October 25 2017 Edition

Quebec City now has dome of dreams for baseball buffs

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Photo: Peter Black
To paraphrase Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, “Build it and they will come.”

“It,” in this case is an inflated dome, which, from an aerial view of the vintage municipal stadium near Parc Victoria, looks like a gigantic marshmallow plopped down on the ballfield. 

Zombies are on the loose at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City is under attack! Zombies have risen from the graves! Everyone head to the Morrin Centre for safety! The thick walls of the prison will protect residents and visitors, and hopefully keep the zombies out.

Downie tune revived hometown hockey hero’s legend

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Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

The consensus of testimonials to Gord Downie, this uniquely Canadian cultural icon, is that his songs touched people in a very personal, very Canadian way. One Tragically Hip song in particular made that connection for me.

Quebec, USA girls’ teams to battle in Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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Photo: Peter Black

Girls’ hockey teams from Quebec and the United States will face off in a historic game in the 2018 edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.

St. Lawrence golfer Sarah-Ève Rhéaume wins CCAA national title

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Photo: courtesy of CCAA

Congratulations to St. Lawrence College student Sarah-Ève Rhéaume who won the women’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf title on October 20 in Oshawa, Ontario.

After four rounds of play, Rhéaume was tied +23 with University of the Fraser Valley’s Madison Kapchinsky. The golfers played an extra hole to determine the national champion.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 22, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

Rue Thomas Pope

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street is named in honour of Thomas Pope, the 10th mayor of Quebec City, who was born to Scottish immigrants in Prescott, Upper Canada (Ontario), on October 16, 1825. He was sent to Scotland at an early age to be educated, and after his return, he became a lawyer after articling under Jean-François-Joseph Duval, who later became Chief Justice of Quebec. 

Meet Lorie Pierce, the QCT’s newest journalist

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The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is delighted to welcome Lorie Pierce aboard its team of freelance journalists. She will be researching and compiling the “Memorials and Things of Fame” column, but I am sure she will also have other interesting topics to write about.

Lorie moved to Quebec City two years ago after having lived in Calgary, Vancouver and her hometown of Toronto.

Two more nights to see Rigoletto at the Opera

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Opéra de Québec invited members of the media and hundreds of high school students to attend the dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Rigoletto on October 19, before the October 21 opening night. It is always refreshing to see and hear the reaction of these young people, many of whom had never been to an opera before. They applauded everything, even the orchestra tuning up! 

Pumpkins, books and book lovers at the Morrin Center

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Photo: Mary McCown

Crunchy, colourful leaves danced along the sidewalk in front of the Morrin Centre on a fresh, fall morning. Inside the library, children settled in for storytime. This week’s pick-a-book theme was all about pumpkins. Volunteers read a Halloween book to the eager little readers, adding sound effects and gestures to bring the story to life and capture the young audience.

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