The Magazine Motoneiges.ca rely on a team of collaborators who provide information coming from all over the Province of Québec. This information will be used by our newsroom to publish articles, coverages or news. Here is the list of our main collaborators.
Mr Denis Lavoie is a dedicated snowmobile and winter enthusiast. He enjoys this activity since he was a little boy and became along the way quite «addicted». Coming from Rimouski in the Bas-St-Laurent region, he rides on the trails of this wonderful part of the province that receives usually high quantities of snow. In order to make the most of his passion, Mr Lavoie extends the season from early November till mid-May.
Mr Lavoie is president of the magazine SledMagazine.com (Motoneiges.ca) which he founded in 2002. He is involved in the snowmobile world since year 2000 as a volunteer in his snowmobile club. Since 2002, he offers to the snowmobile clubs of the province, some tools to help them create, manage and host their web site. Mr Lavoie writes columns about snowmobile since 5 years now.
Professionally, Mr Lavoie is a computer analyst since 1993 and has worked for many enterprises in Rimouski region. Since year 2000, he acquired a solid expertise in web applications development, mostly in conceiving transactional sites.
Mr Pierre Tremblay rides snowmobiles since 37 years and is a snowmobile columnist since 17 years for many medias of his region and in all the Province of Québec. He had the opportunity to talk about snowmobile on Radio Mutuel network, such as CJRC and CKTF, on Radio-Canada television, in the newspaper Info Plein Air published at more than 100 000 copies in the province, in Le Droit, La Revue of Gatineau, and much more. Mr Tremblay always insisted on mutual respect and on environmental conservation in his columns, along with safety in trails. So, we can say that he is a gentleman snowmobiler.
Since the 2008-2009 season, Pierre writes columns about snowmobile for Info-07 Outaouais and for 17 weekly newspapers of the Transcontinental Group spread in many regions of the province.
At the general assembly of the Fédération des Clubs de Motoneigistes du Québec, he won during 2 consecutive years the Québec Media Personality honor. Moreover, during 2 years, he was the supervisor of safety in trails for FCMQ. So, he was managing all the surveillance agents in the Outaouais and Laurentides regions.
Mr Pierre Tremblay is one our most faithful columnists and this year again, he is pleased to join the team of SledMagazine.com to make netsurfers live and taste his passion for snowmobile via his columns.
Greg's first snowmobile experience was in 1968 when his Grandfather purchased a new Ski-doo Nordic 371 package including dog sled as a surprise family gift. “Grampy” thought that the Gilbert's would enjoy the new sport of snowmobiling and he was right. Since that first ride as an 8 year old, snowmobiling has provided Greg with one of the greatest pleasures of his life. The experiences, excitement, adrenaline, adventures, freedom, memories and friendships have relaxed and rejuvenated him throughout his life.
From 1985 – 1996 Greg was an active member of the “Arrowhead Mountain Snowmobile Club” in his hometown of Milton Vermont, holding positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, trail coordinator and membership chairman. Greg has also been involved in all aspects of trail construction and grooming as well as regional and statewide involvement.
Greg has ridden over 100,000 miles throughout Vermont, Maine and all regions of Quebec. His riding experiences have been predominantly throughout Quebec since his first introduction in 1984 averaging 4000-6000 Quebec miles over the past 15 years.
Throughout 25+ years of Quebec snowmobiling Greg has had positive interactions with many members of various groups and organizations. Greg is often in a unique position of being a comfortable, non threatening bridge to better mutual understanding and communication of how we can work together to strengthen and protect our sport.
Over the years Greg became well known throughout Quebec as “Greg du Vermont”. Before joining the SledMagazine.com / Motoneiges.ca team as a Columnist / Test Rider, Greg has written articles for the magazine Sports Motorises, attended the 4 day manufacturers Snow Shoot media events since 2012 and is frequently seen at snowmobile and media events in both the US and Canada.
