August 29 2012 Edition

Running to great lengths at the 15th Annual Marathon des Deux Rives

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Sophie Pelletier-Roy is a 40-year-old mother of four, ages 3 to 14. She looks like a runner – small, thin and muscular – but she did not even start running long-distances until she was 39. “She was on fire last year,” said her partner. Sophie discovered she felt good running for long periods and extended her 5km runs with the goal of running the half-Marathon des Deux Rives in 2011.

The Final Frontier for the 8th Annual Space Book Quest

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Photo: Danielle Burns

If you could only bring one thing on a voyage to outer space, what would you choose? The approximately 40 guests attending the closing party for the Summer Space Quest held on Tuesday, August 21, in the LHSQ library were asked this question upon entering the event.

Summer Photos

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This water feature in the Parc de l’Esplanade offers all ages a playful way to cool off during hot summer afternoons.

Summer Photos

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A local power boat and the drawbridge at Bassin Louise drew a crowd of spectators, while everyone waited for the locks to fill.

Summer Photos

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The National Assembly stands majestic under a strong summer sun.

Summer Photos

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A patriotic street performer draws an enthusiastic crowd in front of the Château Frontenac.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest for August 29, 2012

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Question: What is the name of this event, and identify the country performing in this picture. Bonus: How many musicians performed in the 2012 edition?

Flavours of Quebec highlighted during Farmers Market Week

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Quebec is well-endowed with agricultural enterprises, small businesses producing artisan-quality foodstuffs, and roadside kiosks vending fresh produce and baked goods.  La Semaine québécoise des Marchés publics, or Quebec Farmers Market Week, celebrates this bounty in a province-wide effort to increase awareness about Quebec-based products and producers.

International Literacy Day has local significance

“Literacy is a fundamental human right.” This statement is included in literacy support materials published by many literacy resource centers in Quebec, as well as by organizations and governments around the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized basic education as a human right in 1948, and literacy is an essential aspect of education.

The Domaine Forget

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Summer camp at the Domaine Forget’s Academy of Music - my first day was unforgettable! While walking to the rehearsal room at the top of the hill, I heard all kinds of music - the church bell announcing to the village below that it was 9:00 a.m., the chirping of birds in the surrounding trees, the horn of a passing train, and someone practising the violin.

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