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Sea of Green Invades St-Patrick’s High School


It was that time of year that all of St-Patrick's High School students were waiting for. St-Patrick's Day is no ordinary day for students at St-Pat's. On March 17, St-Pat's hosted its very first edition of the Irish Olympics where all levels competed against each other through different games such as Irish Idol, relay races, scavenger hunts, tug of war as well as musical chairs.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Défi Holland Challenge Road Race

A new road race will make its debut this spring on Quebec City's running calendar. Défi Holland Challenge, featuring a 5K and 2K race will be held on Sunday, May 16.

The run, organized by the Friends of Holland School Foundation, will offer something for all members of the family.

English community apprehension in Montreal

Last Saturday while tens of thousands of Quebec public-sector workers took to the streets of Montreal demanding a fair shake from the government, hundreds also marched with pride in a St-Patrick's Day parade as part of Quebec City's heritage.

Saint-Lawrence closes out regular season

Photo: Courtesy of SLC

After a string of 17 consecutive wins and claiming two collegiate showcase championships in November and December, the Saint Lawrence Lions Hockey team played through a recent mid-season slump, posting a less than impressive 9-5 record.

Morrin Centre using its imagiNation

Neil Bissoondath, a noted writer of fiction, and an outspoken critic of Canada's system of multiculturalism who now lives in Quebec City, and Quebec-born comic book author Guy Deslisle will be among the 12 Canadian authors featured April 7-11 at ImagiNation 2010, a writers festival at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais.

Performing Arts Festival arrives at CQSB

Continuing to move up, the Central Québec School Board's annual high school Performing Arts Festival this year is moving out. The high school edition of the festival will take place March 31 at 7 p.m. at Le Centre Montmartre, 1669, Ch. St-Louis.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière.

Morrin Centre receives new grants for renovations

Photo: Courtesy of Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre continues to inch its way toward completing the funding needed to finish renovating the former jail cells and chemistry lab at its Chaussee des Ecossais location.

"The good news," said Centre Director Simon Jacobs, "is I should hear from the outstanding partners in the near future."

Saint-Patrick’s Day Parade brings out the city’s green

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Green balloons dotted the route along Rue Saint-Jean, where later Saturday, green-clad spectators, many with their faces bearing shamrocks, watched the official return of the city's Saint-Patrick's Day parade.

Patronization and Self-Adulation are Overdone

O dear! Just when it seemed that there were good and positive things to say about being Canadian (solid banking system, international involvement in Afghanistan and Haiti, credible showing at Winter Olympics) along comes the 10 March issue of the QC-T with two unseemly chest-thumping (dare I say ‘ugly Canadian'?) diatribes.