Historic Pedestrian Rally

As in the past three years, we began work on our historical rally in late January and early February. When we decided on the theme of immigration at the Port of Québec, we had no inkling about the upcoming turn of events. Soon after this, we had to deal with the lockdown and working remotely, forcing us to reconsider the format of the rally we were planning for you.

As we could not tell how events would unfold or for how long, we decided to hold a virtual rally rather than a pedestrian one. In addition, as our research proceeded, we saw that there were no more buildings or other landmarks here, at the Port, to illustrate our narratives.

We hope that you will discover with great interest how the authorities tried to contain successive pandemics two centuries ago with immigration at its peak.

Over a six-week period, we will be publishing weekly chronicles relating the events of the era, starting August 3rd 2020.

When done with a chronicle, you can refer to the quiz which will have one or two questions for you to answer. At the end of the six weeks, you can send us your answers, which will make you eligible for the draw. All information on the subject is in the document “Information on the Rally and Draw.” You will also find the Quiz to be completed and returned. So join us in this historical adventure by reading our first chronicle on August 3rd 2020.

Thank you and have a great Rally 2020!

The historical rally team

  • Julie Turmel
  • Lise Clavet
  • Laurence Roy-Grégoire
  • Madeleine Des Rosiers