May 7 2014 Edition

Look to! The bells of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

It's Wednesday evening in the bell tower of the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Vieux-Québec. About a dozen men and women arrive chatting, mostly in French. A voice, speaking English, cuts through the discussion.

Mérici College: the art of good food and drink

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Last Thursday evening, an amazing fundraising event was held in the gymnasium of Mérici College on Grande Allée. But you'd never have guessed it was a gym! Exquisitely dressed tables, curtained walls, subtle indirect lighting and a buffet of gastronomic delights from four different regions of Quebec greeted some 190 diners.

Spring gets stylish in Saint-Roch

Photo: Photo by Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Nestled in the the heart of Quebec City, the Saint-Roch district hasn't always been the place to go for trend-spotting.

Street views: The story behind Rue Frank-Carrel

Photo: Wikpedia Commons - Public Domain

Rue Frank-Carrel: This street, running parallel to Charest Blvd. in the Saint-Malo district, is named after Frank Carrel, owner of the Quebec Daily Telegraph from 1891 to 1925, and part-owner (after mergers with the Morning Chronicle and The Québec Gazette) of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph until 1937. The street was known as Jean-Talon Sud before the 2002 municipal reorganization.

Former U.S. Navy SEAL visits Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 2, the Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus hosted a talk by Lieutenant Commander Leif Babin, a former United States Navy SEAL.* The presentation was part of a tour sponsored and organized by Toyota to inspire leadership within the general public.

The psychological lowdown on Villeneuve’s film Enemy

Photo: =Cassandra Kerwin

On April 22, Studio P in collaboration with Librairie Pantoute hosted its second Ciné-Psy discussion on psychology in cinema. Le Devoir's Sylvie Nicolas talked about Denis Villeneuve's recent film Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon.

Trinity’s Spring Coffee Party enjoyed by all

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Photo: Margaret Oman

Trinity ACW held their annual Spring Coffee Party last Saturday, a nice sunny morning. The food table was laden with delicious goodies, and there were lots of books, plants, and knitting to purchase. Coffee and hot biscuits with jam and jellies were served and a good time of community fellowship was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank everyone who helped make the event a success.

Canadian Bacon art show features up-and-coming artists

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec City clothing company Plenty Humanwear hosted the Canadian Bacon art show on April 25. Led by curator and local artist Phelipe Soldevila, selected works were presented in the store located on rue Arago Est in St-Roch.

Soldevila sought to present an exhibit with artists who are proud of their work.

Military Music Festival forced to end on a sour note

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After 15 years of success, the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands has been forced to cancel all future events. This sad decision by the board of directors is the result of the Canadian Armed Forces' withdrawal over the past three years and the refusal of some Canadian government ministries to restore funding as it was in 2010.

Quebec City families finally get the fair they've been waiting for

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Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

It's hard to believe that the Parents and Kids Fair is celebrating its inaugural year in Quebec City. But, 22 years after what is now recognized as the BIGGEST consumer fair for the family was launched in Montreal by Louise Benoît, the Salon Maternité Paternité Enfant has finally floated down the St.

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