News Digest October 5, 2016

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Issue October 5, 2016


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Mom's Nite Out team runs CIBC's Run for the Cure

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Sunday, October 2, marked the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and CIBC. In Quebec City, thousands of runners gathered on the Plains of Abraham to participate in the Run for the Cure event.

CQSB holds 20th Cross Country Run for students, family and friends

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 1, a gorgeous autumn day, the Central Quebec School Board held the 20th edition of the Cross Country Run. The event attracted over 500 students, friends and family members, who participated in six races at the Base de Plein Air de Sainte-Foy.

Outdoor classroom created at Quebec High School

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Quebec High School is a community school, says Principal Warren Thomson, which is why the partnership with Stantec to design and build an outdoor classroom and to enhance the multi-purpose room made so much sense.

Distinguished Gentlemen ride for a cause

Photo: Rachel Collet

Bowtie? check
Mustache? check
Helmet? check
That’s what 85 gentlemen verified before mounting their vintage-style motorcycles, dressed in their most dapper, ready to ride for men’s health in the Quebec City Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR).

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Shannon Community Centre resounds with Echoes of Erin

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On September 28, the Shannon Community Centre gave an enthusiastic welcome to a troupe of young musicians and dancers from Ireland, all members of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. The Association of Musicians of Ireland is dedicated to preserving Irish traditional music and culture and has spawned several touring groups.

Happy campers lap up delicious lessons at Foodcamp

Photo: Sarah Barclay

Quebec High School students seeing stars

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Through the generosity of the QHS Alumni Foundation and a government grant, Quebec High School has opened it doors to a travelling planetarium. Students had the opportunity to learn about stars and space from hands-on experience.

Mount Hermon Cemetery now a Canadian national historic site

On the gorgeous autumn day of October 1, Mount Hermon Cemetery marked its designation as a national historic site with a ceremony and a reception. MP Joël Lightbound, representing the Hon. Catherine McKenna, unveiled a commemorative plaque from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

HMCS Ville de Québec visits our port city

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

As part of a St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes deployment, HMCS Ville de Québec sailed into our city for a quick visit from September 22 to 24. It was the last stop in a two-week tour of Canadian port cities including Toronto, Brockville, Montreal and Quebec City.

Irresistible crafts at Domaine Cataraqui


The gathering of local artisans at Domaine Cataraqui redefined “handmade” at the annual Etsy Fait au Québec craft fair, which took place on the weekend of September 23-25.

Welcome to Canada!

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

My family is a military family. We live and wear our national pride every day. We have travelled this vast country and are in awe of her beauty. Remembrance Day and Canada Day are moments we cherish in our family. They are our opportunity to manifest the pride we take in our country. And we do.

A Canadian war bride shares her story

Photo: Veronica Saretsky

In the wake of World War II, nearly 50,000 British and European women came to Canada after marrying Canadian servicemen. Most made the journey across the Atlantic on ships like the Queen Mary, a luxurious pre-war cruiseliner that served to carry Allied troops during wartime and to ferry their wives and children overseas post-war. 

Aldo and Batisse keep watchful eyes over Vieux Québec

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Residents and visitors to Old Quebec were treated to a rare opportunity on Sunday when Batisse, the mascot of the Royal 22e Régiment, visited Aldo, the donkey who lives in the Bishop’s backyard near the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.