The poppy

The Poppy

MISE À DAY

On October 28, Quebec City Branch 265 of the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) launched its 2022 Poppy Campaign in the presence of the Honorable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. The poppy symbolizes the memory of the end of the First World War, also called the Great War, which was to end all other wars and which reminds us of the needs of returning veterans. Today, more recent and even current conflicts remind us that these needs still exist. Proceeds from poppy sales are used to help veterans and their families. RCL Branch 265 thanks you for your generosity in purchasing the poppy. In the photo, from left to right: Bruno Dumas, President of Quebec RCL Branch 265, and the Honorable J. Michel Doyon.  

Let's sing for Her

The Chantons pour Elle fundraising dinner, for the benefit of the Fondation Jonction pour Elle, held to a sold-out audience on October 25 at the Lévis Convention Center, under the honorary co-chairmanship of Me Caroline Gagnon, lawyer, president of the Bar of the Québec and Nicolas Maltais, partner and vice-president of Groupe Immobilier Tanguay, brought together more than 400 people and raised a record amount of $310,550. These funds will be used to meet the ever-increasing needs of the La Jonction pour Elle shelter in Lévis, which welcomes women and children who are victims of domestic violence and live in the territories of Lévis, Bellechasse, Lotbinière and La Nouvelle – Beauce. In the photo, the members of the organizing committee with from left to right, in the foreground and holding the cheque: Lyne Carrier, president of the organizing committee, Michelle Paré, executive director of the Fondation Jonction pour Elle, and honorary co-presidentsMeCaroline Gagnon and Nicolas Maltais.  

Tribute to Janis

Denis Carignan of Productions J'Aime informs me that KOZMIC (photo), a group made up of six passionate musicians from Quebec City, will be back as an extra on Friday November 11, starting at 8 p.m., at La Chapelle Spectacles, with a tribute show to singer Janis Joplin as well as a wink take a look at some hit artists from the 1960s psychedelic era, such as Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and more. Dressed as they were then, the group will immerse you in a ” Flower Power ” atmosphere. KOZMIC made a splash at the recent Retro Festival in Joly. Tickets at lachapellespectacles.com  

In memory

November 3, 1992. Bill Clinton (photo) becomes the 42nd President of the United States, garnering 43% of the vote, thus obtaining the highest score for an independent candidate in recent United States history. He is ahead of outgoing President, Republican George H.W. Bush, and Conservative candidate, Texas businessman Ross Perot. 

Birthdays

Bertrand Quiriault (photo), general manager and co-franchisee of La Cage, sports brewery, Beauport… Nicole Bouchard, director of team services and media relations at Les Remparts de Québec.. Pierre Duquet, ex-journalist of the People of LévisStella Rose, daughter of Mitsou, 19 years old… Dylane Hétu, comedian and actress from Quebec, 41 years… Claudine Mercier, comedian and actress, 61 years… Geneviève Rioux, Quebec actress, 61 years old… François Gendron, former MP for Abitibi-Ouest Parti Québécois, 78 years old.  

Missing

November 3, 2017: Giovanni Maur (photo), 80 years old, designer by profession mainly in the fields of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Quebec … 2019: Bob Norris, 90 years old, the first face of the Marlboro cigarette brand… 2018: Sondra Locke, 74 years old, American actress and director, companion and muse of Clint Eastwood for fifteen years… 2015: Normand L'Amour, 85 years old, singer-songwriter Quebec… 2012: Henri Audet, 94 years old, founder of Cogeco Communications (radio-television)… 2011: Guy Des Ormeaux, 80 years old, one of the founders of RDS… 2011 : Jean-Marie Roy, 86 years old, Quebec architect… 2006: Paul Mauriat, 81 years old, chef d French orchestra, arranger and composer… 2004: Sergei Zholtok, 31 years old, hockey player (Nashville)… 1999: Gaston Rochon, 67 years old , pianist and arranger… 1981: Thérèse Casgrain, 85, well-known political figure and champion of women's promotion. 

The Poppy