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The ÉCOSPHÈRE Fair, sustainable living at at Espace 400e

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Photo: Mary McCown

With more than 30 presentations, some 100 exhibition tables, a tiny house and of course cocktails, the ÉCOSPHÈRE Fair at Espace 400e, June 3 and 4, attracted thousands of visitors looking for ideas to lower their carbon footprint.

Wear purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On Thursday, June 15, please wear purple to indicate that you care about ending elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Purple is a symbol of wealth, status and royalty. Wearing a purple ribbon for Elder Abuse Awareness denotes that senior citizens should be treated with the respect they deserve and live in dignity and safety.

Colourful Fun Run at Ste-Foy Elementary School

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Photo: courtesy of Jean Tardif
Last Sunday, a Fun Run was held by Ste-Foy Elementary School to raise funds for their Cycle Three sports program – ABAM (Active Bodies, Active Minds). 
Some 100 students, from kindergarten to Grade 6, participated in the obstacle course race while proud parents looked on.

Capitales play host to the Cuban National Team

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Photo: courtesy of capitalesdequebec.com

For the second straight year, the Québec Capitales of the CAN-AM baseball League, will play host to the Cuban National team, from June 12 to 15. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. for all games.

CRQ brings five teams into the Ligue Provinciale de Rugby

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Photo: courtesy of crq-rugby.ca

The sport of rugby, already very popular in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, is now getting noticed in Canada thanks in large part to the strong performance in Rugby XV women’s and men’s national teams.

The Université Laval rugby program is one of the best in USports, while more and more CEGEPs like Garneau, Sainte-Foy, and Limoilou, have their own programs.

St. Patrick’s High School holds first Relay for Life

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Photo: Isabelle Busque

Students and teachers of St. Patrick’s High School participated in their first ever Relay for Life to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society on Friday, May 26. To do so, they walked for seven hours, from 3 to 11 p.m., around the sports field behind their school on Avenue Maisonneuve. This was the first Relay for Life expressly organized by and for young people in Quebec City.

From Taft to Trump: Manoir Richelieu’s rich history

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Photo: Bernard Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons

Assuming he’s still president a year from now, Donald Trump, an active duffer, will be at least the second United States commander-in-chief to play a round or two on the Manoir Richelieu’s world-class links.

Quebecers oversee United States Congress

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Photo: Jean Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons
It may surprise many Quebecers to learn that four of their own are among a select group of 100 men and women who oversee the work of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., on a daily basis.   

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Gilbert, the party who created a disturbance in St. John’s Church on Sunday, appeared before His Honor the Recorder.

The story of Avenue Thomas

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Thomas is named in memory of Thomas McInenly, the eldest son of the successful Sillery wood merchant and land-owner Patrick McInenly, who in 1832 had purchased land in the Jesuits Seigneurie just west of Côte de Sillery.