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The story behind Rue Dalhousie

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of George Ramsay (1770-1838), the ninth Earl of Dalhousie, who was governor general of British North America from 1820 to 1828. Unable to put an end to the rivalry between the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly, he was recalled to London in 1828.

Enjoying a musical weekend at the Domaine Forget

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A little getaway to the country led to the discovery of the amazing Emerson String Quartet performing at the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée on July 19.

Retired bishop of Quebec to run for the Green Party

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Photo: Photo: Cynthia Dow

Dennis Drainville, who retired as bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec in 2017, announced June 5 he would be running for the Greens in the riding of Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which covers part of the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands.

Wagner’s Flying Dutchman docks at Quebec opera festival

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Photo: Peter Black

One of the most complex and spectacular productions ever mounted at the Grand Théâtre, Richard Wagner’s Le Vaisseau fantôme (The Flying Dutchman in English, Der fliegende Holländer in German), is ready to take Quebec opera fans on a thrilling voyage “combining epic tales, supernatural worlds and remarkable scenic effects.”

NHL players to take part in the Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron

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Photo: webstagram.one

With less than a month before the event, 20 current and former National Hockey League players have agreed to play in the 11th Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, named for Simon Gagné and Patrice Bergeron. The event will take place at the Videotron Centre on Aug. 8. at 7 p.m.

Three Quebec athletes to participate in the next Gaelic Games

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Three athletes from Quebec will fly to Ireland at the end of July to take part in the next Gaelic Games in Waterford, Ireland. All three will participate in the Gaelic Football competition.

Yves Lambert will be on the Eastern Canada men’s team while Léa-Marie Caron will dress with the Eastern Canada women’s team. Florence Dallaire has a spot on the Eastern Canada B women’s team.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 24 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring renowned organist Jacques Boucher and violinist Anne Robert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, tions welcome. Door prize draw at the end of each concert.

QCT Mystery photo contest!

What is it? Where is it? Who is it by?

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Send your answer to [email protected]. You may win a three-month free subscription to the QCT, or a three-month extension to your current subscription.

Celtic Festival planned for September 2019

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Photo: Festival celtique de Québec

The Quebec City Celtic Festival / Festival celtique de Québec (FCQ) has revealed the preliminary programming of its 14th edition. The festival will be held from Sept. 5 to 8, mainly at the enchanting Domaine de Maizerets. Certain activities will still take place in Old Quebec, specifically on Rue Saint-Jean.

Billy Elliot, Kinshasa style

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

When the taxi bounces to a halt in front of the Maison Enrica orphanage in the bustling Limete sector of Kinshasa, the whirl of activity around the dozens of young residents temporarily slows. Sunday is dance day.