Something to smile about!

So much to smile about!


Smile Cookie Week for Tim Hortons restaurants and franchisees in the Quebec City region, held from September 19 to 25, brought joy and comfort to two organizations in Quebec City. The $118,000 raised this year by the sale of Smile Cookies (compared to $80,218.72 in 2021) will be shared between the Élan Foundation, whose child/adolescent clientele receives the services of the Institute for Physical Impairment Rehabilitation of Québec (IRDPQ) of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, and the Fondation du Center communautaire Jacques-Cartier, which helps young people aged 16 to 35 find meaning in their lives. Pictured, from left: Dave Pichette,Chairman of the Board; Annie Gagnon, Executive Director, Fondation Élan; Chantal Poupart, franchisee, and Jean Lachance, manager, Tim Hortons Bouvier; France Bégin, coordinator, Élan Foundation; Barbara Lalonde and Jean-François Lachance, franchisees, Tim Hortons Hamel; Daphnée, young resident of the Center Jacques-Cartier; Edith Vallières, general coordinator of the Center Jacques-Cartier. In front : Shantie, Ambassador, Élan Foundation.  

The Two Stones

The Chevalerie Passion Foundation, a center certified by the Canadian Association for Therapeutic Riding and which provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy services to riders with physical and intellectual disabilities, is organizing its first face-to-face charity event since the pandemic with its Wine and Cheese evening which will take place on Tuesday, October 25, starting at 6 p.m., at the Galerie du Meuble, 18 rue Courcelette, in Quebec City. Pierre Dolbec (photo on the left), President of the Foundation, and Pierre Tremblay(photo on the right), president-owner of the JD Group, have accepted the honorary co-presidency of the evening, the profits of which will allow the Foundation to finance the equine therapy activities for the next year. Reserve your place ($150) with from Marie-Lou Tremblay at 418 688-9115.  


Julie Morin, owner, press officer for comm'julie , tells me that Emmie Garneau(photo) recently joined the agency as a press relations assistant. Emmie studied for a bachelor's degree in French language and professional revision at Laval University. In love with the French language, its backstage and its varieties, she pursued her interest in writing and literature thanks to the Literary Creation concentration. 

In memory

October 21, 2021. While filming the movie Rust at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Bonanza City, New Mexico, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (pictured) is shot dead and director Joel Souza injured when live ammunition was discharged from a gun used as a prop by actor Alec Baldwin(Photo). The gun had not been thoroughly checked for safety beforehand


Kim Kardashian (pictured), American businesswoman, producer and host, 42 years old… Mélanie Turgeon, retired alpine skier, downhill world champion in 2003, 46 years old… Annie Blanchard, singer Star Académie 2005, 45 years old… Jean Gauthier, happily retired (cell phone and car), 69 years old… Benyamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister, 73 years old… Eddy LaBrie, author, and retired journalist at Journal de Québec since 1994, 81 years old. .. 


October 21, 2021: Martha Henry (pictured), 83, Canadian actress from theatre, film and television who was noted for her work at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario…2020: Frank Horvat, 92 years old, Italian photographer, great traveller, fashion and street observer, author of striking portraits of women… 2016: Jean Gagné, 66 years old, Frenchy Martin by wrestling fans from the WWF of the 80s… 2015: Peter Baldwin, 82 years old, British actor… 2013: Gianni Ferrio, 88 years old, composer and conductor Italian… 1997: Sylvio Kirouak, parish priest at the Cathedral of Chicoutimi from 1947 to 1967… 1996: Lucille Desparois, 87 years old, storyteller and actress (Tante Lucille ) … 1993: Denise Proulx, 64 years old, Quebec actress… 1984: François Truffault, 52 years old, French director… 1970: Eugène Lapierre, 71 years old, organist, teacher, composer, musicographer, administrator of the National Conservatory of Montreal… 1969: Jack Kerouac, 47 years old, novelist (On the road), American poet and one of the founders of the hippie movement.