Community Calendar

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 10 to 30 & July 19 to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. – The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand presents its 26th summer season of free concerts on the Plains of Abraham, with a program featuring a variety of musical styles and renowned artists during 22 stellar musical evenings. Visit ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/en/activities/kiosque-edwin-belanger for details.

Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. – Park Playdates for parents and their preschool children meet at local parks on Friday mornings to help English-speaking families stay connected all summer long. This Friday, we meet in the Parc du Musée next to the MNBAQ at 155 Grande Allée Ouest. To learn more, visit wejh.ca/park-play-dates-starts-up-again/.

Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. – Hello/Bonjour Bilingual Potluck Lunch/Repas Communautaire at the Bois de Coulonge (1215 Grande Allée Ouest). Enjoy nature, good food and good company while practising your second language! Profitez de la nature, de la bonne bouffe et de la bonne compagnie en pratiquant votre langue seconde! For more information or to register, please contact Alexandra at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected].

Saturday, June 16 – Walk for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the great New York Yankees baseball player who died from the disease in 1939. The fundraising walk begins at 12:30 p.m. with registration at the Club Social Victoria, 170 Rue Cardinal-Maurice-Roy next to the Stade Canac. The 1.7-km walk begins at 2 p.m. To learn more, to register or to make a donation, visit als-quebec.ca/get-involved/participate/walk-for-als/.

Sunday, June 17, at 7:40 a.m. – 10th annual Quebec City Staircase Challenge​: In addition to the Oasis 19K (some 3,000 steps and 40 staircases) and 13K race courses, two new races, the 8K and 2K kids’ race, will allow runners and walkers of all levels to enjoy a great staircase race. For details and to register, visit jecoursqc.com/en/defi-escaliers/schedule/.

June 16 and 17 – As part of Canada Garden Days, the Festival d’Art au Jardin will be held at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, 2490 avenue Royale. An all-day event at the park overlooking Montmorency Falls, 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City. Ten artists, working with the theme of Hommage à la Dame Blanche, will display their works of art to the public (gardendays.ca/en/events/festival-dart-au-jardin).

Monday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Irish Heritage Quebec meet in McMahon Hall of St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Avenue De Salaberry. John O’Connor will give a presentation on the Quebec Ship Laborers’ Benevolent Society and its role in allowing the Irish community to consolidate its presence in Quebec City. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St. Patrick will be validated. Members and friends are invited to attend. For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

June 19, 20 and 21 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services either in person or online. Receive practical and professional advice from YES’ business coach on any matter relating to your business ideas or current business operations. To register call 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or email [email protected].

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24 – La Fête Nationale du Québec will be celebrated starting at 7 p.m. on June 23 on the big stage on the Plains of Abraham (behind the Manège Militaire). Visit fetenationale.quebec and see article on page 2 of this issue.

Wondering where to find English language movies (known as version originale anglaise or v.o.a.-s.t.f. = English with French subtitles) in Quebec City? Visit the Facebook page Films VOA movies in Québec, Cinéma Le Clap (clap.qc.ca) or Cinéma Cartier (cinemacartier.com).

To see recurring weekly events, visit our events calendar online at qctonline.com/event.