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France claims victory at the FIFA World Cup

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Photo: Danielle Burns

After a 20-year drought, France’s men’s soccer team can celebrate another title on the game’s biggest stage.
On the day after their national holiday, France defeated Croatia 4-2 to capture the second FIFA World Cup title in the country’s history, in front of 78,011 fans in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and billions watching around the world.

Sum 41 close the 51st FEQ with a punkish bang!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Sum 41, a punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock and grunge band from Ajax, Ont., is playing in three Canadian cities while on their current tour. On July 16, they swung by the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ). Grunge and punk fans filled the Parc de la Francophonie and surrounding streets to hear their favourite Canadian band.  

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 18 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring bass-baritone Douglas Renfroe, accompanied by pianist Kasia Borkowska. Renfroe will sing a medley of Broadway hits and classical favourites at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to help support this summer music series.

The Festival d’Opéra de Québec opens on July 24

Opera lovers, don’t miss the eighth Festival d’Opéra de Québec, which takes place from July 24 to Aug. 6.

Crossing Canada: A voyage on the C.T.M.A. Vacancier

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden
Not every corner of Canada can be reached by train, but fortunately, there are other enjoyable ways to reach some hidden gems. Among those jewels is Quebec’s own island paradise, the Magdalen Islands. Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the islands are actually closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia than they are to mainland Quebec.
  
The C.T.M.A.

Art Walk in the Vieux-Port

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
This month’s walk is an enjoyable trek around Lower Town to take in the recently unveiled works of art in EXMURO’s Passages Insolites (unusual passages) outdoor exhibition. For more information, see “Unusual works of art decorate passages in Quebec City,” by Cassandra Kerwin, in the July 4, 2018 edition of the QCT. 

You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when . . . (Part 2)

You start conversations with strangers automatically in French, until you detect that little accent that makes you say, “Hang on, you’re English, aren’t you?”

You translate idioms word for word from one language to another and people look at you like you have two heads (“Can you talk now, or are you in the juice?”).

Shawn Mendes captures the hearts of Generation Z at FEQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Shawn Mendes, a 19-year-old pop star from Toronto, took over the Plains of Abraham on July 8. Thousands of representatives of Generation Z (people born after 1995) crowded around the Bell stage to see their Canadian idol. Children, teens and young adults started screaming the singer’s name long before he stepped onto the stage.

Not content with streaming content? Try the library!

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It’s quite possible that no one on the planet bemoans the demise of black-and-white television.

A report from the Morning Chronicle of July 7, 1868

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Surgical Separation of the Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng