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DESTINATION WINTER IN QUÉBEC CITY Québec City is a sought-after tourist and meeting destination Several festivals and celebrations are held during the throughout the year. The changing of the seasons is marked winter months. The Québec Winter Carnival is one of the by a new palette of vibrant colours and a slate of different world's largest winter carnivals, featuring two night parades activities. The spring features an impressive outburst of hosted by the jovial Carnival spokesnowman, Bonhomme greenery as the region casts off its wintry cloak. To take Carnaval; a canoe race over the icy St. Lawrence River; an ice advantage of the warm summer days, people flock to castle in Old Québec; snow and ice sculptures; dogsled races; sidewalk cafés, parks, outdoor concerts and bustling streets. and a multitude of games and activities for the whole family. The fall is heralded by a bracing breeze that rustles the leaves The Québec Winter Carnival embodies the magic and spirit of in vivid hues of yellow, orange and red. But winter in Québec winter in the Greater Québec City area. City, with its abundant snowfall and landscape of crystalline beauty, is something truly special. Spending Christmas in Québec City is like giving yourself a present. Every year, the region is blanketed in snow in time for the Holidays, prompting local residents and visitors to gather in Old Québec to celebrate this festive season with family and friends. Several parts of the city are bedecked in colourful lights and decorations from early December to midFebruary. THE MAGIC OF WINTER Fun in the snow is guaranteed in the Greater Québec City area every winter. Skiers and snowboarders appreciate the first-rate conditions at the four major resorts located on the outskirts of the city. Cross-country ski trails and outdoor skating rinks can be found across the region, from the downtown core to the outlying communities. Thrill-seekers of all ages can go sledding on the Plains of Abraham. Choose from among a wide range of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, ice climbing, dogsledding and 16 * ME ETING | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 | LINKEDIN: MPI TORONTO CHAPTER

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - November/December 2015

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Upcoming Events
Welcome, New Members!
Going Healthy: Trend Not Fad
The Foodies’ Dine Around
Traditional Holiday Menus with a Twist
Member Spotlight: MPI Toronto’s M+IT Hall of Fame Finalists
Destination Spotlight: Québec
Food & Beverage Risk and Liability
Today’s Menu: Culinary Engagement and Team Building
Chapter Speaks
Winery Events and Then Some
Fueling Our Mind and Bodies
Food & Beverage Trends 2016
Advertisers’ Index &

Meeting MPI Toronto - November/December 2015