Realizing that there was not on the market, for lovers of the outdoors, hunting and fishing, a range of clothing to wear after the effort of an outing in nature, two natives of Gaspé decided to embark on the adventure by launching their Orizon clothing line.
The two instigators of the project are Nathalie Sasseville and Tony Fournier.
“We have been together for 35 years and we have common passions which are hunting, fishing, the outdoors, camping, explains Nathalie Sasseville. When we practice these activities, we organize ourselves to be comfortable with good clothes that fit. We realized that there was no range of clothes to wear after an outdoor activity. After spending a day in the great outdoors, in the many territories of Quebec, we need to have comfortable clothes. Very often, this is when we tell each other about our days with friends, wearing comfortable, casual clothes. »
From that moment, their idea was made. We had to produce quality clothes, with natural fibers, and prepared according to our traditions, knitted, as our grandmothers did.
“It took us two years to prepare our products and have the possibility of putting them on sale. We only work with natural fibers from merino wool, alpaca and pure virgin wool. We are working on developing some products with other materials. Comfort, durability, softness and lightness are at the top of our priorities. »
If you are looking for a garment that will last a very long time, the price is accordingly, and usable in everyday life, this is the product to choose. Note that in addition, Orizon also manufactures accessories such as tuques and scarves.
To know more : orizoncanada.com.
Kitchen sets available
If you go fishing in a wildlife reserve in the Sépaq network, you can take advantage of the outdoor cooking set loan service to make your day special. They are offered free of charge, depending on availability, at the reception stations on the reserves. The set includes all the necessary equipment for cooking. You will be able to taste some of your catches on site.
For day fishing in Sépaq wildlife reserves, you can reserve online at: sepaq.com/journeyfishing. You will then be able to print your trail permit. You can thus avoid stopping at the reception desk. However, it is very important to stop there to record your catches at the end of the day. You can also take advantage of the promotion of being accompanied by a young person aged 17 and under, who can fish for free when you hold your right of access.
The Quebec Wildlife Foundation has received a mandate from the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP), a $3 million grant for the conservation of endangered wildlife species.
With this sum, the Foundation wishes to contribute more to the recovery of wildlife species in a precarious situation and their habitats. Eligible projects will aim to protect habitats, reduce a threat affecting a population of one or more species in a precarious situation or restore the habitats occupied by these species.
To know more : faunfoundation.qc.ca.
New in La Vérendrye
The La Vérendrye wildlife reserve will now offer a canoe-camping package. Resulting from a partnership between Sépaq and Canot Kayak Québec, Canot-Camping La Vérendrye was created in 1993 and has managed to create a worldwide reputation. This season, this partnership is changing and the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve is taking over the management of canoe-camping activities. Recognized by enthusiasts, the site has around twenty circuits of lakes and rivers.
The La Vérendrye wildlife reserve extends over a network of 800 km of maintained and signposted canoe routes, from beginner to expert level, in an area of 13,615 km2. The reserve straddles the Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions. Rental of boats, life jackets and safety kits is available.
A shuttle service will also be available for certain routes.
To know more : sepaq.com
Work in wildlife reserves
Sépaq is currently looking for personnel to work in the network of wildlife reserves. Let’s say that your work office will be in the middle of nature where you can welcome visitors and advise them on activities during their stay.
You will also be able to take care of the territory and the infrastructures found there.
To find out more, you must go to the Sépaq website: sepaq.com/career.