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Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
On Saturday night, a blacksmith of the city got into a drunken brawl with the mate of a merchant vessel with whom he had been boozing. Police proceeded to the scene and proceeded to arrest both men.

Avenue de Varsovie

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Photo: Adrian Grycuk from Wikimedia Commons
This street is named in honour of  Warsaw (Varsovie in French, Warszawa in Polish), the capital of Poland. The city was founded around 1280 by the dukes of Mazovia, who built a castle on the Vistula River. 


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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The sanctuary of the Basilica-cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec resounded with the celestial voices of the choir of the Sistine Chapel on September 21. The church was practically bursting at the seams with a sold-out audience. It was standing room only at the back of the sanctuary. 

The Club Musical de Québec opens 2017-2018 season

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Photo: Nissor Abduraimov

Behzod Abduraimov, a masterful young pianist, originally from Uzbekistan, strode boldly onto the bare stage of the Grand Theâtre last Wednesday evening. It was just him and a grand piano. After a quick nod to the audience, he sat at the Steinway and wasted no time getting on with the concert.

Hallelujah! The IMSQ is back for a 20th season

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guillaume Boulay, president of the International des Musiques Sacrées de Québec (IMSQ) recently announced the program for the 20th series of sacred music concerts, which will run from November 2 to 5.

Gourmands gather at FoodCamp 2017

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Six hundred foodies congregated in the main ballroom of the Château Frontenac last Saturday to savour the recipes and techniques of 14 of Quebec’s most talented chefs. Freshly-made coffee, made to order on Jura espresso machines, and pastries and cheese awaited the early birds. Mixologist Monsieur Cocktail offered refreshing fruit drinks, tonics and elixirs.

A visit aboard luxury cruise ship Silver Muse

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Silver Muse, the newest flagship in Silversea Cruises fleet, visited the Port of Quebec last week, and members of the media were invited aboard to tour the ship and enjoy a meal in one of the ship’s eight dining areas. This gleaming ocean-going vessel is a floating work of art, designed to cater to passengers who are looking for something in the ultra-luxury cruise market.

Congratulations to PW Sims Business student Laurence Labbé

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Photo: Raymond Déry

Laurence Labbé, a first year PW Sims Business student at Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus, is the recipient of the Entrance Award for Academic Excellence for the 2017-18 academic year.

Turmoil in Two Cities

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Photo: from the Sidney Rodger Collection, Beamsville, Ontario

On October 11, Jack Bryden will give a pictorial presentation starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Morrin Centre on the Victoria Mutiny and this unsettled period in Canada’s history.

Municipal elections 2017 officially underway

Quebec, September 21 - The office of the president of elections for the Ville de Québec announced the official start of the municipal electoral period on September 21, which will end with the voting period on Sunday, November 5, 2017.