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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.

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].

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.

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.

Ride for Ovarian Cancer Awareness stops in Quebec City

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Photo by Ken Flagel

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.

The desire for durable duds: sustainable clothing becoming more fashionable

It’s possible some soccer-playing kid in Kenya is wearing my orange Simon Gagné T-shirt as he kicks the ball around in the streets of Nairobi. (The shirt, if you’re wondering, was a promotional giveaway back in 2010 when the Philadelphia Flyers, featuring local hero Gagné, now retired, made it to the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks).

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Editor’s note: Articles from the archives are reproduced with the original vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. Explanatory notes may be added as necessary.

July 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Quebec City marks its 411th anniversary

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The honour guard of the Service de Police de la Ville de Québec marched from the statue of Samuel de Champlain to City Hall, where the City’s 411th anniversary celebrations continued.

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