June 15 2016 Edition

News Digest June 15 2016




Issue June 15, 2016


Ste-Foy Elementary wins Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie

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Photo: Ste-Foy Elementary School

Hop, skip, jump, run, bike. These are just some of the activities that helped Ste-Foy Elementary School capture the win at this year’s Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie. Ste-Foy was one of 20 schools in the province to win, and the only school from the Quebec City area to take the coveted prize.  

Passages Insolites to brighten Lower Town and Old Port

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

EXMURO arts publics and the City of Québec have announced that 12 oversized and unconventional works of art known collectively as Les Passages Insolites will brighten up the Lower Town and the Old Port for a third consecutive summer. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue McCartney

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue McCartney in the Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City was named in honour of the McCartney family, who farmed in this area for several decades. Norman McCartney, born in 1900, served on the board of directors of the Sainte-Foy Protestant School Commission for many years. 

Valcartier’s Shaved Head Challenge raises over $8,000 for Leucan

Photo: Rachel Collet

All the colours of the rainbow: ABAM a success

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Colours brought the school ground at Ste-Foy Elementary to life on Saturday as students, parents and guests participated in the school’s first annual ABAM Rainbow Run.  

Mike Ward lights up the ComédiHa! with dark humour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 8 and 16, the Quebec City Festival ComédiHa! welcomed home town comic Mike Ward who is presenting shows in English at the Théâtre du Petit-Champlain. His reputation for dark comedy had many fans anxious to see him, judging from the line-ups outside the theatre before his first performance.  

An amazing musical journey Into the Woods

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Canadian and Irish connections in the early 19th century

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Professor Maurice Bric of University College Dublin recently gave a talk to members of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) entitled Ireland and Quebec: Connections and Challenges During the Early 19th Century. Some fifty people attended the meeting on June 6, the last of IHQ’s 2015-2016 season.

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