May 9 2018 Edition

Kindergarten gets crafty with “dinoramas”

Photo: Melissa Goulet

On April 6, Ste-Foy Elementary School’s talented kindergarten students and teachers Miss [Amélie] Godin and Mrs. [Véronique] Brunet presented their marvellous “dinoramas” (dioramas featuring dinosaurs). Every month has a different theme, and the theme for March was dinosaurs.

Moms’ Nite-out Bazaar held at the SLC Student Centre

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Student Centre at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) was transformed into a marketplace on May 5. For the first time, the Jeffery Hale Moms’ Nite-out group set up their Toys and More Family and Baby Bazaar on the main floor and in the cafeteria. Nearly 50 tables were covered in toys, clothes, books, puzzles, games and a wide range of other supplies for babies and children.

Voting made easy for American expats

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A group of local American expatriates offered information on absentee voting at the Moms’ Nite-out Toys and More Family and Baby Bazaar. Thanks in part to the information table, registration and voting became clearer for those American citizens attending the bazaar.

Nancy Burke exhibits her art at Saint Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

If the audience can’t go to the art gallery, the art gallery comes to the audience. Residents of Saint Brigid’s Home were treated to an exhibit of works of art by two local artists, Nancy Burke and Barbara Roy, on May 4 and 5.

Festival Opéra de Québec announces 2018 summer program

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Photo: Jocelyn Michel, leconsulat.c

The Quebec Opera Company is just days away from presenting their spring production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Grand Théâtre (May 12 to 19), but they are already preparing for the eighth Festival Opéra de Québec, which will take place from July 24 to Aug. 6.

Four Rouge et Or football players selected in the CFL Draft

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Canadian Football League held its annual draft on May 3. Only Canadian students playing in the U Sports League in Canada, the NCAA in the United States or the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) are eligible. No American players can be drafted.

Meet Geneviève Trudeau, QCT’s newest freelance writer

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Photo: courtesy of Geneviève Trudeau

Geneviève Trudeau, who lives in the Valcartier area, is the QCT’s newest freelance writer. An experienced journalist with degrees in communication, media and journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark and Concordia University in Montreal, Trudeau comes to the QCT with a rich background and experience.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 9 at 12:10 p.m. – Lunch ‘n’ Learn: English Nursing Programs at Eastern Québec Learning Centre - Open House: Learn about Health, Assistance and Nursing and Personal Care Attendant programs. Presenters will provide an overview of the programs, admissions requirements, employment prospects and a tour of the nursing facilities. Parking is FREE.

Spring brings colourful ducks to the lake


Each spring, many species of birds and ducks stop by to rest on our little lake during their migration to their nesting grounds. This year I had my camera in hand when I saw some most interesting and very colourful ducks.

Champlain-St. Lawrence honours its student athletes

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Photo: courtesy of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence

On May 3, CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) held its annual Sports Banquet to honour the year’s high-achieving student athletes.

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