May 21 2014 Edition

News Digest May 21, 2014

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Bowles, Michael 1923-2014

Bowles, Michael1923-2014

From California to Quebec : Souvenirs of the QCT ’s 175th anniversary

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Photo: Photo by Jackie Waddill

In mid-1939, my mother and father had just turned 20 and 22, respectfully, and the Second World War had not yet begun. My parents had been dating for a couple of years and were living with their parents in Virginia.

My Dad's mother and father, Ruth and Roland (Sr.) Waddill, loved to visit Canada and in particular Quebec City.

Pope Francis blesses the flags of the Royal 22e Régiment

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A delegation of the Royal 22e Régiment participated in a general audience with Pope Francis at Vatican City, Rome, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at which time the Holy Father blessed the regimental flags. The Van Doos are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Presenting the flags to Pope Francis are Chaplain René Roy and the Colonel of the Régiment, Major-General (ret) Alain Forand.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
We have to report a rather extensive conflagration which took place in the centre of the Upper Town last night and which resulted in the destruction of property to

The Lost Fingers ain’t lost nothing yet

Although they're a covers band, The Lost Fingers have done exceedingly well for themselves. Their first album, Lost in the 80s (2008) went double-platinum in Quebec and flew off shelves across the rest of Canada.

A chilling modern take on Verdi’s Macbeth

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

The phrase "classic opera repertoire" might conjure up brocade costumes and grand music, soaring sopranos and melodic duets in foreign languages. What does not spring to mind, though, is grim, goose-bump-inducing noir.

Visiting author receives a warm welcome at DDO

Photo: Photo by Kerry King

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School in Shannon proudly hosted author Marsha Skrypuch on Friday, May 9. Skrypuch, who hails from Brantford, Ontario, was on tour as part of the TD Children's Book Week, which is coordinated through the Canadian Children's Book Centre in Toronto. She was one of five authors and illustrators who were on tour in the province of Quebec.

La Petite Béquille supports special children in Quebec and Haiti

Louise Brissette's phone never stops ringing. Her spacious farmhouse echoes with children's shouts. As the adoptive mother of over 30 special-needs children, she's used to being on call at all hours.

A cultural interlude at Domaine Cataraqui

This spring, in collaboration with the Saint Brigid's Home Foundation, the Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation will host its fourth annual fund-raising Cultural Interlude. It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the lovely and historic Domaine Cataraqui for an afternoon of art appreciation and High Tea.

The event, to be held on Sunday, June 1, will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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