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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish Heritage Quebec held their flea market on May 13 in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick’s Church. The perfect gift for mom was just waiting to be sold!

The 629 Air Cadet Squadron’s 60th anniversary year comes to a close

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 13, Squadron 629 Kiwanis-Sillery Royal Canadian Air Cadets brought their 60th anniversary celebrations to a close with a cocktail party and dinner at the Pierre-Bertrand Military Complex. On hand was the La Musique des Voltigeurs, the regimental band of the Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces.

Edward Godin welcomed to the BC Lion’s den

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Photo: Photo provided by Denise Godin

On May 8, 2017 Edward Godin was chosen to play for the BC Lions, picked at number 42 overall for the CFL draft.

This announcement came exactly five years after the same date on which he had been chosen to play for Team Canada.

Ducking in for a visit

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Having a small lake or pond in my backyard, I have the privilege of observing many species of waterfowl. Ducks and geese often stay for one night, giving them time to rest and eat before they continue their journey. To observe these beautiful birds I must be outside fairly early and be very discreet.

From St. Pat’s to Vancouver - Ed Godin drafted by the CFL Lions

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Photo: courtesy of stpatsfootball.com

It may not have the same pizzazz as the National Football League’s draft, but the Canadian Football League’s annual college selection is one that all Canadian university football players watch very closely including those from Université Laval.

High School Rugby underway, St. Pat’s Bantam girls undefeated

Rugby season is well underway in both the sevens and tens divisions (seven or 10 players on a team), in the Québec Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

Four teams from both Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s are taking part in the 2017 season.

OBITUARY: Allan Copeman 1938 - 2017

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QHS Alumni "Back to School Reunion 2017"

Saturday, May 20: Quebec High School Alumni Foundation

Self Help, the Savage Way with the Quebec Art Company

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Photo: courtesy of Normand Brassard

The Savage Way – “Out with the doubt and stinkin’ thinkin’!”

These were just some of the words of wisdom offered by the dynamic self-help gurus Cindy and Hal Savage during last week’s hilarious presentation of Norm Foster’s Self Help by the Quebec Art Company.

Bilingual Women of History discussed at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A fascinating panel discussion about Bilingual Women of History was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre last Saturday afternoon. Writer Ann M. Little of Colorado State University, researcher and teacher Lorraine O’Donnell of Concordia University, and historian Alex Tremblay Lamarche discussed their work, moderated by historical and literary writer Britta Gundersen-Bryden.

Quebec City braces for marine invasion this summer

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It pales next to the British armada that sailed up the treacherous St. Lawrence River in the spring of 1759, but this summer a marine invasion of impressive scope is set to ply the historic waterway to Quebec City.

Staff at the Jeffery Hale celebrate Mental Health Week

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The first week of May is designated National Mental Health Week. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, education and income levels. In Canada alone, 20 per cent of the population will personally experience mental illness in their lifetime and approximately eight per cent of adults will experience major depression.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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We have before us a copy of the Telegraph, a small tri-weekly sheet, half in English and half in French, published in this city in 1837.

The story behind Rue d’Ottawa

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue d’Ottawa is named after Canada’s capital city in Ontario, located along the Ottawa River where Samuel de Champlain established a camp in the early 17th century. The camp was used as a stopover for travellers, merchants and explorers heading to Lake Huron, via Lake Nipissing and Georgian Bay. By 1815, a small community was established.

Another great Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In spite of the rain and windy weather, a long line of people waited patiently outside Église Saint-Charles-Garnier last Saturday for Saint Brigid’s Guild semi-annual clothing sale. The doors opened at 8:30 a.m. to the delight of those who had waited all night.

Luc Langevin sheds light on the road to becoming an illusionist

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Master magician and illusionist Luc Langevin gave a talk as part of the Quebec Magic Festival to shed light on the very unusual road that led him to enjoy success as an entertainer. Fellow magicians and members of the public filled the Capitole theatre to hear him.

QHS theatre students bring it home with Les Misérables

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The high school musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables, is a technically challenging work for any group of young students.
This complicated story, beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

The colour of salmon: an artist’s point of view

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On May 18, 2014, after a heavy rainfall, the Donnacona dam broke. This dam, that was built in 1913 along with the Cap-Santé fish ladder, the Bird Dam and McDougall Dam in Pont Rouge are essential waterways for the migration of Atlantic salmon as they head upstream towards their spawning grounds.

World class magic at the Festival de Magie de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City’s seventh annual Magic Festival was opened on May 4 by none other than Hector Mancha, reigning champion of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM).  

A night at the movies with Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

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Photo: from the Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Facebook page

Anticipation was high at Quebec City's premiere of Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (BCBC2) on May 3 at the Cineplex Beauport. A long line of eager movie-goers wound along the corridor like the tail of a Chinese dragon towards screening room #16 an hour before the 7 p.m. screening.

Judicial appointments in the province of Quebec

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Photo: used with permission of Karen M. Rogers

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, recently announced the appointment of four judges to the Superior Court of Quebec.

Madame Justice Karen M. Rogers, a partner with the firm Langlois Avocats, fills a new judicial position created by Bill C-31 and brings over 28 years of litigation experience to her new role.

Wine and spirits, cheese and chocolate and beer, oh my!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
There was so much more than just wine and spirits at this year’s Salon International des vins et spiritueux de Québec held from April 28 to 30 at the Centre des congrès de Québec. 

Evan Price named as one of Les Grands Québécois

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Photo: Louise Leblanc

The Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently named Evan Price, president and executive director of CO2 Solutions, as one of Les Grands Québécois in the Social Sector.

A proud representative of the sixth generation of the Price family, who arrived in Quebec City in 1810, Price inherited a very dominant gene from his Welsh ancestors, that of philanthropy.

MNAs talk to Young Liberals about diversity and integration

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City has a long history of welcoming newcomers from diverse cultures and nations. Many of these immigrants and indigenous people have faced the challenge of integration.

Capitales bring newcomers to training camp in Trois-Rivières

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Photo: Courtesy milb.com

The Capitales de Québec baseball team will start their 19th training camp on the road. Forced to temporarily relocate while the new artificial turf is being installed at the Stade Canac (formerly the Stade Municipale) in Quebec City, the team will spend the first 10 days travelling within the province of Quebec.

Champlain–St. Lawrence honours Athletes of the Year

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Photo: Courtesy of CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

Last Thursday, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence held its annual sports banquet to honour their top athletes of the 2016-2017 season. Laurence Vandal (women’s basketball), and Raphaël Gosselin (hockey) were named the top Athletes of the Year.

Jeffery Hale Community Partners thank tea-rrific volunteers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
During Canada’s National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, many organizations take the opportunity to express their appreciation to the volunteers who have helped them during the past year. 
Jeffery Hale Community Partners were no exception.

SLC Blood Drive helps save lives

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Andrea Andrade Chapal, Gabriel Langlois and Matea Marjanovic, students at Champlain-St. Lawrence, organized and hosted the college’s annual blood drive.

Cabane à sucre party a sure sign of spring in Quebec

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Photo: Bill Cox
Spring can be appreciated in many ways but for me the best is at a cabane à sucre (sugar shack) “boiling off” party in a maple grove with warm sunshine, and a gentle breeze swaying the top branches of the trees.

Who knows who will win Tory leadership?

 
So, the Dragon turned out to lack the leadership magic and puffed out. With Kevin O'Leary's exit, pundits and pollsters say the race to replace Stephen Harper is now Maxime Bernier’s to lose.
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