June 11 2014 Edition

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School’s 2014 graduation ceremony highlights each student’s achievements

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Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Along with the first of the summer mosquitoes, bright-eyed students and proud parents gathered at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School (DDO) near CFB Valcartier last Thursday, June 6, to celebrate the class of 2014's graduation.

A.S. Johnson High School graduates

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Anto

This was a mature and responsible group of secondary V students. We are very pleased with their hard work at the educational level and with their input into diverse social committees. They also ran the school snack shop and made enough profit to cover all grad expenses.

The valedictorians are David Cox and Matthew Chrétien.

A beautiful day for a walk for the Arthritis Society

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Photo: Yves Larocke

Enthusiasm was in the air on a beautiful sunny, Sunday morning at the Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres. Some 250 people were gathered around the big tent to register or check in for the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis (Marche contre la douleur) organized by the Quebec City branch of the Arthritis Society.

Charles “Chubby” Power honoured at Quebec Garrison Club

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony took place at the Quebec Garrison Club last Thursday, June 5, as a plaque was unveiled commemorating the national historical significance of Charles Gavan Power, a well-known politician of Irish origin who served as Minister of National Defence for Air during the Second World War.

The Parc de la Francophonie very accessible to music

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The Parc de la Francophonie vibrated with sound last Friday afternoon, sending office workers on lunch breaks and curious tourists and passersby scrambling to find the source of the noise.

A rock concert had broken out. The instigators? Martin Deschamps and his band.

Street views: The story behind the name of Avenue Dobell

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Photo: Photo by BANQ by J.B. Livernois, c. 1880

Avenue Dobell is a short street in Sillery, between Chemin Saint-Louis and Rue Noury, parallel to Avenue Charles-Huot. It is named after Richard Reid Dobell (1837-1902), a local businessman and politician who was born in Liverpool, England. He came to Quebec to do business in the lumber industry, became partners with Thomas Beckett, his future brother-in-law, and they settled in Sillery.

Ross James ROURKE

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Ross James Rourke passed away on June 5, 2014, at the age of 68. He was the son of the late Wilfred Rourke and the late Marion Fryer, and the late Violet MacDonald (beloved nanny). Ross was a pillar of the English community, a lawyer by profession, a devoted businessman (W. Rourke Ltd.) and once part-owner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. He will be greatly missed by all.

Meet the Navy at the Rendez-vous naval de Québec

From June 13 to 15, the waterfront of Quebec City will be teeming with cadets, sailors and officers, and ships of all shapes and sizes as the fourth Rendez-vous naval sails into port. This year the event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II.

Quebec’s British car enthusiasts share the love

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Photo: Photo by Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Under a cloudless sky on Sunday, Rendezvous British Quebec celebrated its 14th anniversary of all things four-wheeled and British. This is the first year the motor-themed event was held at the Domaine de Maizerets.

The Musical Ride in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier

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Photo: Photo by Lise Lafond

What a wonderful day! We started with a visit to the stables, where we met Constable Nancy Bilodeau from Audet (near Lac Mégantic). Bilodeau joined the RCMP in 2004 and has been a member of the Musical Ride since 2013. She introduced us to Anne, her mount in the Musical Ride. Anne is 11 years old and she is in her sixth year with the Musical Ride.

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