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Memories of Wartime at the Musée Royal 22e Régiment

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a new exhibit, Ils ont vécu la guerre / Memories of Wartime, recently opened at the Musée Royal 22e Régiment within the walls of the Quebec Citadelle.

The Baie de Beauport is open for the summer

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Summer has arrived, and crowds are gathering at the Baie de Beauport. Gestev, the management company that organizes events at the beach owned by the Port of Quebec, has planned a season full of activities for all.

Community Calendar

Thursday to Sunday from June 10 to 30 & July 19 to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. – Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand presents its 26th summer season of free concerts on the Plains of Abraham, featuring a variety of musical styles and renowned artists. Visit ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/en/activities/kiosque-edwin-belanger for details.

You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when . . .

You’re fluent in French and English, but both francophones and anglophones think you have a funny accent.
People ask where you’re from and get very surprised when you say “here!”

Celebrate Canada Day and the Fête de la Ville de Québec

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Now that the Fête nationale is over (wasn’t THAT a party!), Quebec City residents are preparing for Canada Day on July 1 and the Fête de la Ville de Québec on July 3.

Canada Day

Kidz Can…explore vocational training

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Photo: Ed Sweeney
On June 18, 40 students from Everest Elementary School and Valcartier Elementary School came together at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) to celebrate their end-of-school project. The project was a collaborative effort between the two elementary schools, the EQLC and Quebec High School.

Runners race up and down Quebec City’s staircases

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
At 7:20 a.m. on June 17, participants in the 10th Quebec City Staircase Challenge stepped up to the starting line in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge and set off to conquer the 34 staircases linking the city’s Lower Town and Upper Town.

Congratulations to the A.S. Johnson Class of 2018

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Photo: Shirley Anto

The Andrew Stuart Johnson Memorial High School graduation took place in Thetford Mines on June 16. The ceremony was held at the school and was followed by dinner and dancing at the Auberge Mi-Chemin. Students arrived in vehicles of all types, including a 1910 Ford.

Here’s to the worker: this country was built with tools

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Here we are at that uniquely Canadian convergence of dual (duelling?) national holidays – triple, if one includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21. It’s a time when, regardless of people’s ancestry or when their ancestors arrived on these shores, or whether they were already ashore, Canadians celebrate what our forebears have built.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 22, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette