Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Québec Celebration!!!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! The reason I have entitled this post "A Québec Celebration," is because I plan to do just that...celebrate Québec.  Most of you know that I was born and raised in Montreal, Québec, Canada, and that I have lived here all my life.  Now why am I celebrating Québec, and not Montreal or Canada? Well, I am, and always have been, proud to be Canadian...but Canada is a large country, so I wanted to narrow it down a bit.  

While we all are aware of the negatives that exist in the parts of the world where we live, I wanted to focus on the positive that is found here in Québec.

Canada has provinces and territories, and Québec is one of the provinces that make up Canada.  Québec is unique from the rest of Canada in that it is the only predominantly French speaking province.  Québec is Canada's largest province...by area, and its motto is "Je me souviens", which means, "I remember." Québec is also known as "la belle province", which means "the pretty province".
Now, I am not a historian.  I consider myself to be more of a tour guide, I suppose, but nevertheless, I hope you will enjoy this post.

Like anywhere else in the world, Québec has its fair share of talent!  I am going to share some of this talent with you in this post.  You are all familiar with the Just for Laughs Gags that I post here every day...these are, for the most part, done right here in Montreal, throughout Québec and they even travel the world to do them.  

All the videos I am sharing today are from the talented actors and singers who are from Québec. Most of you, if not all of you, are already familiar with the Just for Laughs Gags and Celine Dion.  I hope you enjoy these videos that I am sharing, and there are a couple more singers that are from Québec whose music I am sharing with you today.  Thank you so much for taking time to listen to these videos.

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Je Pense Encore à Toi (I Still Think of You) by Sylvain Cossette

Que je t'aime (how I love you) by Sylvain Cossette (I really like how Sylvain Cossette sings with his heart)

Aime (Love) by Bruno Pelletier (this is my favourite French song, and Bruno sings it with such passion!)

Alone - Celine Dion (this is my favourite song by Celine)


And last, but certainly not least for my theme of a Québec Celebration, here is the website of an amazing and talented Québec artist...Pauline Paquin! Pauline Paquin Art


Here is another very talented Québec artist...Yvon St-Aubin.  Yvon St-Aubin


For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here, and for participating in "A Québec Celebration".  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

57 comments:

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    MERCI chère Linda de nous faire écouter et nous faire regarder toutes ces personnes talentueuses québécoises !

    C'est MAGNIFIQUE !

    Merci aussi pour les informations intéressantes que tu nous donnes concernant le Québec et le Canada.

    Je te fais UN GROS BISOU ♥

    Bon mercredi et pensées amicales pour toi Linda !!!

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  2. I have never been there, but I would love to eat at a bakery from there.

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  3. Bonjour ma chère Linda,
    Comme à chaque fois je souris en regardant vos vidéos... et je découvre des choses très intéressantes.
    Gros bisous ♡

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  4. thank you for the guide to quebec ... very enlightening ... i'm not very familiar with canada in general, but it helps to read this, as explained through a local's perspective. and the spotlight on quebec's talents shows that it's a place that's rich with culture and art :)

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  5. Je n'ai jamais ete au Canada mais je le souhaiterais de tout coeur, j'ai l'impression que le Canada est un pays tres particulier et beau. Merci de belles chansons!
    Bonne journee Linda!
    Olympia

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  6. I love Quebec, been there 20+ years ago, I hope I can go visit again someday son!

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  7. Merci pour ta visite. Je regrette de ne pas mieux comprendre l'anglais et de ne savoir l'écrire mais je te souhaite une agréable journée.

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  8. truly wonderful words today, thank you for sharing "Your Quebec" with us, and I am thrilled to see comments in the French Language you speak, write and read so well. Merci.

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  9. mdrrr la première vidéo avec les aliens lollll
    bisous et belle journée de la brume ici ce matin

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  10. Interesting reading about Quebec. I like the French language, it's a pretty one. Feline is always lovely...

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  11. Woops...I meant Celine...was predictive text that I didnt check!

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  12. Post interessante. Alcune cose che riguardano la geografia del Canada le conoscevo, per altre mi è stato utile quello che hai scritto.
    buona giornata un abbraccio
    enrico

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  13. "Je me souviens"
    Oh I see, "souviens" means " to remember " in French, hence souvenir is "something to remember" ;)
    I don't speak French but I think French adjectives follow the noun they modify, right? Then how come it's not "province belle" instead?

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  14. Le Québec et le Canada me manque. J’espère que tu continueras avec tes célébrations Québécoises. Je trouve ca sympa !

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  15. Hi Linda we have been to Quebec .. it was really great journey w've stayed in the Frontenac great souvenir

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  16. I love Celine Dion!

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  17. Thank you for the insight into Quebec, it's somewhere, well Canada in its entirety, that I'd like to visit.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  18. never been to Quebec city or province and I live in Ontario for goodness sakes........need to remedy that soon I think.

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  19. Love the quote on never blaming others. The gag was fun!

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  20. It is good to hear about all the positive sharing about Quebec a place that has a special place in your heart. I like the quote about not blaming anyone in our life.

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  21. Hi Linda,
    thank you. your thoughts and impressions of Quebec, you share with us
    Sunny greetings from Austria

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  22. Hi Linda, What a nice celebration for Quebec. Have you been following my blog long enough to know that I am a train fan? One of my goals was to ride ViaRail's Canadian from Vancouver BC to Toronto. I finally did that in 2001. I love Canada! I did not make it all the way to Quebec on that trip but I hope to see it one of these days, and especially Montreal. In the meantime, I will look forward to things you share about Montreal and Quebec. Have a great day! John

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  23. Linda, I have been to Montreal and Quebec City, loved both cities!
    I so enjoyed today's post,
    xx

    Oh, I have seen Celine Dion in concert, she is wonderful ... and I really like the song you shared here!
    Have a lovely day!

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  24. Salut Linda, ont fait une belle description de la façon dont vous aimez votre ville, si je aimerais savoir, mais de Madrid sont nombreuses heures d'avion et ne supporte pas l'avion.
    Nous sommes tous fiers de notre ville natale et nous voyons tout le bien qui est en elle.
    Je écris ces lignes avec le traducteur même si je comprends un peu le français.
    Salutations.

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  25. Hi Linda! Montreal is great, we have good friends who are natives. I'm so glad you visited my blog as it led me here and I am happy to be your newest follower! Thanks for the videos, love Celine, big time! Thanks for all you are sharing, Great kitten with the "to do" list. Have a wonderful day!

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  26. I've never been to Quebec, but if I ever get the chance I will. Thanks for the humor and stopping by my rather lame blog.

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  27. I would love to visit Quebec some day.

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  28. Merci pour tous ces posts Linda. j'apprécie. Bises de france

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  29. Enjoyed your Quebec. I've heard that song Celine sang before and it is so very pretty. And I must say....Truer words has never been spoken with Kindness gives birth to kindness! (AMEN) Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. un article très intéressant Linda ..

    merci pour le partage

    greetings

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  31. A nice tribute to your beloved home province! I've never been to Quebec but would love to visit someday.

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  32. Nice tribute to Quebec, Linda. Celine is one of my favorites...we saw her live in Las Vegas and it was an amazing show. So much energy.

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  33. Always to be proud of where you come from. I've traveled the world but still love home sweet home!

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  34. A wonderful tribute to La Belle Provence!

    Potholes are not yet in full bloom, so spring continues to elude us.

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  35. I am please to learn more about Canada out neighbor to the north of us. Enjoyed all the singing videos . Celine was the only one I had heard before. Great voices. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  36. Quebec is one of the places I'd love to visit some day. Love those videos. And I loooove Celine Dion!!

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  37. Great tribute to your home! I've always wanted to visit Montreal; I've heard so many wonderful things about it.

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  38. Bonjour Linda, quel beau billet pour rendre hommage à notre magnifique province, merci, je célèbre avec toi!!! Bise et bonne journée tout en douceur!

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  39. A most interesting post Linda, entertaining, knowledgable and wise!

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  40. Dear Linda,
    What a beautiful tribute to Quebec... I really enjoyed the read..
    Thank you for visiting.. Your thoughts always make me smile.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  41. Merci de ton passage
    JP

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  42. Oopsss..., the gag...
    You get my high five, Linda !

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  43. I like the last saying

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  44. Another lovely and peaceful post ... thank you, Linda ... Love, cat.

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  45. I visited Fredericton a couple of years back in Canada and wished I had more time to visit Quebec. It looks like a lovely city.

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  46. I live way on the other side of Canada and have only been able to visit Quebec once. I found Montreal to be a little busy but was in total awe of the history. The whole province was beautiful and so different then the rest of Canada. I hope to go back one day.

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  47. Happy Quebec Celebration!!

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  48. Happy Quebec Celebration!! Thanks for sharing these amazing videos and quotes!

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  49. Vive la Quebec! I have family there so we are always in Montreal too. It's truly a special place with unique qualities.

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  50. What a treat! Thank you for putting so much effort into this wonderful post!! I really enjoyed it.

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  51. I have not been to Quebec since I was 25, a very long time ago:( Time to return:)

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  52. Hello Linda, I am so happy to visit your peaceful blog and can't wait to get some time to come and spend an hour or so listening to all your videos.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  53. Hope you're doing fine Linda. I love the Greg Olsen painting and the quote.

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  54. Oh wow...all this amazing talent...it has been such a pleasure to visit here today!
    Thank you so much for your hard work in compiling these fabulous treats for us. It is so appreciated :)
    xoxoxo

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  55. My great grandmother emigrating to Canada arriving in Quebec so it was interesting to find out more about it. Sarah x

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  56. i enjoyed your presentation about Quebec Linda... there are so many very talented artist from there that are not known to the rest of Canada... vut are famous in Europe...
    thanks for sharing this with us....peter:)

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