August 15 2012 Edition

CQSB Students compete at Quebec Summer Games

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

While London, England was hosting the world for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the city of Shawinigan, Quebec hosted the Quebec Summer Games 2012.

Athletes from 19 different regions of Quebec competed in the week-long competition in 27 disciplines. The Quebec games, like the London Olympics, opened and closed with an official ceremony including a parade of the participating athletes.

Auberge Saint-Antoine offers Grape Harvest package

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Photo: Marie White

Shortly after receiving the prestigious 2012 Top City Hotel in Canada Award from Travel and Leisure Magazine in New York City, the Auberge Saint-Antoine announced its newest novelty. Guests will be offered a luxurious experience called the Grape Harvest package on two weekends this October.

A glimpse of Quebec City through the eyes of Harold Rhéaume

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Photo: courtesy of Harold Rhéaume

Harold Rhéaume, a choreographer and contemporary dancer, is one of Quebec City’s native sons. This month, his second outdoor modern dance creation, Je me souviens, took spectators on a unique tour of Vieux-Quebec landmarks.  The QCT recently spoke with Rhéaume about the origins of Je me souviens, and what modern dance can mean to fans and newcomers alike.

Canadian journalists honoured at Olympic Games

The P&G Olympic House hosted an event on Friday, August 3, honouring the 100 journalists who have covered 10 or more Olympic Games over their career. The breakfast reception was an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that several members of the media have displayed over a lifetime dedicated to athleticism and sport.

New OSQ conductor starts off Classik music festival

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Photo: Alexandre Sheldon

Quebec City’s summer classical music festival began last Wednesday with the first performance of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec’s new musical director Fabien Gabel.

Sunim’s story: Buddhist monk travels across Canada

Daeung Sunim chose to become a Buddhist monk in Korea at nineteen years old. His mother said, “No, others do, not you,” but his father accepted the decision more easily. To become a Buddhist monk is to agree to leave your blood family for good and join a monk family for the rest of your life. That is what Sunim did.

Enjoy the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands

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Photo: www.fimmq.com

The 14th presentation of the Québec City International Festival of Military Bands will be held from August 21 to 26.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 15, 2012

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Visit Festibière 2012 this weekend

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Photo: courtesy www.festibieredequebec.com

Now in its third season, the popular Quebec beer festival held in the Old Port is ready to open on Thursday, August 16, with an intriguing selection of over 500 types of beer from over 60 exhibitors. Some of the brands include Rickards and Creemore Springs, Corsaire Microbrasserie, Boréale, Carlsberg, Archibald Microbrasserie, La Korrigane, Brasserie McAuslan and Shock Top.

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