September 3 2014 Edition

A new school year begins at St. Vincent Elementary School

Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

It felt as though summer had ended exactly on the first day of school. A chill was in the air on Friday morning, August 29, as students filed into St. Vincent Elementary School yard where they would meet their classmates and teachers.

Parents, some anxious, some relieved, lingered a while, seeing their kids off and catching up with fellow parents.

Les Grands Voiliers 1864-2014 sail into port this weekend

Seven Tall Ships or Grands Voiliers will be in the Port of Quebec City this weekend to mark the 150th anniversary of the conferences held in Charlottetown and Quebec City in 1814 that led up to Canadian Confederation.

During the event, you will be welcomed aboard these impressive sailboats, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., from Friday, September 5 to Sunday, September 7.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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We learn from Charlottetown, P.E.I. that the Provincial Convention met in that city on the 2nd instant. The Canadian delegation had arrived on the previous day.

The stories behind the names of Quebec City streets Avenue Fitzpatrick

Photo: Photo from Wikipedia

Avenue Fitzpatrick was named after Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942). Born in Sainte-Foy, he was the son of John Fitzpatrick, a wood merchant from Ireland who became the first mayor of Sillery (1856-1859), and Mary Connolly.

Charles Fitzpatrick studied at the Quebec Seminary and Université Laval. He had a very illustrious career as a lawyer.

Tai Chi and Chinese dragon in the park

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

A public demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi took place at Place de l'Assemblée Nationale last Sunday. Experts and enthusiasts demonstrated the relatively new art of Tai Chi. The public was invited to join or to learn about the cultural practice. A beautiful Chinese dragon made its way through the park during the Célébration de la Journée de sensibilisation au Tai Chi Taoïste.

Drawn to History: Exploring the synergy between art and the natural sciences

Photo: Photo by Jerod A. Merkle

Turn back time to an era when art and the natural sciences were inseparable. Join local artist Bethann G. Merkle for a rare event to be held in the Morrin Centre's Victorian-era science lab on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The Jersey Mills Cemetery in Saint-Georges

Photo: Photo by Joanne Coleman-Robertson

On Saturday, August 24, the Saint-Côme-Linière Historical Society hosted a narrated visit of the Jersey Mills cemetery on Second Avenue in Saint-Georges.

Winnie the Bear was in Quebec City

Photo: Photo from Wikipedia

With all the activities taking place commemorating the beginning of the First World War, one little-known fact deserves to be brought to light.

Did you know that Winnie, the little bear cub who inspired A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories, was in Quebec City in 1914?

A pontifical high mass to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec

On Sunday, September 14, Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix invites the population to listen to the message that Pope Francis wants to share during a pontifical high mass that will be presided by His Eminence Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of San Cristóbal de la Habana, in the presence of Canadian Bishops.

Magicians appear in a magical festival

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

A whirlwind of magicians descended upon the Nouvo Saint-Roch neighbourhood last weekend for the Festival de magie de Québec.

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