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Newsie Note for March 31, 2010

I am a member of the QHS PPO and we are organizing a Flea Market to raise money for different activities in the school, mostly to help pay for all the celebrations at the end of the year (awards, graduation..) The flea market will be held May 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are looking for donations (no clothing) that may be droped off at QHS 945 Belvedere during the week of the 10.

Remembering Wilfred E. Rourke

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Photo: Courtesy of the Rourke Family

The man who built St. Patrick's Church nearly celebrated his 98th St. Patrick's Day, in Quebec City in 2010.

Wilfred Edward Rourke died in Quebec City on February 16, 2010 completing a long successful life as a Québec businessman.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Easter - March 31, 1850

April 6 is Tartan Day

Just a note to congratulate you on last week's edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. The fine coverage of the St. Patrick's Parade of March 20th was appreciated by many readers and viewers.

Temps Partiel sings a song for Shannon

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Simon Bilodeau has seen first hand the decades-long tragedy wreaked on the residents of Shannon.

"We were all touched by the (issues related to) the water," said Bilodeau's friend Karl Eric Lacasse. "Simon actually lived in the Red Zone."

Bilodeau was so taken by the situation he wrote a song about it.

The importance of Easter

Easter (Greek, Paskha, from Hebrew: Pesakh,) is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Gospels, Jesus resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Christians celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), 3 days after his death.

Salon du Livres returns to Centre de Congres next week

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Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière will serve as the honorary President of this year's Salon du Livres opening next Wednesday, April 7, at the Centre de Congres on Boulevard Rene Levesque. The event concludes April 11.

It’s that time of the year again!

"Honey, have you seen that big brown envelope marked Tax 2009?"

"I think I saw it under the driver's seat of the car.

It's been there since last spring," she answered.

"Thank you," I replied sheepishly.

Three things reminded me that it was time to think of filling my tax returns.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Caligula, the lost soul

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Caligula by Albert Camus will be performed by the theatre troupe at Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence on the last weekend of March. This play, originally written in 1938, is still very relevant and is experiencing a surge in popularity these days.

"Men die...and they are not happy."