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I’m not vegan, but...

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

What is being vegan? Veganism is the practice of abstaining completely from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and adopting an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.

Community Calendar

Monday, April 30 at 12 noon – Killarney Secondary School string orchestra at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins, Vieux-Québec. Free admission, voluntary donations.

St. Patrick’s High School Public Speaking Competition

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Photo: Mary-Anne Fairbairn

Public speaking is a tradition that has been part of St. Patrick’s High School for decades. Every student who has studied at St. Pat’s remembers public speaking and knows someone who has participated in public speaking. Every English teacher who has taught at St. Pat’s has trained and encouraged scores of students to participate in public speaking.

Local Sports briefs

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Photo: Steve Codovius - QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) are still searching for their next general manager and head coach. Team president Jacques Tanguay met last week with former Remparts GM and head coach Patrick Roy. However, the former Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche goalie does not seem to be ready to make a decision yet.

Free skating for a good cause at the Vidéotron Centre

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Photo: courtesy of Opération Enfant Soleil

Residents of the greater Quebec City area will have the chance to skate for the first time on the ice of the Vidéotron Centre on April 29.

The day of skating sessions will be held to support Jérémy Plourde, a courageous 15-year-old who suffers from an immune deficiency and neuromuscular disease. His goal is to raise $100,000 for Opération Enfant Soleil.

Coaching and hard work behind basketball excellence

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Photo: Shirley Picknell

Like many parents, my weeknights and weekends have been consumed with driving kids to sporting events and watching them either win or lose (both can be very emotional), and April 7 was no exception.

A Tower for a Trumpet: The great Canadian art switcheroo

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One suspects that few humble souls of modest means can grasp the staggering amounts of money spent on works of art. It’s a phenomenon easily as mystifying as the creative ability that compels the human being holding the brush, chisel or charcoal. How do you put a value on an image captured on a piece of stretched canvas?

St. Patrick’s 175th Anniversary Reunion is just around the corner!

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In a few short weeks, more than 1,150 alumni will reunite in Quebec City for a weekend of reminiscing and creating new memories. With attendees coming from all over Canada, Europe and the United States, the Fighting Irish will be ready to paint the city green with celebrations.

Connect with your City Guide: Rediscover Wendake

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Photo: Juanita Craig

On March 28, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) launched the Connect With Your City Guide, a new book which showcases 153 places of significance, past and present, for members of the English-speaking community in Quebec City.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: James Inglis from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain, Courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-89689
April 19, 1818 - The Quebec Gazette
A serious fire broke out in a boarding house on Champlain Street, through the upsetting of a wax candle in the room of a boarder named McHugh.