September 10 2014 Edition

Celtic Festival flags and kilts flying over the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Scottish, Irish and Breton flags were flying high over the Plains of Abraham this past weekend as the ninth annual Quebec City Celtic Festival brought Celtic music, dance and sport to the Plains and the streets of Old Quebec.

For the first annual Quebec City Kilt Run on the Plains Saturday morning, kilts were de rigeur.

Traffic disturbances during Grand Prix Bicycle Race

The Grand Prix Bicycle Race takes place in Quebec City on Friday, September 12, from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 4:15 p.m.

Historical Day on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

The National Battlefield Commission invited the public to dive into Quebec City's past from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 to the two World Wars last Sunday.

MCDC now own their building in Thetford Mines

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Photo: Photo provided by MCDC

In a recent press release, the Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) announced that it is now the proud owner of their office building located at 906 Mooney Street, Thetford Mines.

Quebec mothers unite at breastfeeding challenge

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Photo: Photo by Juanita Craiga

Breastfeeding: a gift for life" was the theme for the 2014 Défi Allaitement which took place in the food court of Place Laurier last Saturday.

A total of 209 breastfeeding mothers united for a collective feeding to challenge social attitudes about breastfeeding in public, breaking last year's record of 195 participants in the process.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveils plaque commemorating Sir George-Étienne Cartier

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Quebec City on Saturday, September 6, to unveil a commemorative plaque during a ceremony held inside the Château Frontenac.

Some 100 dignitaries were present at the ceremony during which the Maîtrise de Petits Chanteurs de Québec children's choir sang "O Canada" and &quot

Family Day for tennis players at the Coupe Banque Nationale

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Several hundred school-age children and their parents stood in line for over an hour at Laval University's PEPS athletic centre for the chance to bounce a few balls back and forth with professional tennis players and coaches. Some of the younger kids preferred the bouncy castles.

Fighting Irish football season has started

St. Patrick's High School students are looking forward to another great Irish football season.

Playing in the Junior Division 3, the Fighting Irish started their first game on the wrong foot against the Monarques of Le Mistral School in Mont-Joli on September 6.

Pick and eat wild mushrooms in the Forêt Montmorency

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Photo: Photo provided by Université Laval

The Forêt Montmorency of Université Laval, the largest teaching and research forest in the world, is offering a full day of activities to help people better understand and gather forest products. They will be accompanied by a mycologist (fungi and mushroom specialist) and attend a cooking workshop with a chef who specializes in the preparation of mushrooms.

50 years fly by: St. Pat’s grads’ reunion

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Photo: Photo by Germain Couture

A group of former St. Patrick's High School students got together last Friday evening at Le Pub St-Patrick in Old Quebec to celebrate their 50th year since their graduation and to reminisce about former classmates and events that have marked their lives. They also took the time to share photos of grandchildren and other family members.

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