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Advice on how to raise bilingual children

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Parents curious about language acquisition came out in large numbers to the Jeffery Hale Wellness Centre on April 28 to participate in a talk entitled How to Raise Bilingual Children. Guest speaker speech-language pathologist Geneviève Fily-Paré of the Centre Mosaïque de Québec answered questions in an informal and stimulating discussion.

Valcartier military community thanks its volunteers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 28, volunteers and guests were invited to the annual dinner that acknowledges their time and devotion to the Valcartier military community in 2016. Special guests who gathered at the Valcartier Family Centre included General Roméo Dallaire and his wife Elizabeth, a very active volunteer in her own right.

The music world converges on Quebec City for FEQ’s 50th!

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Who, and the delightfully original Gorillaz virtual band members will be headlining the 50th Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) along with Kendrick Lamar, P!nk, Metallica and Muse.

More than 100 new names have been added to the 50 released earlier this year, including pop star Nick Jonas and the Canadian indie rock duo Death from Above 1979.

Songbirds… Is their music fading?

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Photo: Lise Lafond
I attended the third edition of the Salon Nature Portneuf, in Saint Raymond last weekend. I didn’t want to miss the very popular conference on the decline of the songbird population, hosted by Roland Hamel, president of SHEP (Société d’Horticulture et d’Écologie de Portneuf).

A look at The Longest Year

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Photo: Mary McMahon

Connections ... 260 years of history are whimsically connected through the imagination of critically acclaimed author, Daniel Grenier. Born in Brossard and currently living in Quebec City, Grenier talked about his award winning debut novel, The Longest Year, at the ImagiNation’s Writers Festival on Saturday April 7.

How far will Quebec go with assisted death?

 
We’re hearing a lot about “sudden death” these days with so many overtime games in the first round of the Stanley Cup play-offs.
 
Sudden death means the abrupt, often cruel and unfair end to a tightly fought battle between superbly conditioned human specimens at the peak of their physical powers. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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It is stated that a patient of one of the city hospitals, lately deceased, puzzled all the physicians as to the nature of his malady. After his death an examination revealed the cause, which was indeed a strange one.

The story behind Rue Mary-Travers

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street was named in honour of Mary Rose-Anna Travers (1894-1941). A legendary Quebec singer/songwriter known as “La Bolduc.” Born in Newport on the Gaspé coast, her father Lawrence Travers was of Irish descent and her mother was a French-Canadian Mi’kmaq.  

St. Pat’s Boys Bring Home the Honours

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Photo: Kaitlyn Craig

St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Cadet and Senior basketball teams won the silver and bronze medals respectively at the regional high school basketball championships held in mid-April, and this after the culmination of a the very successful season for their Atom (12-0) and Bantam (12-2) counterparts.

Luc Langevin invites people to the 7th Quebec Magic Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From May 4 to 7, magicians from around the world are coming to Quebec City to apply their art and skills, to present illusions and tricks at the 7th Magic Festival. This year, the Festival will include more than 50 free magic shows, a magic school, a contest and a gala at eight sites around the city.