August 27 2014 Edition

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Craig, Bruce

You’re more Celtic than you think

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

It's time to dust off your tartans, Quebec. The Quebec City Celtic Festival is fast approaching. The festival, billed as the largest French-language Celtic festival in North America, is back for a ninth consecutive year.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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An affray took place at a late hour on Sunday evening in Champlain street resulting in the death of one James Clark, a man in the employ of Mr.

New Canadian citizens welcomed

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On August 20, thirty-eight new Canadians were welcomed at the Louis-St-Laurent Building, more familiarly known as the "Old Post Office," in Quebec City. Each person enthusiastically took the oath of citizenship in a ceremony presided by the Honourable Andrea Paine, a judge at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Book Quest 2014 closing party

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Photo: Gordon Wilson

Last Saturday, 15 children participating in Book Quest, the Morrin Centre's summer reading program, celebrated the end of the summer with a closing party.

This year, the Morrin Centre presented its tenth edition of the program for children 5 to 12 years of age. Book Quest encourages literacy with children, sharing the pleasure of reading in English.

Quebec Bridge over “troubled waters”

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

This past year has been a fruitful one for historical birthdays in Quebec, from the 250th anniversary of the QCT to the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Régiment and the 60th anniversary of the Quebec Winter Carnival. Another, perhaps lesser known, anniversary coming up soon is that of the Quebec Bridge.

Marathoners run all over Lévis and Quebec City

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Lévis and Quebec City played host to the17th annual SSQ Quebec City Marathon last weekend. Six different races attracted thousands of runners, joggers and walkers of all ages: SSQ Star Race, the SSQ 5K Health Run, the Tanguay Kids Run (5K), the Marathon, the Half-Marathon and the Oasis 10K.

On Friday evening, August 22, the SSQ Star Race offered a great start for the running weekend.

Quebec Garrison Club launches 135th anniversary album

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To mark the 135th anniversary of the historic Quebec Garrison Club/Cercle de la Garnison, a souvenir album, meticulously researched and written by historian Jean-Marie Lebel, was launched at the club last week. Fellow historian, Charles André Nadeau, awaits a signed copy of the book following the official launch. Copies of the book are available at the Club for interested parties.

International Sacred Music Festival unveils Preludes, its free concert series

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Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

What makes a music festival universally appealing is the diversity of its programming and its egalitarian nature. Quebec City's International Sacred Music Festival certainly knows how to cast its net wide. This year, six main concerts will cover the spectrum from gospel and Brahms to the music of the Viennese imperial court and the Silk Road.

Drawn to Quebec: Billy goats not-so-gruff

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Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2014

Though parade uniforms, blue capes, and golden horns are eye-catching, the story of the Royal 22e Régimen's mascot outstrips the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Quebec Citadel.

Batisse, as the progression of goats has been known, was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal 22e Régiment in 1955.

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