December 18 2019 Edition

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

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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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

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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.

52 ways to save the planet one week at a time

I’ve been writing about Saving the Planet One Week at a Time for the past year. It’s your turn to continue, so here is a summary of what we have talked about this year and 52 eco-friendly steps – try one every week! – to help save Mother Earth.

1. Ban single-use water bottles; replace them with a reusable bottle, one for each member of the family.

The story behind Rue Fiedmont

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Louis-Thomas Jacau de Fiedmont (c. 1723-1788) was a French-Canadian artillery officer, born on Île Royale (present-day Cape Breton, Nova Scotia). He joined the French army as a non-commissioned officer and became a cadet in 1743 in the gunners of Île Royale. He travelled to France and in 1748 was promoted to ensign. He returned to Canada in 1750.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Photo from Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

December 24, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
A Rare Visitor

Les Rhapsodes Christmas concert features brass and organ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Christmas concert by Les Rhapsodes at the Palais Montcalm on Dec. 14 was billed as Cuivres et orgue pour Noël, with music from Handel to Bing Crosby as “fireworks” for the holidays.

Dufferin Terrace slide hosts Grand Fête Hivernale

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Photo: Peter Black

You might say it was a thrilling and unique way to take the plunge into marriage.

Cirque’s ultra cool Axel is a rock show on ice

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Photo: Danielle Burns

For the second time, the Cirque du Soleil has created an on-ice show that mixes circus arts and acrobatics with skating (Crystal was the first Cirque show on ice). Axel is touring Canada and the U.S. and made its way to the Videotron Centre in Quebec City from Dec. 12 to 15.

CCHC volunteers prepared to deliver the goods

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

After months of meetings, weeks of recruiting volunteers and collecting food and monetary donations, and hours of scheduling, members of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) are prepared to deliver hampers to over 200 households on Dec. 21.

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