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SLC Theatre gives a “firey” performance

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As people arrived in the Champlain-St. Lawrence Amphitheatre, they made their way to chairs along the walls, leaving the centre free for SLC Theatre’s performance of The Flaming Youth, presented at the college from April 6 to 8. 

2017 Festival d’opéra de Québec offers more than ever

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Opéra de Québec president Pierre Goulet and artistic and executive director Grégoire Legendre recently unveiled the program for the 7th Festival d'opéra de Québec which will take place from July 24 to August 5.

Audrey Smith receives Lieutenant Governor’s award for volunteerism

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Photo: Audrey Smith

Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury resident Audrey (Dacres) Smith was presented with a (silver) Senior’s Medal by Lieutenant Governor Michel Doyon in recognition of her remarkable 56 years of volunteer work in her community during a ceremony held at the National Assembly on April 8. With her are Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury Mayor Robert Miller (left) and her son Eric Smith (right).

A little chocolate now and then …

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Photo: Lise Lafond

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~Charles M. Schulz

Unique new exhibits at the MNBAQ

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) recently opened two new thought-provoking exhibits in the Gérard-Morisset pavilion.

Easter eggs grow on trees in Limoilou

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Easter is coming and eggs are growing on trees! La Fournée Bio bakery on 3e Ave is ready for the holiday with this whimsical display, catching the eye of passersby. A chocolate counter serving up eggs, bunnies, lollipops and more is located inside the bakery.

Another week, another basketball banner for St. Pat’s

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The regional high school basketball championships were held last weekend to close the 2016-17 season for both the boys and girls teams.

After seeing their Bantam counterparts win the gold medal the previous weekend, St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Atom team crushed the Collège des Compagnons Mousquetaires 49-24, giving them a perfect 14-0 season.

Our apologies for the delay

With our apologies . . .

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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
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