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Daniel Fontaine (photo), director of business development at BVA (Society of Chartered Professional Accountants), has accepted the honorary presidency of the 3rd Virtual Auction for the benefit of the Littoral Palliative Care Home, which is being held as of today until October 28. A hundred lots, offered by artisans and businesses located in the Chaudière-Appalaches territory, as well as several goods and services will be offered to the highest bidder. To participate, go to the Maison's website at https://www.mspdulittoral.com and click on the Encan 2022 button. The goal is to raise $80,000 to allow the Maison de Soins Palliatifs to pursue its mission of offering free specialized and safe care and services, provided with respect for everyone's privacy and values.  

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Notice to pin collectors. The Club des Collectionneurs d’Épinglettes inc., founded in 1984 and which brings together more than 200 active members, will hold an exhibition of pins (of all kinds) on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 at the Fleur de Lys shopping center. Exchanges, sales and purchases will be possible during the opening hours of the center while exhibitors will be grouped in the corridor between the Walmart and Sports Experts stores. In the photo, Michel Lavigne, from Lanaudière, who was, in 2017, one of the most important pin collectors in the world. He owned more than 200,000 from all over the planet, the total value of which exceeded $210,000.  

The Intimist is 25 years old

One of the best restaurants in the Quebec region and certainly on the South Shore of Quebec, L'Intimiste, at 31, avenue Bégin in Lévis, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022. Martin Patry(pictured) was 21 at the time (1997). He had just finished his studies in catering and had decided to open his restaurant. Initially, the restaurant only had the dining room (about forty seats). It was only later, in 2003, that the “lounge” or bistro side (another 40 seats) was added. Over the years, Martin bought the building and carried out work to expand the kitchens, among other things. With some normality returning, the restaurant, which is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, is expected to reopen for dinners over the next few weeks. 

In remembrance

October 20, 1977. Three days after the release of their fifth album 'Street Survivors', Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, the singer Cassie Gaines, their assistant tour manager and two pilots were killed (dozens more were injured) when their twin-engine plane crashed in a wooded area in Gillsburg, Mississippi. p>

Birthdays

Kamala Harris (photo), first black woman vice-president of the United States, 58 years old…Marcus, son of Isabelle Boulay, 14 years old…< strong>Patrick Senécal, Quebec novelist, 55 years old…Julie Payette, former Governor General of Canada and former Quebec astronaut, member of the crew of the Discovery shuttle in 1999, 59 years old…Guy Chouinard former junior hockey coach and former NHL player (1974-84), 66 years old…Daniel Prévost, French actor, (Horse in the Dîner de cons) 83 years old.

Disappeared

October 20, 1972: Judith Jasmin (photo), 56, pioneer of electronic journalism in Quebec. 2020: Bill Mathis, 81, American NFL running back who ran for 3,589 yards between 1960 and 1969 for the Ny Jets among others… 2019: Eric Cooper ,52 years old, American referee in major baseball leagues for the past 21 years… 2018: Gaétan Gervais, 74 years old, Franco-Ontarian Canadian author, historian and professor… 2017: < strong>Justin Reed, 35, former American basketball player (NBA) … 2016: Michael Massee, 64, American actor best known for his villainous roles in the television and cinema… 2015: Gilles Marcotte, 90 years old, writer, professor emeritus, critic and figure in Quebec literature… 2014: Patrice Vincent, 53 years old, military firefighter warrant officer Canadian Armed Forces… 2014: Oscar de la Ronta, 82 years old, Dominican designer… 2014: Christophe de Margerie, 63 years old, boss of the French oil group Total… 1994: Burt Lancaster, 80 years old, American actor… 1993: Frédéric, 54 years old, painter from the Eastern Townships.. 1983: Yves Thériault, 66, novelist, Quebec author.