July 27 2016 Edition

News Digest July 27 2016



Issue July 27, 2016


Book Quest transports children through reading

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Call it a journey of the mind. 

Crépuscule lights up Agora with celebratory fire

Photo: Danielle Burns

If you are looking for an evening of entertainment this summer with incredible feats such as doing push ups over a swinging skipping rope, this is the show for you, and you don’t even need to buy tickets. For a second year in a row, acrobats from Flip FabriQue have produced a free outdoor circus show with financial support from the Ville de Quebec. 

The Jean Larose waterfalls in all seasons

Photo: Bill Cox

A little-known paradise in our region are the Chutes Jean-Larose, located near the base of the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski area. There are three wondrous cascading falls of 12, 19 and 41 metres in height. To get there from Mont Sainte-Anne, just cross route 360 and follow the directions. 

Christian Roberge brings Brassens to the Bélanger Bandstand

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

McGreevy Manor – an idyllic place for people who care

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Photo: Diane Kameen

I’ll never forget the day that Nectaria called to tell me that I was one of the lucky few who had been selected to move into the newly-opened McGreevy Manor. I called my three children and then began the ordeal of emptying the 11-room home in which I had lived for 40 years and had raised my family. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Nassau

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Nassau is named after the capital city of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, an archipelagic state consisting of over 700 islands, cays and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida and north of Cuba. Nassau is located on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas were the site of Christopher Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. 

MNBAQ gets to work with interactive exhibit

Photo: Sarah Barclay

A spirited photography exhibit on Île d’Orléans

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Genius Loci - Spirit of Place, a spirited photography exhibit by Arthur Plumpton, is currently open to the public at the Maison de nos Aïeux historical centre on Île d’Orléans.

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