February 21 2018 Edition

Snowshoeing and ducks at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) held their fourth annual snowshoeing activity for newcomers on Feb. 17. Some 25 people gathered for the event at the Domaine de Maizerets.

St. Pat’s students deliver heart-warming Valentines

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As part of St. Patrick’s High School’s “Be Kind” community outreach project, 27 Secondary 1 students celebrated Valentine’s Day by delivering flowers to each of the 350 residents of Le St-Patrick retirement home on Grande Allée.

COMMENTARY: The changing life of magazines: demise vs. digital

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Photo: Peter Black

Graydon Carter is retiring after 25 years as editor of Vanity Fair. Whether or not you are a reader of the flashy, perfume-strip-reeking, scandal- and celebrity-obsessed magazine, this is a journalistic milestone worth noting.

Acting Out! at the improv workshop

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

You have to think fast to “survive” at an improvisation workshop! Quick, give me a list of your five favourite vegetables. Next! The names of your five best friends. Next!

What’s brewing on the education front in Quebec?

I would like to give you some information on what is brewing right now on the education front in Quebec. The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) is presently in its registration period, and some of this information may be important for parents still questioning themselves about registering their children) in an English or French school.

Black History Month

Celebrating black Canadians who served their country

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

Canadian society is becoming increasingly and irreversibly diverse. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I am proud that the Forces serve as a mirror of our multicultural social fabric, celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of those who form its tapestry.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
February 14, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue de l’Abénaquise

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Photo: Google Maps

This street in the Des Châtels borough of Quebec City is named in honour of the French frigate Abénaquise, which was itself named after the Abenaki people, the original First Nations inhabitants of a region which included the St. Lawrence River valley, the Maritime provinces and New England.

First steps forward for anglophone affairs secretariat

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The newly created provincial secretariat for anglophone affairs held a day-long forum at Concordia University in Montreal on Feb. 16 with representatives of anglophone community groups across the province, with the goal of creating an action plan for the new provincial body.

Going for baroque with the Violons du Roy at the Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Les Violons du Roy, directed by Leonardo García Alarcón, an Argentinian conductor specializing in baroque music, gave a breathtaking concert at the Palais Montcalm on Feb. 15.

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