Community

IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.

Maguire Avenue celebrates the end of summer

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People enjoyed cake, explosive flavours, beautiful classic cars, music and workouts on Aug. 25. as Maguire Avenue in Sillery was opened to pedestrians for the traditional end-of-summer street festival. Maguire en Fête was going strong during the final weekend of summer break. 

Your used sports equipment can make a difference!

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Photo: courtesy of Charlesbourg Toyota

For the eighth consecutive year, Charlesbourg Toyota is collecting used sports equipment to help families in need, in conjunction with the “sports access counter” project at Le Pivot, a community centre in Beauport.

At the Salon de Quilles Témis, it’s all about family

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Michel Ruest was working as a bank manager when he decided to start a family business. With his expertise, he looked at many concepts and, in 1993, decided to come back to his hometown of Cabano to open a 10-lane bowling alley. 

Grand Prix Cyclists soon to hit the streets of Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, taking place in Quebec City on Sept. 7, will see the participation of 18 teams from around the world, composed of the greatest riders on the planet.

Interesting vegan discoveries

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

As I said in my April 25 column, “I’m not vegan, but …” (in the April 25 edition of the QCT), veganism is increasingly present in our daily lives. Since August, a new certified vegan product has turned up on our grocery shelves, and I set out to try it.

New provincial funding for anglophone organizations

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

The Quebec government has allocated $6.9 million in funding to support organizations offering services to English-speaking communities as part of a new provincial government program. The announcement was made Aug.

L’Ensemble de musique sacrée de Québec recruiting choristers

Submitted by Alain Parent

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring St. Brendan’s Ensemble (traditional and baroque chamber music) with Eline Brock (violin), Lawrence O’Brien (baroque oboe and Irish whistle) and Marie Marceau (baroque flute) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

Quebec women’s rugby teams bring home bronze medals

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a weekend to remember for Rugby Québec women’s programs.

In action at the East National Rugby Championships at Acadia University, in Wolfville, N.S., from Aug. 14-19, both under 16 and under 18 (U16, U18) girls teams came home with bronze medals.

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