What is the ZEC Lavigne?
The acronym ZEC stands for “Zone d’exploitation controllée.” In roughly translates to: “Controlled Harvesting Zone” or, “Protected Area for Fishing and Hunting.” ZEC areas sit on public lands (Quebec) and are managed by local non-profit organizations. Currently there are over 80 ZEC areas throughout Quebec. The ZEC Lavigne (French website) is in the Lanaudière north of Montreal and east of Mont Tremblant in the Laurentians. Below, a photo of one of the many lakes in the area.
The XCC (Extreme Character Challenge) is a component of The 4th Musketeer, an international Christian men’s movement. The movement’s vision is “to see a spiritual awakening, servant leadership and missionary entrepreneurship among men around the world.” In June 2019 I completed the XCC that took place in the Canadian Rockies (Continental Divide) in Alberta. I’m glad I did it as it was indeed transformative.
The XCC in ZEC Lavigne by 2020
A band of brothers here in Montreal who themselves have done the XCC are spearheading an initiative to bring this movement to Eastern Canada.
The vision was to hold the first Eastern XCC weekend in October 2020. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the weekend is pushed back for when the lockdown is lifted.
Details are forthcoming.