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Celebrating one’s Celtitude at the Festival Celtique de Québec

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Photo: Juanita Craig
Quebec’s heritage has been shaped by immigrants with Celtic heritage. In fact, many Quebecers with European ancestry share a Celtic connection, whether it be Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cornish, Welsh or Manx Gaelic. It only makes sense, therefore, to commemorate the Celtitude of many of this province’s forebears. 

Hidden English history in Saguenay: Part 2 La Maison Price

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
Everyone in Chicoutimi knows where the Maison Price is – and knows that if sweaty, lost backpackers show up on their street, they’re probably looking for the distinctive youth hostel with its wide veranda and bright red shutters.
  
The hostel, which opened in 2010, is a remnant of a largely forgotten time in the history of Saguenay, when the region’s Anglophone co

Family Day at Baie de Beauport

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Financière Sun Life sponsored a free Family Day at the Baie de Beauport on August 20. The weather was perfect for a day at the “beach in the city” as hundreds of parents and children romped and took part in the many activities organized for them.

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is out of this world

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Photo: Lise Lafond
St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is one very out-of-the-ordinary name for a village. It’s the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name. This small municipality of around 1,600 people is part of the Regional County Municipality (MRC) of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, and is situated 44 minutes from Edmundston, New Brunswick, and 45 minutes from the United States border.

A visit to the Citadelle de Québec at nightfall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Welcome to the Citadelle de Québec. The sun has just set but the ghosts of soldiers and prisoners of the past still walk through the seemingly deserted military base.

Avenue Maguire prepares to celebrate its rich and tasty history

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Come and sample delicious food while enjoying festivities at the fifth annual Maguire en Fête on Sunday, August 27.
The week before the street party, the Société de Développement Commercial (SDC) of Avenue Maguire and the Caisse Desjardins Sillery-Saint-Louis-de-France presented many of the savoury elements of the festivities, including the first “duel of flavours.”

A trip around Île d’Orléans reveals facets of its culture

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
We set off on our annual tour de l’Île on a sunny August afternoon. After a five-minute drive from downtown Quebec City, we crossed over the Pont de l’Île and drove straight across the long and narrow long island to the village of Saint-Laurent to drop anchor at the Parc Maritime, set against a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River and the south shore. 

Festibière brews up another successful beer festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From August 17 to 20, crowds of people headed for the Espace 400e in the Old Port of Quebec for the Festibière.

Even with the heavy rain on Friday evening, people were dancing and enjoying beer and food samples offered by more than 65 breweries and microbreweries, as well as numerous food trucks. Luckily the sun came out on Saturday, to the delight of the large number of beer enthusiasts.

Quebec City celebrates its history and culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City welcomed residents and visitors to celebrate its unique culture and history at the 21st annual Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF).

When is it time to purge war memorabilia?

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Photo: Peter Black

Some people are hoarders; others are purgers. Put me down as a mild case of the former affliction, although the more appropriate term should be “collector” or, even better, “archivist” or “curator.”

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