QUEBEC, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For the seventh year, the Naval
Museum of Québec is organizing its Rallye des Contreforts during the Journées de la Culture. This time, we will explore the relationship between Québec City and
the United States. You will be surprised to see how history has some
exciting and unforeseen turns of events.
For example, even though basketball is typically known as an American
sport, it was actually invented by a Canadian! Or, did you know the
State of Vermont has once contemplated joining Canada? And that
conversely in 1849, 325 Montréal businessmen suggested the Province of
Canada annex itself to the United States? Of course, questions will
also include information about the military history of the city.
The Rallye des Contreforts is a fun and educational activity which brings hundreds of participants
to walk the streets of Old Québec and to discover tangible and often
obscure witnesses in our everyday environment. Our rally is
participatory and non-competitive. The winners are drawn randomly from
all of those who have participated and who get an average of 75%. In
2012, this rally is offered to different audiences.
There is one rally for schools and for families, which consists of a 10-question questionnaire on Old Québec, both in
the Upper and the Lower town. It will take place on Friday, 28
September, for schools, and from 28 to 30 September for families.
Another version for experts has 24 questions on a slightly larger area and with a higher level of
difficulty while taking place from 28 to 30 September.
We warmly invite you to take advantage of the end of September to plunge
in the history of Québec. Everything is free. For more information
please call 418.694.5560 extension 5657.
Most interesting prizes:
School Category. Prizes are a visit to the Naval Museum of Québec and a presentation in
class by the Director of the Museum on the military history of Québec
and Canada, at the teacher's convenience.
A night for 2, breakfast included, at l'Auberge Saint-Antoine and two
tickets to the Musée du Fort.
Family package (2 adults, 2 children) for la Vallée Secrète de
24-Question Rally Category
A night for 2 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, in a Fairmont-class
SOURCE: NAVAL MUSEUM OF QUEBEC
For further information:
Naval museum of Québec
170 Dalhousie Street
Québec, QC, G1K 8M7
418.694.5560 ext 5657