News Digest May 7, 2014

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For May 7, 2014 Issue



Classified this week



Seeking a bilingual manager with excellent people skills to see to the daily affairs of the parish: Inquiries; sacramental registers; accounting system and budgeting;
Cemetery sales and database; Manage and supervise paid staff and volunteers;
Develop/enhance the administrative support systems of the parish and cemetery.
Qualified, interested applicants should forward their covering letter and resumé by email to
[email protected] or to the attention of the Trustees, St. Patrick’s Parish, 1145, de Salaberry, Quebec, QC G1R 2V7



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A tour of the Ursuline convent: Guided by a “living treasure”

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Sister Louise Godin, u.s.o., 96, is very active, both physically and mentally. A long-time subscriber to the QCT, Sister Louis contacted us a few weeks ago regarding the newspaper's 250th anniversary year.

An illustrious journalistic career

I broke all the ties, I said the goodbyes and, more with a whimper than a bang, an illustrious journalistic career came to an end.

Mine, with the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

It all began when my first article was submitted, in the days B.C. (before computers). Once that article was published, the floodgates opened and, if I may say so, stayed that way for some years . . .

Honouring a century of sacrifice at sea

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Photo: Photo by Master Seaman Serge Monette

Last Sunday, at the Naval Complex at Pointe-à-Carcy in Quebec City's Old Port, the men and women of HMCS Montcalm and the Fleet School held the traditional ceremony honouring veterans who had served in the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest and perhaps most crucial campaign of World War II. The gathering also provided an opportunity to mark the 104th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Duncanson's View of Quebec: The photographer has done his work in excellent style; in fact, it is one of the best among the many exquisite copies of celebrated pai

Champlain–St. Lawrence top athletes honoured

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Photo: Photo by Douae El-Laia

Champlain-St. Lawrence honoured its top athletes last Thursday evening at the annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performances.

Valérie Tanguay (golf) and Simon Bouchard (hockey) were named Athletes of the Year for their overall performance this year.

Jeffery Hale Community of Care launches the Anger Thermometer

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Photo: Photo by Amy Bilodeau

The Jeffery Hale Community of Care team celebrated a grand achievement this past April 30 with the official Quebec City launch of a pamphlet called the Anger Thermometer. This document is the translation of La Thermomètre de la colère, prepared by Sainte-Justine's Children's Hospital.

Les Voltigeurs de Québec change of command ceremony

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On May 3, Les Voltigeurs de Québec, a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces, held their annual awards ceremony at Place George V in front of the Quebec Armoury.

Active Living 50+ Tips on eating and living well

On May 1, the Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) hosted the third presentation in the series called Active Living 50+ at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion. Each evening began with a light, healthy snack, which was much appreciated by the persons present.

Look to! The bells of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

It's Wednesday evening in the bell tower of the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Vieux-Québec. About a dozen men and women arrive chatting, mostly in French. A voice, speaking English, cuts through the discussion.

Spring gets stylish in Saint-Roch

Photo: Photo by Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Nestled in the the heart of Quebec City, the Saint-Roch district hasn't always been the place to go for trend-spotting.

Mérici College: the art of good food and drink

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Last Thursday evening, an amazing fundraising event was held in the gymnasium of Mérici College on Grande Allée. But you'd never have guessed it was a gym! Exquisitely dressed tables, curtained walls, subtle indirect lighting and a buffet of gastronomic delights from four different regions of Quebec greeted some 190 diners.

Street views: The stories behind the names of Quebec City streets

Rue Frank-Carrel: This street, running parallel to Charest Blvd. in the Saint-Malo district, is named after Frank Carrel, owner of the Quebec Daily Telegraph from 1891 to 1925, and part-owner (after mergers with the Morning Chronicle and The Québec Gazette) of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph until 1937. The street was known as Jean-Talon Sud before the 2002 municipal reorganization.

Former U.S. Navy SEAL visits Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 2, the Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus hosted a talk by Lieutenant Commander Leif Babin, a former United States Navy SEAL.* The presentation was part of a tour sponsored and organized by Toyota to inspire leadership within the general public.

The psychological lowdown on Villeneuve’s film Enemy

Photo: =Cassandra Kerwin

On April 22, Studio P in collaboration with Librairie Pantoute hosted its second Ciné-Psy discussion on psychology in cinema. Le Devoir's Sylvie Nicolas talked about Denis Villeneuve's recent film Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon.

Trinity’s Spring Coffee Party enjoyed by all

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Photo: Margaret Oman

Trinity ACW held their annual Spring Coffee Party last Saturday, a nice sunny morning. The food table was laden with delicious goodies, and there were lots of books, plants, and knitting to purchase. Coffee and hot biscuits with jam and jellies were served and a good time of community fellowship was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank everyone who helped make the event a success.

Canadian Bacon art show features up-and-coming artists

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec City clothing company Plenty Humanwear hosted the Canadian Bacon art show on April 25. Led by curator and local artist Phelipe Soldevila, selected works were presented in the store located on rue Arago Est in St-Roch.

Soldevila sought to present an exhibit with artists who are proud of their work.

Quebec City families finally get the fair they've been waiting for

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Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

It's hard to believe that the Parents and Kids Fair is celebrating its inaugural year in Quebec City. But, 22 years after what is now recognized as the BIGGEST consumer fair for the family was launched in Montreal by Louise Benoît, the Salon Maternité Paternité Enfant has finally floated down the St.

Military Music Festival forced to end on a sour note

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After 15 years of success, the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands has been forced to cancel all future events. This sad decision by the board of directors is the result of the Canadian Armed Forces' withdrawal over the past three years and the refusal of some Canadian government ministries to restore funding as it was in 2010.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week - The magic of children’s books and reading

Photo: Photo from Book Week website

May 3 to May 10 is TD Canadian Children's Book Week, bringing the magic of books and reading to children all across Canada.

Dancing in the streets with Québec en danse

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Last Saturday in downtown Quebec City, it seemed as if spring had taken a day off. Gusts of wind and cold rain battered tables and chairs on empty café-terraces. But in front of the Desjardins Caisse pop on Rue Saint-Jean, one small square of pavement was hot as a summer night.

Las Vegas at St. Lawrence

Lounge and Casino Night

Photo: Catherine Lebel


St. Lawrence Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Photo: CEGEP St.Lawrence.

The Art Gallery that was held at Cegep St.Lawrence on April 19, 2014 was a success. The event was organized by highly motivated St.Lawrence students who have a passion for art and wanted to share that passion by providing upcoming talented artists the opportunity to display their art.

The Thrift at St. Michael's - May 3, 2014

Open for business!


Come to the Thrift!

St-Lawrence Dodgeball tournament


The Dodgeball tournament organized at Cegep St-Lawrence Champlain was a success. Many teams showed up dressed in their customized costumes and gave their 200% to deserve the title of the Dodgeball Kings. For the occasion, we would like to thank especially the St-Lawrence college, our teacher Anne Laganiere, and finally, all the teams for the energy and motivation they had.


SLC's Communication Agency Presents

Photo: Catherine Bédard







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