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Why are pro sports teams absent from Quebec capital?

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Football fever – fickle Canadian-style – is in the air. It’s that time of year when dozens, maybe hundreds, of fair-weather fans decide it’s time to find out which teams are actually in contention for the Grey Cup, or, more importantly, to find out which teams are actually in the Canadian Football League. What ever happened to the Birmingham Barracudas or Memphis Mad Dogs, by the way?

Are you a lexophile?

A lexophile is someone who has a love for words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc. Such a person may enjoy witticisms like “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish” or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” Here are a few more choice sentences that we found online.

... When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

Quebec City designated a City of Literature by UNESCO

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO recently announced that Quebec City has been designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. It is the first French-speaking city to earn this distinction.

Jesus Christ Superstar cast to be announced at fundraiser

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The Jesus Christ Superstar project is picking up momentum. The April 2018 Quebec Art Company production of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera has passed another key stage with the completion of casting.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce

November 22, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

STREET VIEWS: Rue Virginia-Woolf

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Photo: Wikipedia Common Domain
This street is named in honour of Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), a British writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century and a pioneer in the use of  “stream of consciousness” as a narrative device.

Sharpen your skates! They’re rolling out the rink on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Peter Black

Workers for the Glaces CT company are rolling out the many metres of tubing required to build the large refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham. The large rink or ring of ice, now celebrating its fifth year, is growing in popularity, last winter attracting some 60,000 skaters.

You, too, can help deliver some goodness! Donate to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Michele Provencher

The 22nd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has officially begun! A team of elves has been hard at work preparing the campaign for many months now and will be even busier as the Dec. 16 delivery day approaches.

Winners of La Carte de Noël contest announced

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The winners of the 17th edition of La Carte de Noël [Christmas Card] contest were revealed on Nov. 9 at the Saint-Gabriel de Valcartier Community Center. 

APPEAL expands to Charlesbourg

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

To be in operation for more than 30 years is quite an achievement for APPEAL, a social club in Quebec City whose goal is to assist their members in developing and retaining English language skills. Now the Sainte-Foy-based non-profit organization is branching out to offer Monday morning conversation workshops in Charlesbourg starting Jan. 15, 2018.

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