September 13 2017 Edition

Wozniak, Safarova and Dodin, but no Bouchard at the CBN

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has quite a lineup for the 25th Coupe Banque Nationale (CBN) women’s tennis tournament. Some 25 international and Canadian players are on the courts of Université Laval’s PEPS from September 9 to 17.

Great experience for women’s rugby hopefuls from St. Pat’s

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Photo: Luc Lang

They may have finished in sixth, and last, position, but the women’s U18 squad from Team Quebec came out of the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) this summer in Calgary with a bag full of experience.

Team Quebec was, by far, the lightest team on the field. “In all my years of coaching, this was my lightest team ever,” said head coach Stephen Kaplan.

Sagan defends his title at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cyclists had perfect weather conditions for the 8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (GPCQ) on September 8. The international competition attracted 160 elite male riders from 30 countries making up the 18 world teams, including the wild-cards – the Canadian Team and Israel Cycling Academy. In just over five hours, they completed 201.6 km, around Old Quebec City and the Plains of Abraham.

A visit to the former Porteous estate in Sainte-Pétronille

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The village of Sainte-Petronille continued its 150th anniversary celebrations on September 2 by inviting residents to a unique visit of the Foyer de Charité Notre-Dame d’Orléans, once known as Les Groisardières.

Corporate investors new owners of hockey skate icons

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Comes a time every hockey player dreads. It’s not missing that easy putt in the goal crease, tripping over the blueline on a breakaway, or even taking a hard shot of frozen rubber to the tender vitals. No, the real moment of dread is the realization you need a new pair of skates.

Welcome to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Céad míle fáilte – One hundred thousand welcomes to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis. Organized by local Irish dancing schools, and thanks to many volunteers, local dancers along with hundreds more from all over Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and the Northern United States, will descend upon Séminaire Saint-François on Saturday, September 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ripping up the courts

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Photo: Peter Black

The tennis season came to an abrupt and early end for users of the four courts in Parc des Saints-Martyrs at Rue Père-Marquette and Avenue Calixa-Lavallée in the Montcalm district. The courts are the only free, city-owned tennis facilities in the neighbourhood. Two weeks ago, power shovels were excavating the courts which had been covered with a synthetic turf.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Recorder’s Court: Two old wood-sawyers were brought before the Court for sawing fire wood in St. John street instead of in the yard or cellar of the house.

The revamped YWCA on Avenue Holland is open

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On September 7, the doors to the sports and leisure pavilion of the YWCA on Avenue Holland reopened after 15 months of renovations. The restored indoor pool has an added baby pool and shallow basins. There are new gyms and classrooms. Everything is in place to welcome people. 

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Wolfe

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue Wolfe is named in honour of Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who was born in Westerham, England. He was the commander of the British expedition that captured Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on September 13, 1759 – 258 years ago today! 
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