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YWCA Tribute to Volunteers: An exceptional involvement in the community

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At the Volunteer Appreciation Night, held on October 12, 2011, the YWCA Quebec received an award for their benefit event De l'ombre à la lumière in the category "Implementation of an activity, an innovative project or a special event."

The YWCA would also like to congratulate Ann Martell, recipient of the prize in the category for "Perseverance of volunteer efforts"

The Man In Motion revisits Quebec for 25th Anniversary Tour

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Photo: Rick Hansen Foundation

Dreary skies and showers didn't damper spirits at the end-of-day celebration for the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Tour. Paralympian and philanthropist Rick Hansen is currently wheeling across the country, retracing his legendary Man In Motion Tour to raise awareness of spinal-chord injuries and promote a world accessible to all.

Journalist Amy Goodman’s angle on Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street: The resistance continues at Liberty Square and worldwide, headlines the OWS website one month after non-violent protests began in the heart of New York's financial district.

Halloween

In the 1940s, we lived on the outskirts of a small town south of Montreal with gravelled roads, no side walks and no street lights. It was known as Greenfield Park.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

DD/MM/YYYY plays farewell show in Quebec

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Photo: Wikipedia

October 19 marked the last day the Toronto-based band DD/MM/YYYY will ever play in Quebec City. The group said farewell with a high-energy performance at L'Agitee that lasted until well-after midnight.

Tafelmusik’s Jeanne Lamon conducts Les Violons du Roy

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Jeanne Lamon is celebrating thirty years as the director of the world-class Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, which uses traditional instruments and is based in Toronto.

Toupie, Mary and Cody soon to go to sleep …

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Over the next few weeks, the former Quebec City Zoo bears―Toupie, Mary and Cody―will be preparing to go into winter hibern

A Concise Guide to the Chorus (Humour)

After reading Marie White's excellent interview with countertenor Daniel Taylor, I thought you might appreciate the following, gleaned from the Internet (author unknown), about the various types of choral singing voices. As a "salt of the earth" alto who sings with the Choeur de l'OSQ as well as my church choir, I can certainly appreciate and relate to all these various traits.

Get ready for Quebec City Women’s Club 2011 Book Fair

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Fall heralds an event anticipated by readers of all ages, the Quebec City Women's Club Book Fair. It will be held again this year on Saturday, October 29, at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, 3005 William Stuart, Sainte-Foy, located on the corner of chemin St-Louis and Lavigerie. Hours for the one-day event will be from 9:00 a.m.