July 15 2020 Edition

Place de la Famille opens Peter Pan-inspired park

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Grand Marché just got grander with the inauguration on July 10, of a family park at ExpoCité in front of the Videotron Centre and Place Jean-Béliveau.

Strawberry slushies and coffees from the nearby Grand Marché make for a happy day when parents and kids can enjoy a treat at the beautifully designed outdoor park.

GPS use is off the charts: Would we be lost without it?

A few years ago, deciding to give new-fangled technology a go, we borrowed our neighbour’s GPS gizmo to drive a long, long stretch of highway that I could have driven in my sleep or with my hands tied behind my back, not that I have actually done either.

When the Stanley Cup was cancelled by the Spanish Flu

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Common Domain

In the early 1910s, the Quebec Bulldogs were the powerhouse team of professional ice hockey, winning the Stanley Cup both in 1912 and 1913. By 1919, however, the Montreal Canadiens were the top team in the new National Hockey League and, in the spring of 1919, they were poised to win the Stanley Cup against the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

Imagine Van Gogh comes to the Centre des Congrès

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Photo: Imagine Van Gogh

The Centre des Congrès (Quebec City Convention Centre) on Boul. René-Lévesque is hosting Imagine Van Gogh, a spectacular, immersive exhibition of works by the renowned artist, from July 18 to Sept. 13. Presented by Paul Dupont-Hébert and Tandem, the exhibition will take viewers on a unique virtual journey inside the artist’s paintings.

An exceptional Street View: Rue DÉTOUR

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Photo: Bill Cox

One of the most popular street names in Quebec City these days is DÉTOUR. With all the roadwork going on everywhere in town this summer, it can be difficult to reach your destination as planned. Commuters who took one route to drive to their office in the morning may discover they have to take a different route to get home.

The story behind Rue Lambert-Closse

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Jean Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street honours Raphaël-Lambert Closse (circa 1618-1662), who was born in Saint-Denis de Mogues, France. He was a merchant when he arrived in Ville-Marie (now called Montreal) in 1647.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: W.B. Edwards from QCT archives

July 13, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Be a ‘member for a day’ at the historic Garrison Club

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Photo: Québec Garrison Club

The Quebec Garrison Club / Cercle de la Garnison de Québec, located just inside Porte Saint-Louis in the Old City, has opened its doors to residents and tourists this summer, inviting them to become a “member for a day” and enjoy a meal under the tall shade trees in the beautiful garden behind the clubhouse.

OBITUARY: Theresa (Walsh) FANNING

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Theresa (Walsh) FANNING
1929-2020

Mrs. Theresa Walsh, age 91, passed away on July 2 at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City. She was predeceased by her husband William Fanning (1993) and her son Barry (2002).

She leaves to mourn her grandsons Ryan (Cheryl Ball-Fanning) and Liam (Kellie MacDonald), her daughter-in-law Jo-Anne, and her great-granddaughter Amelia.

Enjoy edible native plants but be wary of poisonous look-alikes

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Summer is here but it is not the same as any other. With COVID-19 still in the air, one way to stay safe and away from the crowds, while easily social-distancing, is to connect with nature by hiking, camping, kayaking or just by exploring the forests, lakes and fields of our beautiful province.

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