Community News

CCHC volunteers prepared to deliver the goods

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

After months of meetings, weeks of recruiting volunteers and collecting food and monetary donations, and hours of scheduling, members of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) are prepared to deliver hampers to over 200 households on Dec. 21.

OBITUARY: Barbara Lois JACK (née Rooney)

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January 10, 1922 – December 8, 2019

On the morning of Dec. 8, 2019, Barbara L. Jack (née Rooney) left her life on Earth, with her family by her side, one month short of her 98th birthday. She had been a resident of Saint Brigid’s Home since 2010.
She was predeceased by her husband Doug in 1972, her sons John in 1966 and Russel in 2007, as well as many beloved but long-lived pets.

2019 LUC-ky sports awards are back

OK folks, it’s time to reveal the winners of the 2019 LUC-ky sports awards. No money is attached to these awards, no trophies or plaques, no letters in the mail saying “congratulations” or “too bad, so sad.” Only here, in the QCT, do you get the glory. So get your scissors out to cut and frame this article, as this is your trophy.

Fighting Irish U17 hockey team now in first place

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High School Under 17 (U17) Major hockey team have themselves an early Christmas present. The Fighting Irish are going into the holidays in first place in their division in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

SLC Lions teams have great expectations for 2020

After a magnificent sports season in the fall of 2019, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions teams can look forward to even more success starting in January 2020.

Community Calendar

Dec. 17 and 18 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services in person or online. To book an appointment, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or email us at [email protected].

20th Ice Hotel under construction at Village Vacances Valcartier

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebecers are always happy to share their love of winter with the world. And what better way for visitors to experience the magic of snow and ice than to spend a night at the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)? This upcoming edition promises to be more magical than ever. It is all about celebrating 20 Years of Enchantment.

IHQ honours Patrick McKenna for his book on the history of St. Patrick’s High School

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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OBITUARY: Donald DACRES

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Donald DACRES
1934-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Dacres, in Québec City, on December 5, 2019. Loving husband to Claudette Nicole Dacres, he was the son of the late Beatrice Ward and the late Albert Dacres. He lived in Québec City.

The family will receive condolences on Saturday December 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., at

VEQ Holiday Happy Hour sparks generosity for Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Adrian Glanvill

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) spread festive cheer at the annual Holiday Happy Hour held on Dec. 4 at the Morrin Centre in partnership with the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Joe Malone to be honoured with a statue at Place Jean-Béliveau

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Members of the media gathered at City Hall on Dec. 5 to witness the unveiling of a model of the work of art honouring Quebec Bulldogs hockey player Joe Malone (1890-1969).

Anglade’s leadership quest poses challenge to Quebec’s soul

COMMENTARY

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Photo: Dominique Anglade Facebook

Ted Jewell was one of the teachers my father, the elementary school principal, brought home occasionally for dinner. He was a charming, classy fellow whose career goal was to teach English, but whose other passions were music and politics.

CAQ’s Joëlle Boutin takes Liberal fortress

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Photo: CAQ Twitter feed

The loss of the traditionally Liberal riding of Jean-Talon in Quebec City to the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) was not necessarily a surprise, but the margin of victory might have been to political observers.

The story behind Rue Eugène-Fiset

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset, who was born in 1874 in Rimouski. He studied at the Rimouski Seminary and Université Laval, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and an M.D.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 12, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Inoculation

Vibrant Voices share Christmas carols, cookies and cider

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the cold afternoon of Dec. 7, passersby and Christmas music enthusiasts found warmth, cookies, cider, and kindred spirits in St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Sillery. The Vibrant Voices/Voix Vivantes: L’Ensemble vocal multilingue de Québec performed Nowell: Christmas Carols from Old Europe.

New Cinéma Le Clap opens in Place Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Movie lovers were lined up for the opening of the new Cinéma Le Clap in Place Sainte-Foy on Dec. 6. People of all ages were eager to buy the first tickets, popcorn, goodies and drinks and to try out the brand-new seats in one of the theatre’s 12 screening rooms.

Grand Marché celebrates first Christmas

Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Black

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It’s the first Christmas season ever for Quebec City’s brand-new Grand Marché located next to the Vidéotron Centre

The sweeping two-storey market has been adorned everywhere with colourful and imaginative decorations. Some 35 vendors have set up shop in booths and kiosks especially for the holidays, in addition to the regular 31 merchants who are installed on a permanent basis.

Yes, we know it’s Christmas!

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

By the time you read this, “Do they know it’s Christmas?” will have joined the musical rotation in every mall, along with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)” and all the other classics that everyone either loves or loves to hate.

Angela Morgan exhibits Snow, Pearls and Lemonade at Beauchamp gallery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Colourful works of art by British Columbian Angela Morgan are on exhibit at the Beauchamp gallery on Rue Notre-Dame at the corner of Côte de la Montagne in Lower Town until Jan. 12.

Wrapping up the year

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s that season again … decorations are brought down from the attic, Christmas trees are all dressed up and lit with hundreds of lights, and shoppers fill the malls, where parking spaces are harder to find than a needle in a haystack.

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, we must not forget the many ways we can have an eco-friendly Christmas.

Winter Carnival 2020 features festive and original events all over town

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Photo: Winter Carnival

On Dec. 5 the Carnaval de Québec / Quebec City Winter Carnival announced many “partner events” that will complement the 2020 event, which runs from Feb. 7 to Feb. 16. The varied program offers families many original and festive activities, and invites residents of the central parts of the city to join in surprising neighbourhood fun!

Community Calendar

Dec. 12 to 15 – Cirque de Soleil is back on ice at the Videotron Centre with AXEL, an electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Seven shows over four days. For details and tickets, visit lecentrevideotron.ca/en.

The Voltigeurs de Québec and the First World War

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Historian Michel Litalien recently launched Le 57e Bataillon d'infanterie, CEC : les Voltigeurs de Québec et la Première Guerre Mondiale.

Two wins in four games for St. Pat’s hockey teams

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Photo: Luc Lang

Something that has happened rarely this season, the two St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish hockey teams were playing in the same arena at College Notre-Dame in Montreal and came back with a pair of wins in four games.

Sports briefs: Capitales, cross-country skiing and hockey

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Photo: Hockey Canada staff

The Quebec Capitales, of the Frontier Baseball League, acquired two new pitchers on Dec. 5. The Caps handed contracts to starting pitcher Yeudi Garcia and relief pitcher Frank Moscatiello.

SLC Lions hockey team go into the holidays tied for first

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team will start 2020 tied for first place with the Cégep de Thetford Filons in the Northeast division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

Shannon’s St. Joseph’s Chapel – 75 years blessed

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Photo: St. Joseph’s Chapel

On Dec. 1, St. Joseph’s Chapel in Shannon marked its 75th anniversary. Erected in 1944 on land leased from the Quebec Power Company for $1 a year, the chapel was a project spearheaded by the parishioners.

Scheer conundrum: Conservatives have a tortured history of ousting leaders

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To paraphrase Napoleon: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.”

This much mutated military maxim is surely on the minds of the wily strategists in the Liberal Party of Canada war room. And, make no mistake, being in command of a minority government of indefinite shelf-life, the party is on a perpetual war footing.

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