December 21 2016 Edition

News Digest December 21 2016




Issue December 21, 2016


Christmas Hampers delivered right on time for the holidays

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Thanks to hundreds of willing volunteers, hundreds of grocery-filled boxes were delivered on December 17 to less fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City area. After days of collecting, sorting and packing, the boxes were loaded up in volunteer drivers' cars, vans and, as you can see by the photos, even in Canada Post and UPS trucks, free of charge!

Youth Leadership Forum: We Are One at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Students from four local high schools gathered at the Morrin Centre on December 13 to celebrate the year of hard work they had put into a multi-school project. Since the launch of the Youth Leadership Forum: We Are One project at the Centre on February 1, 2016, the students have been working together and learning about various realities of life experienced by their fellow citizens. 

Confederation Christmas in London

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Like it or not, you are going to be hearing and reading an awful lot about Confederation in the next year. It is, after all, the sesquicentennial of the country. So please indulge this space as it gets an early jump on Confederation excitation. Still, it is a seasonal tale, and one of significance to Quebec Anglos.

Cinéma Le Clap marks its 30th anniversary

with a screening of La La Land

On December 13, Robin Plamondon, general director of Cinéma Le Clap, invited members of the media to celebrate the movie theatre's 30th anniversary with a sneak preview of the much-awaited La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Kevin O’Farrell honoured at IHQ’s Annual Meeting

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) held its Annual Meeting in McMahon Hall on December 12. 

President Joe Lonergan listed the principal elements of the organization's significant accomplishments during the past year, including its monthly presentations and numerous other activities. Treasurer John O'Connor then presented the IHQ's 2015-2016 financial report,  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the QCT!

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Photo: Marcus Musgrove

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalists Kasia Borkowska, Cassandra Kerwin, Catherine Musgrove, Shirley Nadeau, Danielle Burns and Peter Black, as well as Catherine Mills-Rouleau, Bill Cox, Rachel Collet, Juanita Craig, Dan Gilbert and Luc Lang (not present when photo was taken), plus editor and publisher Stacie Stanton, general manager Taylor Ireland, reviser Mary Hilton, administration a

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Solstice

Photo: Bill Cox

This street is named after an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point relative to the Earth's celestial equator. The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the solstices and the equinoxes.

St. Patrick’s Music students end the year on a high note

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The auditorium of St. Patrick's High School was overflowing with family, friends and alumni who gathered for the annual Christmas music concert on December 14. Music teacher David Parker led student musicians and singers in holiday tunes and classic rock. Proud parents cheered and took photos and videos of the performances throughout the evening.  

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