Greg brings a unique perspective and style to his articles and has been a positive ambassador of snowmobiling for over 30 years. He is known throughout his hometown as the guy who thinks and talks about winter all summer long.
Daniel has a passion for snowmobile. He was raised close to St-Damien de Brandon, in the snowmobile heaven. When he started, there were no trails so he was riding in the fields and on the lake. We must say that he began to ride a snowmobile in 1967; he was using his friends’ machines, such as a 1964 Ski-Doo, a 1966 Ski-Doo, a Snow-Cruiser and an Alouette that made more noise than it was moving.
Daniel bought his first snowmobile in 1972, a 1972 TNT 340 Bombardier with a fantastic 60 MPH.
From St-Damien to La Glacière, he had to ride about 44 km (28 miles); it was taking him a long time and often, the machine was breaking down along the way. So, the program Mechanics 101 was a must.
The Mastigouche and Mont-Tremblant National Parks have been his playgrounds during many years.
Daniel rode all across the province. He likes to visit the regions and meet their residents. In 1994, his friends asked him to organize expeditions so they could also discover our beautiful province and since that time, Daniel organizes excursions and brings along with him other snowmobile fans or novice snowmobilers.
Living on the outskirts of the Cantons de l’Est (more precisely at Shefford), Mr Mario Bernier has a passion for snowmobile since more than 30 years. After a few years break to take care of his young family, he bought in 1984 the old snowmobile 1976 Arctic Cat Panther from his uncle just to ride in the nearby fields, he said to his wife… But the passion hits him again immediately and since then, he never stopped.
Mario transmitted his passion to his spouse; together they rode and will ride again all over the Province of Québec looking for wonderful sceneries, which will fullfil his wife’s passion, photography. Indeed, she discovers fantastic landscapes and only a snowmobile can bring her to those places. Each season, they attend the Motorized Recreational Sports Show at Québec City to meet the outfitters and to gather the trail maps and then, they choose and plan their trip.
Mario also likes to ride solo on long rides with his friends (boys rides). He also make novice snowmobilers discover his passion.
Mario works since more than 31 years for IBM Canada, a computer manufacturer. His specialty is the fabrication of integrated circuits. His career will soon be over and he intends to ride his snowmobile very often because the passion is still there.
Mr Dominique Maheu was raised on a farm at St-Stanislas de Kostka, south-west of Valleyfield in the Montérégie region. At the end of the 60’s, he was dreaming about snowmobile but his father kept him waiting a few years before he finally bought in December 1970 a 292 cc Boa-Ski Mark II, machine that, besides, he still owns.
He went away for school in fall of 1974 and kind of «forgot» about snowmobile for about 20 years. Then, on a nice day of February 1995, he met someone who made him taste the «modern» snowmobile. In only a few hours, Dominique once again became even more maniac about snowmobile than he had been 25 years earlier.
For years, he has been riding in different regions of the Province of Québec. He likes to go where snow is and does not hesitate to go away to find it. He lives in the western part of Montreal Island, included in the Montérégie region, since more than 25 years. He also has been manager, watchman and volunteer for the Club Harfang des Neiges (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) during many years.
Mr Yves Therrien lives in the Laurentides region and has a passion for outdoors and wide open spaces. He started snowmobiling at a very young age and in 1971, he was riding his own Moto-Ski Mini-Snow.
Later, as a member of the National Coaching Certification Program, he has been a certified coach of freestyle ski, gymnastics and football.
Recently, he was the manager of a snowmobile rental centre where he aslo worked as a guide. He always loved motocross, road motorcycle, formula 1600 and boats. Sports in general are part of his life. For example, in summer time, he is a golf professional, member of the Canadian and American Golf Teachers Federations, and he enjoys water-ski.
In winter, as a member of the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors, he did teach snowboarding but today, he works as a guide and snowboards for his own pleasure. Moreover, he loves to go climbing, mountain hiking and go for expedition in desert.
On a more personal note, Yves has a passion for travels, cultures, culinary art and good wine.
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