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Ambient music selected for every customer

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Photo: from Wikimedia Common Domain

There are few things more charming than walking down the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain with the welcoming storefronts and cobblestone roads, and listening to the continuous stream of music emanating from the shops along the way. How do all the shop owners synchronize their music so perfectly? The answer has a fun history that began right here in Quebec City.

Valcartier Elementary School celebrating its 70th anniversary

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Photo: courtesy of Valcartier Elementary School

A bit of history: When the school was built in 1947 it was called the Valcartier Intermediate School. Sixty-six students attended the first year. In 1965, the Grade 8 and 9 students were sent to Quebec High School, and then in 1967, the Grade 6 and 7 students were sent to Holland School. The name of the school was then changed to Valcartier Elementary School.

Stroller traffic at the Parents and Kids Fair

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Photo: Danielle Burns
ExpoCité’s parking lot was filled with minivans and family cars last weekend for the 4th annual Parents and Kids Fair in Quebec City.

Québec Exquis! offers a gourmet film event with Theatre of Life

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Photo: Danielle Burns
The award-winning documentary film Theater of Life (Théâtre de la vie), by Montreal director Peter Svatek was shown at Le Clap cinema last weekend in conjunction with Québec Exquis! 

From the Himalayas to Quebec City: Adam Sherlip’s hockey journey

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Photo: Peter Black
It’s an oft-told tale, how sports can open doors to career opportunities, to self-realization, to redemption. In some cases, involvement in sports can take you places you never could have imagined.

They’re back… again!

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Last week a flock of Canada geese landed on our partly frozen lake and I was anxious to see if “my” geese were with this group. These geese stayed for a while – they may have been born here and dropped by for a visit, or maybe they just needed a rest – but a couple of hours later they were gone.

Legal pot? Are we tripping, or what?

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"Far out, man!” 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
A dilapidated, but philosophical looking specimen of humanity, who had suddenly succumbed to some prostrating influence the night before last and had been found by the police reclining upon St.

"I read, therefore I am" book launch in Thetford Mines

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Photo: courtesy of MCDC

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), recently launched I read, therefore I am, a book aimed at promoting literacy among youth, produced in collaboration with St. Patrick Elementary and A.S. Johnson High School in Thetford Mines.

The story behind Rue de la Belle-Angélique

Street Views:

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Normally, Bill Cox prepares the weekly “Street Views” column, but because I have an unusual connection to the person after whom this new street in Charlesbourg is named, I felt I had to write a “view” of this particular one.

Good Friday Procession of the Cross in Old Quebec

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove
Faithful worshippers gathered in Old Quebec on Good Friday evening for solemn,  dramatic reads from the Passion according to Saint John. They walked silently through the streets from one church to another while taking turns carrying a large wooden cross. 

Winners of St. Patrick’s High School Public Speaking competition

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Students at St. Patrick’s High School hold a Public Speaking competition every year and this year’s speakers certainly had a lot of interesting things to talk about! The competitions were held on April 5 and 6 in the school auditorium.

There’s nothing like a Lip-Sync Idol at the EQLC

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Students at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) gathered in the cafeteria last Thursday for the fun event of the semester: the eighth annual Lip-Sync Idol singing competition. Six students took up the challenge this year to lip sync a song before their fellow students, teachers and four judges.

St. Lawrence students honoured for their projects

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Photo: courtesy of OSEntreprendre
The OSEntreprendre Challenge honored student projects on April 4, during the annual local gala. Three St. Lawrence projects qualified in the individual and group projects. 

Montreal Orchestra Company brings video games to life

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Video game and classical music enthusiasts entered the Palais Montcalm on April 12 for the Montreal Orchestra Company’s presentation of The Video Game Musical Odyssey, a concert featuring music composed for popular video games.

Those attending the event had the opportunity to play video games in the entry hall before and after the concert, and during intermission.

"Self Help" coming soon!!!

