August 29 2018 Edition

2018 Quebec City Film Festival features more than just movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Classic movies, special effects, virtual reality, a cine-concert, a magic  lantern show and outdoor movies – all this and much more will be on offer at the eighth annual Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). From Sept.

A new party challenges for power, but what is the CAQ?

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Wasn’t that a party!?

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Arthur-Maheux

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Photo: usherbrooke.ca
This street in Cap-Rouge is named in honour of Arthur Maheux (1884-1967). Born in Sainte-Julie-de-Mégantic, he studied theology at Université Laval and was ordained a priest in 1908. He taught at the Séminaire de Québec, then furthered his studies in humanities and philology in Paris from 1913 to 1918.

Free guided tours of Quebec City offered on Sept. 8

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Follow the guide! The Quebec City Tour Guide Association once again invites residents to a free guided tour of Old Quebec City on Saturday, Sept. 8. This activity is initiated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Office de Tourisme de Québec.

IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.

Your used sports equipment can make a difference!

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Photo: courtesy of Charlesbourg Toyota

For the eighth consecutive year, Charlesbourg Toyota is collecting used sports equipment to help families in need, in conjunction with the “sports access counter” project at Le Pivot, a community centre in Beauport.

Maguire Avenue celebrates the end of summer

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People enjoyed cake, explosive flavours, beautiful classic cars, music and workouts on Aug. 25. as Maguire Avenue in Sillery was opened to pedestrians for the traditional end-of-summer street festival. Maguire en Fête was going strong during the final weekend of summer break. 

At the Salon de Quilles Témis, it’s all about family

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Michel Ruest was working as a bank manager when he decided to start a family business. With his expertise, he looked at many concepts and, in 1993, decided to come back to his hometown of Cabano to open a 10-lane bowling alley. 

Grand Prix Cyclists soon to hit the streets of Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, taking place in Quebec City on Sept. 7, will see the participation of 18 teams from around the world, composed of the greatest riders on the planet.

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