July 7-8th, 2018 - 3th edition 







The aim of the Pirates de L'Espoir is to provide day trips on water (boat tour, boat parade, etc.) to children with a physical or mental disability or disadvantaged children in order to give them an opportunity to have fun, play and celebrate on the water. Marinas, cruise ships, sailing schools or adapted sports associations are welcome to offer trips for young pirates of hope on 7-8th July, 2018. 
Solicit your boaters to welcome families on their boat for a few hours. This moment will have a direct impact on the lives of these families. See it for yourself with this report from the 2016 edition. (French Version Only) 



Ideas for animations :                       

Make-up Workshops
Pirates Costumes
BBQ with families
Treasure Hunt
Magic or juggling show


List of organizations that participated in 2016 ? 

Croisières AML
Croisières Navark
La Goélette Grosse-Île
Marina de Hull
Le Patro
Marina de La Baie



We ask marinas, cruise operators and other concerns and interested parties who wish to take part in this unique event to fill the on-line form to become an event organizer or to contact Valérie Joyal, coordinator of Pirates de l'Espoir.

The QMA will promote your event regionally with the local media and interested parties and associations. Organizers will also receive an event planning kit for participating kids and support teams to the event.



Our contribution / Event Toolbox for Pirates de l'Espoir


The 2nd edition of the Pirates de l'Espoir event will be held on this coming July 8 and 9 throughout Quebec. The Quebec Maritime Association will be in charge of coordination as well as public relations and marketing of participating concerns having an event in each region and nationally.


In the course of March 2018, the QMA will be undertaking the following actions:
  • Public relations campaign starting with early press releases on the event
  • Phone solicitation to the media for the event
  • Exposure on the QMA social media
  • Web and print marketing
  • Web banners production
  • Exposure on the iNautique app reaching 10 000 boaters
  • Event exposure through the QMA electronic newsletter sent to its members - boaters and corporate members
The QMA will also make available an event kit which will include:
  • Nautical Fest T-shirts
  • Flags
  • Gifts for kids (Wristband)
  • Events brochures


Thanks to our partners involved for this 2nd edition!







Registration Form

The Pirates de l'Espoir 2018

Please complete the registration form below. For questions, you can contact Valérie Joyal.





  • Valérie Joyal
    Coordinator for Pirates de l'Espoir
    (450) 466-1777, extension 210