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Emotions | The Journal of Quebec

Photo GFLQ courtesy Sébastien Dion

It is under the theme “Emotions” that the Grands Feux Loto-Québec will launch their festivities this evening on the occasion of the first of a series of eight performances from the river (photo). The pyrotechnic feats will offer the full range of emotions felt over the past two years in the context of the pandemic. Joy, humor, fear and love will be honored in the form of four different tableaux, all staged in a playful and dynamic way, in a festive atmosphere. DJ Dom Perreault will start the evening and will host between each show. The DJ component of the evening is presented in collaboration with the new electro festival Unity Electro Fest, which will be held on August 13 at Expo Cité.

Great visit!

Jennifer Jones, the first female president of Rotary International and a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland in Ontario, visited Quebec City recently during her Canadian tour marking the start of her presidency. She took the opportunity to go to Deuil-Jeunesse, an organization sponsored by the Club Québec-Charlesbourg, and, later, to meet with the officials of Cité-Joie in Lac-Beauport, sponsored by the club Québec-Est. His tour ended with a cocktail reception at the Aquarium du
Quebec with several Rotary members from the region. The Capitale-Nationale (8) and Chaudière-Appalaches (6) regions have 14 clubs for a total of 350 members. In the photo, from left to right: Denis BlouinGovernor of District 7790; Bryn Stylesformer director of The Rotary Foundation, and his wife Randy ; Valarie Waferoutgoing vice-president of Rotary International; Jennifer Jones and Paul Beaulieuformer district governor.

dream of youth

There is no age limit for having fun with model trains. A group of residents of the St-Augustin Pension Selection, with the collaboration of its general manager Dominic Bélanger and the Caisse populaire Cap Rouge–Saint-Augustin, have reconnected with a childhood dream. Indeed, they can “play” with small electric miniature trains by making them circulate on a very well organized rail circuit. Residents can have fun, watch how it works or simply admire this achievement due to the initiative of Louis Lebel (Photo). The latter even founded the Club Ferroviaire Sélection St-Augustin.

In memory

July 21, 2002. US telecommunications giant WorldCom, founded in 1989, files for US bankruptcy protection, marking the largest bankruptcy in US history.


Denis Laforest (photo) ex-director general of the Caisse Desjardins de Québec, 62 years old…Jacques Dupuis (Minou for friends), from Symbiose Events, 62 years old…Caroline Neronactress, singer and speaker from Quebec, 49 years old…Rory Culkin, American actor, 33 years old…Josh Hartnett, American actor, 44 years old…Charlotte GainsbourgFrench actress, 51 years old…Cat Stevens, singer, also known as Yusef Islam, 74.


July 21, 2021: Pierre-Raymond Savard (photo), 94, was a shareholder, administrator, businessman, merchant and Liberal Party of Canada MP for the federal riding of Verdun from 1977 to 1984… 2020: Gilles Vachet65, former journalist for the sports section of the Journal de Montréal for 35 years, retired for about ten years… 2020: Jean Gerin-Lajoie92, one of the leading figures of Quebec trade unionism… 2019: Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr.93, American composer of contemporary music using just the intonation… 2018: Pierre-Jacob65, member of the Brome-Missisquoi riding in the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015, under the NDP label… 2017: John Heard72, American actor who notably played the role of the father in Mom, I missed the plane!… 2014: Micheline France69, Quebec writer… 2013: Denis de La Patellière, 92, French director and screenwriter… 2011: Elliot Handler95, co-founder of toy manufacturer Mattel… 2008: Dennis Morin, 51 years old, graphic designer and early craftsman at the Journal de Québec… 2004: Gilles Cantin, 54 years old, performer of traditional songs… 1998: Alan Shepard, 74 years old, American astronaut… 1998: Robert Young, 91 years old, American television star (Marcus Welby).

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