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25 January 2022


To all boating enthusiasts, the entire Nautisme Québec team wishes you a Happy New Year 2022! Even as the pandemic continues to affect our personal and professional lives, and the Montreal International Boat Show having to be canceled due to Public Health directives, boating is more popular than ever. The attraction of activities on our waterways continues to grow in all regions of Quebec and elsewhere.That tells us we’ll have a fantastic year!

Personally, I am very happy to join the Nautisme Québec team and excited to represent all stakeholders in the professional community as well as fellow boaters. As General Manager of Nautisme Québec, four objectives will guide my actions:

In the spirit of the objectives outlined before, I intend to focus on civic-mindedness, cohabitation, civility and boating safety on our waterways. How we conduct ourselves on the water, the social acceptability of boating practices and consulting our stakeholders are particularly close to my heart. These will be at the center of our activities and our communication campaigns: It is there that we must “make noise”, not on our lakes and rivers. We will need everyone’s collaboration to navigate our waters in exemplary manners and thus set an example for all to follow.

Another theme that is dear to me is that of the ecological transition. Nautisme Québec will pay particular attention to all community initiatives that contribute to reducing our environmental footprint, while allowing the practice of various nautical activities. Are you aware of a new product or a practice that deserves to be known at large? Tell us! We are interested!

I would also like to contribute to improving our program for members, be they boaters or corporate members or marinas. Stay tuned to learn more about our new exclusive program for members!

More than ever, Nautisme Québec is here to represent you on various political, governmental, commercial, associative and sports institutions issues. We are here to see to the interests of all stakeholders of the nautical world and, I assure you, we take our role seriously.

Even before taking up my post here last December, I met Ms. Chantal Rouleau, Quebec’s Transports Minister and Minister responsible for Greater Montreal and the Montreal region. We presented her with the Report on the “Groupe d’action nautique de l’archipel de Montréal” (GANAM). We wanted to make the Minister aware of the investment needs in nautical infrastructures, the importance of boating in all its forms as leisure and economic activities, as well as the importance of the ecological and digital transformation of nautical activities.

Hope to see you soon on the water!

Josée Côté
General Manager

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