August 1 2018 Edition

The Passage Olympia rolls out the red carpet

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
In an effort to brighten up the city and improve the quality of life in certain neighbourhoods, a variety of unique, temporary public spaces have been popping up around the city over the past few years.  

Keeping cool in the spray at Quai Paquet

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The fountains at Quai Paquet in Lévis (next to the Quebec City-Lévis ferry terminal) welcomed young splashers looking to cool off during the recent hot weather. This photo was taken during the Surface concerts, but there are lots of other activities happening there during the summer. Visit quaipaquetlevis.com/programmation for details.Photo by Danielle Burns  

Festival des Journées d’Afrique features dances and rhythms from countries around the world

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This singer from Artiz was definitely having a good time with the audience.
Photo by Danielle Burns

Festival des Journées d’Afrique features dances and rhythms from countries around the world

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The Festival des Journées d’Afrique didn’t only include African countries. This Mexican dance troupe warmed up the crowd on Sunday evening with their colourful twirling dresses.

In Quebec, it’s (almost) everyone in the swimming pool

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

If you’re a fan of American movie star Burt Lancaster, some scenes will instantly come to mind. The torrid beach make-out scene in From Here to Eternity, his mesmerizing turn as the incarcerated ornithologist in Birdman of Alcatraz, or, near the end of his career and life, as the mythical doctor in Field of Dreams.

Local Sports Briefs: mountain biking, football and baseball

Vélirium looking for volunteers

The 2018 UCI Vélirium World Cup downhill mountain bike races will be held at Mont Sainte-Anne from Aug. 10 to 12. This is the only stop on the Vélirium World Cup series in North America, and it will also be a prelude to the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship at Mont Sainte-Anne.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: important things you may not know

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Bitcoin is back in the news because its price is going up again. The sheer complexity of the subject of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult for anyone to accurately determine if it is a sound investment or something to avoid completely.

The story behind Rue Antonio-Barrette

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood of Quebec City is named in honour of former Quebec premier Antonio Barrette (1899-1968). 

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 1, 1818 - The Quebec Gazette

Festival d’Opéra de Québec starts off on a high note

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Festival d’Opéra de Québec opened on July 25 with a concert featuring the magnificent voices of four Canadian sopranos. Billed as a concert “under the stars” in the courtyard of the Vieux-Séminaire de Québec, it was moved inside the Basilique Notre-Dame de Québec due to possible thundershowers.

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