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PAF! Performing Arts Festival hosted by Quebec High School

At the Central Québec School Board, we believe the arts are fundamental for developing our identities, fostering empathy, and sparking creativity. We treat culture not simply as entertainment but as an important tool for educating healthy students and healthy citizens. That said, our students produce some of the most creative and entertaining work around!

Mushing around the Valcartier International Dog Sled Races

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The fifth annual Valcartier International Dog Sled Races were held at Village Vacances Valcartier last weekend. Nothing was missing from the well-orchestrated event: the weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular, there was lots of snow, a food truck, plenty of parking spaces, games for the children, and the mascots Ti-Loup, Loulou and Louloutre entertained everyone.

Laval’s dream season ends with a silver medal

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Photo: courtesy of APShutter.com - UVic Vikes

They could see gold. They could taste it. But they could not win it.

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team, seeded number seven at the U Sports National Championship, had their dream season end with a 66-55 defeat to their arch rival the McGill Martlets last weekend in Victoria, British Columbia.

Shannon’s 70th anniversary celebrated at the Irish Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Shannon’s Community Centre was alive with song and dance last Saturday, as its best entertainers put on the 51st Shannon Irish Show, twice! 

Friends bid adieu to Bishop Dennis Drainville

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bishop Dennis Drainville, the 12th Bishop of Quebec, is retiring at the end of March, 2017. A reception was held at the Morrin Centre last Saturday to bid him and his wife, the Reverend Cynthia Patterson, a fond farewell and adieu before they move back to their home in Barachois, near the tip of the Gaspé peninsula, at the end of June.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Our Irish citizens have distinguished themselves this year for the heartiness and enthusiasm with which the national anniversary has been celebrated. Evidence of the joyous occasion was plentiful on every side.

The story behind Rue de Stadaconé

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de Stadaconé (Stadacona in English) was named after the 16th-century Iroquois village on the shore of the St. Charles River in the Limoilou district of present Quebec City. 

The Canadians: Home-grown Soviet spies started the Cold War

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In elementary school we were told to take occasional duck-and-cover air raid drills seriously because our town was in the path of Soviet nuclear missiles targeted at New York, Washington, and, who knows, Toronto or Montreal.

Stephen Burke named Grand Marshal of the 2017 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Joseph Ernest Stephen Burke was born in Quebec City on April 5, 1950, the son of Stephen G. Burke and Yvette Bussières. His father worked 35 years at the Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Mill (Daishowa Inc.). His grandfather, also named Stephen, owned a tailor shop at 187 rue Saint-Jean back in the 1920s.

Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion.