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Memorials and Things of Fame

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June 11, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
Two men named Baptiste Leveliere, of Berthier and Jean Boutet, of St. Cuthbert in passing along the river near St. Sulpice on their way back from Montreal, ate some hemlock that they mistook for another plant usually eaten in this area. In an hour and a half, both were dead.

The long-lost story of un enfant caché

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Albert Reiss was invited to speak to the congregation of the Beth Israel Ohev Sholem synagogue in Quebec City on June 5. He came to talk about his hidden childhood that had been kept a secret for over 70 years.

Reiss was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. His parents had fled Poland in 1929 to escape the antisemitism and pogroms that were threatening the country’s Jewish community.

Marymount College Class of 1968 hold their 50th reunion

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Photo: Tjerk Bartlema

Some 20 women, alumnae of Marymount College, who graduated, or were part of the graduating classes of 1964-68, gathered at the Clarendon Hotel in Old Quebec City from June 4 to 8 to celebrate their 50th reunion.

Janice (née Tessier) Murray, one of the reunion organizers, said, “We think this may be the only Marymount reunion since the school closed in 1969.”

Crossing Canada: To the Atlantic, via the Ocean

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Travelling from Quebec City to Halifax is challenging. Flying east requires first going southwest to change planes in Montreal, Ottawa or even Toronto. Driving the 1,000-plus kilometres takes about 10 hours and may involve stopping overnight along the way. Fortunately, there is a top-notch alternative: Via Rail’s Ocean.

QAHN holds its AGM in Quebec City

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Photo: Matthew Farfan

This past weekend, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) held its 19th annual general meeting at the Cataraqui Estate in Quebec City. The event was well attended by members from all over the province. The assembly heard from its outgoing president, Simon Jacobs, that the organization was in a sound financial state.

Hidden English History in Portneuf, Part 2: The drums and the bell

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Photo: courtesy of Gaétan Morissette
It was a short, quiet service, but of course, the drum was played. 

Portneuf musician Malcolm Kingsborough, one of the pillars of the annual Tambours de Portneuf folk festival, died in July 2017 at 77. Nearly a year later, with a few friends in attendance, his ashes were interred in the cemetery of Portneuf’s Christ Church. 

The Quebec public service wants you!

Launch of a large-scale call for applications

The Quebec public service (QPS) is launching a large-scale call for applications to recruit professionals in several fields and in all administrative regions of Quebec.

Geoffrey Kelley won’t seek re-election

The MNA for Jacques-Cartier and minister responsible for Native affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, announced that he will not seek re-election on Oct. 1. Kelley, a longtime advocate for the English-speaking community, said he is ready to start a new chapter after a 24-year career in the National Assembly.

QCT reaps many QCNA Better Newspapers Awards

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Photo: Valerie Pyke

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is proud to announce that four of its writers and photographers were presented with the following awards at the 38th annual Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) banquet and awards gala, held at the Mont-Gabriel Resort and Spa in Sainte-Adèle on June 8.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

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.

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

Barbecue season is in full swing

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Burning charcoal is one of those iconic summer aromas. It’s in the air, that distinctive smell as the charcoal heats up, the caramelized drop of sauce that fell from the grill last time. Your mouth waters as your brain goes into overdrive wondering if you have enough gas in the tank to cook the meal. 

Quebec High School hands out annual sports awards

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Photo: QHS Facebook page
The Quebec High School athletic department handed out annual awards on June 5 to the student-athletes who distinguished themselves with the Blazers sports teams. QHS has teams in basketball, rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee. 

A member of both the basketball and soccer teams, Noah Sweeney was named male athlete of the year.

Quebec City braces for G7 demonstrations

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Photo: Peter Black
G7 leaders may be meeting in the scenic Charlevoix 150 kilometres away, but people and businesses in Quebec City are bracing for the impact of at least three separate demonstrations on June 7, 8 and 9. 

Quebec approves two new English schools for CQSB

Merged high school and new elementary school serving South Shore

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Photo: Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke says “there hasn’t been anything like this in the English community in the last almost 70 years.” What this is is the announcement of not one, but two brand-new English schools in the Quebec City area.

Canada targets pickles and bourbon in Trump’s trade war

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The first casualty of war, the saying goes, is truth. So what is the first casualty of a trade war? Well, that’s trickier.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
A One-Horse Discussion 
An amusing conversation took place on the communication of Mr. Baillarge, recommending the appropriation of $120 for the purchase of a horse for the Fire Department.

The MCQ highlights 175 years of police service in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has had an impressive police force ever since it was founded in 1843. To celebrate the Service de police de la Ville de Québec’s (SPVQ)’s 175th anniversary, the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the City of Quebec present Badge of Honour.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie

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Photo: Google Maps
Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie was named in honour of the former Dominion Arsenal that was located in the Saint-Malo industrial park in the 1940s. 

The Jeffy Jan II now open to visitors at Brown Basin

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Jeffy Jan II, the small yacht that became famous during the Second World War for having transported VIPs, including future British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and Lord Louis Mountbatten, around the Port of Quebec during the Quebec Conferences of August 1943 and 1944, is now on display and open to visitors in the Brown Basin park for the summer.

Hundreds join the Walk for Arthritis in Quebec City

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

This year’s Walk for Arthritis took place on Saturday, June 2, in Quebec City. One-kilometre, five-kilometre and 10-kilometre walks and runs all began at the start/finish line, at the Université Laval’s Grand Axe green-space.

Meet the Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School Class of 2018

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Photo: Chamberland family

The graduation ceremony at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School, located near CFB Valcartier, is always very special. Many of the students’ parents are members of the military and as a result, families have moved from one part of the country to another. It is not easy for any student to be uprooted during their high school years.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec will feature music, dance and fireworks

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The second biggest summer event starts in less than two months. For six evenings from Aug. 2 to 23, over 700,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the 24th annual Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) fireworks displays. Residents and visitors will have their eyes on dancers on the quays of the Port of Quebec and fireworks shooting from Groupe Océans barges anchored in the middle of the St.

VEQ holds its 37th Annual General Meeting

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Photo: Jessica Price

The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held its 37th annual general meeting in the Coin Soleil Room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 31.

Bill Donnelly welcomed all members and guests on behalf of the board of VEQ.

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. – Caregivers’ Café: Free Art Therapy Session that will help you explore your feelings while enjoying the life-affirming pleasures of creating art. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre (418-684-5333, ext. 1539).

Crowds flock to the Grand Marché aux Puces in the Montcalm district

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Photo: Peter Black

Encore! for the Encore Chorale

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Encore Chorale, a group of 130 mature singers (everyone is at least 55) from the United States, directed by Jeanne Kelly, gave a most impressive performance at Chalmers-Wesley United Church on June 2.

Concerts to begin soon at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand proudly presents the first concert of its 26th summer season on the Plains of Abraham on June 10. A standout program of 22 shows will be presented from Thursdays to Sundays. It’s a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of nature where you will discover and enjoy well-known artists and tomorrow’s headliners.

DDO loops into coding

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Photo: Valerie Lebel

From March to June 2018, students at Dollard-des-Ormeaux school (DDO) in Shannon have been involved in a coding (computer programming) project.

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