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Mission accomplished | The Journal of Quebec

The 15th annual fundraising campaign for the Jesus-Marie School of Music generated profits of $17,500 to make musical education accessible to all. Founded in 1975, the Jesus-Marie Music School is the oldest musical institution in Lévis. Since 1990, it has offered the music concentration of the Arts, Languages ​​and Sport Program (PALS) at École Pointe-Lévy. To date, more than 10,000 students of all ages have received a varied and high quality musical education at this school. In addition, each year it welcomes about ten children entrusted by the Center de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis, to whom free lessons are offered each week. In the photo, from left to right: Alexandre BriandChairman of the Board of Directors, and Caroline GuayDirector General of the Jesus-Marie School of Music.

New president at CASMA

Congratulations to Charles Drouin (photo), CEO of the Mobilis Corporation and general manager of the Salon International de l’auto de Québec, who has just been named president of the Association of Canadian Auto Show Managers (CASMA) for a fixed term of one year. He succeeds Eleasha Naso of the Edmonton Auto Show. In 2023, Quebec City will host the annual meeting of the Canadian Auto Show Managers Association, which brings together six major Canadian shows: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Quebec. The Quebec International Auto Show will be back in March 2023.

Another gold medal

Appalaches distillerie has once again distinguished itself on the international scene when its brand new Kepler Sous-bois, its very first boreal gin with notes of balsam fir and pink grapefruit, has just won the gold medal at the prestigious Gin London Masters 2022. Appalaches distillerie has been no stranger to honors since its inception in 2019. This is its fifth gold medal out of a total of ten podium finishes. In the photo, we find in the center Dave Ricard surrounded by his faithful accomplices Luc Fournier (left) and Mathieu Campagna (right), presenting the new Kepler Sous-bois gin.

In memory

July 20, 1972. Jean Claude Tremblay (photo) marks the history of Quebec hockey by leaving the Montreal Canadiens to make a sensational return to the World Hockey Association by signing a five-year contract with the Quebec Nordiques. The star defender will remain with the Quebec team until 1979.


Antoine Vermette (photo), retired NHL hockey player from Quebec, 40…Julianne Hough, singer-songwriter, dancer and American actress known for having twice won the Dancing with the Stars competition, 34 years old…Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian super model and married to Tom Brady, 42 years old…Peter Forsberg, retired from the NHL, with the Nordiques in 1994-95, 49 years old…Michel Beaudry, host, columnist (Journal de Québec) and humorist, 67 years old…Carlos Santana, singer and guitarist, 75 years old.


July 20, 2021: Françoise Arnoul (photo), 90, French actress who was a sex symbol of the 1950s… 2020: Doug Rodgers, 79, Canadian judoka, silver medalist at the Summer Olympics in 1964 in the heavyweight category… 2019: Peter McNamara, 64, Australian tennis player, professional between 1975 and 1987 and national coach in Canada… 2017: Chester Bennington, 41, singer of Linkin Park.. 2016: Dominique Arnaud, 60, French road cyclist… 2015: Jean Alfred, 75, first black elected to the National Assembly (1976 Papineau)… 2014: Lucie F. Roussel, 51, Mayor of La Prairie… 2013: Helen Thomas, 92 years old, pioneer of journalism and former correspondent at the White House… 2012: Jack Davis, 81 years old, American athlete specializing in the 110 meter hurdles… 2011: Lucian Freud, 88, British painter (grandson of Sigmund) … 2006: Gérard Oury, 87, French actor, screenwriter and director of ci nema… 2005: James Doohan, 85, Canadian actor, Scottie in “Cosmos Patrol”… 1973: Bruce Lee, 32, actor and kung fu adept.

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