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The story behind Parc Victoria

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This park in the centre of Quebec City is named in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who was the longest-reigning monarch of the British Empire, until her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II surpassed her in September 2015. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 28, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

VEQ Winds of Change workshop explores moving challenges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Moving can be challenging, period. Relocating to a new city, province or country brings on a whole set of obstacles. To help newcomers and to offer them information on local services and activities, Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held a Winds of Change workshop on Nov. 24 at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.

Quebec City’s German Christmas Market celebrates its 10th year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City’s German Christmas Market was officially opened on Nov. 23 to the sound of Bavarian alphorns in front of City Hall. 

Kwahiatonhk!

An exploration of the past, present and future of Indigenous writers

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The sixth edition of Kwahiatonhk! Indigenous Peoples Book Fair took centre stage in Wendake last weekend.
Kwahiatonhk's official opening, however, was held at the Maison de la littérature on Rue Saint-Stanislas on Nov. 23. The downtown venue was also used the following evening for a literary tribute to Yves Sioui Durand.

La Fabrique recognized for its historic national significance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

La Fabrique, a large red brick building with its square medieval-inspired water tower at the corner of Boulevard Charest and Rue Dorchester, really stands out in the Saint-Roch district.

This building has a rich history dating back to 1871. For over 90 years, it was the home of Dominion Corset and Creations Daisyfresh, leaders in Canada’s lingerie industry.

A visit to the 39th Salon de Noël in Sillery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Christmas spirit is spreading through the city. Residents and businesses are decorating their homes and stores. Christmas markets and fairs, such as the Salon de Noël at the Charles-H.-Blais Library on Avenue Maguire in Sillery, are open. Until Dec. 10, the public can admire and purchase works of art, scarves, hats, gloves, toys and more.  

Quebec is now a Rouge et Or city

Last week, my colleague Peter Black was wondering why Quebec City, the eighth biggest city in population in Canada, could not have success with its pro sports teams.

Déclic musique, a new way to enjoy music in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

There is a whole new way for young people to enjoy concert music in Quebec City. Inspired by an initiative of Quebec City’s theater community, Déclic musique is the new subscription formula!

Catering service offers work experience to special needs youth

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Photo: provided by Nectaria Skokos

For over 15 years, Jeffery Hale Community Partners has partnered with Quebec High School to offer the SNACS Program to English-speaking children, teens and young adults with special needs.

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