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A Viking dragon ship arrives in Quebec’s Old Port

Photo: Rachel Collet

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, a massive 35-metre replica of a Viking longship shaped like a dragon, sailed into the Port of Quebec on June 14 and remained there until Friday, June 17. 

Action and reaction to Quebec City’s pit bull ban

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Sugar Sammy delights at ComediHa!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City’s ComediHa! festival has been keeping folks happy for the past week. On Saturday evening, clean-cut and smooth-talking stand-up comic Sugar Sammy gave a great show in French under the stars at the Parc de la Francophonie entitled.... The Sky is no Limit. 

The story behind Avenue Murray

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Murray, located in the elegant Montcalm district of Quebec City, was named in honour of British Army officer James Murray, who fought beside General James Wolfe at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Rest in Peace, Monsieur le Maire

Gilles Lamontagne, 1919-2016


Spectators on both sides of the St. Lawrence enjoy air show

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 15, crowds gathered along both sides of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and Lévis. Some were in boats on the river, anxiously waiting to see an aerial display by Griffon helicopters, a CF-18 Hornet and the famed Snowbirds, in the second edition of the Spectacle Aérien Deux Rives. 

Lifelong Learners visit Mount Hermon Cemetery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity begins seventh Midi en Musique series

July marks the start of the seventh Midi en Musique series at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Old Quebec with four very special concerts. 

100 years of film music dedicated to 100-year-old Gaston Picard

Photo: Eric Fortin

The Harmonie de Loretteville orchestra gave a special performance at the Salle Dina-Bélanger on June 4 in honour of a long-time member and former director, Gaston Picard. 

Orlando victims remembered at two events in Quebec City

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Quebec City’s political and religious leaders stood in solidarity last week with the LGBTQ community at two events in remembrance of the 49 people who died in the Orlando,Florida, shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub, on June 12.  

Two mascots at the Citadelle’s Changing of the Guard

Photo: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

City celebrations and summer concerts at Chalmers-Wesley Church

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, will be celebrating the Fête de la Ville de Québec on Sunday, July 3, with a special program to which all are welcome. From 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., organist Jean Côté will give a free concert. A Cream Tea, with scones, jams, cream and lots of tea, will be served in the lower hall from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., for $10.  

A magical quest at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

The Morrin Centre launched its 12th annual Magic Book Quest on Saturday to a room full of delighted children ages 5 to 12. 

Grand opening of the MNBAQ on June 24


Members of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) had the privilege of a sneak preview of its new wing, the Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde on Grande Allée last weekend. 

Quebec City Staircase Challenge had its ups and downs

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Like cats and dogs!

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Photo: Rachel Collet

You’ve heard the expressions “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “They’re fighting like cats and dogs!”

Common companions in our everyday life, felines and canines have some light shed on their mysterious sides with the latest exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation. 

Second annual Arts Alive! Festival at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: the Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre is hosting the second annual Arts Alive! festival in Quebec City from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3. Join us for three days of indoor and outdoor musical performances and festivities. 

Former Quebec City Mayor and Lieutenant-Governor Gilles Lamontagne dies

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Ville de Québec announced that Gilles Lamontagne, the Mayor of Quebec City from 1965 to 1977, died on June 14 at age 97.

Ste-Foy Elementary wins Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie

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Photo: Ste-Foy Elementary School

Hop, skip, jump, run, bike. These are just some of the activities that helped Ste-Foy Elementary School capture the win at this year’s Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie. Ste-Foy was one of 20 schools in the province to win, and the only school from the Quebec City area to take the coveted prize.  

Passages Insolites to brighten Lower Town and Old Port

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

EXMURO arts publics and the City of Québec have announced that 12 oversized and unconventional works of art known collectively as Les Passages Insolites will brighten up the Lower Town and the Old Port for a third consecutive summer. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue McCartney

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue McCartney in the Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City was named in honour of the McCartney family, who farmed in this area for several decades. Norman McCartney, born in 1900, served on the board of directors of the Sainte-Foy Protestant School Commission for many years. 

Valcartier’s Shaved Head Challenge raises over $8,000 for Leucan

Photo: Rachel Collet

All the colours of the rainbow: ABAM a success

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Colours brought the school ground at Ste-Foy Elementary to life on Saturday as students, parents and guests participated in the school’s first annual ABAM Rainbow Run.  

Mike Ward lights up the ComédiHa! with dark humour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 8 and 16, the Quebec City Festival ComédiHa! welcomed home town comic Mike Ward who is presenting shows in English at the Théâtre du Petit-Champlain. His reputation for dark comedy had many fans anxious to see him, judging from the line-ups outside the theatre before his first performance.  

An amazing musical journey Into the Woods

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Canadian and Irish connections in the early 19th century

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Professor Maurice Bric of University College Dublin recently gave a talk to members of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) entitled Ireland and Quebec: Connections and Challenges During the Early 19th Century. Some fifty people attended the meeting on June 6, the last of IHQ’s 2015-2016 season.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday

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Photo: Wikimages Public Domain

Queen Elizabeth II recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Reigning through six decades, she is Britain’s longest-lived reigning monarch and the world’s oldest reigning monarch. She is also the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the Head of the Commonwealth.  

Thrills and excitement on the diamond despite the rain

Capitales beat Team Cuba 3 out of 4 games

Photo: Philippa Jabouin
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