[In the very first installment of “Join The Club,” The Watercraft Journal welcomes Julien Bedard from the Club Motomarine Montreal and there astounding 1,000 members! With weekly meets, monthly rides and some of the biggest events in Quebec, it’s no wonder they’re one of the largest groups in the sport! -Ed]
“My name is Julien Bedard and I am the administrator and co-founder of the Club Motomarine Montreal since its creation in 2014. The club is located in Canada, in the province of Quebec and has more than 1,000 members. More than 200 members are very active members and present at events and daily activities. There is a wide variety of personal watercraft in spite of the majority of BRP; old models, new, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, Polaris, a couple of stand up jet skis.
“The river is very popular there are many boats, steamships, yachts, many islands, many small rivers, you can enter the old port of Montreal, Quebec, Trois-Rivière; you can go down to Lac Champlain and Ontario, its very huge. We offer a range of clothing and stickers as well as discounts for some retailers related to personal watercraft and photo/video experiences. We have a many videos on our Facebook page. We also have a nice forum filled with content and everyone can also follow us on YouTube and Instagram.
“For most of us, we often ride in the Saint-Lawrence River, east of Montreal, but the club is separated into three Facebook groups to facilitate travel and meetings all around the province. The club organizes a very popular meet every Friday night on an island on the St. Lawrence River. Make friends, eat some pizza, races on water, water sports, campfire, bring your guitar, your tam tam and bring your navigation lights because sometimes we go late.
“We have many events during the summer. Practically every weekend is busy. The Grand Prix of F1, crossing the Lachine Rapids, Sorelooza (the most popular meeting of the season), the ride with the RPQ, Flow Rider amateur races, and many others are becoming more and more popular years after years.”
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