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Elizabeth Dallaire resurrects the memory of Rwanda

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Photo: Trinity C. McKenzie

Quebec City-born Elizabeth Dallaire shared good news from Rwanda with members and friends of Irish Heritage Québec last Monday night in McMahon Hall. She spoke of the resurrection of the central African country after the horrors of the genocide that gripped the tiny nation in 1994. She also talked about her role as UNICEF spokesperson for Schools in Africa.

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church Thrift Sale

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

Story Time in Shannon

Join Shirley Kiley and Jennifer Patterson for Story Time at the  Shannon library, 50 rue St-Patrick, from 10 to 11 a.m. Reading and craftmaking. Parents are encouraged to attend. Map to location

National Ballet School 2008/09 Nov 4 Audition Tour visits Quebec City, QC

 

Join Graham Fraser at the Morrin Center Dec. 7th, Canada'a Commissioner of Official Languages

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December 7th, 7:30 pm $4 members 6$ non-members

Tis the Season

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee Begins Preparations for the 2008 Hamper Drive

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Photo: Lucie Girard

Memorials and things of fame

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QC cultural communities search for common ground

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Photo: Scott French

What does the history of Quebec’s English-speaking minority have in common with the history of other cultural communities in the province? Very little, apparently. A recent conference session organized by the Association for Canadian Studies provided few common themes for presenters to build upon or discuss.

CRTC hearing announced; VEQ to air Global grievances

Fair prices at Book Fair

To the organizers of the QCWC Book Fair,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great Book Fair. Your people are doing a great job and I wanted to say so. They and you deserve recognition. Seeing as it’s always good to get feedback and not always available, I just thought I’d drop my two cents.

EQLC, volunteers, weather make Book Fair a success

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Photo: Scott French

Bibliophiles from all over the Quebec City region, and from as far away as Seattle, gathered in the gym at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) on Saturday, October 25 to fill their bookshelves with reading material for the long winter ahead.

The QCT wants your memories of wartime

You can help make this year’s QCT Remembrance Day edition one to remember. Were you or a member of your family a soldier or nurse during wartime?

Wintertime holds fun for young, memories for old

Did everyone see the snow last week? We had some on our roof for a couple of days. We can’t believe our beautiful autumn is over and our annuals are gone forever.

It is interesting to see the reactions of folks due to the changes in the weather. Small children are elated, adults frown and seniors cringe.

What the 400th did for Quebec and how Quebec can keep it up

The first in a two-part series

With the five presentations in Quebec City of an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show between October 17 and 19, the celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Quebec have almost come to an end.

Immigration dept. promotes “francisation” for newcomers

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Photo: Scott French

A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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Photo: Scott French

It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Gallichon rides for the last time

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders lead Billy Carol Gallichon’s horse-drawn hearse and a procession of calèches toward the Château Frontenac, where a moment of silence was observed for the long-time calèche driver, who died last week at 81. Fellow drivers Jerry Dionne and Brian Turpin attended their friend’s funeral procession.

Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member

The Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member for the 2008-2009 school year.  If you are interested in providing a helping hand to the board, please contact the school for more details at 418-681-7705 ext. 233 or via e-mail at [email protected]

It's flu vaccine time! Friday, November 14, 2008 Flu Clinic at the Jeff!

You must make an appointment by calling Mamie Stewart at 418 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1564.

 

C.W.L. Shannon Nov. 23rd Community Breakfast

The CWL of Shannon will hold a community breakfast from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Shannon Community Center, 75 Gosford, Shannon.  The price is $6.00 for adultes, $4.00 for children from 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

See you then!!!

A Capacity for Caring

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. ~Ayn Rand

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Have you ever noticed how often life seems to be stitched together by the coincidence of synchronous events,  where everything you read, every person you encounter, every indiscriminate thought you imagine all point to the obvious and often random conclusion? Please let me explain.

Memorials and things of fame

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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

Undepressed by Depression

Seniors are not worrying about the future; we do not share in the great fears of recession. We have coped with hard times before and didn’t even realize we were poor. Of course, it was our parents and grandparents who had to figure out how to manage.

Friends of the Jeff raise $32,000 on the links

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Photo: courtesy of Diane Kameen

The Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation raised $32,000 at its annual golf tournament, this year held in Pont-Rouge on September 15.

In the end, the weather cooperated for the 100-plus golfers who played. Forty more people joined the group for the supper, including special guest Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services.

Kennedy leaves CEDEC post

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Photo: QCT archives

With a heavy heart, Lisa Kennedy will be resigning her position as the Executive Director of CEDEC at the end of the week.

Kennedy, who has worked for the regional economic development organization since its inception almost nine years ago, is leaving to take a job with Groupe Perspective, the largest human resource agency in the province.

QC Women’s Club gears up for annual Bookfair

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Photo: courtesy of QCWC

YWCA honours great women of Quebec City’s past and present

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Photo: Scott French

In the shadow of Quebec City’s great men, many great women have worked, too. The YWCA’s final edition of the Empreintes d’Elles cocktail series, held last Wednesday at the Musée de Civilization, honoured 400 women from the past and present who played integral roles in shaping the city.

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