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Join the Clarkes to Celebrate

Join the Clarkes to Celebrate America's Birthday and the 400th
Festivities begin Saturday the 5th at 12:30 and include:

July 1 promises three times the fun

Canada’s 141st birthday bash is promising to be the biggest thus far. Festivities will be spread over two days beginning on the eve of Canada’s anniversary on Monday night, June 30, and carrying through to July 1.

QC goes to ten digits

Over one million people will have to learn how to dial a telephone all over again. As of June 21, residents of the 418 area code wishing to make a local call have to dial 4-1-8 before entering any seven-digit telephone number.

AGM tells of shakeup afoot at VEQ

The Voice of English-speaking Québec’s 26th annual AGM, held last Thursday, remembered a year marked both by change and significant success. About 50 people gathered in the Soleil room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital to hear the organization’s annual report.

The 2008 Eucharistic Congress underway

The 2008 Eucharistic Congress opened its doors to Catholic pilgrims from around the world on Sunday.

The Congress is offering special programs open to both teenagers 12 to 17 and families this coming weekend, from June 20 to 22.

So long, from Michèle

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Spring is a time for renewal, a time to blossom and grow; a time for change.

After much thought and a few tears, I have decided to “retire” from the QCT to take on a new adventure.

Dallaire, Belafonte draw lessons from Rwanda, Humanitarian aid alternatives

Three high-profile UNICEF representatives were in Quebec City last week to address the global problem of child soldiers. At a press conference at the Hilton Hotel last Thursday, Harry Belafonte, Senator Romeo Dallaire, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada Nigel Fisher resolved to move beyond politics in order to defend children caught in conflict.

Addressing Quebec’s black history

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Photo: Scott French

It’s time to look more closely at Canada’s past ties to slavery, argued Montreal writer Dorothy Williams during her talk at the Morrin Centre last Friday. Canada’s progressive role in the abolition of the American slave trade is touted in history classes, but, as Williams reminded attendees, Canada and Quebec have slavery in their past as well.

The Kite Runner provokes reflection

Every now and then one comes across a book that moves you to talk and even to write about it. I finally read The Kite Runner while on vacation last week: I loved it. Laced with pathos and irony this first work by physician-author Khaled Hosseini reminded me of an old favourite: Marcel Pagnol’s L’Eau des collines, once or twice put to screen as Jean de Fleurette and Manon des Sources.

Quebec City Travel Newsletter June 4

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