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Anti-racism festival and march held in Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Last fall, Nicolas Villamarin and several friends began calling local musicians to organize a festival against racism in Quebec City. 

Schulich Singers perform at the Chapelle du Musée

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Spine-tingling harmonies and the ringing of water glasses were all a part of the concert put on by the Schulich Singers at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone last Friday evening.

Remembering Stuart McLean: Canada's storyteller

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Photo: Bruce J. Dynes

About 20 years ago I was doing research for a magazine article on strongman Louis Cyr, the “Quebec Colossus.” I can’t remember how I stumbled upon it, this being before the dawn of Google, but I came across a reference to Cyr in what seemed to be an unlikely source.

Stuart Wright honoured for his 65 years as a notary

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As we all know, all traffic signs on Quebec highways are solely in French. When driving, do you know what Respectez les feux de voies, Risque d’aquaplanage, Dégel, Ralentir, Allumez vos phares, Voie cahoteuse and Incident voie droite bloquée mean?

Memorials and Things of Fame

The story behind Rue de Sherwood

Photo: Photo credit: Wikipedia
Situated in a wooded area of Charlesbourg, Rue de Sherwood is named after the former Sherwood Archery Club, founded in 1959 for the purpose of bow and arrow practice. A reception hall destroyed by fire in 1982 was also named the Sherwood Club. 

Quebec City libraries partner with local museums

The Quebec City municipal library system (Bibliothèque de Québec) now offers a partnership with the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec and the Musées de la Civilisation for its Borrow a Museum (Empruntez un musée) service.

The Art of Joy is spread throughout the city

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The local artistic organization Manif d’art invited over 50 international artists to display their works and to add their unique touches of colour to the city. Manif d’art 8 –The Quebec City Biennial: The Art of Joy is on display in 30 locations around town until May 14. 

A Love, Love, Love-ly Valentine’s Day concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are used to seeing classical musicians and singers performing in local churches, but it isn’t often you see a drum set sitting in the middle of the choir section.

Meow available: Quebec City's cat café welcomes visitors

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Are you a cat person? Do you dream of being surrounded by purring felines but find your way blocked by a restrictive landlord, a housemate with a cat allergy or phobia, or a travel-intensive lifestyle that makes it hard to care for a furry friend? Does your friend with a cat get tired of you visiting more to pet her cat than to talk to her?