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The story behind Avenue Wolfe

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue Wolfe is named in honour of Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who was born in Westerham, England. He was the commander of the British expedition that captured Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on September 13, 1759 – 258 years ago today! 

Story behind Rue des Wapitis

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Photo: Bill Cox
The streets in the Orsainville sector of Charlesbourg are named after fur-bearing animals such as lynx, deer, moose, mountain goats and, of course, wapitis or elk, that used to be housed in the former Quebec Zoo. 

Street View

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue Trudeau is named in honour of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000). Trudeau was a Montreal lawyer who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1968-1979 and 1980-1984. He was educated at the Université de Montreal, Harvard and the London School of Economics. 

Catch John Heward retrospective

Le Musée National Des Beaux Arts is presenting, from March 13 to August 24, an exposition in honour of painter, sculptor and performer John Heward. A career retrospective of one of the most acclaimed and respected modernist and abstract painters of our time. Heward has exhibited his art everywhere from Canada all the way to Beijing.

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