Special Events

With the COVID-19 virus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Quebec government has banned all events of more than 250 people. As a result, we regret to inform you we have postponed the IFW 2020 conference and all parallel activities. More information.

Excursions

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 15:00-17:00
Departure and arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

A guided walking tour starting with 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, and more.

Cost: $30 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Fontaine de Tourny

 

Visit and dinner at a Traditional Huron Site: Magical Evening 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 19:00-23:30
Departure and arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

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

Visit of the Yänonhchia’, the long house, where is showed the traditional way of life and the social organisation at the Europeans arrival. Techniques of food preservation (smoker and dryer for the meat). Reminder of means of transportations of the old time. Initiation to the spiritual life of the Huron people. Sweat lodge and medicine of our ancestors. Giant tipi, discovery of the different First Nations and actual situation of the Huron-Wendat people.

Following the guided tour, you will have a Traditional meal (menu subject to modification)

  • Terrine (game meat)
  • Traditional soup of the day and bannock (Native bread)
  • Tender bison or sconoton (red deer) cubes bourguigon, served with wild and white rice and seasonal vegetables
  • Home-style cake served with a savory maple sauce
  • Wild tea

The evening will finish with a Native Show: The sacred dances and ceremonies used to be executed to thank the Creator for the good harvest of wild fruits and corn during fall. The Hurons-Wendat were also doing those dances during different holidays, and they were held between the first and the thirteenth moon. 

Cost: $70CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Huron Site

 

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Important Dates

Call for papers starts
November 1, 2019

Registration starts
December 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
Closed February 24 for Orals we are still accepting Poster Submissions 

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Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
To be confirmed

Conference
June 2-6, 2020

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