May 9 2018 Edition

Saint Brigid’s Guild Spring Sale always draws a crowd

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Customers were setting up chairs in the parking lot outside the door of Église Saint Charles-Garnier the afternoon before the big Spring Sale held by Saint Brigid’s Guild on May 5. 

Café Jeff now open at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Mélanie Chadenet-Valin

After major renovations, Café Jeff, located on the ground floor of Jeffery Hale Hospital, officially opened on April 19.

Printemps de la Musique in Vieux-Québec

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Music and springtime, what a lovely combination! For the third edition of the Parcours de la Musique, to be held on May 18, 19 and 20, the Table de Musique du Conseil de la Culture of Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches (in partnership with federal, provincial and municipal governments) has come up with a new formula.

Impact of leaders’ English showdown is debatable

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Who knows whether the last time there was a Quebec leaders’ debate in English, broadcast on the radio, it had the slightest impact on the vote on Dec. 2, 1985?

Quebec City Women’s Club to close its 80th year in style

Another year of the Quebec City Women’s Club is coming to a close. Our May meeting marks the end of our 80th year so we wanted to do something special for the occasion. Club members and friends are invited to join us for lunch at noon on Saturday, May 26, at La Fenouillière, in the Best Western Hotel located at 3100 Chemin Saint-Louis, near the bridges in the Ste-Foy area.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Alfred-Laliberté

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
This short street, a cul-de-sac in the Cap-Rouge district of Quebec City, is named in honour of well-known painter and sculptor Alfred Laliberté (1878-1953). He was born in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, in the Arthabaska district of Quebec.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Battle of the Atlantic commemorated in Quebec City

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Photo: Hamza Hentati via Wikimedia Commons

The anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic was commemorated with a ceremony on May 6, held on the quay in front of the École Navale (Fleet School) at Pointe-à-Carcy in the Port of Quebec.

A large bronze statue by Quebec sculptor Raoul Hunter, of a merchant seaman waving goodbye to his loved ones, stands at the end of the quay.

QHS Music-Theatre and Dance students present The Lion King

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Quebec High School’s tradition of musical theatre is still going strong as a group of 40 student actors, dancers and tech crew are preparing to present The Lion King.

Emma’s Art Club holds an Exhibit and Tea in Valcartier

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Photo: Geneviève Trudeau

On May 6, Valcartier Elementary School hosted an exhibit by students of Emma’s Art Club at Complex 1754, a new building recently opened in the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. Afternoon tea was served to the sound of music provided by a harpist.

Thirteen students of Emma Perreault’s after-school art program displayed their artwork in the room used by the Historical Committee.

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