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Curtain comes down on successful Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
From silent movies and old Western films to modern animation and virtual reality, there was something for all cinema enthusiasts at the 2018 Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). For 10 days, they watched unique works of art and classic movies, and even had opportunities to enter a post-apocalyptic world or participate in a go-kart race on the giant screen in Place d’Youville.

Step through time to the Magic Lantern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Quebec City Film Festival is full of surprising presentations. It is not only about film showings but also about culture, music and heritage. On Sept. 22, the public were invited to take a step back in time, earlier than talkies and silent films. They were in for a unique show of the American Magic Lantern Theatre (AMLT) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. 

Jigs, reels, and dresses sparkle at the Vieux-Québec Feis

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Hundreds of Irish dancers from around the region leapt and kicked their way through the Petit Séminaire Saint-François in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures during the Vieux-Québec Feis on Sept. 22. 

OSQ opens the season with a magnificent concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To open the 2018-2019 season, Fabien Gabel and the musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presented a concert of symphonic works by Russian composers Alexandre Borodine, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff on Sept. 19.

Voters uncertain as election “like no other” hits home stretch

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Photo: Peter Black

With just days to go before Quebecers vote, polls suggest no party is in a solid position to form a majority government.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. – Dietitian Dorothy Moffat will explore the topic of Eating Well: Sugar and Salt at a Community Health Education Program videoconference to be held in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion boardroom (1270 ch. Sainte-Foy). This activity is free and so is parking in the hospital parking lot.

Commemorative plaque placed at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Mélanie Chadenet-Valin

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Jeffery Hale Hospital, the City of Quebec recently placed a plaque at the hospital’s main entrance. It honours the history of this caring institution and the man who brought it into being.

The bilingual plaque reads as follows:

Find your voice with Vibrant Voices – Voix Vivantes!

Quebec city’s multilingual vocal ensemble, Vibrant Voices – Voix Vivantes, is recruiting new choristers. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Espace Saint-Michael, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery. They are conducted in both English and French.

Portuguese chicken comes to Sillery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Open since the end of June, the first Lio Festa restaurant, which specializes in tasty Portuguese chicken, is drawing hungry customers into its sunny location at the corner of Avenue Maguire and Rue de Bergerville in Sillery.

Owner-operator Perry Marcoux explained the simple and affordable “semi-rapid” concept of his new restaurant.

Habs beat Caps in pre-season match in Quebec City

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Photo: courtesy of a hockey fan

Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals came to town on Sept. 20 and the visit of the 2018 Stanley Cup champions turned out to be just what the Montreal Canadiens needed to turn around their early pre-season fortunes.

Playing in front of a crowd of 11,300 at the Vidéotron Centre, the Habs dominated the Caps with a 5-2 victory, at one point holding a 4-0 lead over the visiting team.