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New Cinéma Le Clap opens in Place Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Movie lovers were lined up for the opening of the new Cinéma Le Clap in Place Sainte-Foy on Dec. 6. People of all ages were eager to buy the first tickets, popcorn, goodies and drinks and to try out the brand-new seats in one of the theatre’s 12 screening rooms.

Grand Marché celebrates first Christmas

Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Black

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It’s the first Christmas season ever for Quebec City’s brand-new Grand Marché located next to the Vidéotron Centre

The sweeping two-storey market has been adorned everywhere with colourful and imaginative decorations. Some 35 vendors have set up shop in booths and kiosks especially for the holidays, in addition to the regular 31 merchants who are installed on a permanent basis.

Yes, we know it’s Christmas!

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

By the time you read this, “Do they know it’s Christmas?” will have joined the musical rotation in every mall, along with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)” and all the other classics that everyone either loves or loves to hate.

Angela Morgan exhibits Snow, Pearls and Lemonade at Beauchamp gallery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Colourful works of art by British Columbian Angela Morgan are on exhibit at the Beauchamp gallery on Rue Notre-Dame at the corner of Côte de la Montagne in Lower Town until Jan. 12.

Wrapping up the year

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s that season again … decorations are brought down from the attic, Christmas trees are all dressed up and lit with hundreds of lights, and shoppers fill the malls, where parking spaces are harder to find than a needle in a haystack.

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, we must not forget the many ways we can have an eco-friendly Christmas.

Winter Carnival 2020 features festive and original events all over town

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Photo: Winter Carnival

On Dec. 5 the Carnaval de Québec / Quebec City Winter Carnival announced many “partner events” that will complement the 2020 event, which runs from Feb. 7 to Feb. 16. The varied program offers families many original and festive activities, and invites residents of the central parts of the city to join in surprising neighbourhood fun!

Community Calendar

Dec. 12 to 15 – Cirque de Soleil is back on ice at the Videotron Centre with AXEL, an electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Seven shows over four days. For details and tickets, visit lecentrevideotron.ca/en.

The Voltigeurs de Québec and the First World War

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Historian Michel Litalien recently launched Le 57e Bataillon d'infanterie, CEC : les Voltigeurs de Québec et la Première Guerre Mondiale.

Two wins in four games for St. Pat’s hockey teams

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Photo: Luc Lang

Something that has happened rarely this season, the two St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish hockey teams were playing in the same arena at College Notre-Dame in Montreal and came back with a pair of wins in four games.

Sports briefs: Capitales, cross-country skiing and hockey

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Photo: Hockey Canada staff

The Quebec Capitales, of the Frontier Baseball League, acquired two new pitchers on Dec. 5. The Caps handed contracts to starting pitcher Yeudi Garcia and relief pitcher Frank Moscatiello.