August 24 2011 Edition

Bradford, Reverend Doctor Douglas E., B.A., M.Div., D.D. Minister Emeritus Lawrence

Bradford, Reverend Doctor Douglas E., B.A., M.Div., D.D. Minister Emeritus Lawrence Park Community Church, United Church of Canada, Toronto.October 6, 1920 - August 16, 2011

Dinner in White was a sparkling success

Diner_inwhite.jpg Guests set up their tables in front of the Gare du Palais for Quebec City’s first Dinner in White. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper statement following the death of Jack Layton:

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Photo: NDP Party

“I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Jack Layton.
“When I last spoke with Jack following his announcement in July, I wished him well and he told me he’d be seeing me in the House of Commons in the Fall.
“This, sadly, will no longer come to pass.

Vacationing with “Georgette”

orgette-Camping_chutes____l_Ours-____niveau_.jpg Our Roadtrek camper “Georgette” installed on site (Photo by Bill Cox)

Katimavik High School Reunion

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A reunion will be held on September 3 and 4, 2011, for all alumnae who attended Katimavik High School from 1971to 1986. There will be an informal get-together at the St. Lawrence College Campus on Avenue Nérée-Tremblay on Saturday evening starting at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and there will be a bar as well as music from the 70s and 80s.

St. Matthew’s Cemetery

Last weekend [August 13-14, 2011] I finally revisited St. Matthew’s Cemetery on rue St. Jean and was so very happy to find it in excellent condition with all manner of folks enjoying the grounds and relaxing! I cannot thank Quebec City enough for its rehabilitation and ensuring that it remains so well maintained and respected. It really made my visit extra special!

Hans Raffelt
Ottawa

Quebec City’s calèche horses working through August heat [Photo]

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[Marie White] A picturesque moment in the charming old city occurs when a calèche horse stops for a water break in the hot August weather and the curious tourists enjoy commentaries about the history of the walled city.

Labour Day Chicken BBQ

Sunday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m. - Labour Day Chicken BBQ sponsored by the St. Gabriel-de-Valcartier Fire Department at the Community Centre. ½ BBQ chicken, salad, bun and dessert - $10.00 YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR CHICKEN SUPPER AHEAD OF TIME by calling Susan at (418) 844-3755.

Bikers Beware

Last week I was hit by a car while riding my bike on Boulevard Laurier and tossed into westbound, oncoming traffic at about 3:00 pm. I was one block east of Holland and travelling east. Two good things came from this encounter, the first was that since I’m writing this piece. . .

Local football player picked by two American University NCAA Division Two teams

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Photo: IMG Football Academy web site

Quebec City native Edward Godin Gosselin, an 18-year-old defensive lineman who formerly played on the St. Patrick’s High School team, is flying high these days. After his outstanding performance at the IMG Madden Football Academy in Florida this summer, Gosselin was invited to join two American University NCAA Division Two football teams.

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