November 1 2017 Edition

Loretteville's Halloween Masquerade

Photo: Juanita Craig
Loretteville’s Rue Racine was closed to traffic on Saturday afternoon and early evening, October 28, for the 16th annual Halloween Masquerade.

Vietnam War documentary stirs painful memories

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Photo: Peter Black

Captain Charles Eugene Laviolette, of St. Omer, is buried in Saint Charles Cemetery in Quebec City. He is the only Canadian serviceman to die as a result of the Vietnam War. He was on a mission under the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC) tasked to enforce the Paris peace agreement of January, 1973.

Quebec High School draws crowds of blood donors

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Webster auditorium was buzzing with activity on October 24 as Quebec High School students guided blood donors through the process of registration with Héma Québec before donating 450 millilitres of their blood that could be used to save someone’s life.

The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a German professor of theology, composer, priest and monk, supposedly nailed a document to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, disputing the Catholic view on indulgences.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 1, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue du Yukon

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue du Yukon is named after the smallest and westernmost of Canada’s three northern territories (the other two are Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

“Empty orchestra” = karaoke at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Strong voices flooded the Morrin Centre with music last Wednesday night during the “Share the Song in Your Heart” karaoke workshop led by Cheryl Moore. The event took place thanks to the My Morrin program which encourages members to propose workshop ideas. The Morrin Centre helps bring them to fruition. 

Close Knit: bringing the community together

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

There was excited chatter at McGreevy Manor when the stash of coloured yarn was revealed. Purchased through a grant from the federal New Horizons program, these bulky skeins would turn into the knitted squares that are now stacking up in project manager Alexandra Hartley’s office at Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ).

The most voluminous QCWC Book Fair

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 28, which was probably one of the final beautiful autumn days, people rushed to the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) for the ever-popular annual Quebec City Women’s Club (QCWC) Book Fair. Two hours into the sale, thousands of books were still waiting to be picked up.

Canada’s PIGS deliver an authentic Pink Floyd tribute show

Photo: Natalie Keller

It’s been a busy and exciting year for Pink Floyd fans in Quebec. Following the Australian Pink Floyd Show at Festivent in August and rock legend Roger Waters’ concert at the Videotron Centre in early October, Quebec City once again hosted a delightful Pink Floyd performance.

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