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Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough

A review of Jim Napier’s book

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It’s true that Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough is Jim Napier’s first novel, but this is not the work of a novice. As Canada’s best crime fiction critic, Napier has produced hundreds of reviews and has a long history teaching creative writing. Legacy demonstrates Napier’s deep love for the mystery genre and his understanding of what makes a great mystery novel.

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament raises $22,000

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fore! Nineteen teams teed off at 12:30 p.m. on September 22 for the 27th annual golf tournament and dinner, a fundraiser that raised a whopping total of $22,000 for the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation.

Quebec City Film Festival comes to an upbeat end

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The second week of the Quebec City Film festival (QCFF) was filled with what Quebecers love: Oscar winning movies, classics, drama, Quebec productions, a cinéconcert and beautiful weather. Crowds enjoyed watching free outdoor movies projected on a giant screen in Place D’Youville in the evenings.

"Rigoletto" and "Carmen" highlight the 2017-2018 Quebec City opera season

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Photo: courtesy of Opéra de Québec
For its 34th season, the Opéra de Québec will stage two major works in new productions entirely conceived and realized in Quebec City. In October, Rigoletto, Verdi’s first great international success, and next May, the emblematic opera of the French repertoire, Bizet’s Carmen. 

The revamped YWCA on Avenue Holland is open

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On September 7, the doors to the sports and leisure pavilion of the YWCA on Avenue Holland reopened after 15 months of renovations. The restored indoor pool has an added baby pool and shallow basins. There are new gyms and classrooms. Everything is in place to welcome people. 

MondoKarnaval calls for cultural harmony

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Photo: Juanita Craig
The fourth edition of MondoKarnaval, Quebec City's largest free, international cultural festival, took place at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf in Limoilou from September 2 to 4. Over 40 countries were represented, with 600 artists present over the weekend.

Neighbours attend Huron-Wendat cultural event

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Photo: Natalie Keller

An indigenous cultural celebration was held in Sillery on September 2 behind the picturesque Maison des Jésuites de Sillery. The family-friendly afternoon activity offered visitors the chance to discover a variety of traditional chants, prayers and dances of the Huron-Wendat Nation, whose traditional territory lies just outside Quebec City.

Corn husking time at Baie de Beauport

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Photo: Bill Cox

Sunday was a perfect day for corn husking at the Baie de Beauport beach. The delicious sweet corn, the only certified controlled-origin corn in the province, came from Neuville. Sun Life Financial Services, WKND radio, the tiki bar Monsieur Cocktail and La Mangue Verte catering service saw to the needs of the assembled crowd. About 100 people attended.

First Nations unite at the Place de L’Assemblée-Nationale

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Photo: Juanita Craig
The first edition of Kwé! À la rencontre des peuples autochtones was held from September 1-3 at the Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale. This free event was a celebration of the 11 indigenous nations and 55 communities in Quebec, their traditions and contemporary life.

Looking forward to 2018 Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Even though the leaves have barely started falling – let alone the snowflakes – it’s never too early to start thinking of the next Winter Carnival, especially for those working on the organization of the world-famous event.