The story begins with love at first sight following a visit to the Gatineau Clip ’n climb, a New-Zealand company. Isabelle Landry-Larue and Daniel Mongrain realized it was the kind of activity that was missing in the greater Montreal area. The determination of the strategic location of their centre at Centropolis, right in the heart of Laval’s activity pole, was not an easy task. They needed a special facility with high ceilings in order to install the climbing walls. The visionary team at Centropolis agreed that Clip ‘n climb would be a great addition to their already existing unique attractions and took it upon themselves to make important structural changes to one of their buildings so it could host this audacious undertaking. Marc-André Roy, a climbing expert, was assigned to the operations. This incredible management team was able to gather a great team to offer this unique experience to all those wanting to take-up a new challenge.
Daniel Mongrain (President)
Our president, Daniel Mongrain, was a principal project manager (PMP certified by the Project Management Institute) for over 12 years where he had to manage more than 300 clinical research projects. He masters management and preparation of business proposals, planning project schedules, definition of the scope of a project, optimisation of resources as well as risk management. Daniel Mongrain has a solid experience in contract management and has very high interpersonal skills and negotiation experience with internal and external customers. Daniel Mongrain is in charge of financial resources administration for Escalade Clip ‘n climb.
Isabelle Landry-Larue (Vice-president)
Our vice-president, Isabelle Landry-Larue, was a certified group fitness instructor for a few years while managing a well-established translation business since 2007. She also has a solid experience of human resources management, being in charge of teams of up to 20 employees at a time. Isabelle is well equipped to manage training exercises, school activities and employees as our Human Resources Manager.
Marc-André Roy (Operations manager)
Our operations manager, Marc-André Roy, worked at Arbraska for 8 years where he started at an entry level position, later becoming park manager and operations manager, therefore allowing him to develop a great expertise in the safety and operations of touristic activities where customers have to year harnesses and practice activities off the ground, including rescue operations. He is in charge of operations and of employee training. Marc-André Roy is a certified trainer and takes care of new product development including corporate activities, children climbing classes (singe Académie) and group fitness classes (Clip ‘n climb Fit).