August 8 2018 Edition

Arts Alive! Québec swings over language barrier

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
Arts Alive! Québec swung into action with a jazz- and swing-themed street fair and outdoor concert series in the courtyard of the Morrin Centre on Aug. 4. The festival is the fourth in a series of community events around the province, organized by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and local partners, showcasing arts and culture in English-speaking communities. 

The FORT program moves to new digs

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

The grand opening of the Valcartier Family Centre (VFC)’s new Future Occupation Reinvention Team (FORT) program offices at 2630 Boulevard Hochelaga isn’t until October.

Le Dîner en Blanc pops up in the Parc Cartier-Brébeuf

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Imagine this: you are going for your usual leisurely stroll or gentle jog through your local riverside park and you suddenly discover it has been “invaded” by over 2,000 people, dressed entirely in white and carrying picnic baskets! 
Welcome to the eighth annual Dîner en Blanc, held at the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site on the shore of the St.

Letter to the Editor

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Photo: Raymond Wayland

It is with great interest that I read the article “Crossing Canada: A Voyage on the CTMA Vacancier” [by Britta Gundersen-Bryden] published on July 18. … My wife Marie-Thérèse and I, with our twin daughters Carole and Carolyn, took this marvellous cruise last month to celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Arthur-Labrie

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Photo: Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Arthur Labrie (1905-2003). The holder of a Ph. D. in science from Université Laval, Labrie was chosen in 1936 to put in place an experimental research station at Grande-Rivière in the Gaspé. A few years later, he convinced the university to merge it with the school’s biology research station.

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 7, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The Agricultural Exposition for the district, was held on the farm of Mr. Anderson, near the Dorchester Bridge. Many cattle and a large quantity of vegetables were on the grounds. Nineteen Canadian ploughs and three English ploughs were pitted against one another in a ploughing match.

Rooting for Canada’s national fruit, the blueberry

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We just returned from a trip to Northern Ontario, where we picked delicious blueberries and devoured succulent peaches delivered directly from the Niagara Peninsula. All across the land, folks are feasting on the explosion of Canada’s incredible fruit bounty as the growing season hits its peak.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies Part 2: What do you own when you buy a cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, initially dismissed as fluff for nerds and geeks, are making a big comeback and they’re getting the attention of major Wall Street players. The New York Stock Exchange’s owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), recently announced its intentions to bring bitcoin into standard investment vehicles such as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and pension funds.

Fun for the whole family at the Festival Celtes et Cie de Saint-Malachie

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The seventh annual Festival Celtes et Cie will be held Aug. 17, 18 and 19 in the heart of the picturesque village of Saint-Malachie, situated about one hour south of Quebec City via Highway 277.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Rising jazz combo Roxanne Burns and the Gentlemen shine at Arts Alive!

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Roxanne Burns and the Gentlemen wouldn’t look – or sound – out of place on a stage in Montreal, Toronto or New York. In fact, Burns and her band are Quebec City-born and bred.

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