May 10 2017 Edition | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

May 10 2017 Edition

Self Help, the Savage Way with the Quebec Art Company

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Photo: courtesy of Normand Brassard

The Savage Way – “Out with the doubt and stinkin’ thinkin’!”

These were just some of the words of wisdom offered by the dynamic self-help gurus Cindy and Hal Savage during last week’s hilarious presentation of Norm Foster’s Self Help by the Quebec Art Company.

Bilingual Women of History discussed at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A fascinating panel discussion about Bilingual Women of History was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre last Saturday afternoon. Writer Ann M. Little of Colorado State University, researcher and teacher Lorraine O’Donnell of Concordia University, and historian Alex Tremblay Lamarche discussed their work, moderated by historical and literary writer Britta Gundersen-Bryden.

Quebec City braces for marine invasion this summer

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It pales next to the British armada that sailed up the treacherous St. Lawrence River in the spring of 1759, but this summer a marine invasion of impressive scope is set to ply the historic waterway to Quebec City.

Staff at the Jeffery Hale celebrate Mental Health Week

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The first week of May is designated National Mental Health Week. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, education and income levels. In Canada alone, 20 per cent of the population will personally experience mental illness in their lifetime and approximately eight per cent of adults will experience major depression.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
We have before us a copy of the Telegraph, a small tri-weekly sheet, half in English and half in French, published in this city in 1837.

The story behind Rue d’Ottawa

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue d’Ottawa is named after Canada’s capital city in Ontario, located along the Ottawa River where Samuel de Champlain established a camp in the early 17th century. The camp was used as a stopover for travellers, merchants and explorers heading to Lake Huron, via Lake Nipissing and Georgian Bay. By 1815, a small community was established.

Another great Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In spite of the rain and windy weather, a long line of people waited patiently outside Église Saint-Charles-Garnier last Saturday for Saint Brigid’s Guild semi-annual clothing sale. The doors opened at 8:30 a.m. to the delight of those who had waited all night.

Luc Langevin sheds light on the road to becoming an illusionist

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Master magician and illusionist Luc Langevin gave a talk as part of the Quebec Magic Festival to shed light on the very unusual road that led him to enjoy success as an entertainer. Fellow magicians and members of the public filled the Capitole theatre to hear him.

QHS theatre students bring it home with Les Misérables

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The high school musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables, is a technically challenging work for any group of young students.
This complicated story, beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

World class magic at the Festival de Magie de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City’s seventh annual Magic Festival was opened on May 4 by none other than Hector Mancha, reigning champion of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM).  
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