July 15 2015 Edition

Fifth Opera Festival in Quebec City

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The Festival d’Opéra de Québec celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. From July 23 to August 5, the voices of opera artists will again resound from a host of venues across Quebec City, bringing opera in all its forms to the broadest possible audience. 

Canot à glace sculpture unveiled

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Ville de Québec recently installed the sculpture Canot à glace at Pointe-à-Carcy overlooking the St. Lawrence River, where the famous ice-canoe races take place every winter. 

More hidden treasures in the Museum of Geology

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Photo: Philippa Jabouin

Douglas Coupland launches 3-D printing project at Simons

Photo: Photo by Sarah Barclay

Shoppers and curiosity seekers alike crowded around a banner announcing “3DCanada” at the original Maison Simons in Old Quebec, momentarily forgetting the Festival d’Été and the outdoor circus that is Vieux-Québec in July. 

A special passion for horses

Photo: Lise Lafond

Getting on a horse’s back gives some special riders the feeling of walking for the first time, being free of their wheelchair and feeling the wind in their hair.

Annick Bedard is a special education teacher who knows about these children’s needs, and the needs of many other special children and young adults. 

John Charles KANE 1919 – 2015

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John Charles Kane died peacefully at the CHUL on June 30, 2015, at the age of 95 years and 11 months.

Discover the delicate charm of Henry–Stuart House

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Discreetly tucked behind a fence and sheltered by trees and shrubs at the corner of Grande Allée and Avenue Cartier is the charming white cottage known as the Maison Henry–Stuart. 

Frampton: forget me not …

Photo: Robert MacGregor Demers

These few words keep me going back to Frampton, a small town 75 kms south of Quebec City. Every year, Springbrook, the hill on which sits Christ Church and cemetery, is totally carpeted with blue forget-me-nots. The last worshippers sowed thousands of seeds when they closed the church in 1950, knowing they were leaving a touching living memorial. 

Leclerc family reunion in August

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