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QCT wins Best Ad

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Government wants to increase school board democracy

Quebec education minister Michelle Courchesne presented a new bill in the National Assembly on May 13 set to modify the governance of school boards. If passed, Bill 88 would increase “transparency, governance, the rendering of accounts and communication” of school boards.

Champlain-St. Lawrence toasts its 50th anniversary

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Photo: Scott French

St. Lawrence alumni returned in droves this past Saturday to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary event was co-ordinated to coincide with the VEQ weekend in celebration of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

Over 100 alumni attended a golf tournament at Mont Tourbillon during the day and a dinner at the club that evening.

Mixed reviews for toonie

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The newly minted toonie commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City is getting mixed reviews from the city’s residents, according to the results of a QCT poll. Depicting a stylized fleur-de-lys and sailing ship, the coin is capturing the hearts of some, the disapproval of others and leaving most people completely indifferent.

Discover city’s naval museum

The Quebec Naval Museum is reminding Quebec City that, even after 400 years, “ [the city] is her river’s daughter.” The 2008 museum program was released last Thursday with three new exhibitions opening to the public between May 28 and 29.

Sad to see the state of St. Matthew’s Cemetery

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Photo: Hans Raffelt

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Girl Guides walk for kids

On May 4 the Girl Guides, accompanied by family members, braved the cold rain and joined over 20,000 people across Canada in walking 5 kilometres to raise money for the Kids Help Phone.

Some $50,000 was raised in Quebec City and $3 million across Canada.  

Ex Machina’s The Busker’s Opera to play in Quebec City this week

The Busker’s Opera is coming to town! After being performed around the world, the production is coming home for a final tour. The Ex Machina musical, adapted by Kevin McCoy and Robert Lepage, will play La Bordée from May 22 to 25 during this year’s Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

VEQ holds weekend of 400th celebrations

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The Voice of English-speaking Quebec and its partner organizations set out two years ago to make their version of the Quebec 400th celebration memorable, open and appealing to everyone in the English-speaking community. In that regard, all who attended the events this past weekend agree that it was a great success.

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