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Taking charge of your life in the face of chronic pain

The Wellness Centre will be holding a series of four group sessions intended to help you understand what you can do when dealing with chronic pain. Topics covered will include: pain, fatigue, anxiety, fears, expectations, attitude, connections, self-care, support and various tools.  

Fourth Vieux-Québec Feis is another great success

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Photo: Kerry King

They came, they danced and they conquered!

That’s what over 250 of the best Irish dancers from Eastern Canada and the northern United States did last Saturday, September 23, when they invaded the halls of Séminaire St-François.

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament raises $22,000

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fore! Nineteen teams teed off at 12:30 p.m. on September 22 for the 27th annual golf tournament and dinner, a fundraiser that raised a whopping total of $22,000 for the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation.

LHSQ Members Day at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Morrin Centre was a busy place last Sunday as members of The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ) – fondly know to some as the “Lit ‘n’ His” – were welcomed to a series of special events, designed just for them!

In search of a country’s soul on Île d’Orléans

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Photo: Arthur Plumpton

What is it that creates a strong sentiment of attachment to a place for those that live there? During several decades of life on Île d’Orléans I have come to appreciate the advantage of time in the equation of attachment.

The history of the Quebec Bridge spans over a century

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain near the Quai des Cageux was packed on September 23. Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Quebec Bridge was in full swing all day. Children played on bouncy castles, families enjoyed picnics and passersby admired the different Quebec Bridge sculptures.

OBITUARY: Ruth Priscilla “Sally” SEIFERT, 1930-2017

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“Sally” Seifert passed away on September 14, 2017, at the age of 87, at Saint Brigid’s Home, Quebec City. She was the daughter of the late Gustave Edward Seifert and the late Clara Alice Amy. She leaves to mourn her family and friends.

The family would especially like to thank the staff of Saint Brigid’s Home for their loving care.

OBITUARY: Margaret (Sutton) BLANCHET, 1922-2017

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Mrs. Margaret (née Sutton) Blanchet, wife of the late Georges Blanchet, daughter of the late Mable Greene and the late Cornelius Sutton, passed away on September 9, 2017, at the age of 95. She lived at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

Making music together at the Wellness Centre with Mini Menuet

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The first of four drop-in guided workshops designed to engage and develop children’s fine motor skills through the use of maracas, dancing scarves and rhythm sticks, took place on September 25, in the Wellness Centre’s Community Art Room in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.

Quebec City Film Festival comes to an upbeat end

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The second week of the Quebec City Film festival (QCFF) was filled with what Quebecers love: Oscar winning movies, classics, drama, Quebec productions, a cinéconcert and beautiful weather. Crowds enjoyed watching free outdoor movies projected on a giant screen in Place D’Youville in the evenings.

Canada Geese have put on their autumn colours

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Photo: Lise Lafond

I am always happy to see my Canadian Geese in the spring, but every autumn I wonder where they and their family all go to spend the winter months. This year I may receive an answer.

A perfect day for the Global Energy Races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The weather was perfect on Sunday, September 24, for the 500 Quebecers participating in the Global Energy Race presented by Bon Matin bread. 

The first man and woman to cross the finish line of the 10K race won all-expenses-paid trips to the 2018 edition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

"Rigoletto" and "Carmen" highlight the 2017-2018 Quebec City opera season

Photo: courtesy of Opéra de Québec
For its 34th season, the Opéra de Québec will stage two major works in new productions entirely conceived and realized in Quebec City. In October, Rigoletto, Verdi’s first great international success, and next May, the emblematic opera of the French repertoire, Bizet’s Carmen. 

Place Jean-Béliveau and "La Rencontre" inaugurated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Two deer face each other, one standing on the feet of the other who is upside down, looking at his reflection. This is the monumental sculpture La Rencontre, which was revealed to the public for the first time last Saturday during the opening ceremony of Place Jean-Béliveau in front of the Videotron Centre.

VEQ offers a Taste of Quebec cuisine and so much more!

