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Fighting Irish send five players to annual LHPS All-Star Games

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey teams will be represented by five players at the annual All-Star games of the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS): three Under 17 (U17) major players and two Under 15 (U15) major players.

Hosted by Collège Saint-Hilaire, the 11 All-Star games will be played on Dec. 13, 14, and 15 at the Isatis Sport complex in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Sports briefs: Football, hockey and baseball

On Nov. 22, on the eve of the Vanier Cup, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region held its second “Challenge des Étoiles” for Secondary 3 to 5 football players. The event was held in the Stade Telus on the campus of Université Laval.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. – VEQ’s Holiday Happy Hour. Join us at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais! Support a good cause and take a moment to wish your colleagues, friends and partners a wonderful season. Proceeds from the cash bar help support the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Hors d’oeuvres are provided compliments of VEQ. RSVP by Friday, Nov.

The 2020 Winter Carnival program is announced

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People with an observant eye may have spotted a large white snowman strolling through town on Nov. 28. Bonhomme Carnaval was making his way to the Quebec Armoury with his loyal, hardworking team for the announcement of the 66th Quebec City Winter Carnival’s program.

Fighting Irish win their seventh consecutive hockey game

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 30, the stands at Université Laval PEPS were full of fans of the St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish. Friends, family members and alumni were dressed in green or wrapped in fleecy green blankets to keep warm as they cheered on their U17 hockey players facing the Athlétiques of the Polyvalente Ancienne-Lorette, ranked second in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire.

Lions basketball teams can’t stop winning; hockey also on a roll

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Photo: hockeygods.com

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions basketball teams, of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), have deleted the word “defeat” from their vocabulary, after their resounding victories over the Titans from Cégep Limoilou on Nov. 29.

From Galt to Giuliani, saga of Russian Jewish refugees continues

There we were, jammed into a tight space backstage, a small huddled mass of actors dressed as poor villagers, about to go out and perform a scene in which cold-blooded officials of a brutal regime order us to leave our homes.

Philanthropy Takes Flight – now boarding!

This coming January, Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation will launch an exciting new fundraising event to take place at the glamorous Complexe Capitale Helicoptère in Sainte-Foy.

Fiddler on the Roof story still current a century later

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Quebec Art Company (QAC) was keen to present Fiddler on the Roof, one of the best-known musicals in the world, after learning actor Michel Blackburn (who portrayed Jesus in the QAC’s 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar) had always wanted to play Tevye, the softhearted main character.

The story behind Rue Escoffier

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Georges-Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), was a French culinary artist known as the “king of chefs and the chef of kings.” He earned a worldwide reputation as director of the kitchens at the Savoy Hotel (1890-99) and later at the Carlton Hotel, both in London. His name is synonymous with classic French cuisine.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

November 24, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
Ladies’ Protestant Home – The Committee beg to acknowledge with many thanks, twenty-five bushels of Swedish turnips, one bushel and a half of onions, five dozen cabbages and some pumpkins, from a friend; also frequent donations of milk, apples, dripping and dried herbs from other friends.

November 29, 1894 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

The Quebec Art Company has been on my radar for many years through my subscription to the Chronicle-Telegraph and from the rave reviews I’ve heard from my father, late mother and step-mother. I was delighted to learn that the Company was putting on a musical production when I would be visiting my home town from my adopted home of Toronto.

12th German Christmas Market opens

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Willkommen! For the 12th consecutive year, the Marché de Noël Allemand / German Christmas Market is back in Old Quebec.

Prepared food vs. homemade … A little more thought and time, a lot less waste

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

There’s no getting around it, we have to eat, and going to the grocery store is a daily or weekly necessity (or chore, depending on how you look at it …).

EQLC International Lunch kicks off fundraising for 2019 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Christmas Hamper fundraising campaign kicked off on Nov. 20 at Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) with the annual International Lunch. This year it featured Venezuelan cuisine, prepared by the school’s in-house chef, Mika Takahashi. Due to the participation and support of the EQLC’s staff and the students in the Hotel Reception program, the event was a huge success.

