October 3 2018 Edition

André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra waltzes into the Videotron Centre for spectacular performance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra didn’t quite waltz into the Videotron Centre on Sept. 26 – they “marched” in to the tune of “Seventy-six Trombones,” surprising members of the audience as they progressed down the aisles from the back of the large arena, that was almost as packed as it was for the Paul McCartney concert the previous week!

Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec hosts seventh annual salon

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
For anyone over the age of 50, Expo-Cité was the place to be from Sept. 28 to 30, for the seventh annual Salon FADOQ presented by the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec. The Réseau FADOQ, formerly called the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec, is the largest seniors’ organization in Canada, with 516,000 members in 16 regional groups. 

VEQ presentations provide a wealth of information to newcomers

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Over 30 newcomers to Quebec City gathered in the Coin Soleil of Jeffery Hale Hospital on Sept. 27 for the Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Quebec Health 101 Guide and Winter in Quebec City presentations.

HMCS Montcalm welcomes new commanding officer

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On Sept. 22, HMCS Montcalm held a change of command ceremony. On this occasion, Commander Patricia Girard took over the reins from Lieutenant-Commander Guy Boulet. Captain(N) Étienne Landry presided at the event and acted as reviewing officer during the parade.

Marché public de Sainte-Foy to get permanent structure

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Photo: Artist’s rendition courtesy of Ville de Québec

The Ville de Québec announced on Sept. 28 that the Marché public de Sainte-Foy will be redeveloped over the next two years. Despite the work planned in the area, the market will continue to operate on the current site during the construction.

Iona Whishaw launching new Lane Winslow mystery

Please join mystery author Iona Whishaw as she launches her newest Lane Winslow mystery, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, at La Maison Anglaise (Place de la Cité, 2600 Boul. Laurier), on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. – What You Need to Know About Advance Medical Directives. The Wellness Centre, Lifelong Learning and Éducaloi will host a community information session at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre, 3005 Rue William-Stuart. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or call 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

St. Patrick’s High grad Edward Godin finally sees CFL action

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Photo: courtesy of the BC Lions website

The first St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football program graduate in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Edward Godin, is finally seeing some action with the BC Lions. Godin dressed for his first game on Sept. 14, against the Alouettes in Montreal.

Laval football, women’s rugby teams feast on Concordia Stingers

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Photo: Kyran Thicke-Université Laval

The Université Laval football and women’s rugby teams had a double date with the Concordia University Stingers over the past weekend in Montreal. Instead of having a crush on them, the Rouge et Or handed the Stingers two crushing defeats.

Lady Lions rugby sevens team have a perfect Sunday

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions rugby sevens team was back on the pitch Sept. 30, on the Charlesbourg campus of Cégep Limoilou. It was a fantastic weekend for the Double Blue.

The Lady Lions got three wins in the three games they played during the second day of Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference action.

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