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Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec open with a little bit of country

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
People wearing cowboy hats, boots, jeans and plaid shirts danced their way through the evening of Aug. 2, as the 24th Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) marked its opening. Country music and line dancing were on the schedule before the sky lit up with 3,500 fireworks. The GFLQ continue through Aug. 23 with thematic shows on Thursdays and Saturdays.

New France festivities bring history to life in Lower Town

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Elegantly dressed noblemen and noblewomen in 17th- and 18th-century attire, members of the bourgeoisie and simple peasants appeared throughout Quebec City’s Lower Town during the 22nd annual Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF), dressed as if they had just stepped from the pages of history. 

Mozart’s Magic Flute enchants audiences

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Photo: Louise Leblanc
The major production of this year’s Festival d’Opéra de Québec was La Flûte Enchantée or The Magic Flute, one of Mozart’s final compositions, which premiered in Vienna in 1791, just two months before his premature death at age 35. 

NCAA competition for Rouge et Or

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Rouge et Or

It’s becoming a preseason tradition for the Université Laval men’s basketball program. For the past 10 years, they have hosted a series of NCAA basketball teams at different levels every summer.

Hockey lovers get a chance to see NHL players at annual Boot Camp

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Photo: Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Any keen hockey fan will recognize the names Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, David Perron, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Chiasson and Jonathan Huberdeau.

Community Calendar

July 31 to Aug. 12 – Plein Art, le Salon des métiers d’art de Québec. Over 100 professional artisans display their wares at Quebec’s largest summer arts and crafts show, in large tents between the Marché du Vieux-Port and Espace 400e. See article on page 12.

OBITUARY: William Lynn HICKS June 27, 1934 - July 30, 2018

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Lynn passed away at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, Ont. with family by his side.

OBITUARY: Elsie Alexis PREVOST (née Thomson) 1920-2018

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Mrs. Elsie Alexis Prevost (née Thomson), wife of the late John Reginald Prevost, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Jeffery Hale Hospital on July 11, 2018, at the age of 98.

OBITUARY: Rev. James Wilfred JOHANSON

March 15, 1933, Windsor, Ont. – July 18, 2018, Quebec City, Que.

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“Jim” passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at the CHUL hospital in Quebec City after a long illness.

Dig in! August is Archeology Month!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
From the Gaspé to the Outaouais, from the Eastern Townships to the Saguenay, it’s Archeology Month in Quebec, and over 40 sites around the province are open for visits. 
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