June 29 2011 Edition

Quebec City awaits an historic Royal Tour

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Prince William and Kate Middleton seen here riding on the Royal Carriage after their wedding April 29, 2011 (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Prince William’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather first Royal heir to visit Québec

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One hundred and one years after a British military flotilla bristling with arms and men brought war and English rule to Quebec City, the HMS Hero steamed up the St. Lawrence with a slim teenage boy aboard. The batteries at Wolfe’s Cove, the Citadel and the Terrace thundered their welcome to him, and cheering crowds gathered to greet him.

Jeffery Hale-Saint-Brigid’s honours student graduates

DSC02108.jpgJennifer Hobbs-Robert, Jason Ellis, Elodie Gillard, Dominic Lampron, Alexandra Kitzanuk Gosselin, Jasper Fyson, Justin Wong, Peiyin (Peggy) Zhang, Xiaowei Zhang, Marie-Andree Fournier, Daniel-Andre Trottier, Sarah Julie Gauthier, Reda Bensaidane . Photo By Jill Gagnon

Six community projects nominated for 2011 CEDEC Award

Community Economic Development and Employability Committees (CEDEC) recently nominated six community projects for the 2011 CEDEC Award. CEDEC is a volunteer-driven organization, started in 1998 that strives to connect the Federal Government with community constructed initiatives focused on strengthening English-speaking economies.

Sixth Royal Visit Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught

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The third son of Queen Victoria, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, was appointed Governor General of Canada. With his swearing-in ceremony held on October 13, 1911, in the salon rouge of the parliament buildings of Quebec, Arthur became the first, and so far only, Governor General of Canada to be of the Blood Royal.

The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II

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Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on April 21, 1926. Her Majesty was the first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was educated at home with her younger sister, the late Princess Margaret (21/09/30-09/02/02). The Queen speaks fluent French which she learned from French and Belgian governesses.

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 29, 2011

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Arts and Entertainment for June 29, 2011

June 25 - August 7, (3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. performances) – La mélodie du bonheur, (version française of The Sound of Music) presented by Juste pour rire sur scène, at the Salle Albert Rousseau, 2410 chemin Sainte-Foy. Over 35 actors, singers and dancers on stage. Tickets $88 to $103. Reservations (418) 659-6710.

Royal Couple to treat La Maison Dauphine’s homeless youth like princes and princesses

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On July 3, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will debark from the HMCS Montreal in the Old Port and make their first stop La Maison Dauphine on a quaint winding street in the historic old city. The young Royal Couple chose to visit this haven for homeless youth aged 14 to 25.

Who will care for Quebec City’s three bears?

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Who will care for Quebec City’s three bears? The answer is imminent, says Lucie Boulianne, spokesperson for the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ), the provincial government agency that owns Quebec City’s three aging bears stranded at the former zoo, which closed in 2006.

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