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Blink-182 celebrates 20 years and closes FEQ 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

No band could have closed the 52nd Festival d’Été de Québec better than the punk rock group from California, Blink-182. The songs of this iconic 1990s-2000s trio are etched in people’s minds, proven by the tens of thousands who attended the 20th anniversary of the Enema of the State concert on July 14. For many, this renowned album was the main attraction to the Blink-182 show.

Middaugh and Button win XTERRA Québec Pan Am Tour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Triathletes were unruffled by the heavy rain and thunderstorm of July 13. Early Sunday morning, 300 amateur and elite international athletes competed in a triathlon on a course through lakes and forest at Lac Delage in the sixth XTERRA race, competing for a spot in the XTERRA World Championship in Hawaii.

The Offspring thrills FEQ crowds

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After a 30-minute delay, spectators were more than happy to see The Offspring appear on the Bell Stage. As part of the closing program of the 52nd Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ), the band opened with “Americana,” the title song of their album of the same name.

Humanorium attracts curiosity seekers to a strange fun-fair

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A series of tents, cabins and rides reminiscent of Barnum and Bailey popped up under the ramps of Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency off Boulevard Charest from July 12 to 16. Visitors to the dimly lit Îlot Fleurie walked into EXMURO’s Humanorium: l’étrange fête foraine / strange fun-fair.

25th Grands Feux Loto-Québec: fireworks, dance, music and movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

There are just a couple of weeks to go before fireworks explode over the St. Lawrence River. From July 31 to Aug. 24, hundreds of thousands of spectators both old and young, from near and far, will gather along the river’s banks and at the designated sites – Quai Paquet in Lévis and Place des Canotiers in Quebec City.

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.

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