General Conference 2016

Venue

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The conference will be held from May 2 – May 5, 2016, at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, Quebec.

PALAIS DES CONGRÈS

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 1H2
Phone: 514-871-8122

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Interesting Facts About Quebec

Quebec is the largest Canadian province by water area and the second-largest province by population. It has a population of 8.2 million people. Among those 8.2 million people, less than 1% (0.32%) are Pentecostal. Quebec got its name from the Algonquin word “Kebek” that means where the river narrows. It is also nicknamed “La Belle Province” (the beautiful province) because of its lovely landscapes. (Fun fact: there is also a fast-food chain restaurant in Quebec called La Belle Province that serves tasty food, and not to mention, tasty poutine!). The Quebec flag is white and blue. The four white “fleurs-de-lis” symbolize purity, and the blue color in the flag symbolizes heaven. Quebec is also a historic place. There are fortifications surrounding Old Quebec. These walls are the only remaining fortified walls in North America.

The capital of Quebec is Quebec City and the largest city is Montreal. Did you know that Montreal is an island? After Paris, Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.  Montreal has the largest leaning tower in the world, the Olympic Stadium Tower, measuring 175.5 meters.  It was also the home of the Montreal Expos from 1969 to 2004. They were the first franchise of MLB (Major League Baseball) located outside the United States. They were relocated to Washington, DC in 2004 and are now called the Washington Nationals.

There are many events that take place in Quebec. One event is Just For Laughs, the largest annual comedy festival. Just For Laughs is held in Montreal. Another event hosted in Quebec is the Quebec Winter Carnival, which takes place every February. It is the largest winter festival in the world!  Speaking of winter, in 1998, a freezing rain storm hit the South part of Quebec. The storm lasted five days and it accumulated over five inches of ice. It destroyed many trees and electrical infrastructures leaving 4 million people without electricity for several weeks.  But despite the ice storm, Quebecers loves ice! The only ice hotel in North America, Hotel de Glace, is located ten minutes away from Quebec City. It is built every year with 12 000 tons of snow, 400 tons of ice, and 50 workers.

Here’s a few more facts:

  • Chateau Frontenac, located in the capital of Quebec, is the world’s most photographed hotel in the world.
  • Quebec has the lowest tuition in Canada. In 2012, a protest was held by the students against the Liberal Premier Jean Charest, who wanted to raise tuition from $2,168 to $3,793. By April, half of the Quebec student population participated in strikes and protests, making this the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian History.
  • The Quebec Bridge in Quebec is the largest and longest cantilevered bridge in the world. A cantilevered bridge is a bridge that is supported on only one end! The Quebec Bridge gained popularity not only because it is the longest cantilevered bridge, but because it collapsed twice while under construction.