February 27 2019 Edition

Quebec wins ringette gold at 2019 Canada Winter Games

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Photo: André Vandal/Ringette Canada

The ringette finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer did not disappoint, with athletes leaving it all on the ice. Quebec claimed its first ever Canada Winter Games gold, defeating Ontario 4-3 in overtime. Gatineau’s Julie Vandal dumped in the overtime winner and was beaming from ear to ear following the game. “This is a dream come true.

Let it snow… but not too much!

SUPERMOON

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On the night of Feb. 19-20, a full moon illuminated the Quebec sky. It wasn’t just a full moon, it was a supermoon. The February full moon is also called the snow moon because February is often the month with the greatest snowfall.

Laugh it up with Bowser and Blue at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Bowser and Blue

Comedy duo Bowser and Blue will be performing at the Morrin Centre on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Laugh Lab series. Join them at Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub for a concert and an introduction to political and social satire in music. On this occasion, they will discuss their art and entertainment, while performing songs and comedy bits from their repertoire.

2019 Shannon Irish Show: On St. Patrick’s Day EVERYONE is Irish!

The C.W.L. of Shannon cordially invites you to the annual Shannon Irish Show, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 at the Shannon Community Centre, 75 Gosford Road, Shannon.

A choice of two performances awaits you: the 1 p.m. show (doors will open at noon) or the 7:30 p.m. show (doors will open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are available at the door only:

Community Calendar

Feb. to April 21 – Manif d’art exhibit in collaboration with the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. Works of art are exhibited in 12 locations in Quebec City, including the museum. For more information, visit manifdart.org/en.

Mary Margaret “Mae” BROCK

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Mary Margaret “Mae” Brock (née Brown) passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11 with her family by her side. She was in her 90th year.

Mae is survived by her four children and their spouses: Nancy (Steve), Bill (Marie), Dan (Claudia) and Tim (Heidi), and nine grandchildren: Callum, Sasha, Adriana, Isaac, Astrid, Maggie, Catalina, Vigo and Saskia.

Letter to the Editor and Publisher of the Chronicle-Telegraph

What a delight it was to read in the Feb. 6 edition of the Chronicle-Telegraph about the restored vitality of Trinity Church! It seems the English-speaking community has also come alive with so many events at the Morrin Centre, the Quebec City Reading Council, the Community Wellness Centre and Voice of English-speaking Québec, to name just a few.

Bal des Tuques held in Valcartier

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

The Bal des Tuques, an annual family skate night, was held in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier last weekend. It is a collaboration between the municipality’s sports and recreation department and the two elementary schools in the village, École du Joli-Bois and Valcartier Elementary School. The idea is for everyone to come together and skate.

Happy 100th birthday to Patricia O’Doherty Fleury

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Photo: Barbara Fleury

Catherine Patricia O’Doherty (Pat) was born in Quebec City on March 9, 1919. Her Irish ancestors came here many generations ago in the mid-1800s. Her father Joe O’Doherty (1880-1970) was a steamfitter who worked on the Quebec Bridge. Her mother, Malvina Julien, was from Sillery. One of Pat’s first jobs was at Parisian Corset, a bustling industry located on Rue Dorchester.

LAST CHANCE to enter the “cutest dog” photo contest!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

So, do you think your pooch is the cutest thing on four paws? You might be right. Send us a recent photo of your furry friend and our judges – QCT journalist Ruby Pratka, copy editor Pauline Kerr and graphic designer Cheryl Stabinski – will try to decide which one is the cutest dog of all.

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