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Calling all QuACkers . . .

Quebec Art Company launching Memories, Mementos and Magic

Inspired by our 35th anniversary gala event held in early December, the Quebec Art Company, in partnership with the Morrin Centre, is launching a new project, QAC – Memories, Mementos and Magic, to gather, preserve and share memories and mementos from the theatre troupe's impressive repertoire of productions.

Dalla Porta D’Oriente opens the doors of oriental music

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Photo: Mary McCown

East and West came together in perfect harmony with the musical ensemble, Constantinople, last Friday evening at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City. The musicians immediately captivated their audience, leading them on an epic journey through time with their newest creation Dalla Porta D’Oriente featuring Italian tenor, Marco Beasley.

No thaw in women’s hockey salary “ice ceiling”

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NHL playoffs are around the corner and it’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time for fans whose teams have not yet locked up a date for the dance. It’s also an exciting time for players, particularly rookies, as they close in on performance bonuses that kick in as they hit certain targets.

PAF! Performing Arts Festival hosted by Quebec High School

At the Central Québec School Board, we believe the arts are fundamental for developing our identities, fostering empathy, and sparking creativity. We treat culture not simply as entertainment but as an important tool for educating healthy students and healthy citizens. That said, our students produce some of the most creative and entertaining work around!

Mushing around the Valcartier International Dog Sled Races

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The fifth annual Valcartier International Dog Sled Races were held at Village Vacances Valcartier last weekend. Nothing was missing from the well-orchestrated event: the weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular, there was lots of snow, a food truck, plenty of parking spaces, games for the children, and the mascots Ti-Loup, Loulou and Louloutre entertained everyone.

Laval’s dream season ends with a silver medal

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Photo: courtesy of APShutter.com - UVic Vikes

They could see gold. They could taste it. But they could not win it.

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team, seeded number seven at the U Sports National Championship, had their dream season end with a 66-55 defeat to their arch rival the McGill Martlets last weekend in Victoria, British Columbia.

Shannon’s 70th anniversary celebrated at the Irish Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Shannon’s Community Centre was alive with song and dance last Saturday, as its best entertainers put on the 51st Shannon Irish Show, twice! 

Friends bid adieu to Bishop Dennis Drainville

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bishop Dennis Drainville, the 12th Bishop of Quebec, is retiring at the end of March, 2017. A reception was held at the Morrin Centre last Saturday to bid him and his wife, the Reverend Cynthia Patterson, a fond farewell and adieu before they move back to their home in Barachois, near the tip of the Gaspé peninsula, at the end of June.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Our Irish citizens have distinguished themselves this year for the heartiness and enthusiasm with which the national anniversary has been celebrated. Evidence of the joyous occasion was plentiful on every side.

The story behind Rue de Stadaconé

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de Stadaconé (Stadacona in English) was named after the 16th-century Iroquois village on the shore of the St. Charles River in the Limoilou district of present Quebec City.