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Wednesday, May 23 at 12:10 p.m. – Lunch & Learn: How to nail the interview at Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, Ave. William-Stuart (corner of Chemin St-Louis). All sessions are FREE and include a light lunch. Space is limited and registration is essential. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or call 418-681-1258.

Historic regiments invade the Citadelle

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Seventeenth-century soldiers and their families took over the Citadelle de Québec during the May long weekend.

More than 140 historical re-enactors from the United States and Canada participated in the sixth edition of the École du Soldat de la Nouvelle-France/New France Infantry Recruit School hosted by the Royal 22e Régiment Museum.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry in St. George’s Chapel

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Photo: Screenshot from CTV television coverage

Did you get up early Saturday morning to watch the wedding of the century – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England?

Quebec City resident Karen Hilchey, along with visiting friends from the Beauce, got up at 4 a.m. to tune in to CBC television coverage of the big event. She said she had set her alarm, but was awake before it went off.

Health & Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries

Apply before June 14th, 2018

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Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.
 
These bursaries provide financial support to students who are inv

The Lion King a roaring success for QHS performers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
With dazzling costumes, clever staging and a large “pride” of enthusiastic young singers and dancers, the Quebec High School (QHS) production of the smash animated film and Broadway musical The Lion King was yet another triumph for the school’s performance programs.

Rotary Club serves Mother’s Day High Tea

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
To celebrate Mother’s Day last Sunday, the Quebec Rotary Club served High Tea in the Salle des Promotions of the Petit Séminaire de Québec.

Mothers and their families were seated in the elegant room at tables set with fine china cups and saucers. Ladies were encouraged to wear a hat, and those without a hat could buy one at the event.  

World leaders will try to save Planet Earth in Charlevoix

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If an invading alien force arrived this week in Karachi, Khartoum, Kiev, Kansas City or Kamloops, and its commander demanded of the quaking townspeople, “Take me to your leader,” what would the townspeople say?

The Walking Anglos invite you to lace up your running shoes

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
Quebecers have tucked away their winter boots and laced up their running shoes, ready to head out to enjoy this fantastic city. Let us make that easier for you. Starting in this issue, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in conjunction with The Walking Anglos, a local walking club, will be publishing monthly walking routes for different city neighbourhoods.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The stage running between Montreal and Three Rivers overturned in the vicinity of Sorel. As it was well filled with passengers and luggage, the crash was severe, one woman suffering a broken leg when a trunk which was on top of the convenience fell upon her. Three men were painfully injured about the head and body but none seriously.

Commissioner of Official Languages wants to hear from you!

Since 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act of Canada, the time has come to think about its modernization.

The story behind Parc Alys–Robi

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Fair Use)
This park, opened in October 2016 in the Saint-Sauveur district, is named in honour of Lady Alys Robi , the first popular singer from Quebec to have an international career. She was born Alice Robitaille in Quebec City in 1923, in the working-class district of Saint-Sauveur.

Morrin Centre highlights Scottish-Canadian storytellers

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

Great Scots,” billed as an ImagiNation off-festival event and a lively celebration of Canada’s finest fiction storytellers with Scottish links from 1867 to today, presented May 8 by Douglas Gibson at the Morrin Centre, was a lively mix of social and historical context, engaging anecdotes and personal recollections about Canadian authors.

Review: Gala dinner in the new Manège militaire

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A celebratory gala dinner, organized by the Fondation Voltigeurs de Québec (9e bataillon) was held in the newly reopened Manège militaire on the evening of the Voltigeurs’ official return to their “home.”

It required almost an army of waiters to deliver the food and wine to the room full of guests seated in the vast drill hall.

Students learn about the importance of road safety

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As summer approaches, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. There are more cyclists, joggers and pedestrians on the roads. Some do not necessarily pay attention to road safety rules and regulations. For these reasons, Solidarité Familles et Sécurité Routière (SFSR) launched its ninth annual Road Safety Awareness Campaign at École Saint-Yves elementary school in Sainte-Foy on May 8.

