April 10 2019 Edition

The Trivia Nerds win top honours at QHS Trivia Night

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Trivia Nerds, a team composed of two staff-members of Quebec High School and three friends, took first place in the annual QHS Trivia Night, held on April 6.

Team captain (and QHS principal) Warren Thomson, along with Greg Domonkos (QHS English teacher), Charles Sias, Manu Rangachari and Jean-François Lavoie, fought their way to the top of the heap.

SLC surpasses its Héma-Québec Blood Drive goal

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Photo: Jérémie Ouellet

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) hosted its eighth annual Héma-Québec Blood Drive on March 27. This event, fully organized by students, ended up being one of the most successful blood drives ever held at SLC.

Forget the Nordiques. How about women’s pro hockey in Quebec City?

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Oh boy! Playoff time! (Sorry, Canadiens’ fans, April was indeed a cruel month.)

After 82 games and some early hopes for a more robust presence of Canadian teams in the post-season dance, only three clubs – Jets, Leafs and Flames – made the cut. For those of you who keep track, this is the eighth season since 1986 that three Canadian teams have qualified for the playoffs.

Open letter to Premier François Legault re Bill 21

Dear Premier Legault,

As representatives of the Anglican Church, which has been present and active in Quebec for more than 250 years, we feel compelled to respond to your open letter, published in several of Quebec’s daily newspapers on Monday, April 1.

The story behind Boulevard Champlain

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Common - Public Domain

This wide boulevard was named for Samuel de Champlain, the famous French explorer and cartographer who made more than 20 trips across the Atlantic and founded New France and Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Common Domain

April 11, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Pruning Trees

Ten years of inspiration at Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: The Morrin Centre

The evening of Tuesday, April 2 felt almost like Christmas as the Morrin Centre launched its long awaited 10th Imagination Writers’ Festival of inspiring talks, workshops, readings, and activities.

Books + wine = a delicious evening at the Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Imagination Writers’ Festival at the Morrin Centre got off to a delicious start on the evening of April 3 as sommelier Yann Barrette-Bouchard presented the wines he had selected for drinking while reading four books featured at this year’s festival.

Cornell University Chorus gives a concert at Chalmers-Wesley

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Wednesday evening, April 3, a group of 46 young women, members of the Cornell University Chorus, directed by Robert Isaacs, gave a magnificent concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec. Sadly, the choristers greatly outnumbered the meagre audience of 15 people. Those who were there, however, greatly enjoyed the singing of these highly talented choristers.

Quebec comics highlighted at Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since the 19th century, satire and cartoons have complemented the pages of newspapers and magazines all over the world, and Quebec is no exception. The Musée de la Civilisation’s latest exhibit, Comics: Highlights of the “Ninth Art” in Quebec, displays the rich, yet little known, history of this art form in the province.

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