not like it is a lot of work, and it shows a lot of good will, other places not currently on board may change their mind after all this is over, cannot hurt.
  7. 1 point
    Shore1066

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    Not to change the topic but would this also work for clubs. could all the clubs be listed and give people a option of sending a little donation to several clubs instead of buying a pass and only one club get the benefit. Only a thought.
  8. 1 point
    iceman

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    That’s not my call to make its for the people sending the love to decide. I do know it would touch Reggie, Nancy and Pascal deeply to see the support from the Quebecrider family to theirs. Reggie would be the only one to open mail. Pascal and Reggie do it all at Drakkar. Auberge Drakkar 4500 Boulevard de Shawinigan-Sud, Shawinigan-Sud, Quebec G9N 6T5
  9. 1 point
    mikerider

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    Another day and I think Iceman and Steven make great points. Iceman, I like the idea of giving to one business that caters to snowmobiles. Do you want to make it so we donate to Dakkar? We just need an address, and a name on the envelope so the correct person opens it. ex. Attention Reggie Dakkar Hotel Address I just want QuebecRider.com to get the credit. If everyone could just write a note this gift is coming from QR members or at least write Quebecrider.com on the envelope. Each of us just needs to take the time to drop a twenty or two and mail it out. Sound like a plan? mike
  10. 1 point
    MrGutz

    Time to Give Back to Quebec

    I'm in! No idea how we can get this done, but ( right now ) 20 bucks is no big deal. Let me know. GutZ
  11. 1 point
    bonjour !!! merci ...absolutely true.... nice pic i took yesterday ....can be a bad one today ...why ??????...because always want to take a better one !!! even if this happened 30 years ago....think about it often ... pics...showing gaspesian models !!!😉 jean-guy
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    PLAYHARD

    2021 trail passes

    Just drag Kri & Towing on all rides?