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Letter to the Editor - School board elections a​n​ ​opportunity for community engagement ​

With the recent [government] announcements in the healthcare sector, it is now more important than ever that we, the members of the English-speaking community, get involved. It is up to us to act and not just to complain. That was a major part of a recent announcement by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

The story behind Rue de l’Aigle-d’Or

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Photo: Source: Library and Archives Canada/Lawrence R. Batchelor collection/c011924k
This street in the Duberger-Les Saules district of Quebec City was named after the Aigle d’Or (golden eagle), a French ship that arrived in this city on Aug. 18, 1665, with the Carignan-Salières regiment, consisting of four companies of more than 200 men. They were under the command of the Marquis de Salières.

Now is the time to consent to organ and tissue donation

Héma-Québec is teaming up with Transplant Québec and the Régie de l’assurance maladie (RAMQ) during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 22 to 28, to invite everyone who supports the cause to indicate his or her donor consent.

Memorials and Things of Fame

April 24, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The Quebec Fire Society advertised for the supplying of four new cases for fire engines to be made of seasoned sound white oak timber, 1¼ inches thick, and also for the lining with sheet lead or tinned sheet copper of six fire engine cases and fifty strong leather buckets.

Visit the Voltigeurs’ newly restored and renovated Manège Militaire

In last week’s edition, the QCT informed you of the official opening ceremony and return of the Voltigeurs to their Manège Militaire on May 12.

QHS’s 10th Trivia Night celebrates 10 years of tough questions

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team members put on their thinking caps for the 10th edition of Quebec High School’s fundraising event Trivia Night! On April 20, more than 20 teams filled the gym with positive vibes. The moment the doors opened, they found their tables or went straight to the mystery photos posted on the walls to get a head start.

Parents and Kids Fair now five years old

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Photo: Danielle Burns

New moms and dads are special. A worried parent will do better research than the FBI. Some of those discriminating parents came out to ExpoCité from April 20 to 22 for Quebec City’s fifth Annual Parents and Kids Fair, targeted at families with children six and under. Grandparents with a penchant for spoiling grandchildren also made up some of the target clientele.

Operation Work Now launches through community collaboration

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Photo: provided by FORT program

The Valcartier Family Centre’s FORT (Future Occupation Reinvention Team) program, is a comprehensive entry point into the local marketplace for English-speaking job seekers. It is a hidden treasure for the English-speaking community of the Quebec City region, both civilians and members of the military.

William Stuart Pharmacy Lab now open at EQLC

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) inaugurated its pharmacy training lab on April 18. This lab is the only one of its kind at an English-language institution in the region.

Susie Faguy, director of the EQLC, says the new classroom was named the William Stuart Pharmacy Lab, in honour of the man after whom the street the school is located on was named.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind an impressive performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Director Emile Beauchemin produced a spectacular theatre version of the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (ESSM). He and the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence theatre group brought this science fiction romantic comedy to the stage at the AI Financial Auditorium on April 19, 20 and 21.