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Rendez-vous Naval 2010 being held June 3rd to 6th

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Photo: Lt(N) Renaud Carpentier

A wine and cheese Party was held recently in the entrance hall of the Musée de la civilisation for the benefit of the second edition of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec scheduled to take place from June 3 to June 6.

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day

After reading about the St-Patrick's Day parade in the Chronicle-Telegraph that is coming up this Saturday in Quebec City, I inscribed the date and the route in my agenda. I'll surely be out there along Saint Jean Street with my camera and wearing whatever green I can find.

St. Patrick’s Day and drinking and driving

On March 17th everyone is Irish, and green will be seen throughout Canadian cities. However, St. Patrick's Day can be a dangerous holiday due to the large number of impaired drivers on the road.

Bill 104 and Anglo complacency

I was delighted to read the March 10, 2010, Canwest News Wire press release of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA). The association is planning to put up "billboards across the four corners of the province - from Bas St. Laurent to the North Shore up to Abitibi and down through Gatineau" promoting the English schools of Quebec.

City ready for return of St-Patrick’s Day parade

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All systems are go for Saturday's revival of the St-Patrick's Day parade. Organisers of the event say the parade will be the first in over 80 years.
Parade Grand Marshal and local historian Marianna O'Gallagher, though, said the city continued to be home to St-Patrick's Day parades into the 1950s, long after what is considered by many to be the official last parade.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Congrats to Marianna

I am in Florida six months a year. I miss St. Patrick's Day immensely. I don't know if you know me but I used to sing in the pubs in Quebec, such as the Liquor store, the Vauxbraugh House and in earlier years La Brassery La Meunery. I worked at St. Brigid's Home for twenty-three years.

St-Vincent School and the 2010 Olympics

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St-Vincent School caught the Olympic fever this year. Class 403 made a snowman village representing the 2010 Winter Olympics. Every student made a different snowman, dressed up according to one of the olympic sports and each holding a different country flag.

From Book Fair to Bursaries

Over the years the members of the English-Speaking Community of the Greater Quebec City Region have been generous in donating their books to the used-book sale the Quebec City Women's Club runs on the last Saturday of October. This has become a huge community event. It provides a venue for old friends to touch base with each other and for new arrivals to meet English-Speaking Quebecers.

St. Pat’s High recognized for recycling project

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Photo: Debra Shea

On February 16, 2010 St. Patrick's High School was awarded a $1000 prize from the Green Apple Projects foundation of Metro. The school was recognized for their community recycling project. This project involves the entire school community by having all students and staff members partake in the collection and separation of recyclable products within the school.