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Self Help is coming soon. With opening night just two weeks away, rehearsals for the hilarious Norm Foster farce are in high gear. The Quebec Art Company production is the second play in a row from the prolific Canadian playwright. Ladd Johnson (left) plays Hal Savage. He and his wife Cindy decide to abandon acting to become self-help gurus.

Le Club musical de Québec offers great classical performers

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Photo: provided by Le Club Musical

Le Club musical de Québec recently unveiled its 2017-2018 program featuring great classical performers from around the world. Music lovers will discover vocal and instrumental music from various periods and different artistic generations.
Three of the season’s six concerts will take place at the Grand Théâtre.

Comedy icon Don Rickles dies at 90

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Photo: Photo provided by Scott Emery

How a person’s day can change! The morning of April 6 (Tartan Day!), I learned that Don Rickles was booked to play the Smith Center in Las Vegas on February 23, 2018. Being a big fan of Rickles I immediately started looking for flights and a hotel.

JustRun! A fresh new series of races in the Quebec City region

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Just Run International, a group which organizes experiential and cultural running events, recently launched a new season of “fun” races in the Quebec City region. The 5K DéfiChoco kicked off the series on April 15 at Lac Delage, where some 1,500 runners and walkers of all ages participated.

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring…?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here, at least on our calendar… With all this snow, I wonder if Mother Nature has decided to stay in the south?

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival is like a chat with friends

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was a dark and stormy night when the eighth annual ImagiNation Writers’ Festival opened at the Morrin Centre on April 6. Eleanor Wachtel, from CBC Radio’s Writers & Company opened the event to a crowded room despite the rainy weather outside. 

Canada: The [dirty] Story of Us

There’s quite an uproar over Canada: The Story of Us, CBC television’s 10-part series on the history of the country, produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Register now for Trivia Night at Quebec High School

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It has been a year since the last Trivia battle. This year is heating up to be another evening of fun and games! It is time to test those bits and bytes of knowledge that have been accumulating since last year.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
Easter, April 21st: On the afternoon of Holy Thursday, our Roman Catholic citizens as usual made the devotional round of all the churches, which, with the symbolical objects, ornaments and decorations and the crowds of worshippers and visitors presented a gorgeous and impressive

St. Lawrence falls to Lennoxville in RSEQ hockey semi-finals

The defending RSEQ champions, the St. Lawrence Lions are now out of the playoffs.

In the deciding game, played on Monday, April 3, in L’Ancienne-Lorette, the double blue could not trigger any offense. The Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars goalie Sean Julien blocked 28 of 29 Lions shots, and the Cougars erased a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series, to beat St. Lawrence College 2-1.

Rue Richard-Turner

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Photo: from Wikipedia Public Domain
Rue Richard-Turner is named in honour of Sir Richard Ernest William Turner. Born into a prominent Quebec City business family, he worked at his father’s grocery and lumber business, rising to partner before the Great War. He later took over the business when he returned from the War. 

Philippe Jaroussky, the art of a countertenor

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Violons du Roy, directed by Mathieu Lussier, welcomed French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky to the stage of the Palais Montcalm on April 5. For lovers of Baroque music, it was a fabulous evening of pure vocal magic.

Marie-Louise Gay’s vibrant imagination

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Hey!” said Sam. “Why is fog coming out of my mouth?” “When it’s this cold,” said Stella, “your words freeze. Every word has a different fog shape. See?...”

Echoes of Vimy at the Quebec Citadel Museum

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
During the First World War, also known as the Great War, soldiers of the Canadian Corps fought against the German Army to take back Vimy Ridge, from April 9 to 12, 1917.

New exhibits at the Plains of Abraham Museum

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Photo: Bill Cox
André L. Potvin, member of the board of directors of the National Battlefields Commission, and Michèle Gagné, secretary and executive director, recently inaugurated two additions to the Battles exhibition (opened in October 2015) at the Plains of Abraham Museum.
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