Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
July 3-5, 2016
Schedule of Events
JOOI Convention Schedule
JOOI Convention Registration for adults and youth includes the following meals:
July 3 - Dinner
REGISTER ONLINE or download a registration form below:
July 4 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
July 5 - Breakfast, Lunch and President’s Banquet
JOOI Convention Registration Form - US funds
JOOI Convention Registration Form - Canadian funds
Four Points by Sheraton Quebec Resort
The standard room rate for up to four people is $145 CDN per night, plus taxes.
Please call (866) 627-8008 or direct line (418) 627-8008, ask for in-house reservations and mention that you are with the JOOI/Optimist International group. Here is the group code to receive the discounted rate: OIG02. Participants have until June 10 to make a reservation. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to arrival.
More detailed information coming soon, with an optional group tour day of old Quebec City on July 2.
JOOI Convention Forms
JOOI Convention Code of Conduct Form
JOOI Convention Medical Consent Form
JOOI Convention Chaperone Rules
International JOOI Candidate Information
International JOOI President Candidate Information
Passports for U.S. Citizens
International JOOI Board Member Candidate Information
International JOOI Candidate Application
For Youth Members who are United States citizens, a passport will be required for entry into Canada. There are two types of passports: a passport card and a passport book. The passport card allows for international travel by land or sea only. The passport book allows for international travel by air, land and sea.
PLEASE NOTE: Youth Members who are planning to attend the JOOI International Convention in Quebec City are encouraged to plan ahead as the processing time for a passport application can take up to six weeks.
U.S. Passports & International Travel
Passport Cards (for travel by land or sea only)
How to Apply for a Passport
Search for a Passport Acceptance Facility
Download Application for a U.S. Passport
Border Crossing Alert
Important information for people traveling from the United States into Canada for the JOOI Convention:
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP) officially recognizes the convention. To avoid scrutiny when speaking to a customs agent at the Canadian border, you can print and carry this letter with you or mention you are traveling into Canada for the purpose of attending the JOOI Convention.
Traveling with minors to Canada
Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in Canada. The adult who is not the parent or legal guardian of the child should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the child. The permission letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or legal guardian can be reached. The letter does not need to be certified. A photocopy of the parents’ or legal guardian’s signed passports or national identity cards should be attached to the letter. Please see this example from the Government of Canada’s website:
Recommended Consent Letter for Children Traveling Abroad
Note: The border services officer may not ask to see these documents when the child enters Canada. However, it is strongly recommended you bring them, in case you are asked. The minor child will not be admitted to Canada if the officer is not convinced that the parents or legal guardian have authorized his/her stay.
For additional information, please visit this section of the Government of Canada’s website:
Minor children travelling to Canada
Transportation from Airport to Hotels
Optimist International and Autocar Excellence are offering discounted shuttle transportation between Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and the Hilton Quebec, Delta Quebec and Four Points by Sheraton Quebec Resort. Taxi fares from the airport to Quebec City hotels can cost as much as $37 CAD/$45 USD (one-way). Optimist International is offering discounted shuttle transportation for $25 CAD/$20 USD (one-way) and $40 CAD/$32 USD (round trip) on the dates that shuttles are offered. Stay tuned for additional information as details are confirmed.
JOOI Convention T-shirts
Convention attendees will have the opportunity to purchase an official JOOI Convention T-shirt via the registration form or during the online registration process. Cost is $18 US/CDN and are available in adult sizes only. Add $1 for XX-Large. Add $2 for XXX-Large.
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 500-8130, ext. 218.