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Good Friday Procession of the Cross in Old Quebec

An ecumenical and bilingual Good Friday Procession of the Cross will take place on April 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule.

Newcomers receive a warm welcome to Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Every year, some 3,000 immigrants of many different nationalities arrive in Quebec City. 

The Videotron Centre was bustling with activity last Saturday afternoon as the Ville de Québec hosted a party to welcome many of those newcomers who had moved to Quebec City during the past year. 

Collaborative Community Mural unveiled at VEQ Spring Fling

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Photo: Courtesy of VEQ

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held their annual Spring Fling last Thursday at Les 3 Brasseurs pub on Grande Allée.

Close to 100 people showed up at the festive community get-together to enjoy some drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres with friends they may not have seen much of during the winter.

Affordable health care, Canadian-style

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Photo: Peter Black by Peter Black .....
It is a hard truth about life on Earth that some things will be forever unknowable. For example, how health care in the United States of America works. Like even the president himself said, “Who knew that health care could be so complicated?”

Letter to the Editor

The book launch [in Kinnear’s Mills] ... went very well. There was a good-size crowd and great exchange with the audience. Gail [Cameron] brought me a copy of the [March 22, 2017] newspaper. A big THANK YOU for the profile and article. I am sure it helped get people in the door. Have a great day.
Steven L. Cameron, author of Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
On Monday night about nine o’clock, a young man, while quietly walking on John Street a short distance outside the Gate, was brutally attacked and roughly handled by two men whom he was not conscious of ever having offended.

The story behind Rue de la Ristigouche

Street Views:

Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de la Ristigouche is named after the Restigouche River (Ristigouche in French) that flows into the Baie des Chaleurs near Campbellton in northeastern New Brunswick and Dalhousie in Quebec. The river is part of the border between the two provinces. 

Visions of Community exhibit launched at Morrin Centre

Photo: Mary McCown

Community is not a place, it is people,” said Sarah Blair as she introduced the Visions of Community exhibit at the Morrin Centre on Thursday, March 30.

Valcartier School goes to the birds!

Photo: Jayne Doddridge
Students at Valcartier Elementary School have been busy building homes for their feathered friends for the Great Canadian Birdhouse Project. 

Exploring the universal language of puppets and music

Photo: Danielle Burns
It’s obvious that the children’s show Renardo a le Trac is a family affair for puppeteers Anna and Aelin Zachaël.

QAC launches Memories, Mementos and Magic project

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Some 25 former and current members of the Quebec Art Company (QAC) amateur theatre group gathered in the library of the Morrin Centre last Friday evening to reminisce about the dramatic and musical productions they were involved in since the QAC was founded 35 years ago.  

College students show modern fashion in historic hall

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Champlain-St. Lawrence students, fashionistas, friends and families filled the Salle des Promotions of the Petit-Séminaire de Québec on April 1 to take in the college’s annual fashion show.

Following cocktails on the upper mezzanine of the hall, guests took their seats along the catwalk on the main floor.  

St. Pat’s Senior Jazz Band visits Monterey, California

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Photo: David Parker

St. Patrick’s High School’s Senior Jazz Band and Senior Vocal Ensemble recently performed at the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. This festival is considered the most prestigious student jazz festival in the world. They were the only Canadian band there this year.

Victory at Vimy 100 years ago

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

One hundred years ago, from April 9 to 12, Canadian soldiers fought and won the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the most important national event of the First World War.

Irish boys earn St. Pat’s High a regional basketball banner

Photo: Kaitlyn Craig

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish capped a successful 2016-17 basketball season when they defeated the Donnacona Diables, 42-34, in the regional Bantam (Benjamin) C2 final, last Saturday, in their home court.

Already regular season champions with a 12-win, two-loss record, the Irish did not have it easy from the get-go.

Coralie Gagné wins the SLC Kick-Start grand prize

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Six Champlain-St. Lawrence entrepreneurial students pitched their SLC Kick-Start proposals at the college on March 30.

The students worked for a year under the supervision of Business teacher Karina Brassard. Vying for the program’s grand prize, they presented their ideas to a panel of expert mentors who challenged and evaluated the entrepreneurial endeavours.

