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American Consul General marks 75th anniversary of D-Day landings and 243rd Independence Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The American Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, invited guests to a special event at the Domaine Cataraqui to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Crowded fields for party leadership, except …

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Anyone taking bets on who will end up winning the U.S. Democratic Party’s presidential nomination? Oddsmakers must truly be at odds trying to handicap a field as vast as amber waves of grain.

Musical Wednesdays at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

The ever-popular Musical Wednesdays summer music series at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec, begins on June 26 at 12 noon.

The story behind Rue Claude-Picher

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street in Sainte-Foy was named in honour of artist Claude Picher (1927-1998). A native of Quebec City, the painter and engraver showed exceptional artistic talent at a very early age.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 11, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day book launch

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge

On June 4, Habitations Valcartier in collaboration with the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, the Valcartier Historical Committee and Valcartier Elementary School CLC launched their book Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day.

Boer War statue “disappearing” into the trees

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A few years ago, I wrote to someone at Quebec City Hall complaining about the fact that the statue of the Boer War soldier at the top of the war memorial on Rue Saint-Louis (on Parc de l’Esplanade) is “disappearing” into the elm trees growing around it. I requested that some of the branches be cut back a reasonable distance from the statue so it can be seen in all its glory.

Inaugural season of Le Diamant will be many-faceted

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Le Diamant, the new theatre complex built within the walls of the former YMCA on Place D’Youville, is less than 100 days away from completion.

What to expect on June 23 for the Grand spectacle de la Fête Nationale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In less than two weeks, the province of Quebec will put its culture on parade, a proud tradition dating back 185 years. With over 6,000 activities and events organized in 700 sites across the province, the fleur-de-lys will be flown and celebrated.
In Quebec City, the action will take place on the Plains of Abraham on the evening of June 23, with the Grand spectacle de la Fête Nationale.

Baby Book Bag program revamped

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Photo: Frank Cannon

Did you know that little ones who associate books with happy feelings are more likely to enjoy a love of reading and learning as they grow? Not only do times spent with Mom or Dad enjoying stories, songs and poems help strengthen the parent-child bond, story time and singing help build a child’s memory, listening skills and vocabulary.

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