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A “Living Experience” at Wendake Pow Wow

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The sun beat down on dancers and spectators with an intensity that almost matched the pounding drums and chants coming from a row of tents on the far side of the arena last Saturday. Summer and Wendake’s International Pow Wow were both in full swing, shining brightly for all to enjoy.

Flea Market draws quite a crowd to the Close

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Churches respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the United Church of Canada, the Jesuits of English Canada, and the president of Catholic Entities Parties to the Indian Residential School Settlement, have made a joint statement, an adaptation of which follows:

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity presents first of Midi en Musique concerts

The popular Midi en Musique concert series presented by the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity returns on Thursday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m. 

The story behind Rue Douglas

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Douglas is named in honour of a powerful 13th-century Scottish family. One of its most illustrious members was William Douglas the Bold, Lord of Douglas, who participated in the Wars of Scottish Independence with Sir William Wallace against the English. He died in the Tower of London in 1298.

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A summer of music at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

The National Battlefields Commission presents its 23rd season of free summer concerts on the Plains of Abraham with a diverse line-up of top-notch musical programming. There will be 28 outdoor evening concerts from June 11 to July 5 and from July 23 to August 9, Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. There are no performances during Festival d’Été. 

Trying for expansion in rugby

Photo: Ruby Pratka

When Stéphanie Bernier represented Canada at the Rugby World Cup last summer in France, she and her teammates competed in front of 20,000 shouting, flag-waving fans as nearly two million people watched the playoff games on television. 

Quebec Seamen’s Club honours Eileen McLaughlin

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Tall Ships are coming to Quebec City in 2017!

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Photo: PMO's website

After months of waiting, the team of Rendez-Vous Naval 2017 are relieved to learn that, in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in July 2017, the Government of Canada will provide financial support for the Tall Ships Regatta.

Boulder Chorale charms Chalmers-Wesley audience

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A portrait of John Neilson at the MNBAQ

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Youth Theatre at All Saints Chapel this summer

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Photo: Aiden Strange

This summer, the Anglican Diocese of Quebec is proud to present a new theatre festival in the heart of Old Quebec. A troupe of eight talented young actors from around the province gathered in June to rehearse and perform five diverse productions in All Saints Chapel, next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. 

First Presbyterian Church Ivey Handbell Ensemble chimes in

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Chalmers-Wesley Church to host Musical Wednesdays

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It will be a very musical summer in the Old City as Chalmers-Wesley United Church has organized a series of noon-hour concerts to be held on Wednesdays at 12:05 p.m. from July 8 to August 26. The concerts are free, but donations are very much appreciated. 


May 24, 1931- June 25, 1985   

In loving memory of a dear husband and father.   

Forever In Our Hearts,

Your Loving wife 

and children,

Iris, Robert, Karen 

and Kevin. 

He left lasting footprints in the sand. 

Helen Suzette Gale Bjornstad


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Congratulations to QCT journalist Kasia Borkowska and Jean-Sébastien Morin, the proud parents of Raphaël Marek Morin, born at Hôpital Saint-François-d’Assise on June 24, 2015, at 9:37 p.m. Raphaël weighed 8.7 pounds and measured 53.5 cm. A little brother for Charlie. 

Turning Me to We

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Photo: Marsha Murdock

Something special has been happening at St. Patrick’s High School this past school year. Staff and students have taken an interest in the small Quechuan community of Mondaña, located along the Napo River in the heart of the Ecuadorian jungle. 

A long walk for end-of-life care

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Ted Bos lost his battle with lung cancer on January 16, 2015. He died at his home in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, surrounded by family. He was 68. 

Heritage houses offer holidays at home

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The word staycation* – a vacation in which people stay home to relax and enjoy the attractions the area has to offer – has just entered the Oxford English Dictionary, and it could enter the summer plans of many Quebecers thanks to activities offered at the city’s heritage houses or maisons du patrimoine.

Bonne Fête Québec!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the eve of Saint-Jean Baptiste, June 23, people all over the province wished each other “Bonne Fête nationale!” Quebec City celebrated with a show on the Plains of Abraham and the traditional huge bonfire. 

OBITUARY: Carol MOSHER (née Carol Ann Devlin)

Following a heartbreaking, decade-long battle with vascular dementia, Carol died peacefully and in the loving embrace of her family on June 20, 2015.

News Digest June 24 2015



Issue June 24, 2015


0BITUARY: Helen Suzette Gale Bjornstad


Helen Suzette Gale Bjornstad died in Victoria, B.C. on January 16, 2015. She leaves to mourn her children Shane, Ian and Max LeRoy and Trudi Buckingham, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her remains will be interred at Mount Hermon Cemetery on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 12 p.m.

St. Patrick’s 2015 graduates advised to “seize the day”

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Photo: Philippa Jabouin

Friday, June 19, marked the last official day of secondary education for 92 St. Patrick’s High School graduates. The green-and-white themed ceremony was held at the Palais Montcalm, where family, friends, parents, teachers and school officials gathered to recognize and applaud the students’ efforts over the last five years. 

Stuart Wright retiring after 65 years in practice

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Stuart Wright, long-time resident of Quebec City and a well-known notary with the firm of Côté Taschereau Samson Demers for a good many years, is retiring at the end of June 2015 after practising his profession for 65 years. 

DDO math student scores high

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Photo: Valérie Lebel

Here, in a few numbers, is a look at the World Championship of Math and Logic Games, given by the Association québécoise des Jeux mathématiques (AQJM): 

-18,804 participants in the quarter-final 

-3,100 participants in the semi-final

-634 participants in the final

-64 invited to the awards ceremony 

David Mendel launches the Cathedral guide book

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

David Mendel, president of Mendel Tours, architectural historian and renowned speaker, recently launched Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the latest in his series of Mendel Guides. 

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