June 28 2017 Edition

Claude A. Simard exhibit in Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
A new exhibit entitled Peindre le bonheur / Painting Happiness, devoted to the works of multi-talented Quebec artist Claude A. Simard, is on display at the Centre d’interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy (the old presbytery building at 2825 Chemin Sainte-Foy) from now until September 3, 2017. 

Jeffery Hale Hospital opens new terrace for residents

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Photo: Juanita Craig
Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid's and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale celebrated the 150th anniversary of the hospital's founding by inaugurating a new terrace for the residents.

National Aboriginal Day celebrated in Loretteville

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Photo: Juanita Craig
"Mamu Menuatetau. Come and celebrate together,” were the words used to encourage people to attend the National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Café Roreke in Loretteville on Wednesday, June 21.

Pohénégamook, a jewel in eastern Quebec

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Photo: Bill Cox
Pohénégamook, with a population of approximately 2,800, is a town on the Canada-United States border in Quebec’s Témiscouata region.

St. John’s Signal Hill and Cabot Tower

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
St. John’s is the bustling capital city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, filled with many historical elements. Among its many buildings, Cabot Tower stands alone at the summit of Signal Hill. This location often played pivotal roles throughout history, whether as a military post or in transatlantic communication.

Wendake: a place where aboriginal roots run deep

Photo: Marie White
As part of the National Aboriginal Day activities in Loretteville, Grand Chief Konrad Siouï and many dignitaries gathered to change the name of Place de la nation to Place Onywahtehretsih meaning “our roots run deep.” The site has now officially been ceded to the Huron-Wendat nation as part of the ongoing Forty Arpents – Land of the Hurons negotiations begun in 2000 regarding reserve l

Olive Jewell’s centennial masterpiece

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Photo: Patricia Conabree

Fifty years ago, in 1967 while perusing her favorite magazine [possibly Maclean’s]; Olive Jewell noticed there was a handcraft contest to create something special for Canada’s Centennial year.

Arts Alive! at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: David Cannon

The Morrin Centre is hosting the Arts Alive! Québec festival on Canada’s birthday weekend, July 2 and 3. Interim executive director Elizabeth Perreault said, “For our third annual participation in Arts Alive! Québec, we want to showcase local talent and offer a fresh new sound in a historic setting.

Cardboard boats and tons of fun on Lake Témiscouata

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Photo: Lise Lafond
You’ve probably heard of a soap-box derby, but have you ever heard of a cardboard-boat derby? Apparently they are all the rage on Lac Témiscouata, in southeastern Quebec! 

Lise Lafond, a frequent contributor to the QCT, who is spending the summer at the lake, shared this report with us.

Student undertakes a big ride for Syrian refugees

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Victor Lal could be doing anything with his summer. The 20-year-old University of Western Ontario student could have easily chosen to spend the next few months sitting on a beach and biking a few kilometres a day for fun. But this summer is different.

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