June 13 2018 Edition

QAHN holds its AGM in Quebec City

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Photo: Matthew Farfan

This past weekend, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) held its 19th annual general meeting at the Cataraqui Estate in Quebec City. The event was well attended by members from all over the province. The assembly heard from its outgoing president, Simon Jacobs, that the organization was in a sound financial state.

Crossing Canada: To the Atlantic, via the Ocean

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Travelling from Quebec City to Halifax is challenging. Flying east requires first going southwest to change planes in Montreal, Ottawa or even Toronto. Driving the 1,000-plus kilometres takes about 10 hours and may involve stopping overnight along the way. Fortunately, there is a top-notch alternative: Via Rail’s Ocean.

Hidden English History in Portneuf, Part 2: The drums and the bell

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Photo: courtesy of Gaétan Morissette
It was a short, quiet service, but of course, the drum was played. 

Portneuf musician Malcolm Kingsborough, one of the pillars of the annual Tambours de Portneuf folk festival, died in July 2017 at 77. Nearly a year later, with a few friends in attendance, his ashes were interred in the cemetery of Portneuf’s Christ Church. 

Geoffrey Kelley won’t seek re-election

The MNA for Jacques-Cartier and minister responsible for Native affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, announced that he will not seek re-election on Oct. 1. Kelley, a longtime advocate for the English-speaking community, said he is ready to start a new chapter after a 24-year career in the National Assembly.

QCT reaps many QCNA Better Newspapers Awards

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Photo: Valerie Pyke

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is proud to announce that four of its writers and photographers were presented with the following awards at the 38th annual Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) banquet and awards gala, held at the Mont-Gabriel Resort and Spa in Sainte-Adèle on June 8.

The Quebec public service wants you!

Launch of a large-scale call for applications

The Quebec public service (QPS) is launching a large-scale call for applications to recruit professionals in several fields and in all administrative regions of Quebec.

Community Calendar

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 10 to 30 & July 19 to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. – The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand presents its 26th summer season of free concerts on the Plains of Abraham, with a program featuring a variety of musical styles and renowned artists during 22 stellar musical evenings.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

Barbecue season is in full swing

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Burning charcoal is one of those iconic summer aromas. It’s in the air, that distinctive smell as the charcoal heats up, the caramelized drop of sauce that fell from the grill last time. Your mouth waters as your brain goes into overdrive wondering if you have enough gas in the tank to cook the meal. 

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

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