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The story behind Rue de Sherwood

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Photo: Photo credit: Wikipedia
Situated in a wooded area of Charlesbourg, Rue de Sherwood is named after the former Sherwood Archery Club, founded in 1959 for the purpose of bow and arrow practice. A reception hall destroyed by fire in 1982 was also named the Sherwood Club. 

Quebec City libraries partner with local museums

The Quebec City municipal library system (Bibliothèque de Québec) now offers a partnership with the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec and the Musées de la Civilisation for its Borrow a Museum (Empruntez un musée) service.

The Art of Joy is spread throughout the city

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The local artistic organization Manif d’art invited over 50 international artists to display their works and to add their unique touches of colour to the city. Manif d’art 8 –The Quebec City Biennial: The Art of Joy is on display in 30 locations around town until May 14. 

Meow available: Quebec City's cat café welcomes visitors

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Are you a cat person? Do you dream of being surrounded by purring felines but find your way blocked by a restrictive landlord, a housemate with a cat allergy or phobia, or a travel-intensive lifestyle that makes it hard to care for a furry friend? Does your friend with a cat get tired of you visiting more to pet her cat than to talk to her?

A Love, Love, Love-ly Valentine’s Day concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are used to seeing classical musicians and singers performing in local churches, but it isn’t often you see a drum set sitting in the middle of the choir section.

My Morrin genealogy workshop helps unearth family trees

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Photo: Mary McCown
Many of us are curious about our ancestry, but there are more benefits to knowing your heritage than simply feeding curiosity. “Children who have a strong family narrative have better emotional health and higher self esteem,” explains Lorie Pierce as she introduced her genealogy workshop held on February 18 at the Morrin Centre. 

Newcomers have a perfect snowshoe outing

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On a beautiful sunny morning, 35 newcomers to Quebec City joined Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) on a snowshoeing excursion at the Base de Plein aire de Sainte-Foy on Saturday, February 18. Central Quebec School Board schools generously lent them snowshoes for the day, which allowed this activity to be free of charge for participants. 

Monastère des Augustines achieves 5 Green Key Eco-Rating

Press Release

Quebec City, February 7, 2017 – Le Monastère des Augustines is pleased to announce that it has achieved a 5 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.

Exploring changes to Quebec City’s snow mountains

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Photo: Bill Cox

Among cities with a population of 500,000 or more, the Quebec City area (now estimated at approximately 800,000 people) ranks second in the world behind Sapporo, Japan, for receiving the highest annual snowfall.

Quebec-born Arthur Sicard invented the snowblower

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Photo: Image from Canadian Postage Stamps website
With Canada’s 150th Celebrations this year, I was interested in reading about the many accomplishments that Canadians can be proud of. A way to get rid of snow might bring a smile to some people who are dreaming of spring.