October 4 2017 Edition

Moms’ Nite Out team raises $3,116 for CIBC Run for the Cure

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Photo: provided by Rebecca Boucher

One in nine Canadian women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s why on Sunday, October 1, the Moms’ Nite Out team participated in the 2017 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure held on the Plains of Abraham. The money their team raised will help fund vital research, education and community support initiatives.

Runners show school pride at CQSB Cross Country Run

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) held its 21st Cross Country Run on September 30 at the Base de Plein Air de Sainte-Foy. It was a gorgeous day with great temperatures for the 400 runners from 12 schools. 

Thanksgiving, Halloween and the mask of state neutrality

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Thanksgiving – Canadian Thanksgiving – is upon us, getting a head start on our American cousins by a month. Americans celebrate an apocryphal pot luck dinner shared by fresh-off-the-boat religious fanatics and the wary original inhabitants.

SupPortIng seNiors And Caregivers to stay mobile at Home

The SPINACH project is intended for seniors, caregivers and health professionals looking to learn how they, their loved ones or their clients can remain independent at home.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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On Saturday night, a blacksmith of the city got into a drunken brawl with the mate of a merchant vessel with whom he had been boozing. Police proceeded to the scene and proceeded to arrest both men.

Avenue de Varsovie

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Photo: Adrian Grycuk from Wikimedia Commons
This street is named in honour of  Warsaw (Varsovie in French, Warszawa in Polish), the capital of Poland. The city was founded around 1280 by the dukes of Mazovia, who built a castle on the Vistula River. 


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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The sanctuary of the Basilica-cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec resounded with the celestial voices of the choir of the Sistine Chapel on September 21. The church was practically bursting at the seams with a sold-out audience. It was standing room only at the back of the sanctuary. 

The Club Musical de Québec opens 2017-2018 season

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Photo: Nissor Abduraimov

Behzod Abduraimov, a masterful young pianist, originally from Uzbekistan, strode boldly onto the bare stage of the Grand Theâtre last Wednesday evening. It was just him and a grand piano. After a quick nod to the audience, he sat at the Steinway and wasted no time getting on with the concert.

Hallelujah! The IMSQ is back for a 20th season

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guillaume Boulay, president of the International des Musiques Sacrées de Québec (IMSQ) recently announced the program for the 20th series of sacred music concerts, which will run from November 2 to 5.

Gourmands gather at FoodCamp 2017

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Six hundred foodies congregated in the main ballroom of the Château Frontenac last Saturday to savour the recipes and techniques of 14 of Quebec’s most talented chefs. Freshly-made coffee, made to order on Jura espresso machines, and pastries and cheese awaited the early birds. Mixologist Monsieur Cocktail offered refreshing fruit drinks, tonics and elixirs.
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