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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

When I first arrived in Quebec City, I wished to learn French, and I did so. However, I always appreciated the contact with the English-speaking community that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph provided over the years.

I am not sure when I first subscribed, but I have lived here for 52 years now and you were a large part of my experience.

Irish Juniors kick off the 2019 campaign with an impressive win

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Junior football team started the 2019 season on the right foot with an impressive 51-22 win over the Centaures from École secondaire La Courvilloise of Beauport. The game was played on Sept. 13 in Beauport.

Community Calendar

Sept. 12 to 21 – Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec / Quebec City Film Festival. CinéPasses are now on sale at FCVQ.ca.

Chalmers-Wesley Classic Film Club premières on Sept. 20

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

If you love classic cinema and would like to experience a night at the movies as it was “back in the day,” Chalmers-Wesley United Church (78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec) has a new series for you and your friends!

Caring Ahead: Survey on family caregiving and preparing for end-of-life with dementia

Feeling supported and as prepared as possible for the end-of-life of a family member with dementia helps family caregivers cope and adjust during bereavement. If you are caring for a family member or friend with dementia who lives in a nursing home, you are invited to complete the Caring Ahead questionnaire, even if end-of-life is far away.

Last chance to go to Limoilou’s Public Market

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Limoilou Public Market has been a Sunday staple on 3ième Avenue since July 21, but the farm trucks will be packing up their vegetables for winter on Sept. 22.

At 11 a.m., after a lovely Sunday morning sleep-in and a slow breakfast, Limoilouers can do their weekly shopping on 3ième Avenue, which is closed to traffic between 8ième Rue and 9ième Rue.

Morrin Centre Book Quest explores the natural world

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Photo: Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre’s Book Quest Natural World summer reading program for children was a great success. Some 55 children took part in the club, but over 100 children participated from time to time.

Emily Breault, the Summer Book Quest co-ordinator, led all 14 activities on Saturday mornings for children three to seven, and for children eight to 12 in the afternoons.

Domaine de Maizerets becomes a Celtic village

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Sept. 6 to 8, the Domaine de Maizerets was transformed into a Celtic village for the Celtic Festival.

Many Quebecers putting their dreams on the silver screen

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When I was in Grade 13 – folks of a certain age from Ontario will recognize this as the basically useless final year of high school before university – my English teacher invited me and one or two other students to excuse ourselves from classes and take on “special studies” projects.

Two very different new books examine Trudeau’s government

BOOK REVIEWS

Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power
By Aaron Wherry
HarperCollins Publishers

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Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government: 353 Promises and a Mandate for Change
Edited by Lisa Birch and François Pétry
Les Presses de l’Université Laval

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