May 29 2013 Edition

News Digest May 29, 2013

 

Lumières on the Séminaire de Québec this July

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Photo: Danielle Burns

This past week in the beautiful chapel of the Musée de l'Amérique francophone, celebrations were announced to mark the 350th anniversary of the Séminaire de Québec this summer. A multi-functional complex, the Séminaire de Québec houses a private secondary school and the Université Laval school of architecture, and is still active in the training of priests.

Still time to register for Camp Keno summer holiday camp

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The Borough of Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge wishes to remind parents that there is still time to register for the Summer Holidays 2013 (Programme vacances d'Été - PVE) program, a day camp for children 5 to 12 years during the summer season.

Sainte-Foy Public Market and Flea Market open for the summer season

Do your shopping in the open air and enjoy a great atmosphere at the Public Market Sainte-Foy, 939 Roland Avenue Beaudin, Quebec. Visit the booths of agricultural, horticultural and local artisans to buy regional products. The Market is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until November 3, 2013.

Heart, eyes and ears

The following information, concerning my recent medical interventions, may interest other seniors with similar symptoms.

The heart problem started when I was salmon fishing on the Matane River last September. When I was walking along the river, I felt a pain in my neck and jaw which was relieved by simply sitting down for a few minutes before walking on.

Canadian astronauts honoured in Quebec City

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Photo: Gib McInnis

On May 25, the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers (CSSE) held its 52nd Annual General Meeting at the Hotel Clarendon, where Annual Fellowship Awards were presented to senior Canadian engineers in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the field.

“Look to. Treble’s going. She’s gone.”

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

These command* were given many times this past weekend in the bell towers of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the former St. Matthew's Church (now the Bibliothèque du Faubourg) in Quebec City as visiting bell ringers from Canada, the United States and England gathered for their annual ringing marathon.

Knights and princesses at the Château

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The stately halls of the Château Frontenac were filled with throngs of pint-sized knights and princesses last weekend, all in aid of the Children's Wish Foundation. Some 225 lucky boys and girls, and their parents, were costumed according to the fairy tale theme.

LED lamps on the Plains of Abraham

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In March 2013 the National Battlefields Commission began modernizing its street lighting system, replacing mercury vapour lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

Climbing to new heights on the via ferrata

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Ten destinations throughout the province have created the Route des via ferrata du Québec to promote a relatively new activity in North America. Nature enthusiasts can discover Quebec from the ground up, if they dare, on the via ferrata which means the "iron way" in Italian. A combination of hiking and mountain climbing, this is not for adventurists prone to vertigo.

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