July 25 2012 Edition

[PHOTO] RDV2017: Tall Ships Regatta a towering success


The Jeffy Jan II, the Chris Craft that transported visiting dignitaries during the Quebec Conferences in 1943 and 1944, sits proudly on the jetty among all the tall ships. Photo Shirley Nadeau


Historic Concert : No more bricks in The Wall

Photo: Photo by Jay Ouellet

Twenty-two years after he performed it in Berlin on July 21, 1990 to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Roger Waters brought down all the bricks in the wall here in Quebec City.

Auberge Saint-Antoine is Top City Hotel in Canada

Photo: Auberge Saint-Antoine

The Auberge Saint-Antoine is the top city hotel in Canada in 2012, according to Travel and Leisure magazine.

Welsh family, friends head to London to cheer for Valérie

Photo: France Thibault

Valérie Welsh is a synchro girl. A synchronized swimmer, that is. Ever since she was eight years old, Val, as her mother calls her, has loved to swim.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Moonrise Kingdom : a review of Wes Anderson’s latest movie at Cinéma le Clap

For movie lovers who are not yet familiar with the work of movie director Wes Anderson, the Cinéma le Clap is presently showing the original English version of what might well serve as the best introduction to the director's atypical take on story-telling and comedy.

Quebec Opera Festival premieres Lepage’s Tempest

Photo: Marie White

The Quebec Opera Festival will again make the city vibrate to the sound of opera music. The second season opens July 25 with Les Violons du Roy's Mozart at the Opera and closes August 5 at the Agora with Quebec tenor Marc Hervieux. In between, there will be many fine opera moments such as free public performances in parks around the city by the Brigade Lyrique.

Loto-Québec Fireworks return with new team and new formula

Photo: Louise Leblanc, Loto-Québec Fireworks

It was announced last week that Loto-Québec Fireworks would be back this summer, just a few days after Mayor Régis Labeaume had stated that the city would not be financing the event, and had criticized the organizers for what he judged was their lack of creative spirit. Perhaps this struck a nerve.

Quebec City athletes at London Olympics 2012

Let the games begin! The London Summer Olympics open this Friday, July 27 and Canada's athletes are geared to go.

Canadians will be competing in 23 sports, the seventh largest team at the games, but will have 55 fewer athletes than in 2008. Nonetheless, the goal is to place in the top 12 in total medals.

100 years ago....the 1912 Summer Olympics

The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 27 July 1912.

Twenty-eight nations and 2,408 competitors, including 48 women, competed in 102 events in 14 sports.

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