Community

Sober second thought important in urban planning and architecture

SST is an acronym that was once in more familiar use as an identifier of aircraft capable of travelling at higher speeds than sound. It stood for supersonic transport and it seemed to provide a glamorous image of a people desirous of progress and bent on realizing things as fast as humanly possible, at lightning speed … or nearly.

A Great Project for Vision School Rive-Sud

Mar 12 Rive-Sud Vision School .jpg

Every year, Vision School Rive-Sud does a project that is called the multi-cultural project, during which the students discover different countries. For many of my fellow students, it was the best project because we did research on the Internet, made crafts, and hosted a big presentation.

Headed to Guatamala

We are Apoyo Guatemala, a group of 20 students from the social science program at Cegep Lévis-Lauzon. With the help of the social science department we have built a humanitarian aid project that will take place from May 31 until June 23.

Lady Lions finish season well

Tags:

The St. Lawrence Women’s AAA Basketball team made us proud at their first-ever provincial championship tournament on the weekend of March 1.

SLC launches P. W. Sims Business Program

Mar 12 P W Sims business program sims.jpg
Photo: Dominique Routhier

From the first floor of the former Price building, Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence director Jean Robert officially launched the P. W. Sims Business Program last Monday.

“This was the first skyscraper in Quebec City, in the 1930s,” said Robert. ”You’re in the [former] bank; there’s the vault. This building cost $1 million in 1929.”

Quebec historian to receive community award from St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

marianna.jpg
Photo: Mike Rechitnyk

It would not be a stretch to say that no one knows more about the history of the Irish in Quebec than Marianna O’Gallagher, the 2008 recipient of the St. Patrick’s Society Community Award. The Quebec City resident will be honoured at the Annual Luncheon in Montreal on March 17.

Tom White in action!

Tom_White.jpg

Quebec City artist Tom White has been painting his eggs during the 40 days of Lent for the past 35 years. He begins “when the sap rises in the spring,” he explained, “when life comes back to the earth.” White’s eggs are colourful and feature friendly faces and animals. “I always sign them first; if I don’t, I have no place.” This year’s eggs are signed Quebec 400.

Author Mélanie Watt charms kids of all ages

Mar_12_pic_Melanie_Watt,_Maison_Anglaise.jpg

Some 22 children and a few adults snuck out to La Maison Anglaise last Saturday to meet Mélanie Watt, author of the Scaredy Squirrel series of books for kids. Watt signed books for fans who stood in line to speak with her. She read her latest book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. There was even a beach for the children to sit on, complete with an inflatable palm tree.

Curtain rises on Shannon Irish Show, despite the snow

IMG_0034.jpg

There’s no stopping the people of Shannon and Valcartier when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The Shannon Irish Show has been put on each March for the past 42 years, no matter the weather.

Ireland in Quebec appears just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 12 Ireland in Quebec keith et jimmy.jpg

Valcartier’s Irish roots are rising up! The community is celebrating this week with the launch of Ireland in Quebec, a CD featuring accordionist Keith Corrigan, singer and fiddler Jimmy Kelly, fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand and pianist Nick Hawes.

Syndicate content