Community Calendar

March 6 to 11 – International Car Show (Salon international de l’auto à Québec) at the Centre des Foires (ExpoCité) in Quebec City. For details, visit

March 7 to 17 – History Breaks Free during March Break at the Museum of the Royal 22e Régiment at the Quebec Citadelle. For details, visit

March 8 to 11 – Disney on Ice DREAM BIG at the Vidéotron Centre, two shows per day. Believing is just the beginning when dreamers from Quebec City witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m. – Acting Out! Elemental Theatre workshop for ages 16 and over at the Morrin Centre. Registration is required. Free for members, $5 for non-members. For more information, visit

Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m & 7:30 p.m. – Annual SHANNON IRISH SHOW at the Shannon Community Centre, 75 Gosford Road, Shannon. Admission: $10 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), free for kids 5 and under. Tickets available at the door only. Doors open one hour before each performance. VEQ will be providing free transportation to the 1 p.m. performance of the 2018 Shannon Irish Show. RSVP by Wednesday, March 7 to [email protected] or 418-683-2366 ext. 221. A minimum of 10 people required.

Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. – Quebec Baptist Church, 70 Grande Alléé Ouest, Quebec Faith: real or an illusion? a visual experience in which a great mystery is revealed... presented by François Boudreau Free show (bilingual)

Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. – Benefit concert for Aymen Derbali at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Free admission, donations accepted. (See article on page 2)

Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Susanne Cammack will give a presentation entitled Gramophones, Irish Culture and History. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For further information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

March 12, 13, 19 and 29 (various times) – Senior Technology Workshops. Quebec High School students will be hosting technology workshops for seniors in the English-speaking community, at Quebec High School, 945 ave. Belvedere. For more information or to register please contact Alexandra at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected].

Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. – The Caregiver's Café is an oasis for English-speaking caregivers to meet, share experiences and enjoy mutual support. Join us in room 1135 on the main floor of the Jeffery Hale pavilion (1270 chemin Ste-Foy) and learn more about public curatorship with social worker Aimée Bergeron. RSVP to Jan Anderson (418-684-5333, ext. 1539).

Wednesday March 14 at 7 p.m. – Quebec Art Company Annual General Meeting will be held at Holland School (940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, Québec). Open to both members and other interested parties — bring your thoughts and ideas! Immediately after the AGM, the QAC will host an informal social. All are welcome!

Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. – CBC Canada Reads “BATTLE OF THE BOOKS” with Saroja Coelho, host of CBC Quebec’s Breakaway, at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, in Vieux-Québec. The discussion will feature this year’s five Canada Reads selections, each represented by a panellist. Admission is free. For more information and to register (seating is limited), visit
March 16 to 18 – International Women’s Volleyball Championships at PEPS, Université Laval. For information and tickets, visit

Friday, March 16 - Moms’ Nite Out Games Nite. Follow the MNO Facebook page for details.(
March 16 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. – Concertos for Organ by Handel at the Palais Montcalm.
Richard Egarr, acclaimed organist and music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, will make the magnificent organ of the Palais Montcalm resound majestically. For more details and tickets visit
Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. - Pick-a-Book activity for 3-10-year-old children at the Morrin Centre. The Pick-a-Book team invites children age 3 to 10 to come catch a leprechaun as part of St. Patrick’s Day. The children will be invited to a group reading activity, a one-on-one reading activity and a creative outlet where they will be able to build their own leprechaun trap. FREE but register at  Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. – Acting Out! Movement Theatre workshop for ages 16 and over at the Morrin Centre. Free for members, $5 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit      Saturday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Unveiling of the Acting Out! Exhibitat the Morrin Centre. Come discover Quebec City’s rich English-language theatre heritage. Through a creative temporary exhibit put together by set designer, Sonia Pagé, visitors will discover the history of the Quebec Art Company and the projects that have shaped English-language theatre in Quebec City for over three decades. Join us for a cocktail reception at 2:30 p.m., following the fourth workshop in our Acting Out! series. Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

Saturday, March 17 – The annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Avenue de Salaberry. mass, presided by Msgr. Jean Pelletier, will be celebrated at 4 p.m., followed by a banquet at 5 p.m. in McMahon Hall. Banquet tickets ($35, free for children under 12) are available after weekend Masses or by calling the parish office at 418-524-3544. Free parking is available at Îlot St-Patrick. Follow the indications for St. Patrick’s Church. Bring your ticket stub to the church for validation.