May 11 2016 Edition

The Venerable Bruce Myers ordained into the Sacred Order of Bishops

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

How many Right Reverends does it take to ordain an Anglican bishop? Well, there were at least 13 at the ordination of the Venerable Bruce Myers, OGS, held on May 5 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City.

Crossing Canada: All aboard the legendary Canadian

Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

A journey from Vancouver to Toronto aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian rates near the top of the list of iconic rail trips, along with taking the Orient Express, Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen or South Africa’s Rovos Rail.  

Downtown Saint-Raymond damaged by fire, again

Photo: Lise Lafond

Shortly after midnight on May 1, 2016, fire broke out in an apartment in downtown Saint-Raymond, some 60 kilometres northwest of Quebec City. When firemen arrived, four buildings were burning, two facing the main street, Rue Saint-Joseph, and two others directly behind them on Rue Saint-Ignace. 

Help the people of Fort McMurray: Donate to the Red Cross

All individual donations will be matched by the Government of Canada.


Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue Holland

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Holland is named for Samuel Johannes Holland, born in 1728 in (appropriately) the Netherlands. As a young man he emigrated to England, where he became a Royal Engineer and eventually the first Surveyor General of British North America. 

Make memories matter: Walk for Alzheimer’s

The tenth annual Walk for Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, May 29, on the Plains of Abraham. Walkers should arrive at the starting point behind the Manège Militaire by 9:00 a.m. This major event supports some 125,000 Quebecers who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families and caretakers. 

Voltigeurs honour veterans of the Battle of Hong Kong

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Saturday, May 7, was a big day for the Voltigeurs Regiment of Quebec City. The Regiment was celebrating three major events: the 154th anniversary of the formation of the Regiment, the 150th anniversary of the formation of the regimental band, and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, which took place from December 8 to 25, 1941.

Chez Alfred-Pellan gallery makes Limoilou artsier

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Photo: Danielle Burns

That is exactly what Limoilou needs,” my friend, a Limoilou resident, said as we passed a soon-to-be-opened cooperative art gallery on 3e Avenue. “More art!” 

On May 4, the Chez Alfred-Pellan art gallery, named after the Québécois artist who grew up in the building, was officially inaugurated. 

LHSQ says thank you to Sovita Chander

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Members of the board of directors, staff and volunteers and partners of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ) gathered at a cocktail party held at the Morrin Centre on May 6 to show their appreciation to Sovita Chander, who was president of the LHSQ from 2012 to 2016 and was now stepping down. 

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