September 12 2012 Edition

News Digest for September 12, 2012

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VEQ Fall Fest brings family and friends together

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Photo: Allison Van Rassel

The third edition of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec Fall Fest took place this Saturday at Quebec High School where family and friends gathered to celebrate the vitality of the community. Businesses and groups such as the Quebec City Women’s Club, Champlain St.

Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

Photo: Danielle Burns

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.

Competing nationalisms in Quebec: the aftermath of the elections


Following the Parti Québécois’ narrow victory and the regretful shooting at the Metropolis, reactions were quick to appear in every newspaper and social media site in the country. Having shot one man dead and injured another, Richard Bain was heard yelling “Les Anglais se réveillent,” and it was to be expected that the story would take on a decidedly nationalist spin.

Festival offers a toast to Quebec – Bordeaux relationship

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Since 1962, Quebec City and Bordeaux, France, have enjoyed a strong and profitable partnership. Earlier this year, economic development agencies and chambers of commerce representing the two cities signed agreements committing the two communities to a more deliberate relationship.

A Feather on the Breath of God

Photo: Marie White

For the opening concert of the Quebec International of Sacred Music, English soprano Dame Emma Kirkby joined the choristers of La Schola Cantorum and the Theatre of Early Music, led by the Festival’s artistic director, Daniel Taylor, in works by the medieval German composer Hildegard von Bingen, and by Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, and GP da Palestrina.

Plan ahead for the 2nd annual QuebeCrime Festival

Are you waiting anxiously to know the lineup for the QuebeCrime Festival which is happening later in October? La Maison Anglaise is proud to welcome more than 20 authors from around the world. There will be readings, panel discussions and book signings with Crime and Mystery authors from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and the United States.

A thousand years’ worth of monarchical gore and gossip

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

As part of National Cleanup week from Sept 15 to the 23, 2012, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph invites readers and community members to join us at Parc Victoria for a shoreline cleanup along the St. Charles River. We will be meeting at the pont de la rue de la Pointe aux Lièvres at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 23 (near the dog park) to pick up litter and enjoy the fresh air. Everyone is welcome!

VEQ Fall Fest

Doug Williams, QHS ceramics teacher, demonstrated his white-clay pottery skills.
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