July 16 2008 Edition

Philanthropist Pam Dunn

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The late philanthropist Pam Dunn lived in Quebec City for 32 years.

A philanthropist’s life in Quebec City, Dunn: “No walls a human being cannot overcome”

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Photo: courtesy of Amanda Jelowicki

Jane Osla Holt was born in Montreal on July 13, 1924. On June 24, 2008, just short of her 84th birthday, she passed away as Pam Dunn, the name under which she left her mark on Quebec City.

QC’s Canadian Idol falls just short of top 10

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Photo: courtesy of CTV

Quebec City’s Canadian Idol hopeful, Marie-Pierre Bellerose, made it within one round of the show’s top ten last week.

Despite falling short of her aspirations of becoming a Canadian Idol, the Cap Rouge native is staying upbeat about her prospects in the music industry.

YWCA opens Girls Centre

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Photo: Scott French

The YWCA has opened a Girls Centre and created a series of workshops beginning this week aimed at young girls addressing issues they may be facing at home, in relationships, at school or in society at large.

Singing to save orphaned headstones in Ste. Agathe

The highly acclaimed People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal will be in the neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, July 20 at L’Église Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière Church in Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière. The choir will be providing a benefit concert for Corneal Cealteach’s latest initiative, repairing orphaned headstones in the Catholic church’s cemetery.

Summerfest attendees confused over bracelets and badges

The Festival d’Été’s success this year came with one small headache. In order to access the festival’s venues this year, concert goers were asked to wear bracelets in addition to the traditional flashing badges, leaving some completely confused as to which entry pass they should be wearing. Some wearing only the badge were denied entry at the gate.

2008 Summerfest Mirror Prizes

Concertgoers showered praise on Charles Aznavour at the 2008 Mirror Prizes for the Festival d’Été, voting his concert the best show of the festival. Aznavour was given an exceptional prize this year by a panel of six jurists honouring his performance on the Plains on July 6, citing the multi-generational appeal of his music and popularity.

Bring back the robins, get rid of the crows

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Photo: courtesy of www.birding.in

Have you noticed the changes in the behaviour of crows over the years, especially in our urban communities? I don’t know anything scientific about the bird but I do know what I see around my yard.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Farewell to Michèle Thibeau

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Dozens from the community came out to the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre on Wednesday, July 9, to bid farewell to Michèle Thibeau, their QCT chronicler for the last ten years. Past and present QCT staff: Front row (left to right): Rose-Anne Chabot, Michèle Thibeau, Ron Devost, Scott French.

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