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Photo: Mary McCown

Moving to Quebec City can bring about big changes for many people, especially if they do not speak French. Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) has put together a series of Finding Your Niche for Newcomers (FYNN) events to connect newcomers while learning about the community.

Stakes high in by-election in Quebec’s Louis-Hébert riding

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The Louis-Hébert provincial riding in Quebec City, now in the midst of a by-election to be held on October 2, has been the home turf to an impressive parade of political luminaries since it came into being in 1966. For some of those notables, the constituency has not necessarily been the promised land of political success.

The Endless Battle of Hong Kong

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Author Andy Flanagan recently launched his new book The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan at the Morrin Centre.

With nearly 40 books written about the Battle of Hong Kong, one might wonder why we need another work about the Canadian participation in this episode of the Second World War.

Community Art program for all ages

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Photo: - and the work of art - by Elsa Moreau

I’ll admit it, I was the kid in high school art class who could not paint or draw if my life (or my grades) depended on it. After writing this article, however, I may give it another try.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
Lawlessness is very rampant in the district of Quebec especially in the immediate vicinity of the city. This summer a gang of pirates camped in the Lorette bush have committed many depredations in the surrounding districts.

STREET VIEWS: Rue William-Scott

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street is named in honour of William Scott (1822-?) who was of Irish descent. His first marriage was to Camille Laberge and the second was to Eleonore or Ellen Archer, who was from Ontario. In 1871, he owned land and two houses in Cap-Rouge.

“I Am Invictus” The Invictus Games headed for Toronto

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Photo: courtesy of Invictus Games

Team Canada was in Quebec City to publicize the upcoming Invictus Games being held in Toronto where some 550 military athletes from 17 nations will be competing in 12 sports disciplines.

Film Festival features kings, a saint and an organist

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Place D’Youville is lit up. White chairs face a giant screen. A live orchestra plays film music. A red carpet covers the steps leading to the Palais Montcalm for the seventh annual Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF).

Valcartier women’s choir to sing at Invictus Games

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Photo: Carla A. Moffat
Stars like Bruce Springsteen, Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Coeur de Pirate and Alessia Cara will dominate the music scene at the Invictus Games in Toronto this week, but a local vocal ensemble will get its turn in the spotlight as well.

Finest Quebec cheeses recognized at prestigious competition

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Photo: Natalie Keller

The award ceremony for the 19th edition of the Sélection Caseus was held last week, with Fromagerie du Presbytère the overall winner in several categories. The glitzy, multimedia event took place at the Musée de la Civilisation on September 12, with an elaborate wine-and-cheese reception following the ceremony.

Remember the last time the Leafs were here?

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Photo: from March 6, 1994, edition of Le Soleil, used with permission

It has become a bit of an annual tradition – and torment – for hockey fans in Quebec City. In recent years, the Montreal Canadiens have hosted pre-season games in the former home of the Quebec Nordiques.

George Lazenby, the poor car mechanic who became 007

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

When people mention James Bond they imagine the British Secret Service agent sharply dressed in a tuxedo and holding a martini, shaken not stirred. They don’t see the actor behind the character.


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James Douglas SHEEHAN passed away at the age of 80 years and 9 months on August 29, 2017, at Saint-François d’Assise Hospital in Quebec City.


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Norma (McKenzie) GURRIE

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come With Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest.
God told our heavy hearts
He only takes the best.

Football season is underway at Laval and St. Pat’s

It’s almost the end of September and football season is now almost one month old.

The Université Laval Rouge et Or had a bye this past weekend, since there are now only five teams in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ). Bishop’s University jumped ship last winter to join the Atlantic University Sports Conference.

Capitales sweep Rockland to win the Can-Am League final

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Photo: Sébastien Dion - Capitales de Québec

Balbino Fuenmayor hit two monstrous home runs, Philippe Craig-St-Louis and James McOwen each had three hits, and the Quebec Capitales won the Can-Am League title, 9-3, over the Rockland Boulders in front of packed Stade Canac. The Caps swept the best-of-five final, three games to none.

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