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Quebec City a favourite literary character

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City is more than a literary setting, it is also a character in many novels. Our Writings is an all-encompassing event that celebrates Quebec City as the literary inspiration it is. The program includes an online interactive map, a walking tour, two exhibits and a series of events. 

Sharpen your skates! They’re rolling out the rink on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Peter Black

Workers for the Glaces CT company are rolling out the many metres of tubing required to build the large refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham. The large rink or ring of ice, now celebrating its fifth year, is growing in popularity, last winter attracting some 60,000 skaters.

APPEAL expands to Charlesbourg

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

To be in operation for more than 30 years is quite an achievement for APPEAL, a social club in Quebec City whose goal is to assist their members in developing and retaining English language skills. Now the Sainte-Foy-based non-profit organization is branching out to offer Monday morning conversation workshops in Charlesbourg starting Jan. 15, 2018.

Violons du Roy play with Bach and Telemann

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Palais Montcalm stage was a musical playground last Thursday evening as Les Violons du Roy, directed by Jonathan Cohen, welcomed Vincent Lauzer (recorder) and Mathieu Lussier (bassoon), to join with them for a concert of delightful baroque pieces by Bach and Telemann.

The Parade des Jouets, Santa and his elves delight children

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Penguins, elves, an ice princess, dancers and Santa Claus marched or floated along the streets of Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Roch and Limoilou. On Nov. 11, children with their Christmas wish-list letters for Old St. Nick and adults with young hearts lined the route for the 16th annual Parade des Jouets. Despite the cold temperatures, everyone was joyful and excited. 

LHSQ Literary Feast 2017

Louise Penny makes a fond return to the scene of the crime

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Photo: Dylan Page
Best-selling murder mystery novelist Louise Penny returned triumphantly to the scene of one of her most famous literary crimes last week, as the guest speaker at the ninth annual Literary Feast fundraising event for the Morrin Centre.

International Sacred Music Festival revives the spirits

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The International Sacred Music Festival (ISMF) presented seven spiritually uplifting concerts over the four days of the series. 

OSQ present Bach and Mendelssohn at Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What a wonderful evening of classical music! The musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, directed by Jean-Claude Picard, with Benjamin Waterhouse at the keyboard of the great Casavant organ, literally blew the audience away with their program of preludes and chorales of Bach on the organ, interspersed with other pieces by Barber, Mendelssohn and Bach played by the orchestra.

Loretteville's Halloween Masquerade

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Photo: Juanita Craig
Loretteville’s Rue Racine was closed to traffic on Saturday afternoon and early evening, October 28, for the 16th annual Halloween Masquerade.

“Empty orchestra” = karaoke at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Strong voices flooded the Morrin Centre with music last Wednesday night during the “Share the Song in Your Heart” karaoke workshop led by Cheryl Moore. The event took place thanks to the My Morrin program which encourages members to propose workshop ideas. The Morrin Centre helps bring them to fruition.