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This year’s Salon de l’Auto electrically charged

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There was a lot of electricity in the air at the 37e Salon International de l’Auto de Québec (Quebec City International Auto Show) held at ExpoCité from March 6 to 11.

Janine Lespérance: Lawyer and Highland dancer

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Photo: Janine Lespérance

Borders have no limits for Janine Lespérance, who practises law by day and who practises or performs her Highland fling on evenings and weekends across Canada and around the world.

The QCT met up with Lespérance for a chat in a café in downtown Quebec City after her eye-opening performance at a recent Robbie Burns Day event.

"Heroic" concert at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity raises funds for Aymen Derbali

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

Residents of Quebec City came out in great numbers to the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on March 11 to pay tribute to, and show support for, Aymen Derbali.

Look who’s Acting Out! this week . . .

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The third Acting Out! theatre workshop, held at the Morrin Centre on March 10, attracted an interesting mixture of thespians. There were some young and not-so-young actors, some with a lot of acting experience (several Quebec Art Company players) and some with no experience who were merely curious to see what elemental theatre was all about.

Kids dream big at Disney on Ice

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Photo: Danielle Burns

At the Disney on Ice show Dream Big, presented March 11 at the Vidéotron Centre, children saw not just one fairy tale, but a panoply of their favourite Disney characters under one roof. The addition of royal sisters Elsa and Anna, from the 2013 animated film Frozen, was the main attraction for many kids.

Local Sports Briefs

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page
St. Pat’s Hockey 
The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey team has conquered Washington, D.C. Playing in the 2018 Congressional Cup Spring Classic in the American capital, the Green and White won all four of its games and allowed only three goals on its way to the gold medal.  

Lady Lions capture basketball title with 14th win

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Photo: Lions Facebook page

Lady Lions basketball: a perfect season

Les Chercheurs d’Or strike gold at District St-Joseph

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Local country combo Les Chercheurs d’Or stuck it rich in the crowded bar of District Saint-Joseph on March 8, as part of the Apéros FEQ (Festival d’Été de Québec) concert series. With their unique sound, this band of five talented musicians was well worth listening to and even more impressive performing live.

Eight St. Pat’s grads to play in CEGEP football programs next season

Recruiting season has come and gone for CEGEP football programs across Quebec. This is the time of year where coaches and recruiters try to get the best possible graduating students onto their school’s football team for the fall.

2018 Paralympics: After four days, Canada has seven medals​ ... and counting​

Photo: Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games have begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Games opened March 9, and after four days of events, Canada had a total of seven medals.