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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 10 to 30 & July 19 to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. – The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand presents its 26th summer season of free concerts on the Plains of Abraham, with a program featuring a variety of musical styles and renowned artists during 22 stellar musical evenings.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

Barbecue season is in full swing

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Burning charcoal is one of those iconic summer aromas. It’s in the air, that distinctive smell as the charcoal heats up, the caramelized drop of sauce that fell from the grill last time. Your mouth waters as your brain goes into overdrive wondering if you have enough gas in the tank to cook the meal. 

Quebec High School hands out annual sports awards

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Photo: QHS Facebook page
The Quebec High School athletic department handed out annual awards on June 5 to the student-athletes who distinguished themselves with the Blazers sports teams. QHS has teams in basketball, rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee. 

A member of both the basketball and soccer teams, Noah Sweeney was named male athlete of the year.

Quebec City braces for G7 demonstrations

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Photo: Peter Black
G7 leaders may be meeting in the scenic Charlevoix 150 kilometres away, but people and businesses in Quebec City are bracing for the impact of at least three separate demonstrations on June 7, 8 and 9. 

Quebec approves two new English schools for CQSB

Merged high school and new elementary school serving South Shore

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Photo: Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke says “there hasn’t been anything like this in the English community in the last almost 70 years.” What this is is the announcement of not one, but two brand-new English schools in the Quebec City area.

Canada targets pickles and bourbon in Trump’s trade war

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The first casualty of war, the saying goes, is truth. So what is the first casualty of a trade war? Well, that’s trickier.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
A One-Horse Discussion 
An amusing conversation took place on the communication of Mr. Baillarge, recommending the appropriation of $120 for the purchase of a horse for the Fire Department.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie

Photo: Google Maps
Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie was named in honour of the former Dominion Arsenal that was located in the Saint-Malo industrial park in the 1940s. 

The MCQ highlights 175 years of police service in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has had an impressive police force ever since it was founded in 1843. To celebrate the Service de police de la Ville de Québec’s (SPVQ)’s 175th anniversary, the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the City of Quebec present Badge of Honour.

Hundreds join the Walk for Arthritis in Quebec City

Photo: Mark Lindenberg

This year’s Walk for Arthritis took place on Saturday, June 2, in Quebec City. One-kilometre, five-kilometre and 10-kilometre walks and runs all began at the start/finish line, at the Université Laval’s Grand Axe green-space.

The Jeffy Jan II now open to visitors at Brown Basin

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Jeffy Jan II, the small yacht that became famous during the Second World War for having transported VIPs, including future British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and Lord Louis Mountbatten, around the Port of Quebec during the Quebec Conferences of August 1943 and 1944, is now on display and open to visitors in the Brown Basin park for the summer.

Meet the Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School Class of 2018

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Photo: Chamberland family

The graduation ceremony at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School, located near CFB Valcartier, is always very special. Many of the students’ parents are members of the military and as a result, families have moved from one part of the country to another. It is not easy for any student to be uprooted during their high school years.

VEQ holds its 37th Annual General Meeting

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Photo: Jessica Price

The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held its 37th annual general meeting in the Coin Soleil Room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 31.

Bill Donnelly welcomed all members and guests on behalf of the board of VEQ.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec will feature music, dance and fireworks

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The second biggest summer event starts in less than two months. For six evenings from Aug. 2 to 23, over 700,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the 24th annual Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) fireworks displays. Residents and visitors will have their eyes on dancers on the quays of the Port of Quebec and fireworks shooting from Groupe Océans barges anchored in the middle of the St.

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. – Caregivers’ Café: Free Art Therapy Session that will help you explore your feelings while enjoying the life-affirming pleasures of creating art. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre (418-684-5333, ext. 1539).

Crowds flock to the Grand Marché aux Puces in the Montcalm district

Photo: Peter Black

Concerts to begin soon at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand proudly presents the first concert of its 26th summer season on the Plains of Abraham on June 10. A standout program of 22 shows will be presented from Thursdays to Sundays. It’s a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of nature where you will discover and enjoy well-known artists and tomorrow’s headliners.

Encore! for the Encore Chorale

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Encore Chorale, a group of 130 mature singers (everyone is at least 55) from the United States, directed by Jeanne Kelly, gave a most impressive performance at Chalmers-Wesley United Church on June 2.

DDO loops into coding

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Photo: Valerie Lebel

From March to June 2018, students at Dollard-des-Ormeaux school (DDO) in Shannon have been involved in a coding (computer programming) project.

How did the Joan of Arc statue get to the Plains of Abraham?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City Women’s Club member Barbara Bignell happened to mention during a recent conversation that her father Jim O’Halloran was instrumental in seeing that the large bronze statue of Joan of Arc was installed where it is today, in the beautiful garden on the Plains of Abraham.

Congratulations to Champlain-St. Lawrence’s Class of 2018

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Wearing black robes and mortarboards, graduates of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) paraded into the Grand Hall of Le Montmartre on May 27. Their proud parents, teachers, staff, supporters and guest speakers congratulated them on their success. Merit certificates and awards were distributed to graduates as they walked across the stage. 

How to access the QCT online

Did you know that if you are currently a subscriber to the print edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, you also have online access to all articles and the digital version of the weekly edition on our website at 

NDP rules elsewhere, but what’s left in Quebec?

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Our neighbours to the west will be voting on June 7, and, oh wow, what an interesting night that will be. If you’ve been following the polls in Ontario, you’ll know that what had been Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s race to lose, he is now on the verge of losing – to Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party.

Apply now for Health & Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries

Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.

The story behind Rue and Parc Scott

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Photo: Google Maps

This short street and small park in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood of Quebec City are named in honour of William Fisher Scott (1785-1833), who was a notary public. He once owned a large piece of land in this area of the city.

Memorials and Things of Fame

May 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
Following a debate on the expediency of forming a society for promoting medical knowledge in this province at a meeting of physicians and surgeons of this city, it was resolved: That the physicians and surgeons present should form a medical society and that they should invite their brethren of the faculty r

QCWC celebrates its 80th year, hands over Book Fair

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec City Women’s Club met over lunch at La Fenouillière restaurant on May 26 for their 80th annual general meeting. Some 22 members attended. The mission of the organization is to facilitate co-operation between women and to stimulate and improve women’s education.

QCGN seeking exceptional candidates for access committee

Members of the English-speaking community across the province are being invited to come forward to work for our community’s interests and help solidify our future.

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