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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

July 4, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The Season

But what did you eat there? Part 2 of 2

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On June 25, as Quebecers cleaned up after a weekend of Fête Nationale festivities – and in many cases, dragged the moving boxes back out – chefs around the world commemorated Bourdain Day, encouraging people to enjoy a good meal on the birthday of chef, author, culinary adventurer and journalist-despite-himself Anthony Bourdain.

A bug is a bug is a bug . . . until we learn its name

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Photo: Lise Lafond

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”
~ E. O. Wilson

Eagles soar at the opening of the Wendake Pow Wow

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As if sent by Manitou, a pair of eagles soared above the sacred dance circle in the heart of Wendake at the June 28 opening ceremony, a sure sign it would be a great day for a powwow!

Mamma Mia! Here I go again . . . how can I forget ya!

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Photo: Salle Albert Rousseau

After a triumphant première in Montreal, the musical Mamma Mia! is coming to Quebec City’s Salle Albert-Rousseau with 21 presentations from Aug. 14 to Sept. 7. It is based on the music of ABBA’s greatest hits, composed by two members of the famous Swedish singing group. Anyone who lived through the 1970s and ’80s could sing most of the songs in this hit musical by heart.

Trees felled for Quebec Citadel fortification fix

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Photo: Peter Black

Eighty-eight trees have been felled on the slope between the fortifications of the Quebec Citadel and Avenue Saint-Denis to make way for a major restoration project on the walls of the national historic site.

Corey Hart to kick off the 52nd FEQ on July 4th

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The Canadian icon has added a curtain call to his Never Surrender tour. Corey Hart will kick off the 52nd Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) with “Sunglasses at Night” and other mega-hits on July 4.

Canada’s Food Guide Snapshot now available in 28 languages

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Of course, the Canada Food Guide Snapshot is available in both English and French, but did you know that it is now available in 26 additional languages, including a number of First Nations languages, as well as Polish, Arabic and Italian?

A well-organized Musical Wednesday

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Photo: Maude Chauvin

The first of Chalmers-Wesley United Church’s Musical Wednesday noon-hour summer concerts, held on June 26, was an “organ-ized” success!

Community Calendar

June 26 to Oct. 14 – Passages Insolites. Discover unusual 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 article on page 1)

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