Marc Bieler receives the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec

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Photo: APCQ Facebook page

Marc Bieler (centre), president of Canneberges Bieler Inc., was presented with the Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec (the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec) on Nov. 6 in recognition of his tremendous involvement in the development of the cranberry industry in Quebec.

The story behind Avenue Ernest-Gagnon


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named in honour of Ernest Gagnon (1834-1915), folklorist, teacher, administrator and historian. Born in Louiseville, he was from a prominent family of Quebec City musicians.


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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

November 21, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
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Fiddler ready to take to the roof

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Photo: Normand Brassard

Featuring a dazzling set, a first-rate cast, unforgettable songs and a moving story compellingly told, the Quebec Art Company production of Fiddler on the Roof is a must for lovers of musical theatre. It opens Thursday, Nov. 21, for a limited seven-show run.

Coming this winter: Ice Canoeing Experience

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Every February, cheering crowds gather in the Old Port of Quebec City and at Quai Paquet in Lévis for the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race. Spectators often wonder at how these athletes manage to push, pull and row a canoe through rough and freezing waters and over ice floes. Well, wonder no more. The Canot à Glace Expérience now offers this unique sport to the general public. As of Dec.

Bravo for Bravi Productions’ Gypsy!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Let me entertain you” is one of the key songs of the famous musical based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous burlesque artist, Gypsy Rose Lee (real name Rose Louise Hovick). And Bravi Productions’ version of Gypsy certainly entertained audiences at the Théâtre Petit Champlain on Nov. 15 and 16.

Game and Toy Show attracts people of all ages

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Board games, video games, blocks, escape-room games, figurines, memorabilia and everything in between was on display at the Centre de Foires over the weekend. On Nov. 16 and 17, the Game and Toy Show was packed. Ten thousand people of all ages came last weekend to try out all sorts of games, most of which were technology-free.

Quebec City expands New Year’s bash to four days

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Photo: 3E

Drawing on the success of previous New Year’s Eve parties on Grande Allée, organizers have created a four-day year-end bash called Toboggan featuring some popular music acts.

It’s a bit like the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) in winter, as one would expect from 3E, the same folks who organize the wildly successful summer music festival.

Irish Immigrants in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The Société d’histoire Catherinoise hosted a talk by guest speaker Daniel Stewart on Nov. 13, about “The Irish Immigrants in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault.” Stewart shared his passion about the history of the Irish community in this part of the province with the large group of people who attended the talk.

St. Michael’s church hall to be renovated as multi-use facility

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Photo: Peter Black

In what many would see as a pleasantly surprising turn of events, St. Michael’s Anglican church hall on Chemin Saint-Louis will not be sold and transformed into condominiums, as had been generally speculated.

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