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New logo and colours for CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence

The QCT recently learned that there will be a “new look” for the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence logo and the various team uniforms in the near future.

Il pleuvait des oiseaux, Nosferatu and Titanic featured at this year’s Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

The Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is all about movie magic: red carpets, premières, contests, lectures and movies outdoors.

From Sept. 12 to 21, lovers of the cinema can see over 200 cult classics, fan favourites and novelties, many of them free of charge, in a variety of locations around town.

Sign says Le Diamant ready to sparkle

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Workers have completed the installation of the distinctive sign adorning the new Le Diamant theatre complex in Place D’Youville. The 2.5-tonne disc, 3.5 metres in diameter, by artist Claudie Gagnon, titled “Atome ou le fruit des étoiles,” is intended to recall the round Cinéma de Paris sign that used to be a familiar landmark in the square.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring Johanne McInnis (Celtic harp) and Christian Haerinck (bagpipes) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of the concert.

Feds ask Yvon Charest to make Quebec Bridge deal with CN

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Photo: Peter Black

The government of Canada has recruited Yvon Charest, longtime head of Quebec City-based iA Financial Group, to negotiate the possible acquisition of the Quebec Bridge from Canadian National Railway (CN), the historic structure’s current owner.

Sports roundup: Rugby, football, baseball

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ) men’s rugby team could not duplicate the success of their female counterparts. In the Rugby Quebec Super League final, played at Concordia University in Montreal on Aug. 24, the CRQ was no match for the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Football Club and was easily defeated 41-12. The game marked the end of the 2019 season for the Rugby Quebec Leagues.

Laval crushes Sherbrooke 41-10 in season opener at home

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - ULaval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team began the post-Hugo Richard-Mathieu Betts era with a resounding 41-10 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Aug. 25. A crowd of fewer than 9,000 spectators witnessed the defending Vanier Cup champions win at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

New colours and new coaches for the St. Lawrence Lions

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The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions will have a new logo, new colours and new coaches starting this fall for the upcoming season. “The logo and colours are so popular that we have ordered more to answer the demands of the students, coaches and teachers,” said Vincent-Jean Dubé, the student activity counsellor.

Tenth Festibière features beer, food trucks and games

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For many people, there is nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer’s day.

The beer was certainly flowing at the 10th annual Quebec City Festibière. At the Quai de l’Espace 400e, a dozen food trucks and over 230 microbreweries presented their best products to some 125,000 visitors. Over the years, this festival has become a draw for tourists and locals alike.

Max may be “mad” but dairy industry is still sacred cow

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It’s just a coincidence, of course, but the same week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was having his knuckles rapped by the ethics commissioner for over-zealous advocacy with the attorney general in defence of potentially thousands of jobs, many of them in Quebec, his Liberal government was announcing $1.75 billion in direct cash payments to dairy farmers, most of whom are in Quebec.

PM announces federal financing for the Quebec City tramway

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Photo: Peter Black

A 10-year campaign to equip Quebec City with a modern urban transit system reached a milestone on Aug. 19 with the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of up to $1.2 billion in federal financing.

Duclos urges families to sign up for free school money

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Photo: Peter Black

While some Canadians may complain about government taxing away their hard-earned dollars, it’s not often they ignore money the government wants to give back.

Jean-Yves Duclos, Quebec MP and minister for families, children and social development, highlighted such a situation Aug. 13 at a press conference at Université Laval.

The story behind Avenue De Laune

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of British army officer William DeLaune (? - 1761). DeLaune was promoted to captain when James Wolfe became colonel of the 67th Infantry Regiment in 1758. Wolfe apparently thought highly of DeLaune as a potential commander of light infantry since he took him on the expedition against the French in Quebec in 1759.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 22, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Help other people see … when you get new glasses

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Every year a trip to the optometrist is recommended. The lucky people will just go for the exam. Others will require a pair of eyeglasses. In Canada, eight in 10 people between the ages of 18 and 55 wear eyeglasses, three in 10 use contact lenses. Most people change their glasses every two or three years.

