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Gander’s key role in international aviation history

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On my way from Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula to St. John’s, I stopped in Gander. This town has a rich aviation history, filled with important key changing moments, including being a refuelling station for airplanes flying to and from Europe during the Second World War and more recently for welcoming the passengers of more than 40 flights on that fateful day – September 11, 2001.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity begins eighth "Midi en Musique" series

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

July marks the start of the eighth Midi en Musique series with four very special concerts.

Celebrating the Fête Nationale du Québec - Saint Jean-Baptiste

It’ll be a hot time in the Old Town on June 23 and 24, as the Capital City celebrates the 183rd Fête Nationale du Québec, also known as “Le Saint Jean-Baptiste” in honour of Quebec’s patron saint.

Musical Wednesdays begin on June 28 at Chalmers-Wesley Church

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Musical Wednesdays, the annual summer concert series at Chalmers-Wesley United Church opens its third season on June 28 at 12:05 p.m. with music by the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Major Alan Stairs and “lead tip” snare drummer Don Neilson.

Victory Torch at the Quebec City Naval Museum

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Photo: C.A. Nadeau

Monday, June 19, the Naval Museum at Pointe-à-Carcy officially opened its exhibit of the Victory Torch. The object symbolizes the effort of the entire population of Canada in helping Britain overcome the Nazi threat during World War II.

Fourth stage of the Tour de Beauce takes place in Quebec City

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Photo: Brian Black Hodes courtesy of Tour De Beauce
The international Tour de Beauce bicycle race is held in five stages. The first stage of this year’s 32nd race began in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce on June 14 and covered 185 kilometres. The second stage, held on June 15, covered 169 kilometres, was held in Lac-Mégantic and included a gruelling climb up Mont-Mégantic. 

Air Canyon zipline inaugurated at Canyon Sainte-Anne

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Imagine soaring like an eagle high above the canyon of the raging Sainte-Anne River. Since the inauguration of the Air Canyon zipline, you too can “fly like an eagle” while safely and comfortably seated in a two-seater “pod” suspended on a very long and very strong cable. 

Neighbours Day celebrated in Old Quebec​ ​

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The sun was out and so were the neighbours and tourists in Old Quebec on June 10. La Maison de la Littérature and the Morrin Centre held a street party to get to know their neighbours better. Music and facepainting were taking place at La Maison and teddy bears were having a picnic under a tree on the lawn of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church facing the Morrin Centre.

What’s the harm in Dr. Couillard reopening Constitution?

Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

One assumes that a brain surgeon, before he or she zips open a patient’s skull, has a pretty precise idea of how to perform the procedure and, most importantly, why the operation is necessary.

The making of The Philanthropist: Part I

“Philanthropy coming full circle.”

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Curious as to how this multimedia theatre event came to be, the QCT recently met with Jeffery Hale Community Partners foundations’ director Mike Boden, who created the original work.

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