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P!NK and FEQ soar to new musical heights

Photo: Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

As P!nk sang and soared above the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham on the evening of Saturday, July 8, she literally brought FEQ’s 50th edition of the popular summer music festival to new heights.

Melissa Etheridge brings Memphis home to Quebec City

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Quebec, Hello! Bonjourrr,” purred the the first lady of Rock ’n’ Roll

Melissa Etheridge, exaggerating the last ‘r’ in the soulful, powerful voice for which she is known at the Festival d’Été’s opening night, July 6.

The 56-year-old vocal powerhouse took to the Loto-Québec stage at the Parc de la francophonie about 9:20 p.m., following the acts of Ria Mae and The Zombies.

Kendrick Lamar dazzles at FEQ and promises, “I’ll be back!”

Photo: Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

Renowned hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar highlighted the first weekend of Quebec City's 50th Festival d’Été (FEQ), and to no surprise, he delivered a show to remember.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Fans join P!NK on the FEQ Bell Stage with virtual reality

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The day before P!NK performed, Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) proudly announced the first use of virtual reality live streaming that would take place during her July 8 concert. During the first three songs, spectators and fans virtually joined the international artist on the Bell Stage thanks to Samsung, Bell and Arnoovo.

Story behind Rue des Wapitis

Photo: Bill Cox
The streets in the Orsainville sector of Charlesbourg are named after fur-bearing animals such as lynx, deer, moose, mountain goats and, of course, wapitis or elk, that used to be housed in the former Quebec Zoo. 

Citadel Foundation honours the late Alexander Huard

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Photo: Normand Brassard

The Philanthropist, an upcoming production on the life of Jeffery Hale, includes performances by Alexander Huard, one of the actors filmed for this multimedia project to be staged in August at the new Champlain–St. Lawrence Amphitheatre. Tragically, he took his own life this past spring at the young age of 15.

Back to the future: Trudeau vs Mulroney in 2023?

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We passed by Saint-Léon-de-Westmount church the other day on a stroll through our old Montreal haunts. And I had an epiphany, not a religious one, more like a political flash forward.

Hanging out at the MNBAQ this summer

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Vincent Meyer Madaus and Isabel Sarasa Mené are architects with LOT, an award-winning architectural and design firm with offices in New York and Greece. The two colleagues were in Quebec City last week to oversee the installation of a rather unusual interactive structure in front of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the MNBAQ (Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec).

Calling all choristers to the Cathedral

Please note:
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity will be hosting the Fourth Chamber Organ and Choral Festival from August 15 - 17, with a concert including a string quartet from the Orchestre symphonique de Québec on Thursday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Arts Alive! Québec celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday

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Photo: Mary McCown
The third annual Arts Alive! Québec festival helped Canada celebrate its 150th birthday at the Morrin Centre. On Sunday, July 2, free workshops were offered all day.

The first Oh Canada! Book Quest! event of the summer kicked off the party at 10 a.m. Young book lovers met Sunday morning and made Canada Day crafts. 

Quebec City celebrates its 409th anniversary

Photo: Mary McCown
It was a busy and wonderful weekend in Quebec City where Canada 150 celebrations seemed to be taking place on every corner but another important anniversary was celebrated just a couple of days later.

Valcartier receives a birthday gift from Mont Saint-Sacrement School

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

The Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier recently received a colourful birthday gift from the students at École secondaire Mont Saint-Sacrement (MSS).

Last year, the school, which traces its origins to the former Valcartier Ski Lodge, celebrated its 60th anniversary at the same time the municipality was marking the 200th year since the settlement began.

Benches installed at the Passerelle des Trois Soeurs

Photo: provided by the Ville de Québec

The Ville de Québec recently inaugurated a set of benches installed at both ends of the Passerelle des Trois Sœurs, a pedestrian-bicycle bridge which was opened in the spring of 2016 to connect Rue Bourdages, on the north shore of the St. Charles River, with Park Victoria on the south shore.

Discover Valcartier and book boxes this summer

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Photo: Debbie Chakour

There are two good reasons to visit Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier this summer. First, with a tablet or smartphone you can take the 10-stop tour of the village and see a bit of its 200-year history hidden in the beautiful scenery.

Bach and MacPherson Le Moine concert in Mount Hermon Cemetery

Photo: Wikimedia Common Domaine

Mount Hermon Cemetery is happy to announce that the Bach & MacPherson Le Moine concert event will take place on August 5 in its enchanted and inspiring surroundings.

There are many Strongmen in Quebec

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Men from our province are often featured in Strongman contests. Their physical strength was, and still is, a source of pride. The Musée québécois de culture populaire in Trois-Rivières even had an exhibition last year explaining the keen interest we have with this sport, entitled “Flesh and Muscle, The strongmen phenomenon in Quebec.”

Consort Laurentia present Vivaldi & Company at the Cathedral

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s Midi en Musique summer concert series opened on July 6 with an exquisite concert by the Consort Laurentia, a highly talented trio of musicians consisting of Peggy Bélanger (soprano), Michel Anger (theorbe) and Rachel Baillargeon (cello).

Amerigo Vespucci visits Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Dubbed by some the “most beautiful ship in the world” the Italian sail training ship Amerigo Vespucci was in port last week, and people flocked around Quai 21 for a visit aboard this magnificent vessel. 

50th Festival d'Été de Québec thrills crowds

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

All photos by Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ 

Jeffery Hale Community Partners Annual Report Now Online

Learn more about activities available to English-speakers


A digital version of Jeffery Hale Community Partners (JH Partners) annual report for 2016 - 2017 is now available for download or online viewing at

Canada 150 celebrations in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Fog, mist and rain couldn’t keep residents and visitors to Quebec City away from all the activities planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. We Canadians are tough, eh! 

“The little festival that could” turns 50!

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Photo: Peter Black

The Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) is celebrating 50 years of bringing the best musical talent in the world to the Old City – with the notable absence to date of Bruce Springsteen – hint, hint.

The making of The Philanthropist: Part 2

Ticket sales are in full swing!


Ticket sales for the multimedia theatre production The Philanthropist are in full swing. In Part 1, readers learned about the origins of this project. The QCT continued its interview with Mike Boden who revealed more about how the production is unfolding.

James Allan named 2017 Scotsman of the Year

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Photo: provided by St. Andrews Society of Montreal

James Allan of Kinnear’s Mills was named the 2017 Scotsman of the Year by the Quebec Thistle Committee of the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal during the Auld Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the Officer’s Mess of the Black Watch Armoury in Montreal on April 29.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
An evening contemporary says that on Sunday afternoon, a respectable, though some may say indiscreet married woman, in search of her husband, proceeded to a house of ill-fame, corner of Nouvelle and St.

Celebrating the birth of Canada at Wendake’s Pow Wow

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Photo: Juanita Craig
It was a weekend full of celebrations in Wendake with the 52nd edition of the Huron-Wendat Nation’s International Pow Wow and the inauguration of the new permanent roof over the outdoor amphitheatre.

Story behind Avenue du Zoo​

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue du Zoo runs along the east side of the land that was once occupied by the Quebec Zoo which closed in 2006 after 75 years existence.

78th Fraser Highlanders open Musical Wednesdays

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Photo: Mary McCown

Musical Wednesdays, a series of 10 noon-hour summer concerts at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec, opened on June 28 with a program of bagpipe and drum music presented by two members of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

Jackie Branion-Pelletier retires after 45 years at the Château

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Here she comes!” whispered members of the staff lined up just inside the main entrance of the Château Frontenac last week.
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