June 26 2019 Edition

Quebec High School class of 2019 Graduation Awards and list of all graduates


To see the article by Cassandra Kerwin about the graduation ceremony AND the list of award-winners and graduates, click on this link ... Congratulations to the Quebec High School class of 2019.



Grande Fête Nationale highlights Quebec culture and family

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Two boys have fun waving the Fleurdelisé at the Grande Fête Nationale concert on the Plains of Abraham. 



Passages Insolites now extends from Lower Town to Saint-Roch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A giant incongruous brick ball in an alley, the head of a sad clown caught between two buildings, Louis XIV trapped in an everlasting winter, Alain Côté scoring another controversial goal for the Nordiques, telescopes through which you can read and hear a text across the river in Lévis….

Canada in no rush to get rid of Royals

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Photo: Joel Rouse (Ministry of Defence) and nagualdesign

A central theme in the history of the modern world, if we may be permitted to crunch a millennium into a few words, has been the struggle of ordinary folks to control and, if necessary, turn into celebrities, those who pretend to royalty.

Holy Trinity launches its Midi en Musique concert series

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Starting on July 4, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, at 31 Rue Des Jardins in the Old City, will be hosting a series of eight concerts on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. Each concert will last about 45 minutes. Admission is free but a voluntary contribution of $10 is suggested.

The story behind Rue Cyrille-Duquet


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Cyrille Duquet (1841-1922), who was born in Quebec City. He was a clockmaker, jeweller, goldsmith and a passionate collector of jewelry. He was also an inventor.


June 25, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

Congratulations to St. Patrick’s High School class of 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Proud parents and friends gathered at the Palais Montcalm on June 20 to see the young people graduate. Due to rain, graduates wearing white and green gowns and mortarboards gathered inside onstage for their official class photo, instead of on the steps outside the theatre. After five years of secondary school, the St. Patrick’s High School class of 2019 was graduating.

Fun and games expected at 23rd Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Summer’s here, and Quebec City is preparing for its many festivals. The Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF) is a favourite for families, historians and re-enactment enthusiasts, who are putting the final touches on their homemade, period-inspired costumes.

After much speculation, Quebecers like the Grand Marché

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 20, a few days after the inaugural weekend of the Grand Marché de Québec, Mayor Régis Labeaume, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbeault, André Lamontagne, minister of agriculture, fisheries and food, and Arthur Cauchon, president of the Coopérative des Horticulteurs, opened the new marketplace officially.

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