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Santa Claus and the Parade des Jouets come to town

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 18th edition of the Parade des Jouets made its way through the Saint-Roch and Limoilou districts of Quebec City on Nov. 9. Festivities continued the following day at Place Jean-Béliveau in front of the Videotron Centre. Santa Claus was present on both days, accepting children’s letters and listening attentively to their wishes.

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà pulsate with energy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà – her all-Canadian female string ensemble – mesmerized the audience with their passionate, pulsating music at the Palais Montcalm on Nov. 9 as they played excerpts from their most recent, and 44th, album, Pulsations.

Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre delights Diamant audience

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Daisy Theatre puppet show was the first event presented entirely in English at Le Diamant, from Nov. 6 to 9. Canadian artist and puppeteer Ronnie Burkett presented improvised shows every night that included variety acts, extemporaneous monologues and musical numbers brought to life by some of the 40 marionettes in the “ensemble cast” of his own creation.

Donate to the Hamper Campaign at Holiday Happy Hour

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Photo: Sophie Minville

Once again, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is proud to work alongside 30 local partners on the 24th Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. We need your help to meet the challenge of filling and delivering hampers to over 200 homes in need.

St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey report

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Photo: Caroline Lehoux-SLC

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) basketball teams went to Chicoutimi for two games on Nov. 8, and both came back with a victory.

The Lady Lions got a solid performance from Rosalie Gilbert, and SLC easily defeated the Cougars from Cégep de Chicoutimi 79-51. Gilbert scored 25 points and teammate Emmy Raymond added 16 points. St. Lawrence was leading 43-21 after only 20 minutes of play.

Carabins end Laval’s hold on the Dunsmore Cup with 25-10 win

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Photo: Yan Doublet - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team chose the wrong time to play their worst game of the season. At stake was the Dunsmore Cup and, in front of a home crowd on Nov. 9 at Stade TELUS, the Rouge et Or lost 25-10 to the Carabins from Université de Montréal.

Bryan Thomas HOLTON

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Bryan Thomas HOLTON
1937 - 2019

Bryan Thomas Holton, son of the late Mabel Victoria Hanson and the late Thomas Holton, died on Nov. 3, 2019, at the age of 82 years and three months, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

Tea Time at Trinity Church

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

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Many people gathered at Trinity Church on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois on Nov. 2 for the annual poppy-themed Fall Tea and Sale. The ladies of the church served up a lovely tea with sandwiches and sweets. A “nearly new” table, pre-read books, baked goods and hand-knit items filled tables on three sides of Colley Hall.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. – CV Clinic at F.O.R.T./Valcartier Family Centre, 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. Bring your CV and cover letter for a private 10-minute, one-on-one review with tips provided. Book an appointment with your own personal guidance counsellor. To register, contact [email protected]. Provide full name, phone number and email.

Mission accomplished by QHS Blood Drive: 75 donations

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 6, the gymnasium at Quebec High School (QHS) was transformed into a Héma-Québec blood donation clinic for the day. After weeks of preparation and organization, the students of the leadership program achieved their goal of 75 blood donations (450 ml or slightly less than a pint each) at their annual Blood Drive.