Quebec City – Celebrating 400 years!

June 29, 2008


On July 3, 1608 at 11 a.m., Samuel de Champlain landed at the “Pointe de Quebec” and established Canada’s first city – Quebec City.  

The Mayor of Quebec City has invited all cities across the country to ring bells this Thursday at precisely 11 a.m. to mark Quebec’s 400th anniversary. In Guelph, St. George’s Anglican Church will ring their magnificent Carillon to mark the occasion.  

So, if you hear the bells on July 3rd, pause and think of our friends in Quebec City. What began as a trading post consisting of three buildings surrounded by a ditch grew to become one of the most beautiful and historically important cities in our nation.  

Happy anniversary, Quebec!

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