July 13 2016 Edition

Carac’Terre features ceramics with character

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Photo: Rachel Collet

You may have missed it if you blinked while passing Place de l’Université-du-Québec, but nestled quietly between Rue de la Couronne and Boulevard Charest was Carac’Terre, a ceramics showcase that included a smallish white tent filled with beautifully handcrafted works by Quebec ceramics artisans.  

Ice Cube chills in the rain

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Photo: Renaud Philippe - FEQ

It was a smaller and considerably wetter than average crowd that took in Ice Cube’s Saturday night set on the Plains of Abraham at the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ). Cube took the stage at 10:00 p.m. after an underwhelming 30-minute set by opening act Travis Scott.

Imagine the Americas at the Fêtes de la Nouvelle France

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Get ready for the 20th annual Fêtes de la Nouvelle France (FNF), which will take place from August 3 to 7, 2016, at a new site, the Fortifications of Québec, inside the ramparts of Old Quebec City. 

Molson brothers to speak at JCI Quebec 2016 World Congress

Family Place bubble fun

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Assisted by Saturday’s windy weather, an adult (right) enjoys two whirligigs (made in a workshop provided by the MNBAQ) while watching children form giant bubbles at the Festival d’Été de Québec’s Family Place at the Espace 400e at the Port of Quebec. 

Volunteers wanted for possible QCT home delivery

YWCA Camp Oolahwan planning centennial celebration in 2017

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Photo: YWCA Montreal

In 1917, Mary Susanna Edgar, renowned author, philanthropist, women’s and girls’ advocate, founded Camp Oolahwan on Lake Walfred in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson in the Laurentian mountains, north of Montreal. 

What women should know about the symptoms of a heart attack

A local 55-year-old female Cégep teacher (let’s call her “Karen” to protect her privacy) wrote to the QCT saying she had recently suffered severe discomfort in her chest while attending a non-work related convention, and knew she wasn't feeling well. 

Quebec athlete gathers with the Scots in Perth-Andover

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Photo: Sandy Lalancette

Sandy Lalancette, who is on the organizing committee of the Quebec City Celtic Festival, attended the Gathering of the Scots in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, in early June. Competing in an international Highland Games competition was a first for this woman from Quebec City. 

A visit to Lise Lafond’s farm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Most of our readers recognize Lise Lafond as a frequent contributor of fabulous photos to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. At the recent Quebec Community Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Competition in Pointe-Claire, Lise won second place in the Best Sports Photo category for her picture of a horse and sleigh in last year’s St-Hubert Derby. 

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