May 20 2015 Edition

Little people make BIG noise!!

Photo: Danielle Burns

A cacophony of drums and various instruments, strollers and noisy people clowned along 3e Avenue in Old Limoilou a little after 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. The majority of the paraders were well under the age of majority. However, they let their parents come along to push the strollers, encouraging them to be silly and make as much racket as possible.

A chic picnic at the Musée des Beaux Arts

Put on your best "casually chic" outfit - hats for the ladies and ascot ties for the gentlemen are de rigeur. This elegant picnic to be held on the grounds of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is a fundraiser for the museum. On your arrival you'll be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres.

Pierre Karl Péladeau new head of the Parti Québécois

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Photo: Parti Québécois website

Well, no surprises here. On the first ballot, Pierre Karl Péladeau was elected head of the Parti Québécois last Friday evening with almost 58 percent of the votes. Alexandre Cloutier was second with 29 percent and Martine Ouellet finished third with just over 13 percent. Voting by some 71,000 PQ members took place online or by telephone over two days, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15. 

A dust-up at St. Matthew’s Church

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

'Tis the season, and members of the Quebec City Guild of Change Ringers did some spring cleaning in the bell tower at the former St. Matthew's Church, now the Bibliothéque du Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste, on Rue Saint-Jean. It happened last Saturday afternoon and their good intentions created quite a stir.


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Paul Lamonde, age 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 16, 2015, in London, Ontario. He was the son of the late Elzear Lamonde and Ann Shea of Sillery, Quebec. He was predeceased by his brother Fred, his sister Pauline and his common-law wife Rita Demers.  

LGBT community come together to thank allies

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Jean-François Perrier joined hundreds of people at Place d'Youville on Sunday afternoon, wearing their brightest clothes to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. But Perrier isn't gay, bisexual or transgender. 

Urbainculteurs want to paint the town green

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Spring has sprung, and Quebec City's urban gardeners are wasting no time. The urban gardening collective Les Urbainculteurs have been teaching Quebecers how to garden in the city since 2009.

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