February 9 2011 Edition

An open letter to the commissioners of the Lester B. Pearson School Board

This week the 125 members of the National Assembly reconvened. They sit courtesy of democratic elections and expected to respect the principles of democracy, which is simply stated as being government by the people for the people.

Contrast those principles with the procedures at the Pearson School Board where diversions mask real problems.

Quebec High School hosts guests from the West

Photo: Fannie Marsh

Quebec High School secondary 2 and 3 students spent a whirlwind week hosting Edmonton students and teachers who were visiting as part of a SEVEC Youth Exchange trip.

Valentine’s Day double header at Bishopthorpe

A "Have a Heart" chocolate benefit and a book launch have been scheduled for Valentine's Day at Bishopthorpe. This Feb. 14 double header will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Carnival heads into its third and final weekend

The past two weeks have been weather perfect for those who have been enjoying the Carnival activities so far. Let's hope it holds for this final weekend, February 11, 12 and 13!

Here are some of the major highlights coming up:

A life dedicated to music


If you have ever attend-ed a presentation by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra then you have surely seen this person. John Van Bockern was a member of the orchestra from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. He was the principal clarinetist.

Winter Carnival ice canoe race results

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The weather and river conditions were perfect on Sunday afternoon as three groups of ice canoe racers paddled, pushed and pulled their boats across the ice-strewn St. Lawrence River.

Mexican contemporary art adorns the Quebec Garrison Club

Photo: Sharon Little

On Friday, February 4, eighty members and guests of the Garrison Club celebrated the opening of a fascinating exhibit of Mexican contemporary art, Descripción de un viaje, with margaritas and typical foods of Mexico, superbly concocted by the Club's devote chef Raphael Martinez and served with finesse under the direction of Maitre d'hôtel, Eric Morrison.

Quebec High School’s leaders at ‘Rendez-vous des jeunes leaders de la Capitale’

Last Thursday, eight students from Quebec High School spent an empowering and inspiring day at a conference for young leaders held at Laval University. The event was organized by the Youth Forum of the capital region and by Plan Nagua, an international cooperation organization.

Ross Murray to speak in Quebec City

Photo: Photo provided by Andrew Greenfield

"Quick note: Feb. 10. Good to go." These were the words emailed to AngloStore.com recently from Ross Murray (who is he?

An afternoon of live music with Randall Spear and guests


Don't miss out on our Third SongCircle in a series of four on Sunday February 20th, at 2 p.m. at the Morrin Centre. This time, local folksinger and songwriter Randall Spear will proudly welcome Cisco Herzhaft, a French bluesman who has been playing guitar for more than 40 years! Other artists will join in, stay tuned!


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