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Celebrating the birth of Canada at Wendake’s Pow Wow

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Photo: Juanita Craig
It was a weekend full of celebrations in Wendake with the 52nd edition of the Huron-Wendat Nation’s International Pow Wow and the inauguration of the new permanent roof over the outdoor amphitheatre.

78th Fraser Highlanders open Musical Wednesdays

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Photo: Mary McCown

Musical Wednesdays, a series of 10 noon-hour summer concerts at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec, opened on June 28 with a program of bagpipe and drum music presented by two members of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

Jeffy Jan II, a yacht, a war and a legend

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Photo: Charles André Nadeau

Thursday last, Lévis alderman Pierre Lainesse and the Naval Museum of Quebec director André Kirouac officially inaugurated the Jeffy Jan II, a yacht, a war and a legend exhibit at the A.C. Davie Shipyard National Historic Site.

National Aboriginal Day celebrated in Loretteville

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Photo: Juanita Craig
"Mamu Menuatetau. Come and celebrate together,” were the words used to encourage people to attend the National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Café Roreke in Loretteville on Wednesday, June 21.

Olive Jewell’s centennial masterpiece

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Photo: Patricia Conabree

Fifty years ago, in 1967 while perusing her favorite magazine [possibly Maclean’s]; Olive Jewell noticed there was a handcraft contest to create something special for Canada’s Centennial year.

Arts Alive! at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: David Cannon

The Morrin Centre is hosting the Arts Alive! Québec festival on Canada’s birthday weekend, July 2 and 3. Interim executive director Elizabeth Perreault said, “For our third annual participation in Arts Alive! Québec, we want to showcase local talent and offer a fresh new sound in a historic setting.

Cardboard boats and tons of fun on Lake Témiscouata

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Photo: Lise Lafond
You’ve probably heard of a soap-box derby, but have you ever heard of a cardboard-boat derby? Apparently they are all the rage on Lac Témiscouata, in southeastern Quebec! 

Lise Lafond, a frequent contributor to the QCT, who is spending the summer at the lake, shared this report with us.

A free day at Baie de Beauport beach

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Photo: Mary McCown

Calling all sun worshippers! This just in! Summer has officially begun and was ceremoniously ushered in thanks to Sun Life Financial with a free day at the beach at Baie de Beauport on June 25.

Enjoying Vivaldi (and others) by candlelight

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Photo: courtesy of Michel Corbeil

The Quatuor Crema gave a most unusual concert at Église Saint-Dominique on June 10.

Gary Lynch brings “Clara” to visit Irish Heritage Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Gary Lynch, MSc, eastern regional director of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club (HET) and president of the Québec-Nouvelle-France-Canada Chapter of HET, was the guest speaker at Irish Heritage Quebec’s final meeting of the 2016-2017 season.

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