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Irish government pays tribute on Grosse Ile with new exhibition

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Photo: Scott French

Members of the English-speaking and Irish communities of Quebec City gathered on Grosse-Île with members of the federal government and Irish dignitaries this past Sunday to unveil a $75,000 project to create a new exhibition on the island that once served as a quarantine station for newly arrived immigrants to Canada during the 19th and early 20th century.

Construction to finally begin on new seniors' residence next to St. Brigid's Home next week

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The architect’s rendition of the new senior’s residence (left) to be built next to St. Brigid’s home (right) seen from Chemin St. Louis.

 

St. Pat's basketball alumni reunite on the court


AA Mens
AA mens winners: SHAD'S BOYZ

SEBASTIEN FEX
DOMINIC BARRIEAU
OLIVIER BARRIEAU
SMITH FISET
Francis Moore
Luke Radoux
JONATHAN LARSON

JESSE FOURNIER
MATTHEW RADOUX

SLC's Wu and Fortier win prestigious Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards for university study

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Photo: Courtesy of Clara Wu

Two Champlain St. Lawrence students have been named as winners of prestigious scholarships from the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards last week for their involvement and leadership in their schools and in their community in Ste-Foy.

Clara Wu was one of 123 youths across the country to be recognized with the $25,000 national entrance scholarship.

St. Vincent students learn Iroquois tradition for Earth Day 2009

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Photo: Courtesy of CQSB

As part of this year's Earth Day celebrations, students at St. Vincent School participated in Project Loon, an outdoor and nature workshop given by Chief Onirha, Iroquois for Chief Top Leaf.

"The children were overwhelmed by Chief Top Leaf's pedagogical abilities," reported Gary Kenler, vice-principal at St.Vincent.

Simon Jacobs named as Morrin Center’s new executive director

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Photo: Scott French

Simon Jacobs has been named as the new executive director of the Morrin Centre, the self-described cultural portal of the heritage of English-speakers in Quebec City operated by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Learning French was a gift of opportunity and new perspective

Being an Anglophone, I have to admit, I was arrogant about my language for the first 20 years of my life.

I believed it was all I would need to succeed, and I was completely in love with the English language.

I loved to learn new words and use them, almost haughtily, in my conversations.

Touting little-known expressions made me feel quite intelligent.

Twenty-five years after the National Assembly killing spree

A gentle rain was falling as I made my way up the lawn toward the principal entrance of the Hotel du Parlement.

I hadn't walked that area in many years, and could not fail to notice the improvements that had taken place since the days when I worked for the Legis - woops! - National Assembly.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Valcartier military wives count each day......

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Vanessa Champagne with husband Captain Jean Pascal Champagne and daughters
Annabelle, 4, Chloé, 2, and son Jacques, 7 months.

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