Je Me Souviens (I Remember), Mr. Wang

May 7th, 2010 by BC ISLEMAN Leave a reply »
Quebec City is a lovely place. It is like a little slice of France that you can get without crossing an ocean and it is full of history.

Most of that history relates to the period before 1759 when French rule of what became Canada ended.

Eugène-Étienne Taché, a 19th century French-Canadian civil servant, coined the term "Je Me Souviens" (I Remember) which is now found on all Quebec license plates. His intent was to have all citizens of the province remember and honor their French heritage.

French-Canadians have no difficulty remembering that heritage. Citizens of Quebec City also remember a hockey team called, the Nordiques, that all too briefly (1972-1995) graced their fair city and enjoyed their complete devotion.

They also remember the sense of betrayal, when that team was sold away from them to the city of Denver, Colorado and renamed the Avalanche. The team broke Nordique fans hearts doubly by winning its first Stanley Cup that first year in Denver. That the memory of that team still has a hold on the hearts of all in Quebec City and its environs is evidenced by a recent rumor in ...

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