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Winners of St. Patrick’s High School Public Speaking competition

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Students at St. Patrick’s High School hold a Public Speaking competition every year and this year’s speakers certainly had a lot of interesting things to talk about! The competitions were held on April 5 and 6 in the school auditorium.

There’s nothing like a Lip-Sync Idol at the EQLC

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Students at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) gathered in the cafeteria last Thursday for the fun event of the semester: the eighth annual Lip-Sync Idol singing competition. Six students took up the challenge this year to lip sync a song before their fellow students, teachers and four judges.

Montreal Orchestra Company brings video games to life

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Video game and classical music enthusiasts entered the Palais Montcalm on April 12 for the Montreal Orchestra Company’s presentation of The Video Game Musical Odyssey, a concert featuring music composed for popular video games.

Those attending the event had the opportunity to play video games in the entry hall before and after the concert, and during intermission.

St. Lawrence students honoured for their projects

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Photo: courtesy of OSEntreprendre
The OSEntreprendre Challenge honored student projects on April 4, during the annual local gala. Three St. Lawrence projects qualified in the individual and group projects. 

Le Club musical de Québec offers great classical performers

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Photo: provided by Le Club Musical

Le Club musical de Québec recently unveiled its 2017-2018 program featuring great classical performers from around the world. Music lovers will discover vocal and instrumental music from various periods and different artistic generations.
Three of the season’s six concerts will take place at the Grand Théâtre.

Comedy icon Don Rickles dies at 90

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Photo: Photo provided by Scott Emery

How a person’s day can change! The morning of April 6 (Tartan Day!), I learned that Don Rickles was booked to play the Smith Center in Las Vegas on February 23, 2018. Being a big fan of Rickles I immediately started looking for flights and a hotel.

JustRun! A fresh new series of races in the Quebec City region

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Just Run International, a group which organizes experiential and cultural running events, recently launched a new season of “fun” races in the Quebec City region. The 5K DéfiChoco kicked off the series on April 15 at Lac Delage, where some 1,500 runners and walkers of all ages participated.

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring…?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here, at least on our calendar… With all this snow, I wonder if Mother Nature has decided to stay in the south?

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival is like a chat with friends

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was a dark and stormy night when the eighth annual ImagiNation Writers’ Festival opened at the Morrin Centre on April 6. Eleanor Wachtel, from CBC Radio’s Writers & Company opened the event to a crowded room despite the rainy weather outside. 

Canada: The [dirty] Story of Us

There’s quite an uproar over Canada: The Story of Us, CBC television’s 10-part series on the history of the country, produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.