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Europe Day Celebrated at Quebec High School

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB

One activity, among all the celebrations that are taking place for Québec city’s 400th anniversary, is the celebration of Europe Day. On this occasion, representatives of member countries of the European Union gathered in Quebec City last month.

SLC Honours its Athletes

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence held its annual sports banquet last month. Athletes were honoured for their athletic talents as well as their academic performance.

The 2008 athlete of the year award was presented to Kathleen Keller.

Gaelic football hits the Plains

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Photo: Jaclyn Denunzio

Add Gaelic football to the list of successful Irish exports to Quebec. Interest in the popular field sport is growing in the city, thanks to the efforts of local enthusiasts. I caught the action as three teams of Gaelic footballers met this weekend to mark the 400th.

École de Cirque promises amazing performances

Photo: Scott French

As if sprung from the pages of a fairy tale, two scores of circus performers were found under the big top at the Domaine Maizeret park in Limoilou this past weekend. The École de Cirque de Québec celebrated the end of the circus school year with Vauvert, a show bursting with energy, beauty, and laughter bordering on hysteria.

Howe goes solo

Legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from playing arenas with the mighty Yes to play a solo show in Quebec City at Le Théatre Du Petit Champlain, 68 Rue du Petit Champlain, on September 29 and 30, starting at 8 p.m.

Novel stretches from Quebec to Africa


The African country of Burundi is the starting point for Mary Soderstrom’s deeply psychological and suspenseful new novel, The Violets of Usambara. Beyond the story of Burundi’s civil unrest is a tale of personal reckoning for the Brossards, a Québécois couple looking back on their lives.

St. Vincent’s seeks new place to play

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St. Vincent’s seeks new place to play

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Photo: Shirley Picknell

For most schoolchildren, swinging, sliding and see-sawing trump reading, writing and arithmetic. While administrators, governing board members and parents at St. Vincent Elementary school may not entirely agree, they think the kids’ free play is pretty important too. The school is organizing fundraising efforts toward expanding the playground at the back of the school.

“Hurricane Hazel” hits Quebec twice in May

Photo: Scott French

English Quebecers go down the brain drain

Quebec Community Groups Network Pre-sident Robert Donnelly recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages to address several pressing issues in Quebec’s English-language communities.

By-law harmonization hits a dissonant note - QC’s billboards to be banned

The city of Quebec and groups representing the city’s business interests are clashing over new uniform municipal by-laws slated for all eight city boroughs. A meeting with municipal officials on Thursday left many business groups scrambling to prepare a report for the city-imposed deadline of June 13.

QCT wins Best Ad award

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is happy to announce a strong showing at this year’s Quebec Community Newspapers Association Awards Gala. QCT won first prize for an ad by Dominique Paquette advertising the St.Pat’s Fighting Irish football games last September.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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J H.H. class of ‘48 reunites


We met in 1945, a group of young ladies from different provinces and backgrounds, embarking on our studies to become nurses, and not quite sure what was ahead of us. We soon found out!

Shalom Quebec shares 400 years of jewish history

Same Cloth, Different Threads: The Jews of Quebec City 1608-2008 will take visitors on an historical tour, at the Gare du Palais, as part of Exposition Shalom Quebec’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

After two and a half years of work, Shalom Quebec executive director Simon Jacobs is finally seeing “that crazy vision and the goals [he] set out to achieve come to life.”

Roberts writes guide for going green gradually

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Photo: Terri Schlichenmeyer

Every time you turn around, someone mentions “going green.” All that talk is making you positively blue.

You already recycle. You buy organic, you re-use grocery bags, and saving gas is a no-brainer.

WHEELER, Lorne 1931-2008


DUGAL, Kenneth L.


DINAN, John H.T. 1924 – 2008


QCT wins Best Ad


Government wants to increase school board democracy

Quebec education minister Michelle Courchesne presented a new bill in the National Assembly on May 13 set to modify the governance of school boards. If passed, Bill 88 would increase “transparency, governance, the rendering of accounts and communication” of school boards.

Champlain-St. Lawrence toasts its 50th anniversary

Photo: Scott French

St. Lawrence alumni returned in droves this past Saturday to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary event was co-ordinated to coincide with the VEQ weekend in celebration of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

Over 100 alumni attended a golf tournament at Mont Tourbillon during the day and a dinner at the club that evening.

Mixed reviews for toonie


The newly minted toonie commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City is getting mixed reviews from the city’s residents, according to the results of a QCT poll. Depicting a stylized fleur-de-lys and sailing ship, the coin is capturing the hearts of some, the disapproval of others and leaving most people completely indifferent.

Discover city’s naval museum

The Quebec Naval Museum is reminding Quebec City that, even after 400 years, “ [the city] is her river’s daughter.” The 2008 museum program was released last Thursday with three new exhibitions opening to the public between May 28 and 29.

Sad to see the state of St. Matthew’s Cemetery

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Photo: Hans Raffelt

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Importation of American Horses

Girl Guides walk for kids

On May 4 the Girl Guides, accompanied by family members, braved the cold rain and joined over 20,000 people across Canada in walking 5 kilometres to raise money for the Kids Help Phone.

Some $50,000 was raised in Quebec City and $3 million across Canada.  

Ex Machina’s The Busker’s Opera to play in Quebec City this week

The Busker’s Opera is coming to town! After being performed around the world, the production is coming home for a final tour. The Ex Machina musical, adapted by Kevin McCoy and Robert Lepage, will play La Bordée from May 22 to 25 during this year’s Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

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