News Digest June 11, 2014

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For the Week of May 28, 2014 Issue



Classified this week

SeeCommunity Health and Social Services Network
and Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation

Administrative Assistant

The CHSSN and Jeffery Hale Friend’s Foundation is presently seeking to fill a shared position of Administrative Assistant.  This position will support the staff of both organizations in several important aspects of operation such as office administration, accounting, board support, conference and event planning, and membership management.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have a DEC or equivalent in office management, computers or related field
• Be bilingual French/ English with excellent written skills in French and English
• Be proficient in the use of computer programs for:  Word processing, Simply Accounting, Spreadsheets  and Databases, PowerPoint Presentations, E-mail and  Internet
• Proficiency in the use of office equipment
• Have very strong organizational skills
• Have minimum of 3 years work experience

This position will begin July 15, 2014 and the salary will be determined by experience.  If you are interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae with references before 4:00pm, Friday, June 20, 2014 to:

Jennifer Johnson
Executive Director
1270, Chemin Ste-Foy, Suite 2106
Québec, QC  G1S 2M4
[email protected]



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Quebec High School 2014 graduates go through a rite of passage

Photo: Maarten Buyck

The 48 students of Quebec High School's class of 2014, dressed in royal blue caps and gowns, filed into the school's auditorium two by two, led by a kilted Fraser Highlander piper.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
We find the following in the columns of a contemporary: - A correspondent of the Leader suggests a celebration in honor of the Quebec Gazette attaining its hundred

St. Patrick’s High School Class of 2014 “surpassed expectations”

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On Friday, May 30, St. Patrick's High School Class of 2014 held its graduation ceremony at the Palais Montcalm. The theatre was filled with friends, families, teachers and staff.

QCWC bursary winner Jodie Côté-Marshall is packing her bags

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Nineteen-year-old CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence graduate Jodie Côté-Marshall has won a $2,000 bursary from the Quebec City Women's Club (QCWC) to continue her studies. She's decided to study Modern Languages at the University of Ottawa.
"I want to learn, I want to enjoy it, I've always liked school so I hope it will stay the same for me," she says.

QCT receives five awards at the QCNA awards ceremony

Photo: Photo by Jerod Merkle

High-school graduates weren't the only ones bringing home certificates this past weekend. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalists Danielle Burns and Bethann Merkle and copy editor/journalist Shirley Nadeau won top prizes in five categories of the Quebec Community Newspaper Association's 34th annual Better Newspapers Competition.

High tea and a high time at the Cultural Interlude

Photo: Photo by Frank Scardina

The fourth annual Cultural Interlude, hosted by the Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation and the Saint Brigid's Home Foundation, was a success again this year, bringing together members of the community for an afternoon of art and high tea. Over 80 people were in attendance at the historic Domaine Cataraqui in Sillery.

Your cup of tea awaits you at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

A trip back in time over a proper cup of tea awaits visitors to the Morrin Centre this summer.
Participants in the early-evening events will be able to enjoy a selection of teas from Sebz Tea and Lounge, along with milk, sugar, biscuits ("cookies" in modern North American parlance) and Victorian ambiance.

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School’s 2014 graduation ceremony highlights each student’s achievements

Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Along with the first of the summer mosquitoes, bright-eyed students and proud parents gathered at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School (DDO) near CFB Valcartier last Thursday, June 6, to celebrate the class of 2014's graduation.

Extra, extra! QCT’s 250th anniversary to be a week-long celebration

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When you celebrate a birthday as historic as the one we have coming soon, it's no surprise that the festivities take on a life of their own. The anniversary date (June 21), a notable date in its own right, has been transformed into a week of events. Here is a run-down of what we have planned. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Anniversary week edition still has room for you!

A.S. Johnson High School graduates

Photo: Photo by Shirley Anto

This was a mature and responsible group of secondary V students. We are very pleased with their hard work at the educational level and with their input into diverse social committees. They also ran the school snack shop and made enough profit to cover all grad expenses.
The valedictorians are David Cox and Matthew Chrétien.

A beautiful day for a walk for the Arthritis Society

Photo: Yves Larocke

Enthusiasm was in the air on a beautiful sunny, Sunday morning at the Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres. Some 250 people were gathered around the big tent to register or check in for the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis (Marche contre la douleur) organized by the Quebec City branch of the Arthritis Society.

Charles “Chubby” Power honoured at Quebec Garrison Club

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony took place at the Quebec Garrison Club last Thursday, June 5, as a plaque was unveiled commemorating the national historical significance of Charles Gavan Power, a well-known politician of Irish origin who served as Minister of National Defence for Air during the Second World War.

Street views: The story behind the name of Avenue Dobell

Photo: Photo by BANQ by J.B. Livernois, c. 1880

Avenue Dobell is a short street in Sillery, between Chemin Saint-Louis and Rue Noury, parallel to Avenue Charles-Huot. It is named after Richard Reid Dobell (1837-1902), a local businessman and politician who was born in Liverpool, England. He came to Quebec to do business in the lumber industry, became partners with Thomas Beckett, his future brother-in-law, and they settled in Sillery.

The Parc de la Francophonie very accessible to music

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The Parc de la Francophonie vibrated with sound last Friday afternoon, sending office workers on lunch breaks and curious tourists and passersby scrambling to find the source of the noise.
A rock concert had broken out. The instigators? Martin Deschamps and his band.


Meet the Navy at the Rendez-vous naval de Québec

From June 13 to 15, the waterfront of Quebec City will be teeming with cadets, sailors and officers, and ships of all shapes and sizes as the fourth Rendez-vous naval sails into port. This year the event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II.

Quebec’s British car enthusiasts share the love

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Photo: Photo by Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Under a cloudless sky on Sunday, Rendezvous British Quebec celebrated its 14th anniversary of all things four-wheeled and British. This is the first year the motor-themed event was held at the Domaine de Maizerets.

The Musical Ride in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier

Photo: Photo by Lise Lafond

What a wonderful day! We started with a visit to the stables, where we met Constable Nancy Bilodeau from Audet (near Lac Mégantic). Bilodeau joined the RCMP in 2004 and has been a member of the Musical Ride since 2013. She introduced us to Anne, her mount in the Musical Ride. Anne is 11 years old and she is in her sixth year with the Musical Ride.

A philanthropic evening at City Hall

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

The Fondation communautaire du Grand Québec recently raised $1 million, to be distributed to over 200 organizations in the Quebec City region. The foundation provides guidance and assistance to hundreds of non-profit organizations and projects with private philanthropic funds within the Quebec City metropolitan area.

Pedestrians return to Rue Saint-Jean for the summer season

Quebec City - Once again this summer, on evenings and weekends from June 5 to September 1, Rue Saint-Jean within the walls of Old Quebec is open to pedestrians. The public are encouraged to take full advantage of the ambience and cachet that make Saint-Jean one of the most popular streets in Quebec City.
As a result, there are changes in the city parking and traffic regulations.


Ross James Rourke

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Ross James Rourke passed away on June 5, 2014, at the age of 68. He was the son of the late Wilfred Rourke and the late Marion Fryer, and the late Violet MacDonald (beloved nanny). Ross was a pillar of the English community, a lawyer by profession, a devoted businessman (W. Rourke Ltd.) and once part-owner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. He will be greatly missed by all.


Neil Edward Rourke 1945-2014

Neil Edward Rourke


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