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American crews spread goodwill during regatta

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The stars of the RDV2017 Tall Ship Regatta were the magnificent sailing vessels themselves, but a big component of the exceptional gathering was the opportunity for ships’ crews to visit the city.

The Trudeau family at Rendez-vous 2017: Tall Ships Regatta

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches RDV2017 in Quebec City, with the mast of Bluenose II in the background. As a 12-year-old, he visited the big 1984 tall ships gathering in the city with his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

 

Enjoying sunrise on the St. Lawrence River

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Photo: Luc Lang

For a marine communications and traffic services officer at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec City, the beauty of working the night shift in the summer is enjoying the magnificent sunrises over Île d’Orléans and Lévis. Some mornings, like this one on July 13, at 5 a.m., are so beautiful that words cannot express the beauty of Mother Nature.

 

Rendez-vous 2017 parade draws huge crowd

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Photo: Peter Black

parade_air_force.jpg A band of Royal Canadian Air Force, Navy and Army cadets marched through the streets of Old Quebec along with the visiting sailors. The band of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve also marched in the parade. Photo Peter Black  

Youth set sail for adventure

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Photo: Radio-Canada/Instagram

The contrast was striking.
During the parade of sailors through the streets of the old city on Thursday, there were the official military types in their gleaming, crisp white uniforms; and then there were the Sail Training International (STI) sailors dressed in a crazy array of costumes, singing boisterous shanties of their home ships.

Formal or casual, they all have lived life on the sea.

2017 football season just around the corner

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Photo: Luc Lang

It’s the end of July, and yes, it is that time of year when football fans start looking at their favorite team’s football season.

Québec Capitales in first place at the All-Star break

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Photo: Courtesy of Capitales de Québe

Veteran pitcher Karl Gélinas pitched eight strong innings, allowing only three hits, but that wasn’t enough. The Sussex County Miners made the most of their scoring opportunities as they upset the Québec Capitales 3-1, last Sunday afternoon, in front of 3,132 fans.

Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden

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Photo: Bill Cox
Roger Van den Hende is not the name of a Quebec City street but that of a botanical garden created in 1966 by the former professor of ornamental horticulture at Université Laval’s faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food. The Roger Van den Hende botanical garden covers 12 acres with some 2,000 plant specimens.

Tall ships sail on to their next great adventure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The quays and jetties along the shores of Quebec City and Lévis were crowded with people who had come to say farewell and get one last glimpse of the 38 tall ships that were in port last week.

Louis Riel rises again on Grand Théâtre stage

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Louis Riel is arguably the most famous Canadian opera. The English and French libretto by Mavor Moore and Jacques Languirand, set to music by composer Harry Sommers, concerns the controversial Métis leader Louis Riel, who was executed in Manitoba in 1885.