May 22 2019 Edition

Noises Off … Slamming doors! Sardines!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau


New Morrin Centre exhibit traces the history of capital punishment

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Before it was a college, before it became the English-language cultural centre of Quebec City, the building housing the Morrin Centre had a different vocation: from 1812 to 1867 it was the Common Gaol. Now the Morrin Centre has launched its new immersive guided tour, which features the hanging of William Pounden in 1823 and capital punishment at the former prison.

Checkmate! Ste-Foy Elementary holds spring chess tournament

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

The Ste-Foy Elementary School held its annual chess tournament in April. Of the 12 students registered, nine came away with medals. The students were allowed two losses before they were eliminated. One loss was enough for a silver medal, but to win gold, they had to be undefeated in their group.

Clark elected PM 40 years ago: The “what-ifs” of Joe Who?

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By the time you read this there may or may not have been a flurry of reminiscences on a rather significant anniversary in Canadian history.

The 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings: Planning D-Day

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This article is the second in a series of four to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The subsequent articles about the operation, code-named Overlord, will recall the preparation and the execution of D-Day.

In January 1943, at Casablanca, the fourth British-American summit conference endorsed an invasion of Germany via Northern France.


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May 25, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette


The story behind Rue de Marly


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Rue de Marly is rare proof that someone at City Hall had a wry sense of humour when choosing the name for this street back in 1980.

Printemps de la Musique, musical treats in Old Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The fourth annual Printemps de la Musique concert series operated like a well-oiled machine, thanks to the talent of the organizers and the many musicians who gave mini (and grand) free concerts at 20 different venues in the Old City.

The plethora of choices meant difficult decisions for many music lovers, who wanted to see and hear it all!

Grease is the word at St. Patrick’s High School

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

California sun, muscle cars, poodle skirts, cheerleaders, boy meets girl … Aah … the good old days at Rydell High! On May 16, St. Patrick’s High School put on the school version of the musical Grease. The cast of 14 students, supported by a choir and band, had the audience laughing, dancing, singing and cheering.

Cultural Caravan brings splashes of colour to Everest Elementary

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As Quebec City becomes culturally more diverse, the student population in the Central Québec School Board tends to remain much the same, with mere splashes of cultural colour. The Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) in partnership with Quebec High School (QHS) brought diversity to Everest Elementary School with the Cultural Caravan on May 14.

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