With heart and audacity

Photo provided by the city of L’Ancienne-Lorette

It is under this theme “From heart and audacity” that the city of L’Ancienne-Lorette will officially launch the festivities tonight surrounding its 350th anniversary of foundation with a large free outdoor show. A festive family event combining culture, history and colorful performances will therefore be held from 7 p.m., on the grounds behind the Marie-Victorin library, at 1635, rue Notre-Dame, and will offer for 90 minutes theatrical entertainment, screenings multimedia shows, performances by the Flip Fabrique circus, Loretan singer Jérôme 50 and artists from the Huron-Wendat Nation, not to mention a fireworks display. Gaetan Pageau, mayor of L’Ancienne-Lorette, invites the entire population of the greater Quebec City region to come and celebrate with their loved ones. Full details are available at https://www.350ans.org. The event will be postponed to the following day in the event of a storm or freezing rain.


Photo provided by Bingo Jean-Talon

Involved since the Bingo Jean-Talon hall opened 30 years ago (1992), first as volunteers and then as managers, Gaetan Flag and Diane Napier (assistant) took a well-deserved retirement on November 30th. Pictured, in the usual order: Pierre-Paul Hus, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles, presents certificates of recognition to Diane Napier (volunteer) and Gaetan Flag manager (2010-2022).

In memory

Photo from NHL.com

December 28, 1944. Maurice Richard (pictured) scores five goals and sets an NHL record eight points (5 goals and 3 assists) in a 9-1 Montreal Canadiens win over the Detroit Red Wings. Richard had spent the afternoon moving his family from one apartment to another in Montreal.


Carl Larouche (photo), ex-TV sports journalist at TVA Québec, 64 years old… Martin KaymerGerman professional golfer (PGA), 38 years old… John Legendcomposer, pianist, singer and American actor, 44 years old… Patrick RafterAustralian tennis player, 50 years old… Martin Everellex-host/journalist 61 years old… Raymond Bourqueex-NHL hockey player (Boston Colorado), 62 years old… Denzel WashingtonAmerican actor, winner of two Oscars, 68… Jean-Soulardex-chef at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 70 years old… Bill Lee, says Spaceman, a former major league pitcher (Expo (1979-1982), 76.


On December 28, 2021: John Madden (pictured), 85, former Oakland Raiders coach and brilliant analyst at NFL televised games… 2019: Jeremy H. Reitman72, the grandson of the founders of the Montreal clothing brand Reitmans… 2018: Amos-Oz79, Israeli poet, novelist and essayist… 2017: Rose mary94, actress who played the role of Sally Rogers in the popular 1960s television series The Dick Van Dyke Show… 2016: Debbie Reynolds84, American actress… 2012: Jon Finch71, British actor… 2008: Valerie Letarte47, host and columnist on Radio-Canada radio and television.

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With heart and audacity