May 2 2018 Edition

The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury rises from the ashes: Heritage meets modernism

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
A little more than 10 years after a fire best described as an inferno left it a huge burnt-out stone shell, the rebuilt Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury on Grande Allée officially opened last week in its new mission as a multipurpose building.

Patrick Roy is back from Denver, but what about the Nordiques?

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Patrick Roy is returning to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager, more than a decade after the NHL Hall of Fame goaltending legend took the team to the 2006 Memorial Cup junior hockey championship.

Discover the beauty and diversity of Portneuf at the Salon Nature

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Photo: montage by Lise Lafond

The Salon Nature Portneuf, held from April 20 to 22, was a wonderful way to discover what Portneuf had to offer.

Stéphane Monette and Stéphane Parent gave hunting tips on luring bucks, and André Gervais’ lecture attracted the fishing enthusiasts. Many were lured to Mario Dion’s booth to buy a special colourful fly and try it out directly at the fish pond installed on the site.

The story behind Rue de l’Anse-Victoria

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
Rue de l’Anse-Victoria (known as Victoria Cove in the 19th century) is named after a cove on the St. Lawrence River near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges. 

Code, Create, Teach national initiative comes to Quebec

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Coding, Scratch, micro:bits and computational thinking were the focus at the Code, Create, Teach conference held at the Hôtel des Premières Nations in Wendake on April 29. More than 60 teachers attended the day-long conference.

Memorials and Things of Fame

May 2, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

SLC students strut their stuff at fashion show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The fashionistas of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) were present at the Musée de la Civilisation on April 28 for the annual fashion show. Students were organizers and models. Many of their friends and family cheered, especially when they walked the runway in eye-catching sportswear or in haute couture outfits.

Leucan donation puts SLC in Youth Challenge Leaders category

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 26, students, staff and teachers filled the AI Financial Group Auditorium at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) for the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge and raised $10,000.

Discovering the Centre d’amitié autochtone de Québec

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Photo: courtesy of Guylaine Hervieux

The Centre d’amitié autochtone de Québec, a friendship centre for urban Indigenous people, is place number 58 in VEQ’s recently launched Connect with your City Guide book.

Even though my Indigenous roots hail from the other side of the planet (New Zealand), the fact that I am native (Maori), had me automatically accepted and welcomed here with open arms.

Brahms’ German Requiem a balm for those who are grieving

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and its choir filled the Grand Théâtre with strong emotions on the evening of April 25. The audience listened intently to two tempestuous pieces by German composer Johannes Brahms: Begräbnisgesang (Funeral Hymn) which was immediately followed by A German Requiem (sung in German instead of the usual Latin).

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