November 20 2019 Edition

Ten pipers piping . . . for St. Andrew’s Day

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine this scenario – after five turkeys were consumed at the Cathedral Turkey Supper, many of the diners (your scribe included) then trotted down Rue Sainte-Anne to attend the annual St. Andrew’s Day concert hosted by the 78th Fraser Highlanders at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Turkey Supper served at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Always a tasty event, the annual Turkey Supper held in Carter Hall (next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) drew a capacity crowd again this year. In fact, by 7 p.m. they actually ran out of turkey! The five large birds that were roasted for this event were quickly gobbled up, leaving only mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing and gravy for late-comers.

Whale of a deal: Quebec sinks millions into modern airship project

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the most riveting clips in the big newsreel of modern history has to be that of the Hindenburg blimp explosion in May, 1937, outside Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Oh, the humanity” cry of the broadcaster as the gigantic Zeppelin burst into flames and crashed to the ground has become an iconic moment in disaster reportage.

Nov. 15 was National Recycling Day


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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Nov. 15, the Ville de Québec took advantage of the U.S. National Recycling Day to thank residents and corporate citizens and congratulate them for their excellent recycling performance in 2019.

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
Struck by Lightning

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.

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