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Summer 2017 Concert series at the Edwin Belanger Bandstand



Dollard-des-Ormeaux School Class of 2017

The graduating Class of 2017 of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School in Shannon poses for a photo, along with principal Stépen Lagacé (far left), Janice Rock (second from left), Marie-France Auger (second from right) and vice-principal Lucie Gingras (far right). 
Nineteen young men and women, robed in red and bla

Quebec High School Class of 2017

(Photo by Maarten Buyck)
Quebec High School’s Class of 2017 were presented with their graduation certificates at an award ceremony held in Webster Auditorium on June 2. This class will be remembered as a very engaged group of students.

Climate change to blame for miserable weather?

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Usually when people talk about the weather it’s because they’ve got nothing better to say. This so-called spring it’s different. These days whenever you meet someone, before you can even say, “How’s it going, eh?” there’s a dark oath uttered about – how do we put it? – this incredibly excremental weather, followed by, “What have we done to deserve this?”

Memorials and Things of Fame

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Morning Chronicle
The removal of prisoners to the New Gaol* has been completed.

The story behind Rue Treggett

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue Treggett is named after four generations of the Treggett family who, from 1865 to 2014, oversaw the administration of Mount Hermon Cemetery. 

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of Saint Brigid’s Home, I would first like to thank you for the marvelous article “St. Brigid’s Guild shows appreciation for its many volunteers” written by Cassandra Kerwin about our volunteer recognition event that took place last May 18 (appeared in the May 24 edition).

QCT takes six prizes at the QCNA Better Newspaper Awards

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Photo: Martine René

Every year in early June, the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) holds a Better Newspaper Awards banquet and gala. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT) has been a member since the QCNA was founded in 1980, and last week the 37th annual awards ceremony was held at the Mount-Gabriel Resort and Spa in the town of Sainte-Adèle, in the Laurentians north-west of Montreal.

Sleepwalking around Parliament Hill

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Photo: Mary McCown

It’s important to stop and think about the wonderful things Quebec City offers. As residents of this beautiful city, it’s easy to imagine most cities providing similar activities. While Stephen and Debbie (who preferred not to give their last names) from Baltimore, love their hometown, they certainly recognize how lucky we are as Quebecers.

Cyclink around North America!!!

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Chris Fieldsend and Ties Benguedda from Plymouth, England, are not riding around North America to raise money for a special cause; they are just doing it for fun and adventure. And they’ve certainly had lots of that over the past 11 months.

Hello . . . Dali’s back in town!

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove
Allez-oop! A crane operator gingerly assembled a humongous brass elephant on spindly, bone-like legs in front of the Château Frontenac on May 29, part of the Galerie d’Art du Château Frontenac’s summer exhibit. Known as the Space Elephant, the work also has an elongated pyramid sitting on its back.  

Rendez-vous British car show at Domaine Maizerets

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Photo: Bill Cox
Forty-two vintage British automobiles registered for this year’s vintage car show held on Saturday, June 3 at the Domaine Maizerets. The colourful shiny cars parked below trees in full foliage and cherry trees in full bloom, rendered a spectacular view to the crowd who came to admire the British beauties. 

The ÉCOSPHÈRE Fair, sustainable living at at Espace 400e

Photo: Mary McCown

With more than 30 presentations, some 100 exhibition tables, a tiny house and of course cocktails, the ÉCOSPHÈRE Fair at Espace 400e, June 3 and 4, attracted thousands of visitors looking for ideas to lower their carbon footprint.

Travels with Cassandra Kerwin to the Atlantic provinces

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Dear QCT readers,

Wear purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On Thursday, June 15, please wear purple to indicate that you care about ending elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Purple is a symbol of wealth, status and royalty. Wearing a purple ribbon for Elder Abuse Awareness denotes that senior citizens should be treated with the respect they deserve and live in dignity and safety.

Colourful Fun Run at Ste-Foy Elementary School

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Photo: courtesy of Jean Tardif
Last Sunday, a Fun Run was held by Ste-Foy Elementary School to raise funds for their Cycle Three sports program – ABAM (Active Bodies, Active Minds). 
Some 100 students, from kindergarten to Grade 6, participated in the obstacle course race while proud parents looked on.

