Conference-Experience | Nordicité fluviale montréalaise
How is the St. Lawrence River experienced, from Montréal, in the winter? What perceptions do Montréalers have of this large waterway during the coldest season? While there appears to be numerous obstacles to accessing and using the river for urban residents in the summer, how is it when the shores are covered in ice, snow, and frost?
After a first season of Montréalers et Islanders, recorded in June 2021 and available as a podcast, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM) and Stratégies Saint-Laurent invite citizens, actors from the maritime sector, and the research community to meet once again on the shores of the St. Lawrence River for a new series of guided tours aiming to collectively reflect on the fluvial issues of the metropolis.
Nordicité fluviale montréalaise, the first event of the year, addresses the river from the point of view of Montréal’s nordicity. While touring Lasalle, guests will discuss the openness of Montréal towards the river in the winter, the current or potential practices and knowledge, as well as resources and inspirations from near and far that can be exploited to (re)claim this large frozen body.
This event builds on reflections that began during Hit the Waters, Montréalers!
- Nathalie Boucher (Associate Member, CIRM / Director, R.Es.P.I.R.E)
- Simon Lebrun (Captain / Member, Corporation des Pilotes du Saint-Laurent)
- Marie-Hélène Roch (Hiver en nous)
- Pierre Dumont (Biologist)
- Rodolphe Lasnes (Author of J’habite une île, Leméac)
- Sébastien Zappa (Wim Hof Method Certified Instructor, Respire-Aligne)
This event will take place, rain or shine. Registration is mandatory.
The second season of Montréalers and Islanders will continue in June 2022 for the Semaine du Saint-Laurent, organized by Stratégies Saint-Laurent.
The vaccine passport and masks are no longer required to participate in this event, but please make sure to keep a distance, to wear a mask if you are approaching other participants, and to contact CIRM if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to cancel your registration.