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The best of VEQ’s Fall Fest

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The gymnasium of St. Vincent’s Elementary School was buzzing with excitement early on Saturday, September 17, as local schools, institutions, youth groups, organizations, and businesses, including the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, set up their information booths and kiosks for the annual Fall Fest, organized by Voice of English-speaking Quebec. 

OSQ perform a Symphonie pour architecture at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Rachel Collet

It was the first of its kind, for the Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) and for the OSQ’s maestro Fabien Gabel, as he conducted members of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec in the atrium of the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion. 

Chloé Robichaud’s "Pays" opens Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Place d’Youville was the place to be for movie aficionados on September 14. Crowds gathered at the foot of the stairs in front of the Palais Montcalm, where a band welcomed cinephiles to the opening film of the sixth Quebec City Film Festival –  Pays (Boundaries in the English version). 

Xavier Dolan’s new film a hit at Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue du Pont-Scott

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue du Pont-Scott leads to and over Pont Scott, the bridge crossing the St. Charles River between Rue Marie-de-l’Incarnation and Avenue Saint-Sacrement. 

Quebec City Women's Club kicking off their 79th year!

The Quebec City Women's Club will be kicking off their 79th year on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner at Le Petit Coin Breton restaurant in Place de la Cité Shopping Centre. We'll enjoy a great dinner prepared for us by the chefs and dinner prices are reasonable. 

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament

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Photo: Diane Kameen

The 26th annual Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament was held at the Cap-Rouge golf course on Friday, September 16, and was followed by a dinner at the clubhouse that evening. 

Les Amis de l’Orgue launch 50th season

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A rousing concert was held at the Église Saints-Martyrs-canadiens last Saturday evening to mark the opening of the 2016-2017 season of Les Amis de l’Orgue.

A clever disguise for the dogwood sawfly

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Domaine Maizerets hosts first Festival de Marionnettes de Québec

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Photo: Danielle Burns

It may have been the first puppet festival in Quebec City but it won’t be the last. 

A rare performance of Winterreise embraces concert-goers

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

From the moment pianist Leslie De’Ath placed his fingers on the keys and bass-baritone Daniel Lichti closed his eyes, the audience was transported to an alternate realm where they were told a heart-wrenching story through passionate song.

Saint-Roch Expérience puts the “rock” in Saint-Roch

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Coupe Banque Nationale full of drama

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Filles du Roy honoured with a commemorative plaque

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In the late afternoon of September 16, the Société d’histoire des Filles du Roy hosted a cocktail to celebrate the unveiling of a commemorative plaque honouring the first Filles du Roy to arrive in New France. The event was held at the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site located beneath Dufferin Terrace. 

Fit Hippie: La Course des Femmes

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Photo: www.justeetredehors.com

The second annual gathering of female “Fit Hippies” took place at Baie de Beauport on Sunday, September 18. Over 100 women arrived, most wearing a Fit Hippie tank top and yoga pants, prepared for a day of activities such as Yoga, Zumba, and workshops.

The best of VEQ’s Fall Fest (Photos)

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A dancer of the Pé Na Rua - Brazilian Rhythms shows her afoxé (a type of shaker/noisemaker) to a young spectator. 

 

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Bouncy castles on St. Vincent’s School playground kept kids busy throughout the afternoon. 

The pleasures of being a tourist in your home town!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Many Quebec City locals, including yours truly and my partner in life, took advantage of the offer of the Association des Guides touristiques de Québec (AGTQ, Québec City Professional Tour Guides Association) to go on a guided walking tour and explore our city. 

Saint Brigid’s Home celebrates the harvest season

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On September 10, Saint Brigid’s Home Residents’ Committee hosted its first Fall Harvest and Gratitude Fest. More than 120 residents, family and friends gathered in the courtyard for a delightful afternoon of music, songs, drinks and sandwiches. The new Fest is a change from the Fall Corn Roast of past years. 

The Heirs of War at the Quebec Naval Museum

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec Naval Museum at Pointe à Carcy officially inaugurated its latest exhibit on September 8. Entitled The Heirs of War, it focuses on the impact the Second World War had on the lives of Canadian Naval officers and servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

The future of hockey in Quebec

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Photo: Peter Black by Peter Black .....

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Philippon

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Philippon is named in honour of Horace Philippon (1900-1956), who was born in Saint-Évariste-de-Forsyth in the Beauce. He studied at the Séminaire de Québec then at the law faculty of Université Laval. He was admitted to the Bar in 1925 and practised law until his death. 

Celebrating the philanthropy of Jeffery Hale

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Jeffery Hale Hospital, a ceremony in Jeffery Hale’s memory was held at Mount Hermon Cemetery on September 8. Sheltered from the rain under large tents, some 200 people gathered near the Hale monument in the lower level of the cemetery.

Meet CBC Radio One’s new Breakaway host: Saroja Coelho

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Since the departure of CBC Radio One’s beloved Breakaway host Jacquie Czernin back in 2014, the program has been guest-hosted by Elias Abboud and interim host Rachelle Solomon. 

Law and order on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Bill Cox

On a blustery Sunday afternoon, the National Battlefields Commission held its Historical Day under the theme of “Order and Law” on the Plains of Abraham when it was enforced by the military. 

Newcomers enjoy a Taste of Quebec

On September 8, at the Coin Soleil of Jeffery Hale Hospital, the Voice of English-speaking Quebec welcomed newcomers to a special Meet and Greet offering a taste of typical Quebec cuisine. 

Grand Prix cyclists speed through Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Nearly 170 international athletes took on the challenging 16 laps of the 13-kilometre Grand Prix de Québec through Quebec City on Friday, September 9. 

Public breastfeeding challenge at Fleur de Lys

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The tenth annual Défi Allaitement was held at the Fleur de Lys mall on Saturday September 10. After the 10:30 a.m. countdown was made, 176 children were simultaneously nursed. 

LHSQ launches My Morrin to encourage community cultural programming

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