December 14 2016 Edition | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

December 14 2016 Edition

VEQ Happy Holiday Hour spreads Christmas cheer

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) hosted their annual Happy Holiday Hour (maybe we can call it the Ha-Ho-Ho...?) in the Morrin Centre's College Hall on Wednesday, December 7. A buffet table laden with cheeses, pâtés, crackers and desserts awaited hungry party-goers. 

Local high school principals gaoled!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

December 7, 2016, will be a day that St. Patrick's High School and Quebec High School principals André Gosselin and Warren Thomson will not forget. After being served with arrest warrants, both men were led into the bowels of the historic Morrin Centre prison. 

Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada

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Photo: Steven Darby

Published in September 2016 by D. Peter MacLeod, Backs to the Wall tells the story of the British and French military campaigns of 1760 for the possession of New France. 

The Hour of Code in a D.D.O. classroom

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Photo: Danielle Burns

From December 5 to 11, an international movement called Hour of Code was held around the world. Now in its third year, the Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education Week, but it can be hosted any time. Over 300 million people have participated to date, at least 10% of students worldwide. 

Pugs meet at Aqua Confort Animal

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Photo: Rachel Collet

It might be an event that's just too cute for words, at PUGrencontre au Québec, "the Meeting of Pugs."

"We have a meeting once a month at different places," says Mélany Côté, who is in charge of pug events like this one in Quebec City. "There's a pug group in Montreal as well, and sometimes we ALL get together."

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Christmas spirit flowing at St. Pat’s

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Photo: Esther Paradis

It's a busy time of the year at St. Pat's as we head into the holiday season.  

Christmas cards for Christmas Hampers

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Photo: Andrew David Johnston

Christmas is a holiday that everybody should enjoy. That's why Cycle 3 students at Ste-Foy Elementary School have been working on making Christmas cards with recycled products such as old advertising flyers, gift wrapping paper and newspapers. 

Handel’s Messiah never more glorious

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Violons du Roy, four soloists and the Chapelle de Québec directed by Bernard Labadie gave a breath-taking performance of George Frideric Handel's immortal Messiah at the Palais Montcalm last Thursday and Friday. Members of the audience felt as if they had been transported to another space and time by the orchestra, the soloists and the 30-voice choir. 

Steven Cox prepares for the 2017 Crashed Ice circuit

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Photo: Gail Cox

If you live in Quebec City, when the famous Red Bull Crashed Ice comes to town, it's hard to miss. Maybe you've even seen it in person. Created by the Austrian energy drink company, the event was first held in Stockhölm, Sweden, in 2001, and was won by Swedish skater Jasper Felder. In fact, Felder won the first six Crashed Ice races, also called ice cross downhill. 

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