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Notre Dame de Paris comes to the Grand Théâtre!

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It’s back! For its 20th anniversary, Notre Dame de Paris, with lyrics by Quebec’s Luc Plamondon and music by French-Italian composer Richard Cocciante, is being presented for the first time in all its glory at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, with 15 performances from Aug. 11-26. The cast is all new, except for Daniel Lavoie who is reprising the role of Frollo.

The Walking Anglos hit the trail along the St. Charles River

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This month The Walking Anglos invite you to explore the linear park along the St. Charles River in Limoilou. Ideal for an easy stroll, the picturesque path follows the river on both sides, running parallel to a separate bicycle trail. A portion of this walking route extends out over the river’s edge on a boardwalk. Ample seating and many picnic tables can be found along the way.

100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens commemorated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony was held at the Citadelle of Quebec on Aug. 8 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens and the beginning of what is known as The Hundred Days of Canada near the end the First World War.

The fighting at Amiens, in northern France, lasted four days and was the start of an Allied offensive which continued for three months and led to the Armistice of Nov. 11.

École des Beaux-Arts de Québec exhibit at Villa Bagatelle

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Even though the school does not exist any more, works of art by students of the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec are currently on display simultaneously in two historic houses in Sillery. 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring Jacques Boucher (organist) and Désirée Till (soprano) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

Getting a grip on plastic use

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Photo: courtesy of Criss Martinez
In the 1967 film The Graduate, a family friend shares some advice with Dustin Hoffman’s character, Ben Braddock, as he finishes university and sets out on his career. “I want to say one word to you. Just one word: Plastics.”

Discover your “Celtitude” at the Quebec Celtic Festival

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Photo: Juanita Craig from QCT archives

The Quebec Celtic Festival, the biggest francophone Celtic festival in North America, recently unveiled the programming of this year’s event, to be held from Sept. 6 to 9, mainly at the Domaine de Maizerets. Dance and music concerts, sports competitions, cultural presentations and family activities await visitors, all for free!

Summer fun swimming in Lake Témiscouata

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The third edition of the “Nageons au Témiscouata” open water swim races was held on Aug. 11. More than 124 participants swam around the orange buoys, trying to beat the clock and the elements on a beautiful summer day.

ComediHa! keeps people laughing and coming back for more

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Between laughs and comedy shows, visitors can zip-line across the Parc de la Francophonie until Aug. 19. 

Arts Alive! Québec swings over language barrier

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
Arts Alive! Québec swung into action with a jazz- and swing-themed street fair and outdoor concert series in the courtyard of the Morrin Centre on Aug. 4. The festival is the fourth in a series of community events around the province, organized by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and local partners, showcasing arts and culture in English-speaking communities. 
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