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The court jester is back in the Old City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This playful bronze statue of a court jester or fou du roi, officially known as Le Grand Bienvenue, has found a new home in Old Quebec.

Éric Lapointe has carte blanche to create his dream FEQ concert

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For the seventh consecutive year, the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) and Bell Canada have given a Quebec artist carte blanche to create his dream concert. Quebec’s rock ’n’ roll icon Éric Lapointe is coming to the Plains of Abraham on July 9, and he won’t be alone.

More fun featured at FEQ for families

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Photo: FEQ

Clowns! Pirates! Bubbles! Slime!

Organizers of the Place de la Famille component of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) certainly seem to know what makes kids happy. FEQ last week unveiled this summer’s program targeting youngsters looking for fun stuff to do during the festival, which runs from July 5 to 14.

Godin back with BC; no St. Pat’s players drafted by QMJHL teams

Former St. Patrick’s High School and Université Laval football player Edward Godin has made the BC Lions 46-man roster. Godin and the Lions played their first regular season game on June 15 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers but lost 33-22.

Community Calendar

Thursday to Sunday to June 30, July 18 to Aug. 11, and exceptionally Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. – Edwin Bélanger Bandstand concerts on the Plains of Abraham. This year’s program features 25 presentations of a variety of musical styles and renowned artists. Check out the program at canada.ca/en/national-battlefields-commission/news.

Andrew Greenfield becomes an ambassador for the Challenge XPN

After boxing in two Défi Sportif Challenges for the CHU Foundation, Andrew Greenfield will become an ambassador for the event.

Greenfield, who won a unanimous decision over Vincent Hudon at the May 31 Boxing Gala at the Colisée de Loretteville, will help other boxers by coaching them about fundraising and how to do it efficiently.

Cuban players (finally) in Quebec to help out Capitales

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Cuban players of the Quebec Capitales, of the Can-Am Baseball League, could not have arrived at a better time. After what was becoming a real hassle to get all the paperwork done with the Canadian embassy in Mexico, things were finally settled and the three players from Cuba made it to Quebec City last week.

A brief history of The Royal Oak

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Photo: Michael Boden

In 1649, King Charles I of England was executed by government revolutionaries in an attempt to end the absolute monarchy. His son, Prince Charles, was proclaimed King of Scotland but not recognized in England, and fled after his military defeat in Worcester in 1651.

Royal Acorns finally arrive in Quebec

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Photo: Mike Boden

Thanks to a generous donation from English Heritage, a few dozen acorns from England’s most famous tree, The Royal Oak, have now arrived safely in Quebec. While they may be quite small themselves, the importing of these noble acorns was, in fact, quite a huge feat.

American Consul General marks 75th anniversary of D-Day landings and 243rd Independence Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The American Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, invited guests to a special event at the Domaine Cataraqui to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

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