Capitales play host to the Cuban National Team

Photo: courtesy of

For the second straight year, the Québec Capitales of the CAN-AM baseball League, will play host to the Cuban National team, from June 12 to 15. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. for all games.

CRQ brings five teams into the Ligue Provinciale de Rugby

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Photo: courtesy of

The sport of rugby, already very popular in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, is now getting noticed in Canada thanks in large part to the strong performance in Rugby XV women’s and men’s national teams.

The Université Laval rugby program is one of the best in USports, while more and more CEGEPs like Garneau, Sainte-Foy, and Limoilou, have their own programs.

Canadian citizenship ceremony held on Grosse Île

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Forty people from 12 different countries travelled by boat from Berthier-sur-Mer to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada on May 23 and returned as Canadian citizens. 

St. Patrick’s High School holds first Relay for Life

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Photo: Isabelle Busque

Students and teachers of St. Patrick’s High School participated in their first ever Relay for Life to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society on Friday, May 26. To do so, they walked for seven hours, from 3 to 11 p.m., around the sports field behind their school on Avenue Maisonneuve. This was the first Relay for Life expressly organized by and for young people in Quebec City.

From Taft to Trump: Manoir Richelieu’s rich history

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Photo: Bernard Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons

Assuming he’s still president a year from now, Donald Trump, an active duffer, will be at least the second United States commander-in-chief to play a round or two on the Manoir Richelieu’s world-class links.

Quebecers oversee United States Congress

Photo: Jean Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons
It may surprise many Quebecers to learn that four of their own are among a select group of 100 men and women who oversee the work of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., on a daily basis.   

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Gilbert, the party who created a disturbance in St. John’s Church on Sunday, appeared before His Honor the Recorder.

The story of Avenue Thomas

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Thomas is named in memory of Thomas McInenly, the eldest son of the successful Sillery wood merchant and land-owner Patrick McInenly, who in 1832 had purchased land in the Jesuits Seigneurie just west of Côte de Sillery.

QHS – St. Pat’s rivalry overrated

Letter to the Editor

My daughter Catherine teaches kindergarten at Everest Elementary. I had the pleasure of meeting her class recently and introducing them to the harp and the guitar.

Some of them were children of students I had taught at St. Patrick’s High School. Some I am sure had parents who attended Quebec High School and others were altogether newcomers.

VEQ holds its 36th Annual General Meeting

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Photo: Emma Ahern

Some 65 members of VEQ and guests gathered in the Coin Soleil room of Jeffery Hale Hospital for Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ)’s annual meeting last Thursday evening.

La Friperie Huppée and Spoon Gruau launched

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On May 23, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence business students Frédérique Asselin and Marie-Pier Bédard proudly launched their respective business projects in the presence of family, friends and a curious public.  

St. Vincent students shine in Robotics competition

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Photo: courtesy of Cedric Ferland

St. Vincent School has had a Robotics Club for many years. However, this year we took a different approach and decided to try to engage as many students as possible in this club. The premise behind this was to encourage and promote the importance of teamwork and communication through the building and programming of robots.

U.S. fetes Canada’s 150th with photo exhibit

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Photo: Faten Abdallah

The United States Consulate General is currently exhibiting many remarkable historic photographs in the Parks Canada section of the Old Post Office building* in Quebec City: images of the Klondike Gold Rush, a hatless Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, Marc Garneau floating upside-down in space, Gordie Howe crushing an opponent into the boards, Neil Young at a rock concert.

YWCA Great Plant Sale draws crowds​ . . .​ again​ ​

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the beautiful May 27-28 weekend, the YWCA held its fifth annual Great Plant Sale in the Parc Samuel-Holland.

Those who pass by the YWCA on Avenue Holland have probably noticed that ​the ​building is currently under renovation. However, the nearby park was more than suitable for the sale as it gave volunteers organizers more space to set up tents and tables.

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