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Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Traditional Japanese art techniques: Rieko Koresawa teaches calligraphy, ink painting and origami. The class is open to people aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This series of eight free workshops runs every Monday and Thursday until Jan. 30 at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, room 1135.

78th Fraser Highlanders invite you to the Burns Supper

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”

Most of us recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the song was composed in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns? “Robbie” or “Rabbie” Burns was also known as the Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet.

My 2020 wish list for Quebec City sports fans

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Photo: Luc Lang

Now that 2020 is here, I feel that I should share my wish list of things that could be beneficial for sports in our capital city.

Remparts make major roster moves over the holidays

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Photo: Jonathan Roy - QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) made some transactions over the holidays and, once again, shook up their lineup.

Gone are goaltender Carmine-Anthony Pagliarulo and captain Félix Bibeau (to Chicoutimi), defenceman Andrew Coxhead (to Rimouski), right-winger Édouard Saint-Laurent (to Val d’Or), and defenceman Félix-Olivier Chouinard (to Shawinigan).

Dawson Creek, the Alaska Highway and hockey

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In December 2019, QCT readers were made aware of your scribe’s trip to Dawson Creek, B.C., to be the public address announcer of the World Junior A Hockey Challenge, which was won by Russia in double overtime.

Chalmers-Wesley well project in Togo gets flowing

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The water is flowing in Lankui, central Togo. After more than a year of fundraising by Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a congregation-wide effort which netted more than $15,000, a well has been dug and a 12-metre water tower built to provide drinking water for residents of Lankui and two nearby rural communities.

EPIQ hosts a HO HO HO holiday party

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Photo: Danielle Burns

A jolly good time was had by all at the English-speaking Parents In Quebec City (EPIQ) group’s HO HO HO annual children’s party, held in the Coin Soleil room at Jeffery Hale hospital on Dec 14.

Santa did not disappoint, bringing books for girls and boys of all ages. The youngest guest was 10-day-old Amélia, who slept in the arms of her mother, Amanda Heath, for most of the party.

First “Canadian” Christmas was in the bombarded rubble of Quebec City

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Photo: Wikipedia Common - Public Domain

Walk around the streets in Old Quebec and you can’t help but marvel. Such an extraordinary collection of historical architecture, perhaps unique in the New World for its mélange of French, British and American styles – each building is a magnificent work of design and craftsmanship.

52 ways to save the planet one week at a time

I’ve been writing about Saving the Planet One Week at a Time for the past year. It’s your turn to continue, so here is a summary of what we have talked about this year and 52 eco-friendly steps – try one every week! – to help save Mother Earth.

1. Ban single-use water bottles; replace them with a reusable bottle, one for each member of the family.

The story behind Rue Fiedmont

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Louis-Thomas Jacau de Fiedmont (c. 1723-1788) was a French-Canadian artillery officer, born on Île Royale (present-day Cape Breton, Nova Scotia). He joined the French army as a non-commissioned officer and became a cadet in 1743 in the gunners of Île Royale. He travelled to France and in 1748 was promoted to ensign. He returned to Canada in 1750.