One door closes and several open!

April 10, 2018

As you may have recently heard in some reports, the strength athletes will not be returning this year to the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival.

For more than two decades, strength athlete Hugo Girard has been organizing the various competitions at the Festival. As ambassador for life of the FMG, Hugo has been committed to delivering top notch competitions, and with his recent TV fame, he no longer has the time to do so.

The FMG team had a number of options before it. The Board of Directors finally settled on making the most of this dynamic to introduce something new into the program, always with an eye to the wishes expressed by our festival-goers.

Thus, you will soon be hearing a series of announcements about a new and enhanced family and multi-generational program. Amidst the original activities that will be offered in 2018, we will introduce, among other things, immersive experiences and silent disco dance evenings! Watch for further details!!!


Stéphane Riel, President