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Roller Derby in Beauport a smashing success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Bardy Arena in Beauport was filled with Roller Derby enthusiasts who watched two amateur matches last Saturday. Some of the stereotypes associated with this colourful contact sport were difficult to set aside when the men’s teams – the Ottawa Slaughter Squad and the Montreal Mont-Royals – came into the arena.

Stranded in Natashquan

 

CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence wins Pentathlon des neiges in all cegep categories

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Photo: Olivier Mura

Congratulations to CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence! For the second year in a row, the SLC Lions won the overall college championship Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) banner, taking top place again in both the mixed/men's category and the women's category at the 9th Pentathlon des neiges on February 23.

St. Lawrence Lions hockey results

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The St. Lawrence Lions are battling for second place in the RSEQ hockey league and they really needed a victory, and victory there was. With a win of 8 to 2 we can say that the Lions dominated the game against the Collège d’Alma.

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.