9th IIIC Retreat 2013 in Quebec City
February 8-12, 2013
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada
Hosted by President-elect Steve Arshinoff
Agenda is subject to minor changes depending on the scheduling of carnival events (not yet available).
|Friday, 8 February 2013|
|18:30 – 20:30||Welcome Reception Le Chateau Frontenac
Small buffet and some guidance of where to go in Quebec for the evening to walk around. Welcome package with week's agenda, maps of Quebec City & Hotel information package. Winter clothes should be available to try on and pick up Friday evening.
|Saturday, 9 February 2013
|12:30 – 14:00||Lunch at Au Anciens Canadiens|
|14:00 – 17:00||Carnival activities|
|19:30 – 22:30||Dinner at Le Parlementaire|
|22:30 –||Carnival Night Parade|
|Sunday, 10 February 2013|
|07:00 – 09:00||Breakfast Buffet – Bellevue Suite – Château Frontenac|
|08:00 – 12:00||Scientific meeting
Repairing the optics of the visual system: How far are we from this goal, and how can we accelerate progress? Can bilateral simultaneous surgery better achieve our goals?
|10:00 – 12:30||Spouses option: Shopping at Le Petit Champlain|
|12:30||Lunch at Les Voûtes de Cavour (Petit Champlain)|
|Afternoon||Carnival activities (watch canoe race, sleigh ride city tour)|
|19:30||Dinner at l'Astral Concorde Hotel|
|Monday, 11 February 2013|
|7:00 – 9:00||Breakfast Buffet – Bellevue Suite – Le Chateau Frontenac|
|8:00 – 12:00||Scientific meeting|
|12:15||Depart for Sugar Shack for afternoon events.|
|19:00||Blind dinner at Le 6ieme Sens, in groups with cocktail reception at Quebec Aquarium|
|Tuesday, 12 February 2013|
|09:00 – 12:00||Explore Carnival, ice castles, Petit Champlain|
|12:15||Lunch and visit to a First Nations site|
|14:00||Dog sledding, snowmobiles, ice fishing, ice hotel visit (optional spa)|
|19:00 – 23:00||Final banquet at La Chapelle|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013|
|Meeting Extension||Skiing at Mt St Anne up to Sunday, Feb. 17, or Monday, Feb. 18 (President's day- USA).
Skiers can stay for as long or short a period as they care to book at Mt St Anne.
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|More information / Contact|
More information about the World's most spectacular Winter Festival visit:
In February the temperature is very cold, the average being -12o C (10o F) but it can go as low as -25o C (-13o F) during the night. Winter clothes made specifically for Canadian weather are strongly recommended. Children's winter clothes are also availaible on request.
|Extension: Skiing at Mont Sainte Anne|
The mountain has 3 exposures: