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Cirque du Soleil defies gravity in honour of Quebec’s 400th

If you are planning on seeing Le Cirque du Soleil in the near future, I recommend purchasing an extra set of eyes. Two is just not enough to admire all the eye-candy the world-renowned circus has to offer. From Friday to Sunday last week, the Cirque set up camp at Le Colisée Pepsi, and offered Quebecers a free show, which, despite the price, was as spectacular as ever.

Kennedy leaves CEDEC post

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Photo: QCT archives

With a heavy heart, Lisa Kennedy will be resigning her position as the Executive Director of CEDEC at the end of the week.

Kennedy, who has worked for the regional economic development organization since its inception almost nine years ago, is leaving to take a job with Groupe Perspective, the largest human resource agency in the province.

SLC golfer wins national championship

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Photo: courtesy of Christian Brosseau

Anne-Catherine Tanguay sank a birdie putt on the 18th hole of the last round to win gold in the individual competition at the Nationals, while helping her team win the silver in the team standings.

QC Women’s Club gears up for annual Bookfair

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Photo: courtesy of QCWC

YWCA honours great women of Quebec City’s past and present

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Photo: Scott French

In the shadow of Quebec City’s great men, many great women have worked, too. The YWCA’s final edition of the Empreintes d’Elles cocktail series, held last Wednesday at the Musée de Civilization, honoured 400 women from the past and present who played integral roles in shaping the city.

Picknell runs Green to raise awareness

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Photo: Scott French

St. Nicolas resident Shirley Picknell presented herself for the second time as the Green Party candidate in Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière in last week’s federal election. The QCT sat down with the well-known volunteer and part-time teacher in the English-language community to get her take on the federal election campaign, her second time around.

Who Will Light A Path?

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? ~Benjamin Disraeli

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Born in a small country home in New Brunswick in March of 1919, Ernie had to grow up fast. After 12 years living at home, he was sent to live with a minister for company and to help him out. But the minister was very abusive towards him, so Ernie, as he calls it, ran/walked away to his uncle's house 41 miles away, and he did it in one day!

Lions Come Back From Golf Nationals with Individual Gold and Team Silver

Anne-Catherine Tanguay sank a birdie put on the 18th hole of the last round to win gold in the individual championship, while helping her team win the silver in the team standings.

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

St Michael's Thrift

October 4. 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.

Start-up of Take a Break postponed From October 24th to November 7th

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We have had to postpone the start-up
of Take a Break until November 7th.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

YEESS!! Project is Underway

Community partners associated with the YEESS project click here

Songwriting workshop on October 17th at the Morrin Centre has been postponed

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Event has been postponed.  We will let you know when it will be rescheduled.

Elizabeth Dallaire guest speaker at Irish Heritage Quebec

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Irish Heritage Quebec cordially invites  members and friends – to the monthly conference: An Interview with Elizabeth Dallaire on “The Resurrection of Rwanda”. Welcome to McMahon Hall, St.

Memorials and things of fame

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SLC men win seventh provincial title in nine years

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

The St. Lawrence golf team totally dominated the recent provincial championships, finishing in first place with a cumulative score of 1198 over four rounds, 112 shots better than their closest rival, Cegep Outaouais.

QC’s Jewish community reflects on centuries of history

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Photo: QCT archives

Quebec City’s longstanding Jewish community came together on Sunday to remember their past. Shalom Quebec, a local organization, put together an exhibition that included music, presentations, and a screening of a documentary.

QHS alums tee off in Ont.

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Photo: Joan Guay

Friday, September 26 brought members and friends of the Quebec High School Alumni together in Vineland, Ontario, for another wonderful round of golf.  How nice to see Barbara Boden, along with Dave and Marion Blinco and Bruce Laurie join us on this special day, all the way from Quebec City.

LHSQ books should be innocent until proven guilty

A few weeks ago, I wrote you about the part of the Literary and Historical Society collection that was going to be sold in a silent auction.

Talking to strangers, making new friends

Once when my daughter, Margaret, was about six years old we went on the local bus together. While I was paying the fare she barrelled in and when I saw her she was sitting with an old gent and they were chatting, smiling and laughing together.

Terry Fox Run at St. Vincent

Once again this year, on September 26, students and staff members of St. Vincent School participated in the annual Terry Fox Run, which took place on the adjacent soccer field.

The changing face of English-speaking Quebec

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Photo: Nelson Peters

Kingsland carves genealogy tree for Côte de Beaupré

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Photo: courtesy of Scott Kingsland

Locally renowned wood-sculptor Scott Kingsland, along with his wife, Françoise Lavoie, unveiled their latest project last month for the Centre de Généalogie, des Archives et des biens culturels on the Côte de Beaupré. The work, entitled L’arbre de nos ancêtres, is an enormous carved genealogy tree for the region’s familles de souches.

Fraser teaches reservists lifelong learning skills

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Photo: courtesy of Eric Fraser

Eric Fraser’s 35th Engineers reserves regiment takes seriously the reservist lifestyle of fitness, work, and school. In an effort to make the school part a bit easier, Fraser’s Ste. Foy-based reserves unit is about to become the first in Canada to incorporate practical study tips and healthy study habits into its training regiment this fall.

Quebec City to dodge housing crisis: industry experts

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Photo: Scott French

Homeowners in Quebec City can rest easy about real estate values, despite the sub-prime mortgage crisis wreaking havoc on real estate prices south of the border. The crisis is unlikely to creep north according to industry experts, because of Quebec City’s uniquely guarded housing market and well-regulated Canadian banking system.

What Quebec City’s English-speakers want from Canada’s next government

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Photo: Scott French

On the eve of Tuesday’s federal election, the QCT asked people in Quebec’s English-speaking community about the issues they feel are most important for Canada’s new government to address.

Parents waiting to pick up their children from Holland School on the Thursday before the long weekend offered a variety of answers, from Afghanistan to health care in the province.

TERRY FOX RUN at St-Vincent School

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Once again this year, on September 26th, students and staff members ofSt-Vincent School have participated in the annual Terry Fox Run which tookplace on the adjacent soccer field.

The challenges of depression in older adults

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QEII leaves Quebec City for the last time

Protest at the Citadel against Henry Morgetaler receiving the Order of Canada

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St. Lawrence Lions win another provincial golf title [photo]

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Front: Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Alexandra Fortier, Anouk
Charbonneau, Kevin Bergeron

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