Spring thaw is prelude to Printemps de la musique

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As warmer temperatures begin to thaw the city, the Conseil de la culture des régions de Québec et de Chaudière-Appalaches invite residents of Quebec City to enjoy Printemps de la musique.

From April 15 to 30, the general public can enjoy 30 free concerts in 17 locations, with ensembles playing classics drawn from Beethoven to Piazzolla.

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick swings into spring

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The brilliant weather last Saturday certainly put a spring in everyone’s step, and the skirl of the bagpipes certainly put a bit of swing into spring. Everyone was Irish for the day, many wearing as much green as possible, often topped by wildly improbable hats!

Has Quebec become a distinctly boring society?

It has come to pass, it seems, that news media in the rest of Canada think Quebec is boring, plat. Save for the occasional “Quebec-bashing” piece in Maclean’s magazine, mainstream media outside the province apparently find Quebec yawn-inducing these days, particularly its politics.

Joshua Moreno makes it through the blind auditions of La Voix

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Photo: courtesy of OSA IMAGES et TVA

Joshua Moreno, a talented 17-year-old Secondary 5 student at Quebec High School, made it past the blind auditions of La Voix, a popular French-language singing competition on TVA, during the last round of auditions, aired on March 12. He was chosen by one of the four judges, Isabelle Boulay, to be on her team for the next round of competitions.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 629 Squadron celebrates its 60th

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 629 Kiwanis-Sillery Squadron is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its 1956 founding.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
The Island of Anticosti was seriously proposed as the home of a convict colony and certainly its reputation for dreariness and isolation and the dangerous character of its coast, which would add materially to the terrors of any attempted surreptitious escape from its shores, seem

The story behind Rue Sutherland

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Sutherland is named in honour of Daniel Sutherland (circa 1756-1832), who immigrated to Upper Canada from Scotland in 1776 and set up business in Montreal, eventually becoming very involved in the fur trade.

Everyone in Quebec City is Irish for the day of the 8th annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick


Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume took a moment to have his photo taken with the children of the Kiwanis Québec organization while waiting for the parade to get underway. He is wearing his St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish green leather jacket. Photos by Cassandra Kerwin 

QAC event sure to be a smash hit!

The Quebec Art Company’s invitation to a special event at the Morrin Centre on Friday has had excellent response!

The QAC Memories, Mementos and Magic evening aims to provide a forum to share stories and props from more than 35 years of staging popular dramatic and musical performances.

One Nite Band Kitchen Party continues St. Paddy’s fun

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Following the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick last Saturday, some 125 people continued the festivities later in the evening at the annual One Nite Band Kitchen Party with Ed Sweeney and six fellow musicians who transformed the Centre Loisirs Saint-Sacrement into an Irish pub.

In a tent, a trailer or a camper ... visit Canada this summer!

Photo: Lise Lafond
There were small tents, trailers big and small, campers and large recreational vehicles (RVs) at the Quebec Recreational Vehicle Show, held at ExpoCité last weekend, but the show had many other attractions. Many provincial travel agencies had a booth and, with Canada’s 150th anniversary coming up in July, they all wanted to tell us why we should visit their province. 

St. Lawrence hockey Lions are one win away from the final

The St. Lawrence Lions are just one win away from the hockey final in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) .

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, 16 minutes into the second overtime, gave the Lions a 2-1 win over the Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars at last Sunday’s game in Sherbrooke.

The Cougars took an 1-0 lead when Louis Lacelle-Webster scored at 17:57 of the first period.

St. Patrick’s High School team to play in provincial Prep School Hockey League in 2017-18

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Photo: St. Pat’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

What was announced by the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) a few weeks ago, has now been confirmed.

St. Patrick’s High School will field a team in the newest and trendiest hockey league in the province of Quebec, the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

At the league’s general assembly in February, the Fighting Irish was one of four schools to be admitted to the LHPS.

Festibière Irlandais celebrates St. Patrick at the Musée de la Civilisation

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Not only beer is sold at the Festibière Irlandais - Québec Whisky offered samples of their finest products. 

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