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The story behind Rue Arthur-Maheux

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Photo: usherbrooke.ca
This street in Cap-Rouge is named in honour of Arthur Maheux (1884-1967). Born in Sainte-Julie-de-Mégantic, he studied theology at Université Laval and was ordained a priest in 1908. He taught at the Séminaire de Québec, then furthered his studies in humanities and philology in Paris from 1913 to 1918.

Free guided tours of Quebec City offered on Sept. 8

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Follow the guide! The Quebec City Tour Guide Association once again invites residents to a free guided tour of Old Quebec City on Saturday, Sept. 8. This activity is initiated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Office de Tourisme de Québec.

IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.

Maguire Avenue celebrates the end of summer

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People enjoyed cake, explosive flavours, beautiful classic cars, music and workouts on Aug. 25. as Maguire Avenue in Sillery was opened to pedestrians for the traditional end-of-summer street festival. Maguire en Fête was going strong during the final weekend of summer break. 

Your used sports equipment can make a difference!

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Photo: courtesy of Charlesbourg Toyota

For the eighth consecutive year, Charlesbourg Toyota is collecting used sports equipment to help families in need, in conjunction with the “sports access counter” project at Le Pivot, a community centre in Beauport.

At the Salon de Quilles Témis, it’s all about family

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Michel Ruest was working as a bank manager when he decided to start a family business. With his expertise, he looked at many concepts and, in 1993, decided to come back to his hometown of Cabano to open a 10-lane bowling alley. 

Interesting vegan discoveries

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

As I said in my April 25 column, “I’m not vegan, but …” (in the April 25 edition of the QCT), veganism is increasingly present in our daily lives. Since August, a new certified vegan product has turned up on our grocery shelves, and I set out to try it.

Grand Prix Cyclists soon to hit the streets of Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, taking place in Quebec City on Sept. 7, will see the participation of 18 teams from around the world, composed of the greatest riders on the planet.

L’Ensemble de musique sacrée de Québec recruiting choristers

Submitted by Alain Parent

New provincial funding for anglophone organizations

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

The Quebec government has allocated $6.9 million in funding to support organizations offering services to English-speaking communities as part of a new provincial government program. The announcement was made Aug.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring St. Brendan’s Ensemble (traditional and baroque chamber music) with Eline Brock (violin), Lawrence O’Brien (baroque oboe and Irish whistle) and Marie Marceau (baroque flute) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

Quebec women’s rugby teams bring home bronze medals

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a weekend to remember for Rugby Québec women’s programs.

In action at the East National Rugby Championships at Acadia University, in Wolfville, N.S., from Aug. 14-19, both under 16 and under 18 (U16, U18) girls teams came home with bronze medals.

B.C. is Armageddon, but we are OK!

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Photo: Helen Slade
Helen Slade, the sister of QCT journalist Bill Cox, sent the following message about living conditions in wildfire-hit Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug. 24: 

Rouge et Or wins season opener in Sherbrooke

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Photo: Yves Longpré, U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team started its 2018 season with a surprisingly close 14-1 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action on Aug. 23.

Laval hoops win; Capitales now in final stretch

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team completed their exhibition games against NCAA teams with a resounding 92-77 win over the Farmingdale State Rams, a Division III team, on Aug. 25.

CFB Valcartier opens its doors to visitors

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Canadian Forces Base Valcartier welcomed thousands of visitors on Aug. 18. While celebrating the 50th anniversary of the base, members of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group generously welcomed visitors to their headquarters in order to share their expertise and way of life.

Summer school holidays are almost over … finally

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My father was the principal of an elementary school. At this time of year, way back when, he’d bring me along as he prepared the school – red brick, of course – to receive the next crop of students. The smell in the supply room of boxes of brand new textbooks, reams of paper, stacks of binders and the like comes back to me whenever I enter a book or stationery store.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

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Photo: QCT archives

With an election call looming, the Quebec government hastened last week to announce plans for a third link across the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. The plans unveiled, however, lack a sense of urgency; no construction is expected for at least eight years.

The story behind Place d’Armes

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Situated in the heart of Old Quebec, Place d’Armes is surrounded by such historic buildings as the Château Frontenac, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the Old Court House. It is bordered by Rue Saint-Louis, Rue du Fort, Rue Sainte-Anne and Rue du Trésor.

Letter to the Editor

Hearing about the bridge collapse in Genoa is personally chilling. I remember driving across it in 2010. Lack of proper maintenance appears to be the main cause of its failure. And then I think of the Pont de Québec. Chilling.

Bill Russell
Toronto
(former resident of Quebec City)

Artists exhibit à trois on Île d’Orléans

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Île d’Orléans is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but especially so in the summer. There are many charming villages and boutiques where artists and artisans exhibit their works and wares.  

A behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming MNBAQ exhibit

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
The Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will host three new exhibits this fall, one of which is the “350 Years of Artistic Practices in Quebec” exhibit, opening on Nov. 15, to be displayed until 2026, to mark the museum’s 85th anniversary. Anne-Marie Bouchard, the museum’s curator of modern art, began working on the project in December 2014.

JHSB Friends’ Foundation annual golf tournament now in full swing

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Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation invites you to its 28th annual golf tournament, to be held at the prestigious Cap-Rouge Golf Club on Sept. 21.

Festibière 2018 features a festival of flavours

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
In its ninth consecutive year, the Festibière de Québec took over l’Espace 400e and La cour arrière at the Port of Quebec from Aug. 16 to 19. Of course, it wasn’t just about the beer. Food trucks, food stalls and a range of different events, the silent disco and duelling pianos among them, paired nicely with the many Quebec breweries sharing their wares on site.

A jolt of ZZ Top in Quebec City

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet
The ZZ Top concert at the Vidéotron Centre on Aug. 16 was 90 minutes of pure, undiluted, high-octane Texas rock.

Douglas DACRES 1930 - 2018

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Douglas Dacres, 88, son of the late Albert Dacres and the late Béatrice Ward, died at Hôpital Saint-François D’Assise on Aug. 13, 2018. He was the husband of Colette Lacroix. He lived in Quebec City.

Get ready to party on Maguire!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The end of August is fast approaching and for the SDC Maguire that only means one thing: it’s time for Maguire en Fête. On Aug. 25, the Caisse Desjardins de Sillery-Saint-Louis-de-France presents the sixth edition of the annual festival, offering a series of activities for children and adults. The hit Duel des saveurs is back!

Celebrating diversity at MondoKarnaval

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The Lost Fingers and hundreds of other artists from around the world will find their way to the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site from Sept. 1-3 for the fifth annual MondoKarnaval.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Major Alan Stairs (bagpipes) and “lead tip” Don Neilson (drums) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

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