July 15 2009 Edition

Loreena Mckennit


Loreena McKennett was the main attraction on July 10th on the Plains of Abraham at the Scène Bell. McKennitt and Quebec folklore singer Claire Pelletier pleased the big crowd on the main stage at the Festival d'été.

Celtic Festival organizers trying to do more with less


The Quebec City Celtic Festival last year attracted close to 6,000 visitors.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Memorials and Things of Fame

Family history comes to light at Chalmers performance

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs, told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been insta

Column causes consternation

Jeffrey Hale memories

I am Judy (Wolff) Bray from London, Ontario. I graduated from Jeffrey Hale Hospital in 1962. My friend Margaret (Picard) Pennington is also a graduate of Jeffrey Hale. Graham, who graduated from Quebec High School and is the son of Margaret and Alan Pennington, is a Corporal in the RCMP in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Hale pipe work underway

Photo: Marika Wheeler

The Jeffery Hale Hospital is replacing its two water mains in a project that will last about two weeks.

"It's been planned for over a year," said Marcel Péloquin, the technical service manager for the Jeffery Hale-St. Bridgid's. "This is preventative work."

Night Owl band takes Off at alternative music festival

Photo: Marika Wheeler

An alternative to the ever-bigger Festival d'Été takes off this week. The Festival Off de Quebec, beginning Wednesday and running through Saturday at various establishments throughout the city, offers a more intimate, less expensive counterpart to the big show.

Celtic Festival organizers trying to do more with less

Photo: Courtesy of the Morrin Centre

Organizers of the 2009 Quebec City Celtic Festival promise a bigger and better event this year, despite having to live up to the excitement of last year's 400th-anniversary celebration.

The Times they are a-Changin’

Last night was an interesting experience for me. Wednesday night is Open Mike night at the Board Walk, so as the sound crew was setting up the stage for the improv band - French Air Force, Canadian Army, USMC and USAF - I sat at the French cafe and waited.

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