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QHS Blazers complete perfect seasons

The weekend of March 29 and 30 was an exciting and memorable one for the Quebec High School Bantam and Senior Boys AA basketball teams.

VEQ ensures professional development

Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Patrick Tomlinson organized two community professional development workshops at the Quebec High School Community Learning Centre. Four community groups attended from Gaspé via the centre’s videoconferencing system.

Zinky Boys a hit at SLC

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Ten students from the Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company (Alex Carter-Labbé, Jean-Philippe Chabot, Edenne Fournier, Rosalie Genois, Charles-Auguste Lehoux, Catherine Moisan, Marie-Christine Plante, Zoë Toupin, Jean-Thomas Tremblay and Stéphanie Turmel) presented the startling drama Zinky Boys to a full house for three nights running on April 1, 2 and 3.

Salon international du livre de Québec

The Salon international du livre de Québec runs until April 20 at the convention centre. This year’s honourary chair is author Marie Laberge, and the theme is the francophonie.

Who is behind The Zone Multilingue?

As job seekers, headhunters and employers prepare for the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair, a group of individuals from the city’s English-speaking community is putting the finishing touches on its own section of the event.

Jeffery Hale history on display

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Saint-Brigid's-Jeffery Hale held the eighth edition of its annual art exhibit, Révélations earlier this week. Participants range from residents, staff and community members from the Jeff and Saint Brigid's. Painters, soap makers, ceramicists and crafters spent three days in the Coin Soleil room for what could be called a colourful harbinger of spring.

Former Royal Rifles of Canada mourn the lost of the armoury

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

A building of great historical significance was destroyed leaving crumbling walls, smouldering ashes and a host of memories in the smoking ruins. The Quebec City Armoury (Le Manège Militaire de Quebec) burned Friday night, April 4, 2008. Only its skeletal remains stand stark against grey skies.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Quebec City is an important cultural destination

The trip always begins with the circling of the vehicle looking, of course, for the really obvious stuff. Flat tires, loose parts, muffler hanging off, that kind of thing.

Then of course comes the muttering to oneself, mentally reviewing the “did I forget anything important before I leave” list.

An honour to be among such great people

I had the privilege of accompanying Jacques Choquette, fund-raising co-ordinator at the Valcartier Family Centre, and his wife, Céline Labreque, to Le Grand Brunch de la Solidarité, a fund-raising event for Centraide last Sunday.