April 1 2015 Edition

News Digest April 1 2015


Issue April 1, 2015


Irish eyes were smiling on the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

Photo: Jay Ouellet

It was surely the luck of the Irish that brought out beaming sunshine last Saturday as the sixth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick pranced and danced its way through the streets of Quebec City. It was a perfect day for a parade to celebrate the city's Irish heritage. 

Seniors share stories with QHS students

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Over the past month Secondary 3 and 4 students at Quebec High School have taken a trip back in time as part of a collaborative book project with 26 English-speaking seniors in the Quebec City area. To create Once Upon a Memory, QHS students sat down with seniors and listened to stories about their past and then wrote children's stories based on these episodes.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The story behind Côte Gilmour

Photo: Bill Cox

Côte Gilmour, the steep road that winds its way up to the western end of the Plains of Abraham from Boulevard Champlain,  was named in honour of Scottish immigrant John Gilmour (1812-1877), a wood merchant and shipbuilder. 

Impressive performance by St. Lawrence students

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Last weekend, the Champlain-St. Lawrence theatre group Les Roughs presented a bilingual adaptation of Daniel Danis' play Le langue-à-langue des chiens de roche, translated by Linda Gaboriau under the title In the Eyes of Stone Dogs.

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph nominated for QCNA Better Newspaper Awards

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is delighted to announce that, in recognition of their work in 2014, the newspaper and a number of its journalists are on the short list in eight categories of the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) annual Better Newspapers Competition. 

Governor General visits Quebec City and Wendake

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and his wife Sharon visited Quebec City and Wendake on March 25 and 26. During the visit, at a ceremony in his official residence in the Quebec Citadel, he presented the Caring Canadian Award to 23 volunteers from the Quebec City region

Dave Gunning brings folk to Quebec City

Photo: Rachel Collet

It was an intimate afternoon at the Royal Dalhousie Condos where award-winning folk artist Dave Gunning performed for a group of 25 friends and fans.

Jean Vanier awarded the 2015 Templeton Prize

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Photo: Jean Vanier website

The John Templeton Foundation recently announced that Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche communities around the world, is to receive this year's Templeton Prize at an award ceremony in London on May 18.

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