March 29 2017 Edition | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

March 29 2017 Edition

Has Quebec become a distinctly boring society?

It has come to pass, it seems, that news media in the rest of Canada think Quebec is boring, plat. Save for the occasional “Quebec-bashing” piece in Maclean’s magazine, mainstream media outside the province apparently find Quebec yawn-inducing these days, particularly its politics.

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick swings into spring

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The brilliant weather last Saturday certainly put a spring in everyone’s step, and the skirl of the bagpipes certainly put a bit of swing into spring. Everyone was Irish for the day, many wearing as much green as possible, often topped by wildly improbable hats!

Joshua Moreno makes it through the blind auditions of La Voix

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Photo: courtesy of OSA IMAGES et TVA

Joshua Moreno, a talented 17-year-old Secondary 5 student at Quebec High School, made it past the blind auditions of La Voix, a popular French-language singing competition on TVA, during the last round of auditions, aired on March 12. He was chosen by one of the four judges, Isabelle Boulay, to be on her team for the next round of competitions.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 629 Squadron celebrates its 60th

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 629 Kiwanis-Sillery Squadron is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its 1956 founding.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Island of Anticosti was seriously proposed as the home of a convict colony and certainly its reputation for dreariness and isolation and the dangerous character of its coast, which would add materially to the terrors of any attempted surreptitious escape from its shores, seem

QAC event sure to be a smash hit!

The Quebec Art Company’s invitation to a special event at the Morrin Centre on Friday has had excellent response!

The QAC Memories, Mementos and Magic evening aims to provide a forum to share stories and props from more than 35 years of staging popular dramatic and musical performances.

Everyone in Quebec City is Irish for the day of the 8th annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume took a moment to have his photo taken with the children of the Kiwanis Québec organization while waiting for the parade to get underway. He is wearing his St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish green leather jacket. Photos by Cassandra Kerwin 

One Nite Band Kitchen Party continues St. Paddy’s fun

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Following the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick last Saturday, some 125 people continued the festivities later in the evening at the annual One Nite Band Kitchen Party with Ed Sweeney and six fellow musicians who transformed the Centre Loisirs Saint-Sacrement into an Irish pub.

In a tent, a trailer or a camper ... visit Canada this summer!

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Photo: Lise Lafond
There were small tents, trailers big and small, campers and large recreational vehicles (RVs) at the Quebec Recreational Vehicle Show, held at ExpoCité last weekend, but the show had many other attractions. Many provincial travel agencies had a booth and, with Canada’s 150th anniversary coming up in July, they all wanted to tell us why we should visit their province. 

St. Lawrence hockey Lions are one win away from the final

The St. Lawrence Lions are just one win away from the hockey final in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) .

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, 16 minutes into the second overtime, gave the Lions a 2-1 win over the Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars at last Sunday’s game in Sherbrooke.

The Cougars took an 1-0 lead when Louis Lacelle-Webster scored at 17:57 of the first period.

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