ABA 2007 Fall Leadership Meeting Information _114491_DOC by lifemate

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									                          Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
                                  2008 Fall Leadership Meeting
                            The Sofitel Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

                                   Special Events Information
                                 RPTE Section Planned Activities
Friday, November 7

MORNING
    OPTION #1
    Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
    Fun Run/Walk, Meet in Main Lobby
    No charge.

         OPTION #2
         Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
         Yoga
         No charge.
         Enjoy the relaxation and health benefits of yoga right in your own hotel! Experience an
         hour-long class with a professional yoga instructor, ready to adapt to all levels of fitness
         and ability. This class is sure to be enjoyed by all!

AFTERNOON
     OPTION #1
     Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
     The Classic – Bonjour Montreal City bus/walking Tour (Ticketed: $35)
     Enjoy this exclusive, half-day introduction to the history and passionate culture of the
     cosmopolitan city. Among the fascinating visits planned are:
        • St. Joseph’s Oratory which is literally Montreal’s crowning glory. Perched high
            atop Mount Royal, the oratory beckons to visitors of all faiths. The winding
            cobbled streets and charming historic buildings of Old Montreal meld past and
            present together as the sounds of a vibrant modern city blend with the echoes of a
            proud history.
        • Sainte-Helene and Notre Dame Islands, site of the World’s Fair in 1967, and now
            where celebrities and locals place their bets at the Casino de Montreal and cheer
            for the fearless drivers at the Grand Prix racetrack. Notre Dame Basilica’s regal
            exterior is mated by its awe-inspiring interior, replete with ornate sculpted wood
            interior and stained glass windows that tell the story of the tiny colony that grew
            into the great city of Montreal.
        • The Golden Square Mile, with its blend of elegant nineteenth century mansions
            and posh hotels, is where Montrealers live in high style. Mount Royal Park is the
            city’s favorite playground, offering nature at it’s most resplendent in the middle
            of the city’s urban core.
        • The Latin Quarter is a hot spot for gastronomy, culture and festivals. With its
            Victorian row houses and unique outdoor staircases, this area is home to trendy
            restaurants, cafes and clubs.



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         OPTION #2
         Time: 12:30-5:30 pm
         The Culture Club – Montreal’s Museums                   (Ticketed: $55.00)
         For a fascinating look at the cultural and historical sides of Montreal, let us take you to
         the city’s finest museums, ranging from historic to contemporary to fine art. Canada’s
         foremost historical museum, the McCord houses major collections of costumes, textiles,
         ethnographic artifacts, photographic archives, decorative arts, paintings, print and
         drawings, all dating from the 1700’s to the present, offering a unique and invaluable
         insight into the history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. The Pointe-a-Calliere Museum
         is a unique institution, located at the site where the city was founded. It explores the
         history of settlement in the region from various Amerindian tribes to the different groups
         of European colonists, through original artifacts and remains. A multimedia show and
         interactive displays help to guide you through Canadian history.

         7 – 10 p.m.
         Reception – The Royal Montreal Curling Club
         No charge, but pre-registration is required.
         Founded in 1807, The Royal Montreal Curling Club is the oldest active athletic club in
         North America. You will enjoy a delicious dinner while having the chance to play a very
         traditional Canadian sport – curling! If the terms “sheet” and “brush” mean nothing to
         you, then this is your chance to learn all about curling. A curling instructor will be on
         hand to help you along through the games. If you are participating in this game, you
         must bring clean rubber-soled shoes with you to use on the ice. Warm jackets and
         gloves are recommended. Curling equipment will be provided.

Saturday, November 8th

         MORNING
         OPTION #1
         Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
         Fun Run/Walk, Meet in Main Lobby
         No charge.

         OPTION #2
         Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m.             (Free)
         Yoga
         Enjoy the relaxation and health benefits of yoga right in your own hotel! Experience an
         hour-long class with a professional yoga instructor, ready to adapt to all levels of fitness
         and ability. This class is sure to be enjoyed by all!

         AFTERNOON
         OPTION #1
         Time: 12:45-3:45 pm
         Stepping Back Thru Time– Walking Tour of Old Montreal
         (Ticketed: $40.00)


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         The rich cultural heritage of Old Montreal is yours to discover during this unique tour
         looking at the beginnings of one of North American’s oldest cities. Picturesque,
         handsomely preserved and vibrantly alive with Montrealers and visitors alike, Old
         Montreal invites you to its cobblestone streets for a glimpse at life in centuries past. Old
         Montreal is home to one of the continent’s greatest collections of historic buildings from
         the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Led by a professional guide, this unique half day walking
         tour will take you on an exploration of the place where Montreal started over 350 years
         ago. Stroll through narrow lanes and ancient squares for a taste of city life from times
         past. Among the many sites to visit are the outstanding Notre Dame Basilica, church of
         Montreal’s first parish, the impressive Bank of Montreal, head office to the first
         permanent bank in Canada, as well as City Hall, lively Place Jacques-Cartier and the
         revitalized Old port. Comfortable shoes are a must for our promenade down centuries-
         old cobblestone streets.

         OPTION #2
         Time: 1:15 – 4:15 pm
         Segway Tour of Montreal (Ticketed: $140.00)
         Explore the historic Old Port of Montreal while experiencing the fascinating Segway
         Human Transporter. This is the perfect way to explore more than 5km of Montreal’s Old
         Port. The Old Port is uniquely situated so that you will be able to see Old Montreal,
         Notre Dame Cathedral, many existing structures from Expo 67, The Clock Tower,
         Montreal Science center and many more fantastic sights. You will hear about Montreal
         culture, food and history during this 2 hr experience. Training will take about 30 minutes
         before the start of your tour. The guide stops frequently for pictures and there is a break
         for refreshments as well. The ease and comfort of riding a Segway makes this the perfect
         activity for anyone visiting Montreal.

         OPTION #3
         Time: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
         Outspokin’ – A Cycling Tour of Montreal              (Ticketed: $120.00)
         Montreal is a devoted cycling city and the miles of bike paths that cover the entire island
         are a cyclist’s paradise! The trip lasts three hours and is considered “easy”. It offers a
         broad panorama of the city including the Old Port; the Latin Quarter; photogenic La
         Fontaine park; Le Plateau; a pastoral pause in Mount Royal Park; through the Victorian
         ambiance of the Golden Square Mile; down into the Underground City; out into the
         Business Centre; through the rich heritage of Old Montreal. Participants are required
         to sign a waiver. Participants’ heights are required at sign-up of this activity in
         order to reserve the # of appropriate bikes required.

         6 – 11 p.m.
         La Sucrerie de la Montagne
         No charge but registration is required.
         Experience Quebec tradition by joining in a hearty French Canadian feast at La Sucrerie
         de la Montagne, a maple sugar farm situated atop Mont-Rigaud amidst 40 acres of
         spectacular wood and forest trails! You will visit this rustic site and see the authentic log
         cabins, the immense wood-burning ovens in which fresh bread is baked and the sugar
         shack where real maple syrup is made.


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                                            What to Wear
         Casual dress is appropriate for all business meetings, day trips and evening events. Attire
         for Saturday evening is very casual and rubber soled shoes are recommended. Montreal’s
         weather tends to be cool at this time of year. Bring outerwear and check the forecast
         before you pack! Depending on current conditions, you may want to pack shorts or snow
         pants.




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