October 17 2018 Edition

Newcomers discover the bilingual advantage for employment

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Photo: Mary McCown

Learning a second language can be an intimidating experience for many adults, but for newcomers to Quebec City, it’s often essential for finding work and making friends.

On Oct. 10, a bilingual business networking 5-á-7 offered an opportunity for adults to practice their English or French in a relaxed environment and simply talk at the Valcartier Family Centre (VFC) on Boul. Hochelaga.

Election Time at Ste-Foy Elementary

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Photo: courtesy of Andrew Johnston

On Sept. 26, a guest speaker came to Ste-Foy Elementary School: Paul Shoiry, a former mayor of Sillery and member of city council. He came to speak to the cycle three students about the electoral process, government and politics. He shared his experience of being mayor and how he was elected. We asked him lots of questions, because we were in the midst of writing our own election speeches.

Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility

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Every day in Quebec, seven pedestrians are injured in road accidents. In 2017, 69 pedestrians were killed and over 2,500 were injured in road accidents. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) is launching a new campaign this month aimed at making drivers and pedestrians aware of their safety.

Comiccon returns with a special family edition

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On Oct. 20 and 21, Quebec City Comiccon will mark its fifth anniversary with a special edition dedicated to the entire family, particularly the young ones, with a special family rate! The 2018 event promises to transform the Centre des Congrès de Québec into an immense wholesome party, packed with a whirlwind of activities to amaze and entertain the superhero in all of us.

Bursary offer for bilingual students

Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary program.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Join Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) and the Future Occupation Reinvention Team (FORT) for an employment workshop focusing on reinventing your professional journey, at the Valcartier Family Centre in Sainte-Foy, 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. This is a free event. To register, contact VEQ at 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or at [email protected].

It’s Book Fair time!

The annual Book Fair will be held Saturday Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Eastern Québec Learning Centre.

A difficult week for the Lions sports teams

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Photo: courtesy of Cégep Champlain-St. Lawrence

With the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championships fast approaching, this past weekend was one that that the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions would like to forget.

Laval crushes McGill to stay undefeated

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team is on a mission. Their goal is to win the next Vanier Cup, the U Sports championship, and they won’t take their proverbial foot off the gas pedal until the job is done.

On Oct. 13, head coach Glen Constantin took his team on the road to Montreal to face the McGill University Redmen, who are also fighting for a playoff spot.

Fighting Irish football juniors one win away from a perfect season

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Photo: St. Patrick's Fighting Irish Football via Facebook

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team continued their winning ways on Oct. 12.

St. Pat’s went to Beauport to play the Centaures from École secondaire La Courvilloise in a Friday Night Lights-style matchup. The Fighting Irish did not disappoint, taking care of the Centaures with a decisive 30-15 win.

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