October 1 2014 Edition

A Texan comes home to Île d’Orleans

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

It's a long way from Marble Falls, Texas, to Île d'Orléans, Quebec (3,460 kilometres, to be exact), but Albert Breton, 79, finally got to check "visit Orleans Island" off his Bucket List of things he wants to do before he dies. Albert is a descendant of one of the first settlers on the island.

Clan Gunn leaders visit Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

On the weekend of September 19 to 21, Clan Gunn was the honoured clan at the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. The annual general meeting of the Clan Gunn Society of North America (CGSNA) was held at a hotel in Campton, N.H.

Clan Commander Iain A.

From Quebec City to the Great War in 1914

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Photo: Photo by J.A. Millar

Last Wednesday evening, Charles André Nadeau gave a presentation at the Morrin Centre about the embarkation of over 32,000 soldiers at the Port of Quebec at the outset of the Great War in 1914. Nadeau's talk was part of the Morrin Centre's bilingual Connecting Through Culture series.

In Louise Basin 100 years ago

The (put your name here) wing of Everest Elementary School

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Photo: Photo by Phil Joycey

The new wing of Everest Elementary School is now completed and we are currently seeking a name for the addition. Between October 6 and October 16, 2014, you will be able to go to an Ebay website and place a bid to have the extension forever carry your last name or the name of an individual you wish to immortalize.

LAMONDE, Denyse (née Duquet)

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LAMONDE, Denyse (née Duquet)

Coptic Pope’s “visit of a lifetime” to Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The Egyptian Orthodox community of Quebec received the visit of a lifetime on September 22. As part of a Canada-wide tour, Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of that church, visited the Coptic Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, St.

XMen and XWomen run for the Arthritis Society

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Over 2,200 participants of various ages, shapes and sizes pushed themselves to the limit in the provincial final of the XMan Triple Crown Race at Le Relais ski centre last Saturday. A total of 10,400 participants ran in the three Xman races; the two earlier races were held at Mont Sutton and Mont Orford.

At 9:00 a.m. the elite runners stood ready at the starting line.

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