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QHS – St. Pat’s rivalry overrated

Letter to the Editor

My daughter Catherine teaches kindergarten at Everest Elementary. I had the pleasure of meeting her class recently and introducing them to the harp and the guitar.

Some of them were children of students I had taught at St. Patrick’s High School. Some I am sure had parents who attended Quebec High School and others were altogether newcomers.

La Friperie Huppée and Spoon Gruau launched

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On May 23, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence business students Frédérique Asselin and Marie-Pier Bédard proudly launched their respective business projects in the presence of family, friends and a curious public.  

St. Vincent students shine in Robotics competition

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Photo: courtesy of Cedric Ferland

St. Vincent School has had a Robotics Club for many years. However, this year we took a different approach and decided to try to engage as many students as possible in this club. The premise behind this was to encourage and promote the importance of teamwork and communication through the building and programming of robots.

U.S. fetes Canada’s 150th with photo exhibit

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Photo: Faten Abdallah

The United States Consulate General is currently exhibiting many remarkable historic photographs in the Parks Canada section of the Old Post Office building* in Quebec City: images of the Klondike Gold Rush, a hatless Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, Marc Garneau floating upside-down in space, Gordie Howe crushing an opponent into the boards, Neil Young at a rock concert.

YWCA Great Plant Sale draws crowds​ . . .​ again​ ​

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the beautiful May 27-28 weekend, the YWCA held its fifth annual Great Plant Sale in the Parc Samuel-Holland.

Those who pass by the YWCA on Avenue Holland have probably noticed that ​the ​building is currently under renovation. However, the nearby park was more than suitable for the sale as it gave volunteers organizers more space to set up tents and tables.

Congratulations Class of 2017 of Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain–St. Lawrence held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017 at Le Montmartre centre in Sillery on May 26. Proud family members and friends looked on as the hall filled with college faculty and staff, and beaming graduates wearing green robes and mortarboard caps.

Opération Charme and Neighbours’ Day in Old Quebec

The Maison de la littérature is inviting residents to demonstrate their love for Old Quebec City. Up to June 10, people can write on special Opération Charme postcards the reasons why they love this part of the city. These postcards can be obtained from public libraries and at City Hall.

Cuban Junior National baseball team to play in Quebec

If Cuba is a destination of choice in the winter for many Québécois, it seems that Quebec is the destination of choice, in the summer, for Cuban baseball teams.

The Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ) will host the National Junior Team of Cuba, this coming summer.

Godin hopes to stick with CFL Lions in Vancouver

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Photo: Courtesy of footballcanada.com website

Quebec City’s Edward Godin is now living his dream, in Kelowna, British Columbia, where the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions are holding their 2017 training camp.

EXMURO is back for Quebec City’s 4th Passages Insolites

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Ville de Québec recently announced that EXMURO will be back for its fourth edition of Passages Insolites / Unusual Passages, a series of large outdoor works of art. The non-profit public art group’s mandate is “to design and disseminate pluridisciplinary artistic projects in urban public spaces.”