The Montreal Raging Grannies are looking forward to welcoming many of you to “la belle province” of Québec and to our beautiful city of Montréal. The venue for UnConvention 2014 is the McGill New Residence in downtown Montreal near our landmark, Mont Royal. We await you!
The staff at the Montreal McGill New Residence is ready to accept reservations for the Raging Grannies’ Unconvention to be held from Wednesday June 25th to Saturday noon June 28th 2014. The residence was formerly a hotel so all the conference facilities are in one building and all are accessible by elevator. The staff is fully bilingual so you can practice your French. The residence is centrally located at 3625 Avenue du Parc which is minutes from downtown. There is a shopping mall next to the hotel where you can find a grocery store, pharmacy, movie theatre, restaurants, and a SAQ (the Quebec liquor outlet). A block of 75 double rooms has been reserved for us until May 14th 2014. After that date the rooms will be released for rent to the general public and Grannies will be accommodated based on room availability. More information regarding the residence can be obtained at: http://www.mcgill.ca/nrh/
Each air-conditioned room is equipped with 2 double beds, its own bathroom, a refrigerator, TV, free internet access, a desk and a telephone – even an iron and ironing board! Each floor is equipped with a lounge area and a kitchenette. Daily housekeeping is provided with a chang in sheets and towels upon request.
We have been guaranteed a price of $89.00 (Canadian dollars) plus taxes, double occupancy per room per night. We recommend sharing as the rooms are large enough for double occupancy.This price is extended to anyone wishing to come early or stay later. Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. There is provision for storing luggage after check-out.
If you wish to share a room and are looking for a roommate, you can contact Elizabeth Vezina at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montreal is located on an island with a beautiful mountain in the centre. The city is full of contrasts, with old world charm and all the attributes of a modern North American city. The population consists of a diversity of cultures, and ethnic/linguistic groups. The contrasts and the mix of people create a vibrant and electric atmosphere, which gives Montreal a very unique place in North America. No matter where one goes, each neighbourhood presents a different experience to enjoy and to absorb its special flavor.
The city provides a wide array of attractions and entertainment. This includes many museums, several beautiful old churches (e.g., Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory) old Montreal and its quays, and many entertainment venues. During the summer, Montreal becomes a city of festivals. The Uncon coincides with the opening of the famous International Jazz Festival, which runs from June 27th – July 6th 2014. Quaint outside cafes (terraces) give visitors a respite from walking and offer a great opportunity for people watching.
We welcome you to join us, and we are sure that you will enjoy your stay. We hope that you will have time to linger and enjoy the atmosphere and the beauty of Montreal.
More information can be found at: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/
The Montreal Grannies have been working hard to put together an interesting and enjoyable Uncon for a registration cost of less than $250.00, which includes all lunches and dinners. A continental breakfast will be available in the lobby for a reasonable price and coffee shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. A registration form with more information will be sent out later.
When you make your room reservation please mention the Raging Grannies. Reservations can be made at:
If you have any questions please email me at:
Looking forward to seeing everyone in June 2014
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