Voltigeurs take back rebuilt drill hall

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Photo: Peter Black

The Voltigeurs are back home. In a ceremony on May 12 celebrating traditions dating back to well before the regiment’s official founding in 1862, the Voltigeurs took possession of the armoury on Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier that had been their headquarters and drill hall since 1887.

Grand Théâtre being enveloped in glass

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Work started in early May on the installation of the large glass panels that will soon completely surround the Grand Théâtre de Québec, to protect it from the elements and to prevent any further deterioration of the precast cement exterior walls.

The Opéra de Québec’s fiery Carmen a blazing success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Opéra de Québec presents Georges Bizet’s famous tragic opera, with its many twists of fate and star-crossed lovers, at the Grand Théâtre from May 12 to 19.

Bad endings can lead to good things

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Sometimes writers just get blocked. For Jennifer Mook-Sang, her writer’s block lasted almost 12 years. The end result, however, was her successful storybook, Captain Monty Takes the Plunge. Mook-Sang read the book on May 12 to over a dozen very receptive children and the adults accompanying them in the Morrin Centre library.

The Quebec City Magic Festival leaves audiences spellbound

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Photo: provided by Julie Moffet

The Quebec City Magic Festival, held at the Palais Montcalm and with pop-up shows in the Petit Champlain district, left audiences spellbound on the weekend of May 3 to 6.

Federal Government expands services for veterans

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On May 11 at the Valcartier Family Centre, Lt.-Gen. (retired) Roméo Dallaire and Jean Rioux, parliamentary secretary to Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, announced the expansion of a recent access-to-services pilot program for veterans and their families.

Meet the pine tree squirrel, the forest chatterbox

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Living near a pine tree plantation, I often hear the chattering of pine tree squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), also known as the North American red squirrel. It is the most common squirrel in Quebec.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 16 – Back to Beer… and Hockey: Join us at the Morrin Centre for the Quebec City launch of Back to Beer… and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson by Montreal-based executive coach and author Helen Antoniou, Eric Molson’s daughter-in-law. Drinks and food will be served during this cocktail reception.

Local Sports Briefs: It’s “play ball” for the Capitales

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Photo: courtesy Capitales de Québec

The Capitales de Québec, the defending Can-Am Baseball League champions, will start their 20th season on May 17, as they host their longtime rivals, the New Jersey Jackals, at Stade Canac. The first pitch is set for 7 p.m. after the opening ceremonies.

The Cirque Éloize brings the Wild West to town

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

The Cirque Éloize rode into town on May 7 to give a spectacular performance at the Salle Albert-Rousseau. The cast of singers, dancers and gymnasts blended music, song and dance, juggling and puppetry with acrobatic performances on the Chinese Pole, Cyr Wheel and trapeze. Colourful characters swung from the rafters of the large wooden set.

Blazers and Fighting Irish are back on the rugby pitch

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Photo: Luc Lang

Spring has arrived, and for local high schools, that marks the start of the rugby season. St. Patrick’s and Quebec high schools have teams in rugby sevens and rugby tens.

Voltigeurs regiment takes back rebuilt drill hall

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Photo: Photo by Peter Black

Voltigeurs in ceremonial uniforms leave the armoury after the ceremony. The original regimental flag, saved from the 2008 fire, flies over the gate.

Saint Brigid’s Guild Spring Sale always draws a crowd

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Customers were setting up chairs in the parking lot outside the door of Église Saint Charles-Garnier the afternoon before the big Spring Sale held by Saint Brigid’s Guild on May 5. 

Café Jeff now open at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Mélanie Chadenet-Valin

After major renovations, Café Jeff, located on the ground floor of Jeffery Hale Hospital, officially opened on April 19.

Printemps de la Musique in Vieux-Québec

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Music and springtime, what a lovely combination! For the third edition of the Parcours de la Musique, to be held on May 18, 19 and 20, the Table de Musique du Conseil de la Culture of Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches (in partnership with federal, provincial and municipal governments) has come up with a new formula.

Impact of leaders’ English showdown is debatable

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Who knows whether the last time there was a Quebec leaders’ debate in English, broadcast on the radio, it had the slightest impact on the vote on Dec. 2, 1985?

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