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Major Simon Mailloux visits Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Young people, especially those without links to the military, do not always recognize the significance of Remembrance Day. To shed some light on the realities of being a soldier, Major Simon Mailloux of the Royal 22e Régiment (R22R) gave a talk at Champlain–St. Lawrence on Nov. 9.

Give to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and help deliver some goodness this holiday season

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The 22nd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign will soon be underway! From Sunday, Nov. 19, to Saturday, Dec. 10, you can help “deliver some goodness” to less-fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City region by giving to this wonderful community initiative in any or all of the following ways:

Lit & His tackles English-French relations in 19th-century Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Off the Shelf, one of a series of three bilingual events organized by Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre exploring various aspects of Quebec culture took place in the Morrin Centre’s historic library on Nov. 8.

The Parade des Jouets, Santa and his elves delight children

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Penguins, elves, an ice princess, dancers and Santa Claus marched or floated along the streets of Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Roch and Limoilou. On Nov. 11, children with their Christmas wish-list letters for Old St. Nick and adults with young hearts lined the route for the 16th annual Parade des Jouets. Despite the cold temperatures, everyone was joyful and excited. 

Brunch and Learn: History of Judaism 101

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Photo: Juanita Craig
The congregation Beth Israel Ohev Sholem (CBIOS), Quebec City’s oldest Jewish community, offered the first of two lectures of its Brunch and Learn series on Nov. 12. 

Laval takes 14th Dunsmore Cup with a 25-22 win

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Photo: from U. Laval-Yan Doublet

It was another ending typical of the matchups between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins. It was a close game throughout the 60 minutes and a nailbiter in the closing seconds.

The Carabins came close to handing Laval its own medicine from the 2016 Dunsmore Cup final, but, at the end, they came up short.

Alérions just too strong for St. Pat’s Juniors

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Photo: Luc Lang

Saturday, Nov. 11 was Remembrance Day throughout the country, but the St. Patrick’s High School Junior football team would probably rather forget the day.

Notre Dame de Paris returns to Quebec in 2018

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Luc Plamondon was in Quebec City recently with his friend and fellow composer Richard Cocciante to officially announce the world tour of their internationally renowned musical Notre Dame de Paris that will be performed in five Quebec cities, including at the Grand Théâtre in August 2018.

Tempêtes et Passions season opener celebrates German romanticism

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Photo: Mary McCown

Tempêtes et Passions opened their 2017-2018 season at the Chapel of the Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Nov. 11. Co-founded by tenor Guy Lessard, Tempêtes et Passions has been known for its quality operatic concerts since 2007.

St. Vincent School opens revamped library

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Photo: Sandy Lacroix

St. Vincent Elementary School officially inaugurated its newly revamped library on Nov. 2. Principal Micheline Gagné invited members of the governing board, the Parent Participation Organization (PPO), the library committee and staff to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This two-year endeavour included new floors, new paint and new furniture, and the results are amazing.