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Rain, thunder and lightening for premier of Crépuscule: Vents & marées

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Under a rumbling sky lit by lightning, visitors entered the Agora in the Old Port on August 3. The stage was set for the premiere performance of Flip FabriQue’s third Crépuscule, entitled Vents & marées (winds and tides) presented by the Ville de Quebec. 

Opera Festival ends on a glorious high note

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Last weekend brought the highly successful Festival d’Opéra de Québec to a close.

Counting on tombstones in Mount Hermon Cemetery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Now here’s an interesting and unusual way to spend your summer vacation – counting and assessing tombstones.

That’s just what Natasha Joannis and Marie-Sophie Gendron are doing this summer at Mount Hermon Cemetery, thanks to a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Both are archeology students at Université Laval.

El Camino Flamenco at the Cathedral

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Tango, samba, or flamenco? El Camino Flamenco provided it all at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s Midi en Musique concert last Thursday. No one actually got up to dance, but toes were tapping and heads were bobbing to the rhythm of the driving music.

Bach and MacPherson Le Moine in concert in church

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As the rain began to fall on August 5, Mark Brennan, executive director of Mount Hermon Cemetery, made the decision to move the planned outdoor concert Bach and MacPherson Le Moine from the cemetery across the street into St. Michael’s Anglican Church.

Augustines recognized for contributions to health care

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A special ceremony took place in the Augustine Monastery de la Miséricorde de Jésus à Québec on August 1 and a plaque was unveiled that will be later be installed in the courtyard of the Monastery. The large bronze plaque was provided by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada.

Celtic Festival coming on August 17 to 20

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

The Festival celtique de Québec (FCQ) recently unveiled its program for the 12th annual Celtic party which will be held from August 17 to 20, with most activities taking place at the Domaine de Maizerets.

Musical presentations, sports events and cultural and family activities will await visitors. And the best part is that most of the activities are free.

Irish Heritage Quebec visits Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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Photo: John O’Connor

Twenty-two members of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) went on an excursion to Grosse Île on Saturday, August 5. After visiting the great stone cross, we went to the newer memorial where the names of those who died on the island are etched in glass. We later took the trolley tour to the lazaretto and finally visited the immigrant reception area.

St. Patrick’s HS students get spots on Quebec rugby teams

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Photo: Luc Lang

St. Patrick’s High School, with barely 500 students, is known mainly for its football and basketball programs. They can now add rugby to its sports portfolio.

Two 2017 graduates are heading to Calgary this week to play in the upcoming Canadian Rugby Championship, from August 15 to 20.

Felled ash trees on Plains sawed into lumber

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Photo: Peter Black

The destructive emerald ash borer (agrile du frêne in French) menace will produce some good. Most of the dozens of affected trees taken down recently on the Plains of Abraham will be sawed and turned into lumber for benches and other structures in the park.

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