August 14 2013 Edition

News Digest August 14, 2013


Our Heroines, the King's Daughters arrive!

Photo: Danielle Burns

After reading an article in QCT's July, 31 edition by Bethann Merkle about the Filles du Roy or the King's Daughters, it left me wanting to know more about these women, especially the featured Fille, Isabelle Couture, and the ancestor she chose to embody, Louise Menacier.

Fundraising breakfast for DDO students travelling to Peru

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France Paraded into Old Quebec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France swept into Old Quebec on a day blessed with beautiful blue skies, a bright sun and few clouds. Even the upcoming bad weather that threatened the festivities did not stop thousands of citizens and tourists from lining the route to watch the parade. Everything was underway by 7:00 p.m.

Cap-Rouge dinghy sailing championships

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Photo: Photo by Bill Cox
This event is sponsored by the municipal boroughs of Sainte-Foy, Sillery and Cap-Rouge. Categories of boats are the Catamaran, Optimist, Laser, Club 420 and other boats. This morning’s (Saturday, August 10) race entrants were of the Laser class.

Letters to the Edition

Re: Université Laval's language school

In response to our suggestion that readers share their experiences as students at Université Laval's French summer language school, we received the following:

Take part in Archaeology Month at the Morrin Centre

A conservator's work usually takes place in the lab, but sometimes they have to get wet.

Christ Church in Valcartier celebrates 150th anniversary

Photo: Photo by Rev. Bruce Myers

The Anglican congregation of Christ Church in Valcartier celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special service of choral evensong held in a packed church on August 3, bringing together current and former parishioners, as well as neighbours and friends from Valcartier and beyond.

Quebec welcomes elite world athletes for Vélirium

Photo: Juanita Craig

The 11th edition of Vélirium took place in the Capital last week. Over 1000 world athletes from 30 countries participated in the Union Cycliste Internationale's (UCI) intense, four-day Mountain Bike World Cup event from August 8-11. A total of 95 Canadian athletes raced over the weekend including 50 from the National Team: 67 in cross-country and 28 in downhill.

Bravo Ministries in Burundi


Médiatrice*, 24, leans over her sewing machine. Her one-year-old son naps tied to her back, lulled to sleep by the whirring machines.

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