Maguire en Fête ends summer on a festive note

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Summer is coming to an end and school is just around the corner. That can mean only one thing for Avenue Maguire: a final neighbourhood party with restaurateurs, chefs, merchants and families.

This will be the seventh Maguire en Fête, presented on Aug. 24 by Caisse Desjardins Sillery–Saint-Louis-de-France.

Champagne and caviar for the August sturgeon moon

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Every full moon has a name. The moon that peeked over the mountain on Aug. 15 is called the sturgeon moon or red moon.

The sturgeon was an important part of the First Nations’ diet. Using harpoons, lassos and other tools, they fished for sturgeon in August, the month it was most easily caught. The August moon with its red colour signalled that it was time to fish for sturgeon.

FREE Inaugural tours of Le Diamant

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Photo: Screenshot from Le Diamant website

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Catch me, if you can, at Domaine de Maizerets

Photos by Danielle Burns

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The six FLIP Fabrique performers in Attrape-Moi are having a ball juggling, dancing, jumping on trampolines and more at MaizRêve, the Maizerets neighbourhood festival. 

Making a pilgrimage to Saint-Pierre-de-Lamy

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In the early 1900s, Pierre Ouellet, a native of Saint-Cyprien east of Rivière-de-Loup, left his village and, with the help of his wife and their 12 sons, undertook the clearing of land east of Lac Témiscouata, thus founding a new municipality that is now called Saint-Pierre-de-Lamy. The name Saint-Pierre comes from Ouellet’s first name but also evokes the patron Saint Peter.

APPEAL: 35 Years of English conversation, and still going strong

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

This past June, some 80 people packed into Charlesbourg’s Le Grand Bourg restaurant to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the founding of APPEAL, an acronym for Apprentissage, Pratique, Perfectionnement et Enrichissement de l’Anglais à Loisir.

Sports roundup: baseball, football, and hockey

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales of the Can-Am Baseball League are in the final stretch of the 2019 season.

As of Aug. 18, the Capitales are in last place, one game behind Ottawa and six games behind the Rockland Boulders, who are in fourth position and the last playoff spot.

Rouge et Or to defend the RSEQ title in their 25th season

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team will be working hard to defend their title in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and the Vanier Cup, won on their home turf last season, in the team’s 25th year.

Remparts win first pre-season game as they trim the roster

The Quebec Remparts got their first win of the 2019 pre-season as they edged the Rimouski Océanic, 3-1, in Rimouski on Aug. 18.

After a goal by Luka Verreault of Océanic, the Remparts got their first goal in the second period from the stick of Nathan Gaucher. Derek Plouffe-Dubé and Japanese player Yu Sato completed the score for the Remparts.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring the Duo Cordes au Vent, with Peter Calkins (flute) and Lise Lavoie (classical guitar) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of each concert.

Experience Wildlife Concerts at Forêt Montmorency

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Photo: Université Laval

For the 13th year, Forêt Montmorency presents its famous Wildlife Concerts. Unique in North America, these unusual 90-minute concerts are musical interpretations of nature to honour the life and sounds of the boreal forest at dusk on Saturday evenings.

Valcartier Used Book Sale and Family Day

Photos courtesy of Allison Kirkwood

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In exchange for a donation to the library, bibliophiles went home with armloads, even boxes full of good reading material.

Two Quebec women’s rugby teams are provincial champions

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Photo: Luc Lang

On a hot and humid Saturday, Aug. 17, Rugby Québec held the provincial championships at the Académie Saint-Louis field in Quebec City. The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ), which hosted the event, had their three women’s teams in different finals.

Jesse Cooke takes Domaine Forget by storm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Canadian acoustic guitar virtuoso Jesse Cooke gave an outstanding performance at the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée on Aug. 17.

Accompanied by his band of four, he played his signature combination of flamenco, jazz and many forms of world music.

Exploring the Grand Marché a delicious adventure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Have you had a chance to visit the Grand Marché yet? The new marketplace in the former Pavillon de Commerce at ExpoCité is spacious, bright, airy and filled with fresh produce and delicacies of all sorts.

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