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Les Toqués du vin

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After more than two years of absence, 300 generous donors gathered on October 6 at the Hôtel Le Bonne Entente in the Sainte-Foy borough, for the 24th evening gastronomy Les Toqués du vin for the benefit of Opération Enfant Soleil (OES). This evening raised a record amount of $155,200, which will allow OES to pursue its mission of supporting the provision of the best pediatric care for all children in Quebec. In the photo, from left to right : Eve-Marie Lortie, spokesperson for Opération Enfant Soleil, Pierre Bolduc, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OES, Albert Falardeau, Honorary Co-Chairman and Chairman of Familiprix, Jean-François St-Germain, Honorary Co-Chairman and Vice -President, TELUS Quebec, Quebec region and public markets, Jonathan Gendron, CEO of OES, Louis Babineau, Chairman of the Board of Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy and director of Desjardins Group, Alain April, owner and general manager of Le Bonne Entente, and in the foreground, Lexie Gendron, Enfant Soleil.  

Relaunch evening

In order to underline the resumption of its activities, the Association Lyrique de Beauport invites all its old and new members as well as the public who love beautiful music to attend the musical show entitled Alys Robi, une vie en chansons, which will feature the excellent soprano Carole Cyr, accompanied by her quartet composed of Sophie Boisvert, Jean-François Gagné, Zbigniew Borowitz and Richard Boisvert (photo). This relaunch will be held tomorrow, October 14, starting at 8 p.m., at the Center Municipal Mgr Laval, 35, rue du Couvent, Beauport, Quebec. Admission $20. Information: Gisèle Hains, president, at 418 666-3349.  

World champion at 11 years

The World Junior Championships in WAKO (kick-boxing) ended on October 9th in Lido di Jesolo, in the province of Venice, Italy. More than 6,200 competitors aged 10 to 18 came from several countries. Note the performance of Jules Goulet (photo), 11 years old, from Studios Unis de Val-Bélair, who won the gold medal in creative kata and a silver medal in musical freestyle kata. 

Birthdays

Mario Lirette(photo), former radio host and comedian from Quebec, 71 years old…Ian James Thorpe, Australian swimmer, nicknamed La Torpille, 40 years old…Marc-André Bergeron, general manager of the Trois-Rivières Lions of the ECHL, 42 years old…Éric Coulombe, the youngest of the 3 brothers (Alex Coulombe Ltée), 57 years old…Châtelaine , Quebec singer, 69 years old…Paul Simon, member of Simon & Garfunkel, 81…Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer, 88… 

Missing

October 13, 1997: a bus accident at the foot of the Côte des Éboulements in Charlevoix caused 44 victims, including 43 citizens of St-Bernard en Beauce (monument in the St-Bernard cemetery in the photo) …2018: Jean Bienvenue, 90, former Liberal minister who notably served as Minister of Immigration, then Education under Robert Bourassa during the 1970s… 2017: William Lombardy, 79, American chess grandmaster… 2016: Jean Crête, 84, father of sports commentator Alain Crête (RDS)… 2016: Jim Prentice< /strong>, 60, former Premier of Alberta… 2014: Elizabeth Norment, 61, American actress (House of Cards)… 2010: Gérard Berliner< /strong>, 54 years old, French composer, singer and actor… 2009: Al Martino, 82 years old, American crooner… 2008: Alexei Cherepanov, 19 years old , the first-round pick of the New York Rangers in June 2007… 2008: Guillaume Depardieu, 37, French actor, son of Gérard Depardieu… 2005: Myra Cree , 68, journalist and host at Radio-Canada (Téléjournal) … 1974: Ed Sullivan, 72, legend of American television.

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