The Coopérative de récréotourisme du Madawaska is well on its way to achieving its future plan

Edmundston, February 22, 2022 – The Coopérative de récréotourisme du Madawaska is taking great strides to consolidate certain facilities and implement its plan for the realization of the Républik Nature project, a major recreation and tourism project unique in New Brunswick.

Thanks to the financial participation of the City of Edmundston and a federal-provincial contribution from the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF), the cooperative is able to begin the execution of one of the first phases of the work planned in its action plan, estimated at $420,000. The work consists mainly of upgrading the four-person chairlift and increasing the snowmaking capacity by adding three new high-performance snow guns at the Centre plein air Mont Farlagne. These investments were necessary to ensure the long-term operation of the facilities and to extend the ski season.

“We are pleased to share this good news because it shows that the work done by the volunteers associated with the Republik Nature project is paying off. We have an ambitious and inspiring action plan. It is good to feel that governments are partnering with us to facilitate its realization,” said Cyrille Simard, spokesperson for the cooperative.

The winter season at the Centre plein air Mont Farlagne is currently in full swing and despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, local enthusiasts as well as many tourists are at the Resort and everything leads to believe that the results of the season will be excellent. In this regard, the upcoming Spring Break programming coming up in March promises to be spectacular. The public is invited to watch social media for details in the coming days.

On the mountain biking side, the teams responsible for the management and development of the Sentiers Madawaska Trails are currently hard at work planning the next summer season. The teams are encouraged by the meteoric increase in the number of enthusiasts and tourists in recent years. Some new features are in the works and should be announced shortly.

The Républik Nature project continues to be carried by a wave of optimism that inspires managers and employees and that should delight outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.

Contact: Cyrille Simard – 506-739-3185

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