January 5 2011 Edition

Burns Night at the Garrison Club a Scottish tradition

It’s that time of year again! No, we’re not talking about Christmas or New Year’s Eve. No, we’re talking about Robbie Burns Night. On Saturday, January 22, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Fort St. Andrew’s Garrison of Quebec City, will be hosting a fund-raising event at the Garrison Club, 97 rue Saint-Louis, in Old Quebec.

Quebec City Rotary presented with wall hanging


The Nanette Workman French House of Mississippi State University recently presented the Quebec City Rotary Club with a wall hanging composed of flags from Rotary Clubs in Mississippi. The students at the Nanette Workman French House chose to honour Rotary for their tremendous support of international study through their scholarships to teachers and students of French.

Christmas Love Reminder

a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.

Memorials and Things of Fame for January 5, 2011

The Morning Chronicle

“I Want To Pogne” - Céline Dion and Quebec Nationalism

In 1989 the Quebec comedy troupe Rock et Belles Oreilles came out with an album called ‘Pourquoi Chanter?’ (Why Sing?). It was a compilation of original compositions sung by members of the troupe, poking fun at a variety of political and social issues which were raging at that time.

Thanks to you, over 480 children & adults enjoy Christmas hamper cheer

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Photo: Community Christmas Hamper Campaign 2010

Dear QCT staff and

The Battle of the St. Lawrence – Part 5


On November 27, 2010, in Port-aux-Basque, NL, the Canadian Navy honoured the 91 crew members of HMCS Shawinigan lost during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. This is the last of five articles about this event.

Ringing in the New Year!

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

During the holiday season, members of the Quebec City Guild of Change Ringers were kept very busy in the tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, December 24, 25 and 26, calling the faithful to worship.  

New Year’s Eve party on Grande-Allée a huge crowd-pleaser

Photo: Helene Huard, Quebec City, re-printed with permission

The New Year’s Eve street party on Grande-Allée, sponsored by the merchant’s association of Quebec City’s “Champs-Élysées” was everything they hoped it would be. The organizer of the event, André Verreault, estimated there were over 25,000 people present. The weather gods were kind as the temperature was mild that evening.

Spanish Masters II

Celebrating light

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Photo: Collection Pérez Simón / Fundación JAPS, Mexico © Photo : Studio Sébert Photographers

The writers of art history books consider Goya as the most extraordinary Spanish painter of the early part of 19th century. Indeed, he was a genius and because of his influence on later 19th and 20th century painters, some have referred to him as the Father of Modern Art.

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