Category Archives: Upcoming Events – Événements à Venir

Academy News – April 2, 18

Hi All:


Today was the last day to pay for the banquet in the pro room, as the pro room will be closed during the week. I will accept reservations for the banquet until Wednesday 10 AM and you can pay at the door for the tickets on Friday. It’s also important to understand we will not accept coats and or give out checks at the banquet on Friday evening , this can be done on Saturday or Sunday.

Thank you all, and I look forward to seeing you on Friday for the awards banquet.


Academy News – March 28, 18

Hey all,

The banquet is approaching, the awards are at the engravers, looking forward to a good turnout. Please be at the pro room this weekend to ;

1 – return your / Camp Fortune’s jacket.
2 – buy your ticket for the banquet.
3 – collect your last pay.

We want to avoid having to receive jackets the night of the banquet, so we will receive jackets on the 7th of April also, by then I am hoping that I will have them all back.

Remember it’s not so much how you start , it’s how you finish .

Make your Director happy, be at the banquet. Contribute to our great traditions and awards.

All for now,



Academy News – March 23, 18

Hey all ,

We have the kids up front event tomorrow morning, and of course we will be doing privates all weekend, looking forward to seeing people out to ski / ride and get their tickets for the banquet. As well as help out with a few lessons.

Sunday morning, we have the info clinic for the school and in the afternoon we have the Cardboard sled race. I will be looking for a few people to help with that event.

All for now


Jay Peak is running a special event for the industry – for more information click the link below…


Academy News – March 22, 18

Hey all, here are the nominees for Various awards to be given out at the Banquet.

Please remember to buy your tickets for the banquet and come out to support the nominees, it’s always a nice evening , I look forward to seeing as many of our crew as possible.

We need to know how many people to expect, so please get your tickets purchased this weekend .

All for now…



Academy News – Beware the Ides of March

Hey all,

This past week went well lots of new snow and a good job done by all that were part of our march break team, Thank you !!

The weather is turning to sunshine, so I expect a strong weekend for privates, please remember to report to the bell , SJ will be coordinating.

I will be needing people to work the Kids Up Front event on the 24th of March. Let me know if you’re able to work the 2 hr session in the morning. We will be running a station system and getting 100 kids up the lift in two hours. Looking for 15 instructors.

Tickets for the Banquet available in the pro room, Banquet is April 6th and as always I hope to see as many people as possible attending, to finish the season off and applaud our winners for the various awards.  I will be posting a list of the nominees soon.

We will be accepting instructor jacket returns as of the 23, 24 and 25th of March , clean and on a hanger. Or any weekend until the 7th of April.

For those of you who have pictures of instructors on snow and wish to share them, please send them to and we will create a slideshow for the banquet.

All for now


Historical Note:
The Ides of March is a Roman event that occurs on the 15th of March. It is on this day that Roman law dictated that all debts must be paid – could it be a coincidence that Julius Caeser was killed on this day in 44 BC?

See, we’re always teaching SOMETHING…




Hey all,

The last week of programs is here, but we are not finished our season yet , this week was the Quebec break and next week is the Ont. Break. Thanks to those that have committed to work those weeks, we could use a few more for the Ontario week. So don’t be shy let us know we can count on you. On weekends we are still providing privates and beginner specials.

If you’re working Ont. break, please be here for the 9am meeting.

As well we will have special events going that may require help.

A few dates to remember;

March 24th we are host a ‘Kids up Front “ ski day”, we will need instructors to teach 100 kids how to ski. It will be a fun day helping some young people get their first experience on snow.

March 25th Card board sled race, we have 60 entries and will need to put together an event crew to handle things.

Easter egg hunt will also require a few bodies, more details to follow.

Date Change:

Due to scheduling problems, the Academy Banquet has been moved to April 6, 2018. Tickets are $25 per person and pre-paid reservations can be made at the Cage (debit or credit only please).

Pro race on the Sunday the 8th of April.

All for now


Hello all,

Have a list of important items to cover. As we enter the last month and a half of the season, we need to be aware of the following :

March Breaks begin next week with QC (Mar 5-8), and the following week for ON (Mar 12-15). If you’re keen, sign up at the cage.

I am taking awards nominations: please send your nominations to fbernier@campfortune.comBanquet is on the 7th of April.

Important to know that the season extends well past the 9 week programs with lots of opportunities to work during the march breaks and privates on weekends into April.

Joe, Josh and Eva really appreciated the extra help last weekend – thank you very much to everyone who covered classes. We are looking for help again this coming weekend from 4 instructors on Saturday and 1-2 on Sunday. Contact

Jacket return will start the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March. And the last weekend for returns will be April 8th. IMPORTANT: the last paycheck will actually be a check, not direct deposit, and will require you to hand in your coat in order to pick up your pay.  We expect the coat to be washed and on a hanger.

All for now.


Academy news Feb 23, 18

Hey all,

Attached are a couple of pictures of our winning TAs – Christophe Lepage Bilodeau and Laura Davies from last season receiving their $277 checks to pay for half of the level 1 course they took in Dec. .

Congrats to both!!!

All Mtn has found the people they needed, thank you all for the great response.

There are Level 2 courses scheduled for the end of March break on the 17th and 18th – both the training course and the assessed training course will be offered. So you can get started towards your level 2 or complete it if you’re ready to go for exams.
Level 2 Training link


We will also be running a Level 1 course March 16, 17 and 18.
Level 1 Registration


We are now entering week 7 and it’s time to begin handing out your progress cards to students.

All for now,

Francois Bernier
Directeur, Services Sportifs/Director, Sport Services
Tel. 819-827-1717 poste 2204
Mob/cell 819-664-2471
Academy /website


Academy News – Feb 15, 18

Hi All:

Upcoming Events:

  • Norm Grondin Foundation Social Fundraiser
    • When: Saturday Feb 17 and Sunday Feb 18Time: 3:30PM to 5:00 PM
    • Pizza ($2), Beer ($5) and soft drinks ($1) CASH ONLY
    • All proceeds go to support the Foundation

  •  Sessions:
    Every Saturday and Sunday – be on-snow, ready to go for 0800 hrs (8AM)
  •  Womens Edge:
    Training for Women by Women – March 12th, register at

  • Quebec March Break: March 5-9 – sign-up at the Cage
  • Ontario March Break: March 12-16 – sign-up at the Cage
  • T4A’s and Releve 1’s have now been processed by Payworks. We no longer receive the paper copies; each instructor will have to log in to their Payworks account to get their T4A and Releve 1 . If you do not have your log-in information, please send an email to Tracey with your name and she can re-set your password. If you do not have access to a computer, Tracey can print a paper copy for you.

All for Now: