April 3 2019 Edition

The Morrin Centre holds its 195th AGM

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

The 195th annual general meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on March 27.

Founded in 1824 by George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie, governor of British North America, and recognized as Canada’s first learned society, the LHSQ has come a long way over the past two centuries.

VEQ Spring Fling enjoyed at Les 3 Brasseurs

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Every spring, Voice of English-speaking Québec invites anglophones to gather at a local drinking establishment to welcome the warmer weather and just get out and see a familiar face after a long, cold winter.

North Shore leaders plead for a road to stop process of “extinction”

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Want to have some fun with Google Maps? Punch in Vieux-Fort and Kégaska in the directions window and see what comes up.

Through a local lens

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

When you think of Africa, what images come to mind?

Go on, be honest. Lions? Endless desert dunes? Beaming kids, joyfully mobbing a few fresh-faced Western students on break from a well-digging project? The colourful, leaping grace of a dance ensemble? Or that breathtaking but terrifying photo of a starving child crawling toward a feeding centre in Sudan, pursued stealthily by a vulture?

The story behind Rue Charles-M.-Monsarrat

STREET VIEWS

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This short street off Boulevard des Hôtels near the Quebec Bridge was named in honour of Charles Nicholas Monsarrat (1871-1940). The middle initial “M” in the street name is the result of a transcription error that has simply been perpetuated over the years.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

To Gardeners, Farmers, etc.

St. Lawrence College’s 2019 Fashion Show was a hit

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Special guests and ticket holders rushed into the Musée de la Civilisation for the annual CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Fashion Show on March 30. In contrast to the icy streets and sidewalks outside, indoors they found tasty warm hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and non-slip floors. The music was booming, the stage was lit, and the chairs were lined up.

Sugar and spice and everything nice at Foodcamp

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Château Frontenac ballroom was filled to capacity on March 30 and 31 as some 1,000 “foodies” (500 each day) came to sample the delicacies whipped up by a dozen renowned chefs. This was the eighth Foodcamp in Quebec City, presented at the Château Frontenac for the seventh consecutive year.

POWE: Join the field of engineering!

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Photo: Danielle Chaput

Female engineering students of McGill University in Montreal were all smiles when high school and CEGEP students from across the province of Quebec joined them for the 2019 edition of the POWE Conference for Future Women in Engineering on Feb. 8.

Isang Enders performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto brilliantly

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cellist Isang Enders was the guest performer with the OSQ on March 20, when he played Robert Schumann’s Concerto for Cello. The QCT had the opportunity to meet with Enders after a rehearsal the previous day.

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