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A behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming MNBAQ exhibit

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
The Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will host three new exhibits this fall, one of which is the “350 Years of Artistic Practices in Quebec” exhibit, opening on Nov. 15, to be displayed until 2026, to mark the museum’s 85th anniversary. Anne-Marie Bouchard, the museum’s curator of modern art, began working on the project in December 2014.

JHSB Friends’ Foundation annual golf tournament now in full swing

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Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation invites you to its 28th annual golf tournament, to be held at the prestigious Cap-Rouge Golf Club on Sept. 21.

Festibière 2018 features a festival of flavours

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
In its ninth consecutive year, the Festibière de Québec took over l’Espace 400e and La cour arrière at the Port of Quebec from Aug. 16 to 19. Of course, it wasn’t just about the beer. Food trucks, food stalls and a range of different events, the silent disco and duelling pianos among them, paired nicely with the many Quebec breweries sharing their wares on site.

A jolt of ZZ Top in Quebec City

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet
The ZZ Top concert at the Vidéotron Centre on Aug. 16 was 90 minutes of pure, undiluted, high-octane Texas rock.

Douglas DACRES 1930 - 2018

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Douglas Dacres, 88, son of the late Albert Dacres and the late Béatrice Ward, died at Hôpital Saint-François D’Assise on Aug. 13, 2018. He was the husband of Colette Lacroix. He lived in Quebec City.

Get ready to party on Maguire!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The end of August is fast approaching and for the SDC Maguire that only means one thing: it’s time for Maguire en Fête. On Aug. 25, the Caisse Desjardins de Sillery-Saint-Louis-de-France presents the sixth edition of the annual festival, offering a series of activities for children and adults. The hit Duel des saveurs is back!

Celebrating diversity at MondoKarnaval

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The Lost Fingers and hundreds of other artists from around the world will find their way to the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site from Sept. 1-3 for the fifth annual MondoKarnaval.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Major Alan Stairs (bagpipes) and “lead tip” Don Neilson (drums) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

France awarding a special medal to veterans of the Second World War

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Photo: Image courtesy of the French Embassy in Canada

Canadian veterans of the 1944 campaign to liberate France may be eligible to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

Since 2014, the Government of France has been awarding the country’s highest medal – the Legion of Honour – to veterans who participated in the liberation of France from June 6 to Aug. 30, 1944.

Middaugh and Corona Garcia excel at Xterra Québec

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After a night of heavy rainfall, the sun shone on the fifth Xterra Québec triathlon on Aug. 18 at Lac Delage. This edition was, for the first time, part of the 2018 PanAm circuit. 
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