Mont Tremblant <https://www.tremblant.ca/> was selected for 2017 to bring together Canadian and USA ESTOS to revisit the #1 rated ski resort in Eastern North America (Ski Magazine 2017).
The unique Quebec venue delivers an amazing European experience. The Mont Tremblant pedestrian village awaits you with its lodging, shopping, dining, and nightlife while the highest mountain in the Laurentians offers more trails, snow parks, lifts and snow-making than any other resort in the region.
We’re thinking BIG for our 2017 gathering – shooting for at least 125 to 150 participants! That said … the time has come to make your trip commitment and also book your lodgings. Our group agreement with Mont Tremblant requires 50% prepayment for our Saturday evening social event/dinner 0 days out …
To that end, we need to have at least 100 people signed up no later than Feb. 11, 2017.
As the world knows, Saunaka was founded in 1961 by nine young Estonian Montrealers, and has been holding reunions every 10 years in different locations across North Ametica. This was the 55th anniversary celebration … an official Saunaka reunion (which now will be held every five years instead of ten).
Eight members and seven spouses met at the Grand Chalet in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts for the occasion. We had festive dinners every evening and filled the days with hikes, tours of the town and surrounding areas as well as bicycle trips.
The persons who travelled the farthest were Erik and Gundi from Tlaxcala, Mexico, followed by Mati and Kathy from Palo Alto, California and Olav Niilender from Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew and Mary are from Buffalo, New York, Heiki and Judy are from Oakville, Ontario, Jaak and Annely are from Markham, Ontario, Rein and Helen are from Pointe Claire, Quebec and Enn and Dana are from St. Henri, Quebec. (Missing were Rachel Niilender and Matti and Jean Pindam from Lower Island Cove, Newfoundland.)
Erik Purre was elected and installed as our new chairman (in a colorful ceremony).