Social Events

Social events

August 19: Icebreaker cocktail
August 20: Opening ceremony + Student-Industry Event
August 20: Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site
August 20: Sugar Shack Dinner at La Sucrerie Blouin
August 21: Visit and dinner at a Traditional Huron Site
August 22: Gala dinner at the glamorous Château Frontenac
August 23: Student awards and Closing ceremony

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site

vquebec640First a visit to the Quebec Parliament and its flourishing gardens. A unique structure of architectural style inspired by the expansion of the Louvre in Paris. The tour stops onto Place d’Armes to enjoy its grandiose fountain statute. Close by, the tour continues to the Château Frontenac and its Dufferin Terrasse, a magnificent boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River and offering a breathtaking view. Then is the Seminary of Québec, founded in 1663. Now occupied by the Architecture School of Laval University, this institution is a remarkable collection of buildings erected around enclosed courtyards. Following is the spectacular interior of the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral. Then continuing to the Lower Town, finding ourselves in the middle of Place Royale where Samuel de Champlain founded Québec in 1608. Discover the restored houses of merchant families from the New France era. Let’s wander into cobblestone streets and historic houses and take a peek at the Royal Battery facing the river for defence of the city. A ride in the Funicular will bring you back to the upper part of the city. Time to appreciate the St-Lawrence River’s panorama and a spectacular view of the lower town from a 45-degree angle.

When: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Schedule:

  • 13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
  • Guided walking tour
    • Upper town:
      • Place d’Armes
      • Dufferin Terrace
      • Seminary of Québec
      • Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral
      • and more
    • Lower town
      • Place Royale
      • Restored houses of merchant families from the New France
      • Cobblestone streets
      • Funicular
      • and more
  • 15:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

 

Cost: $43.00 CAD (Tax included)

Minimum participants required: 15

Sugar Shack Dinner at La Sucrerie Blouin

sucrerie-blouinLa Sucrerie Blouin invites you to relive the good old days in a typical sugar shack. You will enjoy the traditional method of collecting maple sap and boiling it over a woodstove in the old-fashioned way. You will have a very enjoyable « Sugar Party » in a picturesque setting in the sugar bush on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

  • Traditional meal (all you can eat, served at the table)
  • Toffee on snow
  • Explanation of the making of maple syrup
  • Sleigh ride pulled by horses
  • Dance hall
  • Traditional music
  • Sale of maple products

When: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Schedule:

  • 18:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre by bus
  • 19:15 Arrival at the Sucrerie Blouin
  • 19:30 All-you-can-eat dinner
  • 20:15 to 22:45 Exploring the site
  • 22:15 Departure
  • 23:00 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

 

Cost: $54.00 CAD (Tax included)

Minimum number of participants: 35

Visit and dinner at a Traditional Huron Site

The trip to the Traditional Huron Site located on the Huron-Wendat reservations a unique opportunity to discover the history, culture and lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.

« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ».
Mario Gros-Louis
Owner and founder

When: Monday, August 21, 2017

Schedule:

  • 18:15 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre by bus
  • 18:30 Arrival at the Traditional Huron Site and visit of the boutique
  • 19:00 Guided tour
    • Visit of the Annonchia, the long house, where you will be introduced to the traditional way of life and the social organization at the time of the arrival of the Europeans. Techniques of food preservation (smoked and dried meats). Remind yourself of the old means of transportation. Receive an initiation to the spiritual life of the Huron people, including a sweat lodge and traditional medicine. Visit a giant tipi, find out about the different First Nations and learn about the present situation of the Huron-Wendat people.
  • 20:00 Traditional meal (menu subject to modification)
    • Terrine (game meat)
    • Traditional soup of the day and bannock (Indian bread)
    • Tender roe cubes bourguignon, accompanied by wild rice and traditional vegetables. Home-style cake served with a savory maple sauce.
    • Wild tea
  • 21:00 Native show
    • The sacred dances and ceremonies were traditionally performed to thank the Creator for the good harvest of wild fruits and corn during the fall season. The Huron-Wendat also performed those dances during special holidays, usually held between the first and the thirteenth moon. At the end of the show, visitors are invited to participate in the friendship dance. That dance was usually performed to strengthen the bonds between different nations.
  • 22:00 Departure from the Traditional Huron Site by bus
  • 22:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

 

Cost: $67.00 CAD (Tax included)

Minimum participants required: 35

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Gala dinner and concert at the glamorous Château Frontenac
Tuesday August 22, 2017

Treat yourself to an evening of chateau lifestyle with an exquisite 4 course dinner accompanied by an astonishing musical performance by the Famille Painchaud.

Come one, come all!