February 6 2019 Edition

Icy sculptures capture treasured childhood memories in the Quartier Petit Champlain

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Spectacular lineup for the 2019 Winter Carnival parades

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Photo: Image courtesy of Carnaval de Québec

Quebec City’s 2019 Winter Carnival parades will be quite different this year. First of all, they will take place only in Quebec City’s Upper Town. The first will be on Saturday, Feb. 9 and the second, on Saturday, Feb. 16, both beginning at 7 p.m.

Ice canoeing: all in the family A profile of Emma Olson

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Photo: www.charlesbriand.com

Emma Olson has been involved with ice canoeing her whole life. The Quebec-born Université Laval student is a second-generation ice canoeist, set to compete in her third Winter Carnival race on Feb. 10, as a member of the Blaxton-Latulippe team.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – La Douce folie de Haydn et Mozart, a concert featuring baritone Régis Mengus and the OSQ directed by Fabien Gabel at the Grand Théâtre.* Prelude at 6:30 p.m. with Beatrice Zacharie and Fabien Gabel who will shed light on the historical context of the pieces to be performed. For details, visit osq.org.

Shannon celebrates with WinterFest

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Photo: Sarah Savill

Last Saturday the Ville de Shannon held its 12th annual WinterFest in the municipal park on Rue Gosford. The day was full of busy activities with families and lots of children enjoying winter. From hockey to sliding to simply playing in the snow, the cold air was filled with laughter.

OBITUARY: Alfred (Fred) Pichard

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Alfred (Fred) Pichard

Alfred (Fred) Pichard passed away suddenly at the age of 99 on December 31, 2018, in Ottawa with his daughter Helen at his side.

What’s new at Trinity Church in Sainte-Foy?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The trustees and members of the board of management of Trinity Anglican Church wish to let the community at large know that, despite what they may have heard in recent years, the church on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois in Sainte-Foy is still very much “open for business.”

Les Objets Perdus: a family band

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Photo: Gary Kobinger

It was a fantastic – if unusual – way to spend time with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon. David Lord and his twin 12-year-old daughters Eliza and Isabelle, along with your scribe and her 13-year-old son, temporarily forgot about their day jobs and took to the stage as rock stars.

Cream cheese you say!

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

I was fortunate to have some time off over the holidays, so I decided to try making my own butter and my own cream cheese. I found the recipes on a new blog I discovered.

The blog is called Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. Of Irish descent, Gemma is an established professional chef in the United States, and like me, she cooks from scratch as much as possible.

A year-long adventure to save the planet

Meatless Mondays

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Meatless Monday. Save money, save water, save animals and protect the planet by not eating meat at least one day a week.

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