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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

August 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Fire in the Woods

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

Rhythm and taste buds satisfied in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Rythmes et Papilles celebrated everything that is great about summer on the Beaupré coast. For the second year, the community assembled in the park across from Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for four evenings of family fun, live music and delicious meals from local food trucks.

Maguire en Fête: Gin and appetizers are on the menu

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Distilleries, restaurants and shops transformed a commercial street into a neighbourhood party. Aug. 24 was the day to celebrate Avenue Maguire.

Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.

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.