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QAC launches Memories, Mementos and Magic project

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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

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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

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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.

Spring thaw is prelude to Printemps de la musique

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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.

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

1867
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