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Gatineau university student videos Québec history

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Olivier Hyland has his eye on Quebec history. His video camera does, too.

"I guess they put me here because Quebec City is at the center of it all,'' said Hyland, who hails from Gatineau. "When I took the test to get the job, they asked me where I preferred to work. I told them I would work anywhere in Quebec.''

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
With the thermometer at 24 degrees on Saturday, it might have been a good day to go swimming in the nearest lake.

But then the 107,000 people in attendance would have missed the 15th edition of the Quebec Air Show which took place at Jean Lesage Airport.

Irish dancing group Queltica gives great performance during “Spectap” dance show

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The auditorium of Les Compagnons de Cartier secondary school was full Saturday evening, as three dance schools from Québec City presented their collective annual show "Spectap". For more than two hours, tap dance, jig dance, modern jazz and Irish dancing acts followed one another, entertaining an audience of 300. Almost 40 dancers participated.

DDO students sing along at coffeehouse

The fifth annual Dollard des Ormeaux Coffeehouse was held this past Friday at the school. The performers varied from Kindergarten to Secondary V and even a teacher contributed a song.

Bravo to the Québec Art Company!

"Nude with Violin" is not an easy play to pull off but the cast of QAC did it. Every actor's character came through and each was quite disciplined.Weird the way the play lingered and set a series of memories into play.

St. Pat’s stars shine bright

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St Pat's Stars held their annual talent show April 16. Students, teachers, and parents were privileged to see the tremendous talent of St Pat's students. From different bands, to jugglers, to solo signers, St Pat's students are exploding with talent.

St-Pat’s ensemble encouraged by festival results

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Photo: provided by David Parker

The St-Patrick's High School Junior Jazz Combo fell just short of winning a gold medal at the recent JazzFest des jeunes du Quebec recently in Saint-Hubert, but the resullts were nonetheless encouraging for the young band.

Rochester, N.Y. youth orchestra “excited” by Saint-Dominique performance

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The economy being what it is, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra would have a hard time justifying a trip to Europe this year.

St. Lawrence Alumni Association honours Gordon Lightfoot

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Photo: Marie White

The Champlain St-Lawrence Alumni association organised a pre-show supper in Gordon Lightfoot's honour at the college, after which two buses brought the 60 or so alumni, teachers and fans to the Grand Thèâtre show for the 8 p.m. by the legendary folk singer. After the show, Lightfoot met the Champlain St-Lawrence group for autographs and pictures.

 

Festi-Entraide

On April 8, a group of 41 students from all grades of St-Patrick's High School in Quebec City, had the chance to attend a conference held at the Patro Roc-Amadour in Quebec; it was called Festi-Entraide. Students and teachers from 15 other schools brought the grand total of guest listeners to nearly 1,000.