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Local athletes compete in international aerials, judo and speedskating

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Photo: Lewis Irving from QCT archives

Even though COVID-19 has led to the cancellation or postponement of major events in many sports, some competitions in individual sports have gone ahead during the second part of the 2020-21 winter season, giving local athletes opportunities to measure up against global competition.

Patrick Roy makes two trades as Remparts season restarts

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Patrick Roy, general manager and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, made two trades last week with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar as his team prepared to restart their 2020-21 season in Rimouski.

In the first trade, Roy acquired defenceman Alex Falardeau, 18, for a sixth-round draft pick in 2023, a draft pick that Baie-Comeau had traded to Quebec a few months earlier.

Stroller-skating on the Plains of Abraham ice oval

Photo by Peter Black

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This mother took her little one stroller-skating on the ice oval on the Plains of Abraham last week. With favourable weather and excellent ice conditions, thousands of residents are lacing up their blades. For information on COVID-19 regulations on the use of outdoor rinks, go to the Ville de Québec website.

Morrin Centre, museums receive Quebec grants

On Jan. 13, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, on behalf of Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy, announced the government’s economic recovery plan for museums in the Capitale-Nationale region, with grants totalling $756,600.

COVID-19 curfew puts many outdoor activities on ice

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During the first weekend of curfew, pick-up hockey was popular at the Anse-à-Cartier park along the St. Charles River. Photo by Danielle Burns

 

Family hockey bubble

Photo by Peter Black

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Five members of the Patenaude family picked up sticks and laced up for a little early-morning shinny on the rink in front of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec on Grande Allée. Under the latest COVID-19 restrictions, only family “bubbles” are allowed to play hockey on the city’s outdoor rinks.

Quebec imposes curfew hoping to curb COVID-19

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Photo: Screenshot from Facebook

The decision of the Quebec government to impose a curfew became real for most of the population at about 6:30 on Saturday, Jan. 9. At that time, security alerts on cell phones began sounding the warning that the curfew would take effect at 8 p.m that night.

Banking on an all-Canadian hockey division: personal cheques for body checks

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Good thing we’ve got NHL hockey to keep us indoors after 8 p.m., eh?
No, we’re not going to talk about the curfew here. What is there to say besides yet another chorus of pandemic-inspired WTFs (where the F, kids, stands for “fudge”)?

No, let’s talk hockey, eh! Canadian hockey, eh! A brand new and temporary all-Canadian division, eh! Eh?

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain



Couperin Concerts going for baroque online

The Couperin Concerts are back (online) and are “going for baroque” with baritone Hugo Laporte and lutenist, theorbist and guitarist Charles Galipeau.

The concert consists of excerpts from baroque operas and solos for theorbo and lute, and includes works by Dowland, Purcell, Handel, Corbetta, Visée, Lambert, Lully and Couperin. Several arrangements are by Galipeau.

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