News Digest October 23, 2013


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October 23, 2013


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Welcome to Mr. Hyde’s strange laboratory

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Morrin Centre is hosting an exciting new Halloween activity - The Laboratory of Mr. Hyde. This year's theme is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

IHQ highlights International Uilleann Piping Day

On the evening of October 19, Irish Heritage Quebec hosted a concert performance of the newly founded Quebec Uilleann Piping Club at McMahon Hall.

The Irish have created the International Uilleann Piping Day to honour the importance of the instrument to Irish culture.

Honouring the best in Anglophone community service

Leaders of Quebec's English-speaking community gathered to honour three exceptional Anglophones at the fifth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards gala held in Montreal on October 17.

Widows in black and a black-hearted lady in white

Photo: Danielle Burns

As is apparent in the chilling Halloween exhibits currently on display in the Joan of Arc Garden, being a woman, especially a widow, in Quebec City was not easy throughout the ages. Just ask La Corriveau!

Playoff action for the Fighting Irish football teams

Photo: St. Pat's H.S.

The St. Patrick's High School Fighting Irish Senior football team crushed the Sainte Anne of La Pocatiere College Wisigoths 49-0 last Friday night to assure themselves third position and a home quarterfinal game next weekend on the Plains of Abraham football field.

Madama Butterfly wings into Quebec

Photo: Photo courtesy of the Opéra de Québec

Puccini's classic opera, Madama Butterfly arrived in Quebec City over the weekend, and will be in town all week. The performances boast a top-notch cast headlined by Korean soprano Yunah Lee, and supported by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the Opéra de Québec choir. This complex, multi-cultural tale involves unrequited love, cowardice, courage, and sumptuous music and costumes.

Frederick C. Wurtele photos at the Villa Bagatelle

The cottage at the corner of St. Louis Road and James-Lemoine Avenue presents an exhibition of works by photographer Fred C. Wurtele. Conserved by archivists of the city, the province and Archives Canada, works by Wurtele have become precious reminders of life in Quebec City during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

A taste of fine French wines

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local wine, beer and spirits merchant, Kenneth Gunn, invited the QCT to a private wine-tasting on October 17, presided over by Brice Lamouroux, Secretary General of the Château Larose Trintaudon, who presented three of their Cru Bourgeois wines to be sampled.

The De Larose vineyards of the the Bordeaux region of France are leaders in implementing sustainable development practices.

Jazz Festival livens up Quebec City

Photo: Ruby Pratka

From Place d'Youville to Petit-Champlain, from Saint-Roch to Sainte-Foy, Quebec City's evenings were alive with music and dance this week as the 7th edition of the Festival de Jazz de Québec got underway. The festival officially started Wednesday and runs until October 27.

Birth Announcement


The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph extends sincere congratulations to writer Juanita Craig and Jimmy Lambert on the birth of their son Étienne Patuone Lambert on Saturday, October 12.

The proud grandparents are Marcel Lambert and Jacynthe LeBlanc, Christine and the late Phillip Craig. Delighted big brothers are Léonard and Jules-Arnaud.

Billy Talent returns to Quebec City

The Billy Talent band returned to Quebec City on October 15 and 16 to the delight of faithful fans who have sustained their popularity for so many years. This concert at the Impérial de Québec theatre is at least their sixth visit here, and marks the tenth anniversary of their first album Billy Talent (2003), hence the tour's name, BT1 Turns 10.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
The Hibernian arrived in port last evening bringing a full cargo of freight for Quebec and Montreal and 299 passengers and baggage.

Skatemania a multi-media showcase

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Imagine a show that combines the athleticism of figure skating with the quirkiness of circus, all set to music belted out by live singers with bold back-up dancers. Though it might have sounded a bit far-fetched a year ago, Alain Goldberg's J.N.F.


No Obituaries this week.

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