July 27 2016 Edition

Will ye no come back again?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The 78th Fraser Highlanders’ Pipe Major Alan Stairs and drummer Don Neilson gave a stirring performance at Chalmers-Wesley Church on Wednesday, July 20. They played marches, slow airs, jigs and strathspeys, including “The Skye Boat Song,” “Flower of Scotland,” “Amazing Grace” and “Highland Cathedral.”  

Duelling fountains in Lévis

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Hunting season at the Villa Bagatelle

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

This summer the Villa Bagatelle in Sillery is featuring an exhibit with Hunters or Chasseurs as its theme. 

Sizable installations at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Rachel Collet

When the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) inaugurated the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in June, the idea was to have a large impact with its sleek and modern style. And what better way to have a large impact than with an exhibit called Installations: on a large scale!

Wedding

Reeb-Rogers

 The chapel of the Musée de l'Amérique française  was the theatre of a beautiful summertime wedding on Sunday, July 3.

Music at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in August

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau - QCT archives

August is an exciting musical month at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The second half of the Midi en Musique concert series continues with a variety of musical styles, culminating in the Third Annual Chamber Organ and Choral Festival on August 21.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec fireworks closer than ever this year

The 5th annual Grands Feux Loto-Québec will offer many new things this year, beginning with the position of the launch platform, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings starting at 9:00 p.m. from August 6 to 24. 

Université Laval to run the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine

Université Laval’s Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHU) recently announced that the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine in Canada is set to begin in Quebec City.

YWCA closed temporarily while being renovated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The YWCA has turned a page in history. Since 6 June, 2016, the building at 855 Avenue Holland has been closed and has moved its reception office, almost all services and the Écoboutiques to the mall of the Samuel Holland apartment complex, at 1245 Chemin Sainte-Foy. The pool of the Y will be closed until autumn 2017.  

Place Richard-Garneau opens in the Quartier des Arts

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The City of Quebec recently inaugurated another public space, this time at the corner of Avenue Cartier and Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, next to Starbucks and the Cinema Cartier. 

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