Dennis Rioux discusses war memorabilia collection at IHQ meeting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Dennis Rioux was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ). He brought with him a small part of his large collection of war memorabilia and spoke about how he caught the “collecting bug.”

Suicide prevention and coping with the loss of a loved one

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Suicide is never an easy subject to talk about. It is especially difficult when the person who takes his/her own life is a family member or dear friend. Many people have no idea what to do, how to react or live with this reality.

Calgary wins the 55th Vanier Cup

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

Fifth-year quarterback Adam Sinagra led the University of Calgary Dinos to a 27-13 win over the Université de Montréal Carabins for the Vanier Cup on Nov. 23 at Université Laval Stade Telus.

Fighting Irish U17 hockey team has a perfect weekend

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Under 17 (U17) hockey team had a dream weekend at the Étienne-Desmarteaux Arena in Montreal, coming back with three wins in three games in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

Winning is contagious for the SLC Lions teams

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions teams are having their best month of November as the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the hockey team continue their winning ways.

Both basketball teams were in action on Nov. 23 in Rimouski to play the Cégep de Rimouski Pionniers et Pionnières.

Elmer John McCARTNEY

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Elmer John McCARTNEY
September 8, 1924 - November 15, 2019

Sadly, we say goodbye to our Dad, Elmer John McCartney, husband of Winnifred (Crawford) for 72 years. He passed away peacefully on November 15, 2019 at the age of 95. First-born to the late David Brown McCartney and Alice Smith of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

Community Calendar

Nov. 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Quebec Art Company presents Fiddler on the Roof, stage direction by Patricia Grimaud, musical direction by Bobby Fielding, at the iA Auditorium of CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, 790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay. Tickets $25, available online now at quebecartcompany.com. Due to popular demand, a special family rate is available upon request.

What does a doula do? Meet Camille Nadeau

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Camille Nadeau might have a Masters in Fine Arts from Université Laval and a successful art business, with her reproductions being sold in the summer on Rue du Trésor, but art is just a way to pay the bills. The birth of her own son a few years ago took place without a doula, “because I didn’t even know they existed!”

Handmade gifts to put under the Christmas tree this year

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Christmas is a time of giving, a time when many of us go hunting for the perfect gift for those special people in our lives. This year, we can give handmade gifts without necessarily making them ourselves. A visit to a Christmas market might be just the place to find hand-crafted gifts, made with love by people who are passionate about their work.

Jamie McArthur winner of the 2019 QCWC Mature Woman’s Bursary

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Photo: QCWC

The Quebec City Women’s Club (QCWC) awards bursaries to outstanding women in the Quebec City region. This year the QCWC bursary committee is pleased to announce Jamie McArthur as the winner of the 2019 Mature Woman’s Bursary.

Ten pipers piping . . . for St. Andrew’s Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine this scenario – after five turkeys were consumed at the Cathedral Turkey Supper, many of the diners (your scribe included) then trotted down Rue Sainte-Anne to attend the annual St. Andrew’s Day concert hosted by the 78th Fraser Highlanders at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Turkey Supper served at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Always a tasty event, the annual Turkey Supper held in Carter Hall (next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) drew a capacity crowd again this year. In fact, by 7 p.m. they actually ran out of turkey! The five large birds that were roasted for this event were quickly gobbled up, leaving only mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing and gravy for late-comers.

Whale of a deal: Quebec sinks millions into modern airship project

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the most riveting clips in the big newsreel of modern history has to be that of the Hindenburg blimp explosion in May, 1937, outside Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Oh, the humanity” cry of the broadcaster as the gigantic Zeppelin burst into flames and crashed to the ground has become an iconic moment in disaster reportage.

Nov. 15 was National Recycling Day

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Nov. 15, the Ville de Québec took advantage of the U.S. National Recycling Day to thank residents and corporate citizens and congratulate them for their excellent recycling performance in 2019.

Marc Bieler receives the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec

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Photo: APCQ Facebook page

Marc Bieler (centre), president of Canneberges Bieler Inc., was presented with the Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec (the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec) on Nov. 6 in recognition of his tremendous involvement in the development of the cranberry industry in Quebec.

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