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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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November 14, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
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The story behind Rue Émile-Boiteau

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Collection iconographique de la Ville de Québec

This street was named to honour Émile Boiteau, who was born in Quebec City on April 28, 1898, the son of Joseph Boiteau, a grocer, and Malvina Marois.

First World War Memorial Site inaugurated behind the Armoury

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Every year as Remembrance Day approaches, Canadians gather to pay their respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces – the veterans who worked and fought for the freedom of others, and the many who gave their lives for the cause.

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.

VEQ and other English-speaking organizations are separating from, not divorcing the QCGN

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is one of about a dozen community organizations to leave the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) in a recent decampment from the umbrella advocacy organization that until recently represented about 60 English-speaking organizations across the province of Quebec.

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.

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