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Chilling out on the St. Lawrence

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

On Saturday, February 9, Muriel Cayouette, an English and Spanish teacher at Collège Mérici, and the five other women on the Female Elite Turf-Latulippe team were busy applying a secret wax formula to the hull of their ice canoe.

Rugby success in Vegas for St. Lawrence Lion Anne-Laurence Harvey

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Photo: Maëlle Ramsay

St. Lawrence Lion, Anne-Laurence Harvey made her first appearance last weekend on the international rugby stage. The Lady Lion was selected to join the Maple Leafs Black (Canada B) team on their stop at the Las Vegas Sevens invitational in Las Vegas.

Reaching new heights at Big Air

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Photo: courtesy GESTEV

After weeks of speculation over the large ramp that was constructed downtown below Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency, Big Air finally took place on Saturday January 19. This is an adrenaline fuelled event where individual riders approach a single jump 40 meters high and 100 meters long, performing acrobatic tricks in the air before landing on a slope of around 30 degrees.

See you at the Red Bull Crashed Ice races

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Photo: Bill Cox

A Quebec hockey player and graduate of St. Patrick’s will try to qualify in the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition scheduled for March 16 in old Quebec. Steven Cox, who played hockey for Beauport and Charlesbourg, is employed by Gestev, the company erecting the ramp.

St. Patrick’s Girls Bantam Basketball results

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Photo: Barbara Lafond

On January 11, the St. Pat’s girls Bantam team won their home game against the Seminaire des Pères Maristes 52 to 42.  The final score was 52-41 for the Fighting Irish! The next game is scheduled for January 15 against Seminaire St-Francois.

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Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.

No ordinary cyclists

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Photo: Bill Cox

Getting installed for lunch at a picnic table at the Jacques Cartier Park in Cap Rouge, I noticed two young women arrive with heavily laden bicycles. My ingrained curiosity urged me on to meet them. Their smiles, in answer to my salutation gave me the opening I needed to find out more about them.

Running to great lengths at the 15th Annual Marathon des Deux Rives

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Sophie Pelletier-Roy is a 40-year-old mother of four, ages 3 to 14. She looks like a runner – small, thin and muscular – but she did not even start running long-distances until she was 39. “She was on fire last year,” said her partner. Sophie discovered she felt good running for long periods and extended her 5km runs with the goal of running the half-Marathon des Deux Rives in 2011.

A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.

Quebec City’s Antoine Valois-Fortier brings home Olympic Bronze

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Photo: Jason Ransom for Canadian Olympic Committee

Congratulations to Antoine Valois-Fortier! On Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics, this young man from Beauport fought with all his heart and won. The 22-year-old judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier made Quebec City and all of Canada proud when he fought six matches in one day and ended up earning a spot on the podium in London.