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Tourism students play tourists in Toronto

Sightseeing in Toronto: by foot, boat, bike, and bus

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Photo: Anne-Marie Proulx

Each fall, the Bilingual Tourism Program (a partnership of Cegep Champlain St-Lawrence and Cegep Limoilou) organizes a pedagogical trip to Toronto for its second year students. The goal of this adventure is to immerse the students in a completely English environment and to give them the opportunity to explore a major North American tourist destination.

QHS tries to come to terms with vice-principal’s death

Students, teachers and administrators at Quebec High School are seeking to come to terms with the unexpected death of vice-principal Guy Fournier.

Fournier took his own life Wednesday, October 22. Funeral ceremonies were held this past Saturday at l’église St. Benoit Abbé in Quebec City.

Off the sofa, into Quebec

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Photo: www.3garssulsofa.com

Montreal band 3 Gars su’l Sofa enjoys George Washington, chamber music, and ginger ale. This is pretty much all the band has to say about themselves on their MySpace page. But apart from this important information, what else should a listener know about this rising band?

Best Bets

Québec and her photographers, 1850-1908, the Yves Beauregard collection

QC’s bright artistic future

The second in a two-part series

Now that Quebec City has proved its capacity to organize major artistic events and to build state-of-the-art infrastructures to support art of all kinds, the community is ready to enter the second phase of its cultural boom, which must be characterized by unity among local institutions.

Forgetting the Holocaust?

“Some kids haven’t heard about the Holocaust at all”

Are our youth forgetting the Holocaust?

CBC’s Urban Tales returns to QC

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Photo: Scott French

Jack Lavoie & Friends prepare to play Le Pape-Georges

Quebec City singer-songwriter Jack Lavoie and his band, Johnbé and Bassman Dan, are gearing up for another cozy night of music at Le Pape-Georges on Saturday, November 8.

Jack Lavoie and Friends will deliver homegrown acoustic rock, complete with Jack on vocals and guitar, Johnbé on djembe and Dan on bass and ukulele. Settle in before the first set starts at 10 p.m.

Wendake elects new Grand Chief

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Photo: Marie White

Wendake has a new Grand Chief. This news is a monumental shift for the Huron-Wendat population, which voted in Konrad Siouï as their new leader. Voting started Friday but conclusive results came in only on Saturday. By the second round of counting ballots, it became clear that the news was real and definitive.

Elizabeth Dallaire resurrects the memory of Rwanda

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Photo: Trinity C. McKenzie

Quebec City-born Elizabeth Dallaire shared good news from Rwanda with members and friends of Irish Heritage Québec last Monday night in McMahon Hall. She spoke of the resurrection of the central African country after the horrors of the genocide that gripped the tiny nation in 1994. She also talked about her role as UNICEF spokesperson for Schools in Africa.

Quebecers help choose new American president

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Photo: Scott French

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church Thrift Sale

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

Story Time in Shannon

Join Shirley Kiley and Jennifer Patterson for Story Time at the  Shannon library, 50 rue St-Patrick, from 10 to 11 a.m. Reading and craftmaking. Parents are encouraged to attend. Map to location

National Ballet School 2008/09 Nov 4 Audition Tour visits Quebec City, QC

 

Hot picks for cold nights in Quebec

Two amazing concerts coming up!

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Photo: Yoav, 2008

As the temperature is dropping fast in Quebec City, you might want to warm your heart by attending a concert or two.  The good news is that a variety of very promising shows will be presented within the next month.  I chose to provide you with some information about two artists who have offered amazing CDs in the past months and whose concerts in Quebec City are much anticipated.

Join Graham Fraser at the Morrin Center Dec. 7th, Canada'a Commissioner of Official Languages

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December 7th, 7:30 pm $4 members 6$ non-members

Tis the Season

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee Begins Preparations for the 2008 Hamper Drive

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Photo: Lucie Girard

Memorials and things of fame

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QHS vice-principal dies unexpectedly

QC cultural communities search for common ground

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Photo: Scott French

What does the history of Quebec’s English-speaking minority have in common with the history of other cultural communities in the province? Very little, apparently. A recent conference session organized by the Association for Canadian Studies provided few common themes for presenters to build upon or discuss.

CRTC hearing announced; VEQ to air Global grievances

Fair prices at Book Fair

To the organizers of the QCWC Book Fair,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great Book Fair. Your people are doing a great job and I wanted to say so. They and you deserve recognition. Seeing as it’s always good to get feedback and not always available, I just thought I’d drop my two cents.

EQLC, volunteers, weather make Book Fair a success

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Photo: Scott French

Bibliophiles from all over the Quebec City region, and from as far away as Seattle, gathered in the gym at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) on Saturday, October 25 to fill their bookshelves with reading material for the long winter ahead.

The QCT wants your memories of wartime

You can help make this year’s QCT Remembrance Day edition one to remember. Were you or a member of your family a soldier or nurse during wartime?

Tennis for life: the importance of sport and fitness for all ages

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Photo: Bill Cox

Sports activity has been an important part of my physical well being during my life and has kept me active even today as a retiree. Cross-country skiing, jogging and cycling were my principal activities with a little badminton and tennis every now and then.

Wintertime holds fun for young, memories for old

Did everyone see the snow last week? We had some on our roof for a couple of days. We can’t believe our beautiful autumn is over and our annuals are gone forever.

It is interesting to see the reactions of folks due to the changes in the weather. Small children are elated, adults frown and seniors cringe.

What the 400th did for Quebec and how Quebec can keep it up

The first in a two-part series

With the five presentations in Quebec City of an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show between October 17 and 19, the celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Quebec have almost come to an end.

SLC Lions show “grit, speed and toughness” in Ohio

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Photo: QCT archives

The long hours coasting on smooth interstate highways 81 and 90 were spent watching movies, studying and catching interrupted power naps as they came. Our boys prepared for battle in conditions that recalled those of the endless minor league tours taken by Paul Newman and the Charlestown Chiefs in the classic movie Slapshot.

85-year-old shoots 81, stuns older friends

Despite cool weather, Frank “Long Drive” Coveney shot an 81 at the Castor Golf Club on October 8, four strokes less than his age, his friend Jerry O’Brien reported.

Scary stuff to do

Halloween Lantern Tour on the Plains of Abraham

Spend Halloween or the following Day of the Dead scared out of your wits on the Plains! Tales of sorcery, murder, execution and mystery colour a tour led by Sir George Garneau, mayor of Quebec City in 1908, or his wife, Marie Alma.

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