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Auger-Aliassime ousted at Wimbledon, plus football and hockey news

L’Ancienne-Lorette’s Félix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated in the third round at Wimbledon on July 5. The 18-year-old was ranked 19th before the start of one of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments. The rising Canadian tennis star lost in three straight sets to Ugo Humbert of France.

Community Calendar

June 26 to Oct. 14 – Passages Insolites. Discover fascinating works of public art in the Petit-Champlain, Place-Royale, Vieux-Port and Saint-Roch districts of Quebec City. For more information, visit passagesinsolites.com. See photos on page 5.

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity offers music at noon

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Last week’s Midi en Musique concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity featured the beautiful soprano voice of Myriam Boutin. She was accompanied by pianist Valérie Timofeeva and Stéphane Fontaine, first clarinet with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

Three Capitales players at Can-Am League all-star game

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Photo: Luc Lang

Three players from the Québec Capitales were at the annual all-star game at Palisades Credit Union Park in Rockland, N.Y. On July 10, the Can-Am League all-stars faced the Frontier League all-stars. Unfortunately, the results of the game were not available before this issue went to print.

Make your own deodorant … and feel and smell fresh

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

I’ve been writing this column for six months already, and I’m confident that, by now, many QCT readers are doing their part to help the planet. How?

NCAA teams to visit the Rouge et Or men’s basketball team in August

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Photo: U-Laval / Yan Doublet

For the 12th year, the Université Laval men’s basketball team will host two teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from the United States in August. The NCAA is America’s version of Canada’s U Sports.

Canada Day celebrated with pomp and ceremony on Dufferin Terrace

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The band of the Royal 22e Régiment paraded on Dufferin Terrace before the flag-raising ceremony and the cutting of the giant Canada Day cake.

Congrats to A.S. Johnson Memorial High School’s class of 2019

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Photo: Photo by Eugénie Tardif

Graduation was celebrated at Andrew Stuart Johnson Memorial High School on June 22, in Thetford Mines.

Principal Stephen Renaud spoke to students about the importance of friends and family as they continue to discover the world and carve out a path for themselves. He explained how family and friends can support them through different trials and tribulations in life.

Hands up all those who want free drugs

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With a show of hands, who’s in favour of a national drug plan?”

Perhaps, come federal election debate time this fall, journalists who moderate the encounter could take a cue from the Democratic Party presidential candidates’ showdown last week.

Canada Day celebrations … in 1977

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Photo: Ville de Québec N014836

I would like to mention that my Mom, Jo Ouellet, started the Canada Day activities here in Quebec City in the late 1970s.

In response to the Parti Québécois winning the Nov. 15, 1976 election, many Quebecers were stunned by the prospect of separating from Canada. René Lévesque’s goal was clear, and the pro-Canada crowd was in hiding, afraid of repercussions.