Je me souviens: Quebec City Leadership Celebration

Reliv’s National Sales Manager for Canada, Mark Lewis, shares his excitement for the upcoming Leadership Celebration in Quebec City.

The French phrase “Je me souviens” means, “I remember,” and serves as the official motto of Quebec. In 2014, Reliv will travel to Quebec City for our annual Leadership Celebration. It’s one of my favorite cities, and I know everyone who goes there will remember their visit. Because there is so much to see and experience, it will be hard to fit in everything you want to do!

Founded in 1608, it is one of North America’s oldest cities and gives you the opportunity to travel back in time. Reliv’s hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, stands in Vieux-Québec (the Old City) among narrow, cobblestone streets and ancient walls that make you feel like a part of historical Europe was dropped on our continent. You’ll understand why it is one of the most photographed hotels in the world when you enjoy the luxurious accommodations, gaze at the overlook of the city and take part in the century-old tradition of afternoon high tea.

Food has become one of the most integral parts of my memories in Quebec City, perhaps because there are so many delicious options! Watch a chef make a crepe in front of you at Le Casse-Crêpe Breton, or taste traditional Quebecois cuisine at Aux Anciens Canadiens restaurant (built in 1675—so watch your head on those low ceilings!). Your biggest challenge will be leaving room for more.

The Old City also features one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, an aquarium and museums like the Musée du Fort, one of my favorites as a child for its diorama showing the fall of the city in the 1700s. Local artists’ work lines the streets, some for sale and some still in progress. The area also offers water activities, hikes and bike tours.

I hope all of you are busy working to earn your way to la belle province, because it is a Reliv trip that will make you say, “Je me souviens!”

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