The 2018 Leadership International program explored Quebec, Canada in October visiting both Montreal and the provincial capital of Quebec City. While in Montreal, the group had the opportunity to visit Lufa Farms, the world’s first Commercial Rooftop Garden Initiative, discuss higher education in Canada at Concordia University and meet with women leaders currently running for office. Of course there is always time for fun so the group also enjoyed some of the famous sites of the city including the Jean-Talon Farmer’s Market, Little Italy and the world-famous Montreal Museum of Fine Art. The group was also treated to a traditional Québécois dinner at a famous ‘Sugar Shack’ preserving the history of maple syrup – and even took in the ‘Aura’ show at the Notre Dame Basilica.
After a lovely train ride through the countryside, the group arrived in charming Quebec City where they had private tours of Parliament and the Le Monastère des Augustines, site of the continent’s first hospital north of Mexico, for a discussion on the Canadian HealthCare System. Of course, much fun was had by all at the French Canadian cooking class and visits to wineries on the historic Île d’Orléans (Island of Orleans). The program concluded with a spectacular dinner in the famous Bibliotheque at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac – the very room where Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and the Canadian Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, strategized about the end of WWII. Nothing but the best for this group of Leadership Women!
Stay tuned for announcements about future destinations with Leadership International!