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Stephen Burke named Grand Marshal of the 2017 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Joseph Ernest Stephen Burke was born in Quebec City on April 5, 1950, the son of Stephen G. Burke and Yvette Bussières. His father worked 35 years at the Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Mill (Daishowa Inc.). His grandfather, also named Stephen, owned a tailor shop at 187 rue Saint-Jean back in the 1920s.

Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion. 

Quebec City Women’s Club turns books into bursaries

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There is something empowering about hearing the accomplishments, hopes and dreams of women on the cusp of entering university or returning to school.
Each year, young and mature women from the greater Quebec City area apply for one of the Quebec City Women’s Club bursaries. After careful selection, a few of these women are interviewed by members of the Club’s Bursary Committee.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

Alex Harvey and 150 international skiers coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

World champion cross-country skier Alex Harvey and more than 150 athletes from 15 countries will be racing in the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham March 17 to 19.

Signs of spring…

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Fred, the groundhog in Val d’Éspoir (Gaspe), Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam, and Ontario’s Wiarton Willie all agreed, when they did not see their shadow, that we will have an early spring. 

Dennis Rioux and his military museum

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Dennis Rioux has an amazing personal collection of military artefacts. Everything from medals to uniforms and hats, buttons, crests, stamps, coins, dishes and even spoons! He also has many beautiful paintings of ships, as well as models of ships.

Looking at Kamouraska’s beautiful sunsets

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Jacques Cousteau once said: “Here in Kamouraska are the most beautiful sunsets in the world!” He must have seen these sunsets when he travelled to Quebec in 1980 to make a movie about the St. Lawrence River.

CBC launches new television series: Keeping Canada Safe

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Photo: Photo provided by CBC

Press release

Few things matter more to us than the safety of our families, our communities, and our country.

And now more than ever, whether we live in an urban centre under the pressure of increased security threats, or a remote community at the mercy of the elements, we are acutely aware that we cannot take our safety for granted.

Elvis convention marks 40th anniversary of his death

It may be a ways off, but if you’re keen on the King of Rock ‘n Roll, you’d best start making plans now for the annual Elvis Convention to be held in Quebec City on October 28.

Elvis Aaron Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935, died in his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977, at age 42. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death.