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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 during 22 stellar musical evenings. Visit ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/en/activities/kiosque-edwin-belanger for details.

Walking Anglos stroll through Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge

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The second in the series of walking routes in Quebec City takes place in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, the historic home of prominent families since the founding of New France. The villa, known as Spencerwood, served as the residence of the lieutenant-governor of Quebec until it was destroyed by fire in 1966. 

BC Lions’ Edward Godin says, “It’s a dream come true!”

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

St. Patrick’s High School graduate Edward Godin is living his dream.

The first graduate of the Fighting Irish football program to make it to the Canadian Football League (CFL), Godin will now suit up for the BC Lions.

Musical escapades in Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Blair Lofgren

Blair Lofgren, principal cellist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and artistic director of Les Escapades musicales de la cité (EMC), recently launched EMC’s second annual chamber music festival. The four-day event features local musicians and invited guests who will perform from June 27 to 30.

JH-SB Friends’ Foundation hosts great “fun-raiser” Mini-Golf Classic

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Photo: montage by Frank Cannon

On Saturday, June 9, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation held its first-ever Family Mini-Golf Classic at the miniature golf park in the Vanier borough of Quebec City. The foundation was pleased to welcome over 50 people to this “fun-raising” activity and took the opportunity to publicize its mission to a whole new cohort of potential supporters.

St. Lawrence hosts CCAA delegates from across Canada

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

From June 11 to 14, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence hosted the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) annual general meeting.

Some 50 delegates from Halifax to Nanaimo spent the week in Quebec City sharing knowledge and best practices from their respective conferences.

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G7 protests leave Quebec City streets undisturbed

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Photo: Peter Black
Police authorities prepared for the worst in anticipation of anti-G7 protests in downtown Quebec City from June 7 to 10, but in the end, there was more tumult and controversy at the diplomatic level at the Charlevoix Summit than there was in the streets of the Old City. 

Quebec prepares to celebrate Fête Nationale on June 23-24

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The theme of this year’s Fête Nationale celebrations, Histoire de héros or Story of Heroes, was revealed at a press conference held at the Musée de la civilisation on June 6.

Business as usual (almost) for Book Fair 2018

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As the QCT reported in the May 30, 2018 edition, the Quebec City Women’s Club has passed the torch for the organizing of its annual Book Fair into the capable hands of SNACS Entrepreneurs, an innovative social enterprise that is a spin-off from the SNACS (Special Needs Activities and Community Services) Program, a program that offers social activities and life skills training to English-speaking