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Thursday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. – Michèle Audette, commissioner on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, will speak at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, IA Financial Group Auditorium, 790 Ave Nérée-Tremblay. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

SLC students rewarded at the OsEntreprendre Challenge gala

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The OsEntreprendre Local Challenge gala was held at Collège Mérici on April 2. The evening brought together a number of players from the Quebec entrepreneurial community, as well as participants from CEGEPs in the region. The evening began with a 5 à 7 networking session, followed by a panel of guests who interacted with the audience, and it ended with the OsEntreprendre awards ceremony.

St. Lawrence women’s basketball team comes home with silver

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Photo: Linda Naccarato

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence women’s basketball team took a silver medal after being defeated 65-50 by the Géants from Cégep de Saint-Jean at the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) provincial final, on April 7.

Time to plant your herbs!

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here (don’t look outside) and now is the time to start sowing your seeds indoors to have a wonderful herb garden this summer.

St. Pat’s U14 hockey team makes it to the LHPS final

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The fairy-tale season of the St. Patrick’s High School Under 14 (U14) hockey team continues in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire scolaire (LHPS).

The Morrin Centre holds its 195th AGM

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

The 195th annual general meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on March 27.

Founded in 1824 by George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie, governor of British North America, and recognized as Canada’s first learned society, the LHSQ has come a long way over the past two centuries.

VEQ Spring Fling enjoyed at Les 3 Brasseurs

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Every spring, Voice of English-speaking Québec invites anglophones to gather at a local drinking establishment to welcome the warmer weather and just get out and see a familiar face after a long, cold winter.

North Shore leaders plead for a road to stop process of “extinction”

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Want to have some fun with Google Maps? Punch in Vieux-Fort and Kégaska in the directions window and see what comes up.

Through a local lens

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

When you think of Africa, what images come to mind?

Go on, be honest. Lions? Endless desert dunes? Beaming kids, joyfully mobbing a few fresh-faced Western students on break from a well-digging project? The colourful, leaping grace of a dance ensemble? Or that breathtaking but terrifying photo of a starving child crawling toward a feeding centre in Sudan, pursued stealthily by a vulture?

The story behind Rue Charles-M.-Monsarrat

STREET VIEWS

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This short street off Boulevard des Hôtels near the Quebec Bridge was named in honour of Charles Nicholas Monsarrat (1871-1940). The middle initial “M” in the street name is the result of a transcription error that has simply been perpetuated over the years.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

To Gardeners, Farmers, etc.

St. Lawrence College’s 2019 Fashion Show was a hit

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Special guests and ticket holders rushed into the Musée de la Civilisation for the annual CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Fashion Show on March 30. In contrast to the icy streets and sidewalks outside, indoors they found tasty warm hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and non-slip floors. The music was booming, the stage was lit, and the chairs were lined up.

Sugar and spice and everything nice at Foodcamp

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Château Frontenac ballroom was filled to capacity on March 30 and 31 as some 1,000 “foodies” (500 each day) came to sample the delicacies whipped up by a dozen renowned chefs. This was the eighth Foodcamp in Quebec City, presented at the Château Frontenac for the seventh consecutive year.

POWE: Join the field of engineering!

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Photo: Danielle Chaput

Female engineering students of McGill University in Montreal were all smiles when high school and CEGEP students from across the province of Quebec joined them for the 2019 edition of the POWE Conference for Future Women in Engineering on Feb. 8.

Isang Enders performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto brilliantly

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cellist Isang Enders was the guest performer with the OSQ on March 20, when he played Robert Schumann’s Concerto for Cello. The QCT had the opportunity to meet with Enders after a rehearsal the previous day.

Let the sun shine in … through sparkling clean windows

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is officially here, and what do we do in spring? Spring cleaning. Why not start this task by cleaning the windows? Washing away all the residue that has accumulated on the glass surfaces over the winter months will let in those warm rays of sunshine.

Fabien Gabel unveils the OSQ’s 2019-2020 season

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) recently unveiled what promises to be an extraordinary coming season. The musical year 2019-2020 will be highlighted by four remarkable concerts, veritable master strokes by musical director Fabien Gabel.

FEQ announces a new, bigger Loto-Québec stage

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Photo: FEQ

The Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) recently announced that their second largest stage will welcome festival-goers on an even bigger site this summer. The Loto-Québec stage will take up residence in Place George-V, across the Grande Allée from its former location in Parc de la Francophonie. This new location will be equipped to host a larger audience in even better conditions.

Community Calendar

April 2 to 7 – Imagination Writers’ Festival at the Morrin Centre.* Visit morrin.org for details.

St. John’s Masonic Lodge invites you to brunch

St. John’s Lodge, Quebec City’s English-language Masonic Lodge, is having a brunch on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the lodge building, located at 51 Rue des Jardins, in the Old City. Free parking is available at the nearby Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Everyone is welcome, men and women alike.

Central Québec School Board continues to shine

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) recently published its report containing the latest statistics regarding graduation and qualification rates per school board in the province of Quebec. It is with great pride that we inform you that the Central Québec School Board continues to shine: in all sectors, the CQSB ranked second among the 72 Quebec school boards.

St. Lawrence Lady Lions set for RSEQ provincial championship

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is in Montreal from April 5 to 7 to take part in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship.

Capitales getting ready for the 2019 Can-Am League season

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Photo: Matt Sullivan

The Québec Capitales of the Can-Am League are getting ready to make fans forget how the 2018 season ended. Let me remind you: the Capitales lost the 2018 league championship to the Sussex County Miners, who also won the regular season title.

Tickets for QAC’s Noises Off now on sale

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Photo: QAC

Tickets are now on sale online for the Quebec Art Company’s hilarious farcical romp, Noises Off. It takes to the stage on Thursday, May 16, for four performances, including the QAC’s traditional Sunday matinee, at 2 p.m. Evening performances start earlier than in the past, at 7:30 p.m.

It was a great day for the Irish at the 2019 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Elisabeth and Jean-Christophe (parade volunteers) cheerfully carried the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph banner ahead of the QCT's decorated vehicle, driven by Shirley Nadeau, accompanied by Mark Lindenberg.  (Photo s by Lise Lafond)

 

St. John’s Masonic Lodge invites you to brunch

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Spring comes marching in with the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

 

Green, white and orange flag of Ireland raised at City Hall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Terence Kerwin, the president of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and Michelle Morin-Doyle, Quebec City deputy mayor, raised the green, white and orange flag of Ireland beside City Hall on March 21 to mark the official beginning of four days of St. Patrick’s festivities.

Greying workers only part of the labour shortage solution

COMMENTARY

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I have seen the future, and it works.” That was American leftist journalist Lincoln Steffens talking about the early years of communist Russia. Well, I have seen the future, too – and it’s old guys working at supermarkets.

Irish writers highlighted in Morrin Centre’s Our Writing walking tour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

This year’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations took place from March 21 to 24. After a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, the festivities continued with a lecture on historic Ireland, the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and ended with a walking tour through the Old City.

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