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The 400th anniversary as a tool of cultural development, Parts 1 & 2

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The 400th anniversary as a tool of cultural development, Part I

Jean-Thomas Tremblay

November 1st St. Michael's Thrift

St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from

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            The Morning Telegraph


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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Women’s rugby takes off in QC, as the Rouge et Or vie for Provincials

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Two lines of scratched and scraped women from the University of Ottawa rugby team shuffle-stepped to Western country music following a devastating 47 to 0 provincial semi-final loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or on Saturday.

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

Undepressed by Depression

Seniors are not worrying about the future; we do not share in the great fears of recession. We have coped with hard times before and didn’t even realize we were poor. Of course, it was our parents and grandparents who had to figure out how to manage.

Why Quebecers still vote for the Bloc Quebecois

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As I returned home from guiding in Old Quebec on a particularly chilly October day, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how much we carry our heritage with us in Quebec, and how the recent federal election results underscored this tendency.

Friends of the Jeff raise $32,000 on the links

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The Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation raised $32,000 at its annual golf tournament, this year held in Pont-Rouge on September 15.

In the end, the weather cooperated for the 100-plus golfers who played. Forty more people joined the group for the supper, including special guest Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services.

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

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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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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

The Morning Chronicle


1848


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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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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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.

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