August 3 2011 Edition

New hockey exhibit gets to the heart of Canada’s game

Photo: Amanda Halm

Hockey fans can get their fix at the new Hockey, it’s in our DNA exhibit that opened on August 2 at the Espace 400e Pavilion. Snippets of important games, treasures from famous players – even a full-size, realistic Montreal Canadiens locker room immerse viewers into the world of hockey from the 19th century to the present.

First ever Quebec City Opera Festival



The Nightingale is stage directed by Robert Lepage as part of Quebec City’s first Opera Festival (Photo by Ex Machina)


Lovers of lyrical music delight in Quebec City’s first Opera Festival held from July 25 to August 6.

Parks Canada’s new smartphone app gives a taste of history

Historic recipes from “Marm Bailey’s Moose Muffle Soup” to “Gateau de tante Lora” can be discovered on Parks Canada’s new Heritage Gourmet food app.
Heritage Gourmet, a free application for smartphones was launched on Food Day, July 28, in celebration of the Parks Canada’s centennial.

Olive Neil Memorial Organ Concert Series

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Photo: Bill Cox

On Sunday evening I attended the Organ Concert at the Chalmers-Wesley United Church on Sainte-Ursule Street in Old Quebec City.

Snapshots from Wendake’s 2011 Pow Wow

Photo: Marie White

Feathers, leather, jingles, moccasins – all the beauty of regalia – filled Wendake’s open-air Pow Wow weekend. The traditional dances set to the beat of the Red Tail Spirit Singers from Kahnawake and the Algonquin Screaming Eagles host drums awed locals and visitors alike. The result was a happy cultural blend between various first nations and between native and non-native communities.

Arts and Entertainment for August 3, 2011

August 3 (12 noon) at the Maison Hamel-Bruneau, 2608 chemin St. Louis. Listen to the most beautiful tangos in French, including Little Flower, Jealousy, the Lady in Blue, and more sung, by Carmen Genest who will be accompanied by guitar, bandoneón – a type of concertina – and bass.

Domestic terrorism and the role played by the west in its creation

We were all shocked these last few days by the man who killed over seventy people in Norway, either by shooting them at the ruling government party’s island retreat, or by setting off a car bomb blast in Oslo. It has since been deemed an act of ‘domestic terrorism,’since the man who perpetrated it said that he was protesting against the ‘Islamification of Europe’.

A sample of what’s to come

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“A touch of Hawaiian Tropical, exotic flora and fruit extracts from natural resources.” It’s written right on the bottle of sunblock. Isn’t that something? For the past few months we couldn’t get enough sun and now we want to block it off with suntan lotions?

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 3, 2011

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Visit Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site with Irish Heritage Québec

Photo: Marie White

Join Irish Heritage Quebec for a day outing to Grosse Île. Its annual excursion is set for August 13 and will feature the distinguished presence of the Irish Ambassador Ray Bassett and the American Consul General Peter O’Donohue, who will be accompanied by their spouses.

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