A bizarre blizzard at the MCQ

Photo by Danielle Burns


A “bizarre blizzard” blew through the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec over the holidays even though the weather outside was delightful. The Bellita productions play Bizarre Blizzard featured a singing cast of two and a big – and a small – prehistoric creature. Was it a yeti? An abominable snowman? The last presentation was on Jan. 5 and it's back to school for kids this week.

Community Calendar

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.

Remparts make major roster moves over the holidays

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).

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.

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

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.

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Wishes All Our Readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Santa Claus was spotted in Parc Félix-Leclerc in the Quartier Petit-Champlain. Children and adults in touch with their inner child shared their Christmas wishes with Old St. Nick.

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

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.

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