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It’s time for the eighth Sleeman Boot Camp

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The eighth edition of the Sleeman Boot Camp takes place on Aug. 9 and 10 the PEPS at Université Laval.

Organized by former NHL and Quebec Remparts goaltender Cédrick Desjardins and his friend Daniel Blouin, the Sleeman Boot Camp is attended by only 60 professional players, today’s up-and-coming stars, divided into six teams, to play in a pre-training camp tournament.

Les Noces de Figaro ties the knot at La Bordée theatre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Festival d’Opéra de Québec continued on July 29, 31 and Aug. 2 with three presentations of an adapted version of Mozart’s comic opera Les Noces de Figaro / The Marriage of Figaro at La Bordée theatre.

As Orange Wave ebbs, where will Quebec NDP vote flow?

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Egad and câline!* The federal election is less than three months away, give or take a decision concerning a religious holiday.**

Statement by the Prime Minister on Korean War Veterans Day

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-129115

On July 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on Korean War Veterans Day:

“Today, we honour the more than 26,000 Canadians who answered the call to serve during the Korean War. Despite being known as the ‘Forgotten War,’ the Korean War remains Canada’s third-bloodiest overseas conflict, after the First and Second World Wars.

The story behind Rue Daniel-Johnson

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This private street* in the Les Saules district of Quebec City is named in honour of Daniel Johnson (1915-1968), Quebec’s 20th premier. He was born in Danville, Quebec, the son of Francis Johnson, an anglophone labourer of Irish descent.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

July 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The Comet

Quebec opera festival opens with Tempêtes & Passions

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

More than an hour before the doors of the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone opened, fans hoping to get a front-row seat inside were lined up at the door of the museum in Old Quebec. Admission was free to this first event of the Festival d’Opéra de Québec.

Crossing Canada: North to Hudson Bay

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Polar bears and belugas. Taiga and tundra. Historic Hudson Bay. Churchill, Manitoba has it all and, following a 19-month interruption in service due to essential railroad repairs, visitors can once again take VIA Rail to experience Canada’s North.

Le Vaisseau fantôme conquers the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Peter Black

It’s no mean feat to fill the vast stage area of the Grand Théâtre, but during scenes from the Festival d’Opéra de Québec’s magnificent production of German composer Richard Wagner’s Le Vaisseau fantôme (The Flying Dutchman) the space, while not exactly rendered intimate, was stunningly conquered.

A chance meeting with a black-crowned night heron

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Photo: Lise Lafond

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein

I was paddling my kayak slowly on the Cabano River in Témiscouata, my camera tucked safely away in its waterproof bag. Enjoying the scenery on a beautiful sunny day, I was hoping to encounter some ducks with their ducklings or, if I was lucky, maybe a green heron.