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And the winner of the third Apéros FEQ competition is …

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Throughout the winter and spring, the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) gave music enthusiasts a taste of what is to come this summer. For the third consecutive year, local bands and singers participated in the Apéros FEQ concert series, competing for a spot at the festival and a $7,000 bursary.

Local Sports Briefs: Edward Godin back at the CFL Lions training camp

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Photo: courtesy of the B.C. Lions

St. Patrick’s High School graduate and former Rouge et Or player Edward Godin is back at the BC Lions training camp in Kamloops, B.C.

Godin, selected 42nd overall in the 2017 Canadian Football League draft, came back for one more season at Université Laval after getting cut at BC’s training camp last spring.

It’s lobster season in the Gaspé!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Lobster season is now underway in the Gaspé region. Lobster harvesting has been driving the economies of communities along the south shore of the Gaspé Peninsula since 1875.

Patricia O’Donnell

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Patricia O’Donnell passed away in Jeffery Hale Hospital, Quebec City, after a battle with cancer on February 20, 2018, at age 79. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Avenue de Salaberry, Quebec City, on Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral.

Historic regiments invade the Citadelle

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Seventeenth-century soldiers and their families took over the Citadelle de Québec during the May long weekend.

More than 140 historical re-enactors from the United States and Canada participated in the sixth edition of the École du Soldat de la Nouvelle-France/New France Infantry Recruit School hosted by the Royal 22e Régiment Museum.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 23 at 12:10 p.m. – Lunch & Learn: How to nail the interview at Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, Ave. William-Stuart (corner of Chemin St-Louis). All sessions are FREE and include a light lunch. Space is limited and registration is essential. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or call 418-681-1258.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry in St. George’s Chapel

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Photo: Screenshot from CTV television coverage

Did you get up early Saturday morning to watch the wedding of the century – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England?

Quebec City resident Karen Hilchey, along with visiting friends from the Beauce, got up at 4 a.m. to tune in to CBC television coverage of the big event. She said she had set her alarm, but was awake before it went off.

Health & Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries

Apply before June 14th, 2018

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Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.
 
These bursaries provide financial support to students who are inv

The Lion King a roaring success for QHS performers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
With dazzling costumes, clever staging and a large “pride” of enthusiastic young singers and dancers, the Quebec High School (QHS) production of the smash animated film and Broadway musical The Lion King was yet another triumph for the school’s performance programs.

World leaders will try to save Planet Earth in Charlevoix

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If an invading alien force arrived this week in Karachi, Khartoum, Kiev, Kansas City or Kamloops, and its commander demanded of the quaking townspeople, “Take me to your leader,” what would the townspeople say?

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