Community Calendar

Sept. 8 to 16 – Coupe Banque Nationale tennis championship at the PEPS at Université Laval. International tournament sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association. Daily matches Sept. 10 to 14. Semifinals and finals on Sept. 15 and 16. For details, visit coupebanquenationale.ca.

Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Moms’ Nite-Out Pizza Party/Planning Session at the multipurpose room on the main floor of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy). Bring your appetite, agenda, smile and ideas! Registration is necessary so we can ensure plenty of pizza. Contact Jan Anderson, community organizer, at 418-684-5333 ext. 1539 or [email protected] to confirm your presence. For more information, visit wejh.ca/need-moms-nite.

Sept. 13 to 22 – Quebec City Film Festival/Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec. There are many films in English with French subtitles or in French or other languages with English subtitles. Films shown outdoors (Place d’Youville), in the Palais Montcalm and several other locations. Many interesting ticket packages. For details, visit fcvq.ca/en.

Sept. 14 and 15 – St-Roch XP on Rue St-Joseph. Music, cooking and the arts will be featured. Visit strochxp.com for details.

Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – VEQ Fall Fest! at St. Vincent Elementary School (995 Avenue Wolfe). Get to know Quebec City’s English-speaking community at Fall Fest! Visit local community groups and businesses, catch up with old friends and enjoy activities for the whole family at this annual event. Fall Fest features live music and dance performances, inflatable games, face painting and more! The QCT team will also be on site. For more information, contact Voice of English-speaking Québec at 418-683-2366 ext. 221 or [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. – La Nuit des Galeries in the Petit-Champlain area of Lower Town. Some 35 art galleries and boutiques will be open to visitors, and you can purchase a special illuminated wine glass which will entitle you to a glass of wine and tastings at local bars. For more details, visit nuitdesgaleries.com. Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Irish Heritage Quebec meeting in McMahon Hall, St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Ave. De Salaberry. IHQ president Joe Lonergan will give a presentation entitled “In Search of St. Patrick’s School.” Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St. Patrick will be validated. Members and friends are invited to attend. For further information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. – Caregivers’ Café: Learn more about the pillars of a healthy brain in Room 1135 of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1200 Chemin Sainte-Foy. This event is free and so is parking in the Jeffery Hale hospital parking lot. Registration is necessary. Please contact Jan Anderson, community organizer, to reserve your seat, either by phone at 418-684-5333 ext. 1539 or by email at [email protected].

Sept. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. – Orchestre Symphonique de Québec opening concert of the 2018-2019 season with pianist Lise de la Salle, who will play Rachmaninov’s “unplayable” Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the menu are Borodin’s Danses polovtsiennes and Stravinsky’s symphonic poem Le Chant du rossignol, at the Grand Théâtre, 269 Boul. René-Lévesque. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit osq.org.

Friday, Sept. 21 – Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation fundraising golf tournament at the Cap-Rouge Golf Club, 4600 St-Félix, Quebec City. Play a round of golf during the afternoon, and even if you’re not a golfer, attend the benefit dinner at 6 p.m., make a donation or buy a raffle ticket online at jhsbfriends.ca. For more information, contact event co-ordinator Michèle Provencher at 418-684-5333, ext.1624.

Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. – Chalmers-Wesley United Church choir resumes practices in preparation for weekly Sunday anthem and hymns. All are welcome! Enter via the side door off the parking lot, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec. Visit chalmerswesleyunited.ca.   Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Vieux-Québec Feis (Irish dance competitions) at Séminaire Saint-François, 4900, rue Saint-Félix, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. There are also music and singing competitions. Open to the public, free admission. For details visit vieuxquebecfeis.com and see article on page 2.  

Wondering where to find English-language movies (known as version originale anglaise or v.o.a.-s.t.f. = English with French subtitles) in Quebec City? Visit the Facebook page Films VOA movies in Québec, Cinéma Le Clap (clap.qc.ca) or Cinéma Cartier (cinemacartier.com).