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Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 2]


Photo by Jay Ouellet

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 3]


Photo by Jay Ouellet

Above: Winter Carnival parade number one was a little late out of the starting gate, but a celebration of the 400th anniversary nonetheless. There was even snow to brighten the show! The second parade is scheduled for Quebec City on Saturday, February 16. Dress warmly!

Septune at Université Laval, Agaguk in the snow

James Allan presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs

James Allan (right) presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs from the 78 Fraser Highlanders who performed during the ceremony. A bunch of joyful Scots and their friends paid tribute to the bard Robbie Burns, last Saturday night, at the old school in Kinnear’s Mills.

VEQ’s 400th anniversary plans are coming together

Voice of Engish-speaking Québec is rallying the troops this spring during the May long weekend with a full schedule of events for residents and visitors alike. 
Their hopes are to woo English-speakers back to their roots during 2008 and enc

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

Voices from the Crossroads begins


 Photo: Claude Côté 

The operetta Rosina was a hit! Students from the conservatoire d’art dramatique et de musique du Québec, singers and musicians, performed to sold out houses at Morrin Centre’s College Hall last weekend. Rosina launched Voices from the Crossroads, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s 400th anniversary initiative.

Urbanopolis questions impact of cities

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Photo: Idra Labrie

We here at The Beat feel that it is our duty to keep you updated with the latest activities of Quebec City’s 400th birthday celebrations. Going forward with this week’s edition and every other week, we will make it a priority to keep you posted on some of the events you might want to attend, visit or participate in.

2008 promises plenty of music from around the world


Welcome back to the musical beats on Quebec City streets! We start off a promising 2008 with music from the other side of the world, stopping to celebrate our great city’s 400th birthday with Les Muses Boréales: De Saint-Pétersbourg à Québec. This trio will be performing at Le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, on February 2 at 8 p.m.

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