October 2 2019 Edition

wTrak coming to Chalmers-Wesley on Thanksgiving weekend

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Photo: Tom Stephenson

I hear the train a-comin’! wTrak is a modular train set made of wood, which can be set up on long, low, narrow tables for children to play with at their height, and it’s coming to Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in the Old City, on Oct. 12 and 13.

Every little gesture counts

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME:

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Sept. 27, Canadians answered young Greta Thunburg’s call for her Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike. This march was the largest demonstration ever organized in Canada. We are now certain that the people of Quebec, not just the students, demand changes to help save the planet.

Weighing in on zero waste

Lifelong Learning members recently visited the zero waste (zéro déchet) store L’Escargot Gourmand, at 1631 Rue Sheppard, for first-hand instruction about making purchases using their own containers. Susan Langford and Brian Treggett are busy weighing empty containers before filling them with products from the bulk bins. The weight of the empty container is taken off at checkout.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins in Old Quebec, presents L’Octuor à Vent de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. The program features works by Bach, Beethoven, Krommer, Reinecke and Mozart performed on oboe, clarinets, bassoons, horns, and a duo of flutes. Tickets $30 on sale at the door or online at lepointdevente.com.

Demolition of Grande Allée church steps up

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Photo: Peter Black

The demolition of Église Saint-Coeur-de-Marie on Grande Allée accelerated last week as the work became less delicate. Last summer workers painstakingly dismantled the ornate Neo-Byzantine-style steeple of the church, which had been its most identifying feature. Now the power-shovels have moved in and are rapidly reducing the stone structure to rubble.

City prepares to acquire crumbling Maison Pollack

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Photo: Peter Black

After several years of legal sparring, the city is taking steps to acquire the badly deteriorating Maison Pollack, one of the most distinctive houses on Grande Allée. Its civic address is 1 Grande Allée, but its condition is anything but A-1.

St. Pat’s hockey teams preparing for another season

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams will start their third season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on Oct. 4, at the Complexe 2 Glaces Honco in Lévis.

The LHPS (Quebec’s version of the American hockey prep school league) is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

High school, university and Major Junior Football League action

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

The St. Patrick’s Junior Fighting Irish football team defeated the Dragons from the Polyvalente de Saint-Georges, 20-9, on Sept. 29. The victory is the third for the Junior Irish in as many games. On Sept. 21, they took care of the Arsenal from Académie Saint-Louis, 23-7.

SLC’S Élizabeth Labbé wins gold at RSEQ golf championship

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence golfer Élizabeth Labbé won the gold medal at the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec golf championship played on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Club de Golf Lorette, in Loretteville.

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