March 16 2016 Edition

News Digest March 16 2016




Issue March 16, 2016


The 50th Shannon Irish Show dedicated to its faithful audiences

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Catholic Women’s League of Shannon celebrated a milestone on March 12. The annual Shannon Irish Show turned fifty, and the show was more impressive than ever. Performers from the past and guests of all ages came to both the matinee and the evening performances at the Shannon Community Centre to commemorate five decades of showmanship. 

Grosse Île: Une histoire chorale combines history and heart

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The Palais Montcalm lobby was bright with anticipatory smiles as spectators mingled, switching between French and English. In more than one way, it was Grosse Île that brought everyone together to hear the immigrants’ story sung in a choral concert that had been a long time in coming.

Go Green for Quebec City’s Défile de la Saint-Patrick


The seventh Defilé de la Saint-Patrick, Quebec City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will take place on Saturday, March 19, starting at 1:30pm. From St. Patrick’s High School to Porte Saint-Jean, all are invited to come celebrate the continued impact of Irish immigrants on our beautiful city by proudly displaying a touch of green.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Saint-Patrick

Photo: Bill Cox

The Quebec City Women’s Club Bursary Program

The Quebec City Women’s Club’s Bursary Program encourages higher education among women by awarding bursaries to women of the Greater Quebec City area. The Quebec City Women’s Club has been turning money raised from the sale of second-hand books into bursaries for over 75 years. 

We know who’s who in this wedding photo!

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Photo: Louise Savard Murphy

This mystery wedding photo was given to the Valcartier Historical Committee, and it appeared in the March 2, 2016 issue of the QCT. Since then, we received the following message from Linda (Wright) Parsons in Gander, Newfoundland. 

Crossing Canada by train

The St. Lawrence River Valley through the snow

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Photo: Britta Gunderson-Bryden

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this part of the world is by train.  And one of loveliest stretches of track is along the south side of the St. Lawrence River Valley between Quebec City and Montreal.

Centre Jardin Hamel destroyed by fire

Photo: SPCIQ Twitter page
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