March 9 2016 Edition

News Digest March 9 2016




Issue March 9, 2016


Fred Cribb, Grand Marshall of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The seventh annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick is only 10 days away and members of the parade’s organizing committee have been hard at work getting all the bands and dancers, family groups, local community organizations and business entries lined up for the big day on Saturday, March 19. 

Joseph P. Sutcliffe named Knight of France’s Legion of Honour

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Joseph Patrick Sutcliffe, 93, sat ramrod straight in his chair at a special ceremony held at the Charles Forbes branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Quebec City on Friday, March 4. 

Marching for women’s rights

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The féministes en colère (angry feminists) were raising awareness last Saturday about issues such as violence towards women, inequality, and education. The march outside the Patro Roc-Amadour community centre on 1ière Avenue was a prelude to International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. 

Experience literature in a new way at ImagiNation 2016


Triple Author Event at Livres Trois Canons

On Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., Livres Trois Canons bookstore* will present three authors – Chuck Carter, Andrew Caddell and Simon Jacobs – who will talk about their writing and their books. 

Chuck Carter: Death of a Dummy  

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue McMahon

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue McMahon is named in honour of Father Patrick McMahon (1796-1851). Originally from Ireland, McMahon arrived in Quebec with his family in 1817 and was ordained a priest at the Cathedral-Basilica Notre-Dame-de-Québec in 1822. He was appointed curate to serve the growing number of English-speaking, predominantly Irish, people in the parish. 

Les Violons du Roy unveil their 2016-2017 program

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

On Tuesday, March 1, the 2016-2017 lineup for Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec was announced to a standing-room-only crowd at the Palais Montcalm, by Astrid Chouinard, director general, and Laurent Patenaude, senior director of artistic administration. The loyal and enthusiastic crowd were not disappointed. 

Grosse Île 1847-1848: “We Rise Again”

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Photo: Margaret Forrest

In the summertime, my wife (Mary Moseychuck, a proud Cape Bretoner) and I often travel back “home” to Cape Breton. While there, we frolic on Kelly’s Mountain or around the Bras d’Or Lakes and swim and sunbathe at a secluded sandy beach near the Fortress of Louisbourg. 

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