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FEQ 2019 declared success despite weather

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Photo: Peter Black

The weather “played a spoilsport” for two evenings of the 2019 edition of the 11-day Festival d’Été, but organizers are declaring the 52nd version of Quebec’s most popular musical event memorable “in every way.”

OBITUARY: Margaret Elizabeth (née Payne) SLIWA

Margaret Elizabeth (née Payne) SLIWA died peacefully in her 91st year, after a seven-year battle with dementia, complicated by a stroke. Daughter of the late John Payne and Veronica (McLaughlin) Payne, of Stoneham, QC.

Quebec rugby and soccer teams lead their leagues right across the province

The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ) and the Québec Dynamo soccer players are enjoying a great summer on their respective pitches, across the province.

The CRQ women lead Quebec’s Women’s Super League and have an unbeaten record. On July 13, the CRQ team won 38-10 over the Barrhaven Scottish club from Ottawa, for their seventh straight win in as many games.

Community Calendar

July 16 and 18 – VEQ Out & About for members of the community aged 50-plus. Join us as we take the Lévis ferry to enjoy magnificent views of our beautiful city and local cuisine, or bring a lunch and enjoy it on one of the many picnic benches. Free transportation is provided. Contact Paige at 418-683-2366, ext. 222 or Alexandra at [email protected].

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s summer and a splendid time to go to the park, find a bench under a tree and read under its branches that protect you from the sun and move slowly in the breeze, like a hand-held fan, to keep you cool on a hot day.

Lizotte back with the Quebec Remparts, and baseball news

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Photo: QMJHL

Pascal Lizotte, the Quebec Remparts’ goaltender coach from 2011 to 2013, will hold the same title in the upcoming season. Remparts general manager and head coach Patrick Roy confirmed Lizotte’s hiring in a press release on July 12.

Ride for Ovarian Cancer Awareness stops in Quebec City

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Photo by Ken Flagel

Toronto Raptors to hold their 2019-20 training camp in Quebec

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Photo: NBA Canada website

The Toronto Raptors, the newest champions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), will hold their 2019-20 training camp in Quebec City.

The announcement was made in a press release by the Université Laval Sports Activities Services on July 10.

Corey Hart opens FEQ with high-energy performance

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

Pop star Corey Hart “never surrendered” to travel obstacles in his way, including being boxed in by traffic in Montreal. That was a very good thing for organizers of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) who had scrambled to have Hart fill in the abruptly vacant headliner spot on the opening Thursday of the monster festival.

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zep tribute band rock FEQ Saturday

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Photo: Photo by Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

The packed crowd for the July 6 show on the giant Festival d’Été Bell stage didn’t seem to mind that they were rocking out to essentially two big-name tribute bands.

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