June 10 2015 Edition

Graduates say goodbye to Quebec High School

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Photo: Maarten Buyck

The high school careers of 63 Quebec High School students came to an end Friday, June 5, with a shower of blue mortarboards. The QHS Class of 2015 graduated with a traditional ceremony in the school's Webster Auditorium.

Dollard-des-Ormeaux graduates “wise beyond their years”

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The graduation ceremony at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School on June 4 was not short. Lasting over three hours, it was a special tribute to the 17 graduates, each one unique, who will soon leave the comfort, security and familiarity of their school to embark on a new journey. 

A perfect day for the St. Patrick’s Parish Picnic

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

St. Patrick’s parishioners, community members and neighbours enjoyed lunch hot off the grill while children played in the nearby St. Patrick’s High School yard on June 7.

Memorials and Things of Fame



The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Iacurto

Rue Iacurto is a short residential street in a quiet neighbourhood of Sainte-Foy. It is named for painter Francesco Iacurto (1908-2001), who was born in Montreal but spent most of his life in Quebec City.

Calling all comédiens!

QAC holding auditions for La Cage aux Folles

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As it does every other year, the Quebec Art Company is going into musical-comedy mode for this fall's production, La Cage aux Folles, slated for November 26 to 29. The Company is calling all actors, singers and dancers to try out for parts in what is sure to be a fun play for participants and spectators alike.

Workshop stitches together storytelling and First Nations knitting

Photo: Sarah Barclay

Last Tuesday, some lucky members of the Kirk Hall knitters' group attended a workshop and story exchange with master knitter, author, designer and storyteller Sylvia Olsen. Quebec City was one of several stops on Olsen's Great Canadian Knitting Tour, which started in her native Victoria in May and will end in Newfoundland on June 15.

Uproar at the Sillery consultation meeting

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 2, representatives of the Ville de Québec held a consultation meeting on the City's plan to promote real-estate development of historic sites in Sillery.

A.S. Johnson graduates say goodbye to their high school

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Photo: Shirley Anto

The 2014-2015 school year is already coming to an end. At A.S. Johnson High School in Thetford Mines, 13 students will be officially saying goodbye to their high school education at the graduation ceremony to be held at the school on June 20. 

Mobile market peddles healthy foods

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Photo: Danielle Burns

For the third consecutive year, an initiative promoting access to fresh and nutritious foods is underway, where fruits and vegetables are sold at affordable prices. And it's thanks to Le p'tit Marché solidaire de Limoilou, which consists of two travelling produce trikes and a stationary mini-market. As much as possible the goods are locally produced.

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