August 27 2014 Edition

Valcartier Family Centre Open House

Come discover your Centre, dine with us, and vote for your representatives at the Valcartier Family Centre, located in Building 93 at CFB Valcartier, on Wednesday, September 10.

Drawn to Quebec: The complexity of cashmere

Call-out box: The complexity of cashmere

According to the Canadian Cashmere Producers Association, the western world may have been introduced to cashmere when Napoleon gave his wife Josephine one of the fabled shawls from Central Asia.

HitchBOT makes it across Canada thanks to the kindness of strangers

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Photo: Photo: Ryerson University

HitchBOT, an interactive robot with blue foam pool noodles for arms and legs, a bucket for a body, and a clear plastic cake cover protecting his/her/its* LED head, miraculously made it all the way from Halifax to Victoria in under four weeks, just in time for afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel.

Quebec Art Company holding auditions for its fall production

Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company's next production - Witness for the Prosecution - a well-known play written by Agatha Christie based on her original 1933 short story, Traitor Hands.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Holland School, 940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, in Quebec City.

Bubbling over with happiness at Lake Témiscouata

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Photo: Photo by Lise Lafond

I recently met three very generous people - Tania Heymann from Chile, her mother, Marta Roytman, from Uruguay, and Martin Simard - at beautiful Lake Témiscouata.

Ever since she was a little girl, Tania has carried a magic bubble wand around with her wherever she goes. When she met Martin, she asked him if he could make bigger and better bubble wands, which he did.

Venus’ orbit set to pass through Quebec City

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Photo: Photo: Coupe Banque Nationale

The whoosh of the racket and the pop of the little green ball will return to the PEPS at Université Laval in early September. The Coupe Banque Nationale, formerly known as the Challenge Bell, will bring elite Canadian and international female tennis players to Quebec City. This edition of the tournament will welcome its biggest name ever, former World No. 1, now No. 20, Venus Williams.

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