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WEFMAX in Quebec

Clarendon Hotel
Rue Sainte-Anne,
Old Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X4 Canada
May 27 - 29, 2015


 

WEFMAX is unlike any other meeting providing the members of the House of Delegates, MA Leaders, and WEF Staff an opportunity to meet, discuss challenges, and share successes.

At this meeting, meet WEF President Ed McCormick and WEF Board of Trustee Erin Mosley, WEF House of Delegates Speaker Jamie Eichenberger, and the Réseau Environnement Board Members, Chief Executive Officer Jean Lacroix, Sector Coordinator Water Marie-Kim Boucher, and WEF Delegate Peter Vanrolleghem.  Please take a moment to get to know your WEF Leadership and the Réseau Environnement Leadership prior to attending.

Registration is complimentary for all attendees.  The meeting schedule and information on hotel accommodations, airport transfers and points of interest are provided below.

MEETING REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Print/Fax Registration Form

Should you have questions or comments, please contact:
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley | dcrilley@wef.org | 703.684.2445
Réseau Environnement Host Coordinator:
Marie-Kim Boucher, Sector Coordinator Water
wef@reseau-environnement.com | 1.514.270.7110 Ex 329    

MEETING SCHEDULE:  

  Wednesday, May 27 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Canadian Young Professionals Summit
2:30 - 4:00 pm MA Leader Summit
4:00 - 6:00 pm HOD Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 pm Meet & Greet - Pub St-Patrick
  Thursday, May 28 - WEFMAX Day 1 
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 am Welcome/WEF Business Update/HOD Update
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 12:00 Noon WEF / MA Dialog Session I
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 pm WEF / MA Dialog Session II
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm MA Host Session III
4:30 - 5:00 pm Daily Wrap
6:00 - 9:00 pm WEFMAX Social - Guided Tour through Quebec City followed by dinner at a local restaurant
  Friday, May 29 - WEFMAX Day 2 
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am WEF / MA Dialog Session IV
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 am WEF / MA Dialog Session V
11:30 - 11:45 am Call to Actin
11:45 - 12:00 Noon WEFMAX Closing Comments / adjourn

**Additional information, including details on social events and meeting program will be sent to each attendee three weeks prior to the meeting.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  Call the hotel 1.888.222.6001 (local 1.418.692.2480)
Réseau Environnement has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Clarendon Hotel with special rate per night of $149.00 single/double occupancy plus Lodging Tax, Federal Sales Tax, and Provincial Sales tax currently at 17.975% per night.  This rate is only available until 5:00 pm local time on Monday, April 27, 2015.  Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by contacting the hotel directly.  When making a reservation, please advise the hotel you are booking under the "Réseau Environnement #395903" group.

HOTEL CONTACT INFORMATION                 Q Hotel
Clarendon Hotel
Rue 57 Sainte-Anne Street
Old Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1R 3X4
Reservations: 1.888.554.6001 (local 1.418.692.2480)

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  In order to avoid a cancellation fee of 1 room night and tax for an individual reservation, the hotel must receive notification of cancellation no later than 5 pm, two days before arrival date of the reservation.  Credit identification will be required from each individual at check-in, in order that these charges may be billed to the individual's account.  Based on availability, the hotel will offer room rates two days before and after the event.  Rooms vacated prior to reservation check-out will result in early departure fee of one night's room and tax at check-out.  Check-In time is 4:00 pm | Check-Out is 11:00 am.

WEDNESDAY HOST SOCIAL: Wednesday, May 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm held at the Pub St-Patrick, 1200, Saint-Jean Street, Quebe3c.  Enjoy an evening of Irish fun.

THURSDAY WEFMAX SOCIAL:  Thursday, May 28 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  Participate in a walking tour through Old Quebec followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

AIRPORT OPTIONS:   
- Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) - 23 minutes to the hotel

SHUTTLE/TAXI OPTIONS:
Catch a taxi from the airport

PARKING: Valet parking for overnight guest is available at the rate of $25 per car.  Thee rates are subject to change without prior notification.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
QPetitPetit Champlain District - The Hotel is located in the heart of Old Quebec.  Wander the quaint shops within the Petit Champlain district and then sock up the peaceful scenery along the nearby St. Lawrence River.  Explore fascinating churches and other buildings within Old Quebec and discover why this remarkable neighborhood is listed as a UNEXCO World Heritage site.  In 1608, this was a portside city lined with fur traders.  Today, souvenir shops and quaint bistros line the pedestrian cobblestone streets with a few fir shops and art galleries scattered around.







QDufferinDufferin Terrace - Take a horse-drawn carriage (catch right outside of the hotel), and take in the many charming attractions like Dufferin Terrace, the most visited tourist attraction open year round in Quebec City overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1838, it was named after Lord Dufferin, the Governor of Canada from 1872-1878.





QFallsMontmorency Park Falls is a few minutes from Quebec City.  Located between the river and the cliffs, it's one of the province's most spectacular sites,  With its 83 meters high (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), Montmorency Falls dominates the landscape.  It can be discovered on foot, by cable car, or from the gourmet restaurant.

Ramparts of Quebec City are the only remaining fortified city walls in North America north of Mexico.  The English began fortifying the existing walls, after they took Quebec City from the French in 1759.  The wall surrounds most of Old Quebec which was declared a World Heritage site in 1985.  The fortifications were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1948.

The Citadelle of Quebec - The Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec is housed in a building built in 1831 in the neoclassical style.  It was originally occupied by British garrison officers until their departure in 1871.  Lord Dufferin was the first governor general to live in the Citadelle residence in 1872.  In so doing, he re-established the tradition of a residence for the governor general in the city of Quebec, which dated back to the beginning of New France.
 

Visit the Reseau Environnement's web site:  http://www.reseau-environnement.com/