News Digest July 31, 2013


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July 31, 2013




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Paul gives “all his loving” to the people of Quebec

Photo: Photo by Jay Ouellet from QCT archives

Five years after enchanting his fans on the Plains of Abraham for Quebec City's 400th anniversary, Paul McCartney gave them another unforgettable evening on July 23rd.

Now in his 71st year, the indefatigable former Beatle performed his concert Out There for an adoring public on what was perhaps the most beautiful night of the summer.

Céline Dion on the Plains, une seule fois


The crowd on the Plains of Abraham on Saturday, July 27, was abuzz as they awaited the arrival on stage of Quebec's most celebrated artist. With only 60,000 tickets available for Céline Dion's once-only show outside Las Vegas, the excitement was understandable.

Céline Dion and René Angélil receive Order of Canada medals

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

At a unique ceremony held at the Citadel of Quebec on Friday afternoon, Céline Dion and her husband, René Angélil, were awarded Order of Canada medals by Governor-General David Johnston.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
James Baker was called up for sentence for manslaughter at the Court of Queen's Bench, and Hon. Mr. Justice Meredith addressed him as follows: "You have been convicted of the crime of manslaughter and I cannot avoid stating that your case is a very bad one.

By George, it’s a boy!

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Photo: Image captured by Shirley Nadeau

His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis was born in London at 4:24 p.m. (11:24 a.m. EDT) on Monday, July 22. The delighted parents are Prince William and Catherine (fondly known as Kate), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The baby weighed a healthy 8 pounds 6 ounces.

Royal ancestors’ baby photos

Prince Charles in the arms of his mother, Princess Elizabeth, surrounded by his grandfather, King George VI, his father, Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. 
Baby Prince George’s grandfather Prince Charles was born Charles Philip Arthur George at 9:14 p.m. on November 14, 1948, in London, England.

Lepage’s final Image Mill: a tribute to Norman McLaren

Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

This summer, movie buffs will be particularly eager to see the all-new Image Mill presentation, which is a tribute to Canadian film animation pioneer Norman McLaren (1914-1987). This sixth and final Moulin à images or Image Mill is presented on the 600-metre by 30-metre Bunge grain silos, which serve as a giant screen.

Ozalik, a spiritual and cultural journey

Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

This past Tuesday, the fourth production of Ozalik at the outdoor amphitheatre in Wendake started its 2013 season. The two-hour show starts at 8:30 p.m., playing Tuesdays through Saturdays until August 17.

Ozalik is a contemporary interpretation of the mythology of the Huron-Wendat Nation, and features some 20 artists who illustrate their message in music, dance, theatre and circus acts.

Gigantesque equestrian circus at Canyon Sainte-Anne

Canyon Sainte-Anne celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with Gigantesque, an equestrian circus by Ekasringa, to take place from July 23 to September 2. Canyon Sainte-Anne is located on Route 138 East only 30 minutes from Quebec City, and five minutes past the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine and the Mont Sainte-Anne ski resort.

The Quebec Citadel, a “small city” to discover

Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

These days, the Quebec Citadel is a very popular place. On Friday, July 26, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, invited the public to the Citadel to attend the inspection of the 100-person honour guard of the Royal 22e Régiment.

ImagiNation off-festival event at the Morrin Centre

On August 15, the Morrin Centre will host a special ImagiNation off-festival event with author Kathleen Saint-Onge. The Montreal Gazette has described her book, Bilingual Being, as a memoir that will "interest anyone who cares about language or the history and culture of Quebec.

Festivent – an uplifting experience!

Photo: Photo from Festivent website

Discover hidden treasures during Archeology Month

Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

It is often said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. With that in mind, in 2005 Archéo-Québec inaugurated Archeology Month throughout the province. Its aim is to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the archeological heritage of Quebec.

QCT Mystery Photo Contest

Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

Danielle Burns, Bethann Merkle and Shirley Nadeau have been scouting out people, places and objects around the city for you to try and identify over the summer months. Every week, we'll print a mystery photo and your mission is to tell us the location and answer the questions about the photo.


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