Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bonjour Montreal!! et Bonne Fete Quebec!!......

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we've been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek."
- Senator Barack Obama
It has been awhile!  So much to do and explore in the City of Montreal and all during the big celebrations of Fete Nationale du Quebec (the 400th Saint-Jean Baptiste Day).  The celebration is a popular cultural festival celebrating the achievements and diversity of Quebecers.  The blue and white is everywhere!
This week I ran into town through the east end of Montreal and tonight ended up in the suburb of Beaconsfield (hometown for one of our Run The Dream members- Andrea McGowan).  Yesterday, the Surete du Quebec recommended not to run because of all the organized festivities.  So instead the sites and sounds of Montreal were taken in-  Travelled via the Metro (subway) to Olympic Stadium, walked through the downtown core and ended up watching the fireworks in Dorval.

For those history enthusiasts, Montreal was the largest city in Canada until the 1970s.  In 1976, Montreal was host of Summer Olympics and did I forget to mention how much they like hockey?  The people of Montreal love their sports- whether hockey, football, soccer or F1 racing.  

Well, tomorrow morning it is time to check out and head towards Ottawa. Stay tuned to the website for some exciting events between June 30th and July 3rd in the National Capital Region, including the run Monday, June 30th at 8:30am, with Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, host of CBC News at six, from Ashbury College to Parliament Hill.  All are welcome!!
The Dream Continues.....

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