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a sad time for everyone

I would like to express my sympathy to dear Marianna O’Gallagher, as she was a famous and smart and loved person. I met her when she was a nun when I was young.  She came at the home at St. Brigid’s and did speak about Ireland, which was very nice.  Her cousin moved in to St. Brigid’s and Marianna was here all the time to visit and was very good to her cousin.

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
With the thermometer at 24 degrees on Saturday, it might have been a good day to go swimming in the nearest lake.

But then the 107,000 people in attendance would have missed the 15th edition of the Quebec Air Show which took place at Jean Lesage Airport.

Irish Heritage Québec celebrates CWL’s 85th anniversary

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Twenty-five people gathered Monday evening to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Catholic Women's League. A conference organized by Irish Heritage Quebec was held at St. Patrick's church to report the league's activities during the last years and answer questions from the public.

Irish Heritage continues effort to move St. Pat’s plaque

Representatives of Irish Heritage Quebec are hoping several new resolutions being passed by local historical societies will provide the impetus for the removal a commemorative plaque from St. Patrick's High School.

"We're waiting for this to come up at the Comité de Commemoration," said IHQ's Joseph Lonergan this week.

Morrin Centre’s pre-concert talks help people with music appreciation

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Appreciating music requires a keen ear, but it is always better to have some information about the composer to understand what he really wanted to express in his work.

Newsie Notes for June 16, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

Commentary on British army ranks in the 1700s

Response to June 2 Article "British dominance of Irish site unacceptable" By Danny Rouleau.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

St Andrew’s Congregation marks 200th anniversary of unique Scottish church

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are several churches in Quebec City's area which offer services in English, but St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is the oldest one with Scottish origins. This weekend, members of the parish celebrated the 200th anniversary of their church building, which was dedicated in November, 1810, after the creation of the St. Andrew's Congregation by the Fraser Highlanders in 1759.

Working together for success

Quebec Unique English Speaking Toastmasters (QUEST) Club is honoured at its 25th anniversary celebration.
At the club’s 25th anniversary celebration of its founding at Chateau Laurier, QUEST was honoured by the presence of high-ranking dignitaries from Toastmasters International. Sue Dalati, an international director of the organization, graced the event with her presence.