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Jellyfish hanging around the Grand Théâtre

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Règne artificiel IV (Artificial Reign IV) by Montreal artist Rosalie D. Gagné is a strange yet intriguing work of art recently installed in the lobby of the Grand Théâtre.

Community Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 government restrictions on places where people can gather, which are changing almost daily, many events have been CANCELLED or POSTPONED until further notice, or switched to online formats. For more information, please check with the organization involved.

Wait until you see Wait Until Dark!

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Photo: Quebec Art Company

Rehearsals are well underway for the latest Quebec Art Company production, the edge-of-your-seat thriller Wait Until Dark. Written by British mystery-master Frederick Knott, the play is the story of a young blind woman matching wits against a trio of thugs plotting to get their hands on a doll stuffed with heroin hidden in her apartment.

Jeffery Hale Community Services reminds parents to have their children vaccinated

When you have your child vaccinated, you help to protect the child and others from some serious diseases. Vaccination activates your baby’s immune system to make antibodies.

Aurore Gagnon – l’enfant martyre


Photo: QCT archives

This second installment of archival coverage of the death of Aurore Gagnon, 100 years ago, focuses on the trial of her father.

Madeleine (Boulet) HOBBS

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Madeleine (Boulet) HOBBS
1922 – 2020

Madeleine Boulet, wife of the late Mr. Edward Hobbs and daughter of the late Armand Boulet and the late Jeanne Breton passed away on March 8, 2020, at the age of 97, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

Rouge et Or volleyball players honoured by U Sports

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Despite the fact the U Sports national volleyball championships have been cancelled because of COVID-19, the national university sports organization had time on March 11 to reward its best volleyball players, the women in Calgary and the men in Winnipeg.

Maud Chapleau, a fourth-year Université Laval student from Quebec City, has a place on the U Sports first team All-Canadian for 2019-20.

Sports briefs: Irving concludes season with bronze; hockey news

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Photo: Sportcom

Quebec City freestyle skier Lewis Irving ended the 2020 season on the World Cup circuit by taking bronze at the aerials competition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on March 8. With this medal, Irving finishes in fifth place for the World Cup.

RSEQ cancels all school, collegiate and university championships

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In light of all the bans in Canada and the province of Quebec regarding COVID-19, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) has officially cancelled all its championships due for the month of April. This decision involves all the high school leagues, the collegiate levels, and the university circuit.

Pointe-aux-Lièvres to get new bridge and pavilion

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Photo: Ville de Québec

Construction of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the St. Charles River is expected to begin this spring, part of a boom of projects for the Pointe-aux-Lièvres sector of Limoilou.

Quebec Women’s Club 2020 Bursary applications now available

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This year, the Quebec City Women’s Club will be offering one woman a $2,000 bursary to support the continuation of her studies at a university.

Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or legal refugees, from the Quebec City region and be must comfortable in English.


The Ville de Québec just sent out this statement regarding the cancellation of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick and other activities that were planned from March 19 to 21, due to the prventative measures announced by the government of Québec to limit the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus.     



The Grande Virée detours to Baie de Beauport

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The stage was set in Quebec City for the Grande Virée des canotiers et canotières. On March 7, under a clear blue sky, a bright sun, with above-zero temperatures, canoers and spectators assembled at Baie de Beauport.

Pauline McCarthy named Grand Marshal of 2020 St. Patrick’s parade

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec is pleased to announce that Pauline Bigaouette McCarthy will be Grand Marshal for the parade’s 11th edition. McCarthy is a pioneer and visionary in the cultural, recreational and philanthropic development of the local Irish community.

Future of the Parti Québécois is no laughing matter

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Was it only six years ago that Pierre-Karl Péladeau fist-pumped his entry onto the political scene as a star candidate for the Parti Québécois?

Meet Jarryd Smith: the dad behind Dadventures

Photo: Danielle Burns

Jarryd Smith looks like a fitness coach, so it’s no surprise to learn that he is one. Smith, who is 6’2’’, started playing Australian Rules Football (ARF) when he was seven and spent 11 years as a semi-pro player.

CANCELLED - Three days of festivities for St. Patrick’s Day

The Ville de Québec has just announced (on March 12 at 5 p.m.) that due to the government of Québec's announcement today about preventing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Défile de la Saint-Patrick has been CANCELLED. 

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The story behind Rue Gabriel-Taschereau


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Photo: RCAF

This street honours the memory of Gabriel Taschereau (1915-1999), a military aviation group captain, born in Victoriaville.


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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

March 10, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

Bravi Productions braves interactive storytelling with kids

Photo: Danielle Burns

This wasn’t your typical Morrin Centre storytime.

First of all, the children went up the other stairs to College Hall rather than into the library.

Secondly, Azanie Roy was not the storyteller, although she was there to meet and greet everyone.

Clothes and community at QBC Closet Swap

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The coffee was on and a buzz of conversation in English, French, Spanish, Korean and other languages could be heard in the basement of Quebec Baptist Church (QBC) on Grande Allée on March 6.

E-bikes on a roll at annual bike show

Photo: Peter Black

This could be the year that e-bikes really take off. According to Christian Rodrigue, organizer of the 35th annual Salon Info-Vélo held Feb. 28-March 1 at the cruise ship terminal, “everybody” wants a battery-powered bike.

Great chefs and foodies gather at Foodcamp 2020

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The ninth annual Foodcamp, a unique event where some of Quebec’s greatest chefs share their tricks and techniques, was held in the main ballroom of the Château Frontenac on March 7 and 8. Over 900 people attended the two-day event.

Larry Hamilton to be honoured at the Shannon Irish Show

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Irish culture and entertainment will be on tap on March 14 at the 54th Shannon Irish Show, with showtimes at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m at the Shannon Community Centre.

UNFORTUNATELY, due to the government of Québec's announcement on March 12, to restrict the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronoavirus, the Shannon Irish Show has been CANCELLED. 

Sustainability front and centre at Expo Habitat Québec

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Photo: Lise Lafond

For anyone looking to renovate, decorate, sell a home, buy a dream home or cottage, or just pick up new ideas on how to make their space warm and cosy, Expo Habitat Québec was the perfect place. From Feb. 20-23, 300 exhibitors gathered under one roof at ExpoCité, making it the ideal location to find answers to housing questions.

Lions men’s basketball team get RSEQ Northeast division title

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence men’s basketball team won the RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec) Northeast division title, when they defeated the Titans from Cégep de Limoilou 96-78 on March 8. It’s the first title in 10 years for St. Lawrence.

First-ever medal at U Sports track and field championships for Université Laval

Photo: U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s track and field team has won its first medal ever at the U Sports national championship. The event took place on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton on March 7.

Joan Holton

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Joan Holton (1933 - 2020)

Ms. Joan Holton, daughter of the late Mrs. Mabel Hanson and the late Mr. Thomas Bernard Holton, passed away at Saint Brigid’s Home on March 2, 2020, at the age of 87 years and 2 months. She lived in Quebec City.

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Open Book Intercultural Dialogues: Memory and Identity at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec. During this panel discussion, authors Caroline Vu (That Summer in Provincetown) and Zalika Reid-Benta (Frying Plantain) will talk about their latest books and the theme of memory and identity with moderator Liani Lochner.

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