A Holiday Reception with Consul General Allison Areias Vogel

Quebec Consul General Allison Areias Vogel welcomes visitors to her holiday celebration. Credit US Consulate Quebec.

Consul General Allison Areias Vogel and her husband René officially launched winter holiday celebrations during a reception hosted at their residence.  The CG welcomed dignitaries and representatives from the government and various organizations while expressing heartfelt gratitude to the Consulate’s partners and staff as well as underlining the indestructible links between the United States and Canada/Quebec. Guests wrote messages of peace on heart-shaped Christmas tree decorations and sang lively Christmas carols around the piano.

Dignitaries included the Honorable Jean-Michel Doyon, Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec, Claude Morin and Sylvain Hudon, Mayors of St-Georges and la Pocatière and Jean-Stéphane Bernard, Deputy-Minister of International relations.