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QCGN Action Plan promotes healthy aging for our English-speaking seniors

The Quebec Community Groups Network today launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter future for our seniors.

Plaines Lunes rising on the Plaines of Abraham [Photo]


Working amimals for profit

Horses, whether pulling caleches, performing in rodeos, Cavalia, etc., are the one of the most abused animals when in contact with men. Disgusting!
Dave Lucas

Horses should be treated humanely

Horses, like any domestic animals, be they working animals or household pets, are for the most part treated humanely or like members of the family.

It does not make sense for anyone to mistreat an animal which is working for them, whether it be a caleche horse or the cows, sheep and pigs on a farm. Not all horses are mistreated.

Horse drawn carriages a heartbreaker

Since becoming a resident of Quebec City in 1982, each and every time I witness these horse-drawn carriages, my heart breaks; I could just weep. The public is informed that these animals are well-treated and well cared for.

Calèche horse dies the day before the QCT sounded concerns of abuse with Qubébec City’s horses

Coinciding almost to the day of a Chronicle-Telegraph report detailing possible heat-related problems suffered bycalèche horses in Old Quebec, a horse pulling a calèche had to be destroyed the evening of July 27 in the street.

Summer Notes activities and events August 18, 2010

August 17 to 21: Les Plaines Lunes on the Plains of Abraham after sunset. With over 2000 costumed characters and 500 volunteer walk-ons - a grandiose historical epic. This second French edition of the mega-production will be held on the Plains of Abraham's major events site for five memorable evenings.

Military music marches into the City

Photo: Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

While two giants, heroes of World War II, hover above the festivities, military bands from around the globe will march into the city the last week of August for the 13th annual edition of the Quebec International Festival of Military Bands.

Plaines Lunes rising on the Plaines of Abraham


It is 1908. Quebec City is now 300 years old.
On the Plains of Abraham, a young art painter named Theo enjoys depicting the everyday life passing in front of him. One day, Theo meets young Eve, who lives in the park with her father, Professor Arthur, the director of the astronomical observatory.

Caleche horse, Jim, is euthanized in the streets of Quebec City

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph first reported problems with the Caleche du Nouvelle-France service in an article published in our July 23, 2010 edition.

Ironically, this is the day,  Jim, a caleche horse, had to be euthanized in the street, as reported by Le Soleil in their August 9 edition.

Tom Henighan at the Morrin Centre

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Atropa belladonna, known as 'nightshade', is one

Fête de la Nouvelle France weds past and present [Photo]


Photo : Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France SAQ - A real marriage took place Saturday at Place Royal during the Fête de le Novelle France


Memorials and Things of Fame for August 11, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Envol et Macadam festival - Roster Reflects 15 Years of Music & Passion

For the past 15 years, the city of Quebec has rocked to the rhythms of alternative music thanks to Envol et Macadam. The organizers of the Envol et Macadam festival are proud to mark this special anniversary by presenting an amazing and diversified roster of musicians.

Quebec Baptist Church offer thanks

It began in 1987 when Kevin and Diana Pentland arrived in Quebec City to pastor Quebec Baptist Church. A newly-arrived family from Asia lacked warm clothing. Diana began networking to meet this need...then another. A closet in the church was appropriated, then a room.

English school access still difficult

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph article, "Register now for fall French language courses" (Aug.

QESBA joins growing chorus opposed to new census form

The list of organizations opposing the federal government's new shortened census form continues to grow.

The Quebec English School Boards Association has thrown its support behind Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages in his investigation on the shortened census data questionnaire by the Government of Canada.

Champlain-Saint-Lawrence offering tour guide course

Champlain-Saint-Lawrence College will begin offering a course for prospective tour guides starting next month.

The course is intended for individuals who wish to acquire better knowledge of Quebec City either to share it with visitors or simply for their own personal knowledge.

Fete de Sillery marks second edition Saturday

Avenue Maguire in Sillery will come alive Saturday with the second edition of the Fete de Sillery.

Te event is the brainchild of Sillery Councillor Vincent Grenier-Cliche, who simply wanted to revive an annual event that had taken place prior to the merger of surrounding towns into the greater Quebec municipality.

Nightshade takes root at Morrin Centre


Atropa belladonna - known around the world as nightshade - is among the most toxic plant species in existence.

For historic Quebec City, the backdrop for Tom Henighan's new novel Nightshade, the lethal leaves are at the root of a high-profile murder.

Hennigan will give a seminar on his latest work Aug. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussee des Ecossais.

CQSB chairman “mystified” by census change

Though the Central Quebec School Board likely won't have any formal discussion of the matter, its chairman says he is "mystified" by the federal government's decision to scrap its mandatory long form for the 2011 census.
"Everyone is surprised," said CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke. "They are by every government to measure the needs of the population."

Celtic Festival kicks off in September

Two web sites, one in English, the other in French, are expected to be up and running this week as the Literary and Historical Society gears up for next month's Quebec City Celtic Festival.

Fête de la Nouvelle France weds past and present

Photo: Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France SAQ

More than 20 people, all dressed in period costumes, witnessed a special event Saturday afternoon in Place Royale.

The occasion was the wedding of Alexandra Bouchard and Francois Gingras of Quebec, who tied the knot Saturday afternoon for real.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 4, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Unibroue shines at prestigious World Beer Awards in England: “Unibroue 17” crowned world’s best beer


Last week at the World Beer Awards, Unibroue 17 was named world's best beer among more than 500 competing beers from 27 countries.

Héma-Québec satisfied with new pacts

The agreement in principle concluded on July 6 by the management of Héma-Québec and the three CSN unions representing the Montreal facility was ratified at three general assemblies held on July 17, July 18 and July 25.

VEQ Finding Your Niche sponsors walking tour

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec will sponsor a walking tour of Old Quebec on September 11 as part of its Finding Your Niche newcomers program.

VEQ held its first Finding Your Niche Event June 17. This event allowed newcomers with home-based businesses to showcase their products and services while allowing others to socialize and see what resources are available to them.

QCGN supports new effort to reverse census decision

The Quebec Community Groups Network has expressed its full support for the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada in its effort to get the federal government to reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long form census.

The FCFA has filed an application with the Federal Court for judicial review of the government's decision.

Register now for fall French language courses

Registration is now being accepted for French language courses at the following locations:
Centre du Phénix - For more information, please call 418-652-2158.
Centre Louis Jolliet – For information, please contact Normande Bédard, [email protected], 418-686-4040 ext. 8280.

Summer Notes activities and events August 4, 2010

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           

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