October 4 2017 Edition

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.

Congratulations to PW Sims Business student Laurence Labbé

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Photo: Raymond Déry

Laurence Labbé, a first year PW Sims Business student at Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus, is the recipient of the Entrance Award for Academic Excellence for the 2017-18 academic year.

Turmoil in Two Cities

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Photo: from the Sidney Rodger Collection, Beamsville, Ontario

On October 11, Jack Bryden will give a pictorial presentation starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Morrin Centre on the Victoria Mutiny and this unsettled period in Canada’s history.

Municipal elections 2017 officially underway

Quebec, September 21 - The office of the president of elections for the Ville de Québec announced the official start of the municipal electoral period on September 21, which will end with the voting period on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Apéros FEQ feature 24 musicians vying for a chance on stage next summer

Starting on October 5, Les Apéros FEQ, presented by Énergie 98.9, will be back for a second season. Each Thursday at 6 p.m., at the bistro/concert hall Saint-Joseph District (240 Rue Saint-Joseph Est), the musical series will welcome promising emerging artists who will compete for a place in the 51st Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ), which will place next summer from July 5 to 15.

Wellness Centre offers new workshops for families with young children

The Wellness Centre is offering several new parent know-how workshops at the community Wellness Centre for English-speaking families with young children. These activities are free of charge and space is limited, so register early by calling Jan Anderson, community organizer, at 418 684-5333, ext. 1539.

Election 2017: How long will Régis Labeaume reign?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Régis Labeaume is coming up to a milestone. But he still has to earn it. By December 3 he will have served 10 years as mayor of Quebec City. If the voters of the city grant him the honour of extending his mandate on November 9, he will enter the lobby of the pantheon of the greats at city hall.

Ville de Québec takes steps to acquire Maison Pollack and Îlot Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Ville de Québec recently announced it will begin procedures for acquiring, by mutual agreement or by expropriation, the Îlot Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located at the corner of Côte d’Abraham and Avenue Honoré-Mercier, and Maison Pollack, situated at 1 Grande Allée Est.

Joan of Arc Garden decorated for Halloween

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Joan of Arc Garden on the Plains of Abraham is beautifully decorated for Halloween with pumpkins. Ghostly apparitions are set up around the edge of the sunken garden.

October is the Port of Quebec’s busiest month

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Samuel de Champlain may have his back turned to the Quebec City waterfront, but he couldn’t have helped notice one of the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world, the Queen Mary 2, tied up to Quay 21, or the strange long-legged Dali Space Elephant, strolling along Dufferin Terrace in front of the Château Frontenac.

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