March 11 2015 Edition

Jay Ouellet’s Moon photo has gone mega-viral

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Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

The photo of the conjuncture of the Moon with Venus and Mars over Quebec City featured by the QCT on the front page of the February 25, 2015, issue has gone mega-viral. The photo, taken by Jay Ouellet, was the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on the U.S.

C.W.L. of Shannon honours Maureen Maher

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Photo: courtesy of Maureen Maher

Submitted by Kerry Ann King

Grand Défi Chez Victor ends the ice canoe season

Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

The hard-fought season of ice canoe races on the St. Lawrence River all came down to the seventh and last race on Saturday, March 7, to decide the grand champions of this wild winter sport. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The story behind Rue Fraser

Photo: courtesy of 78th Fraser Highlanders

Rue Fraser is a tree-lined, one-way street in the Montcalm district between Avenue De Salaberry and Avenue de Bougainville. It was named in honour of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Scottish regiment, which played a major part in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. The soldiers lined up for the battle near what is now the intersection of Avenue Cartier and Boulevard René-Lévesque. 

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick is “booting up”

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On Saturday, March 28, Quebec City will again celebrate its Irish roots. The fifth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec will begin its traditional 1.3 kilometre journey from St. Patrick's High School to City Hall, starting at 1:30 p.m. 

The 350th anniversary of the Canadian Horse

Photo: Lise Lafond

On July 16, 1665, two stallions and 20 mares arrived in Quebec, sent to New France by King Louis XIV. These horses, the best from the King's stables, were of French Norman, Breton, Arab, Andalusian and Spanish Barb descent.

Other shipments arrived between 1667 and 1670.

Canadian media personalities to appear at Morrin Centre colloquium

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Photo: courtesy of Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre, Quebec City's English-language cultural centre, will be hosting its first Media and Linguistic Colloquium on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The colloquium, which will take place in the Centre's College Hall, will feature panel discussions on news, sports and satire as they relate to today's language and media landscape in Canada.

Family heritage on display at Laurier Québec

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The 2015 Salon du Patrimoine familial, staged annually by the Fédération des Associations de Familles du Québec, took place at Laurier Québec from February 27 to March 1.

Thetford Mines students release “Come Back Home”

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Photo: MCDC

The Mégantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is pleased to present "Come Back Home," a song written, sung and recorded by 11 students from our region. The group was guided and assisted by David Hodges, an artist/producer, music educator and motivational speaker from Montreal.

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