September 27 2017 Edition

VEQ Fall Fest gathers English-speaking community together

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, bouncy castles, a smoothie bike, face-painting…. What more could anyone ask for at a Fall Fest? Once again the staff of Voice of English-speaking Quebec pulled together a wonderful showcase of community groups, schools, churches and businesses to launch the autumn season. 

Who will do dirty work in a full employment economy?

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Statistics Canada latest census reports more than 770,000 people 85 years of age or older are living in Canada as of 2016. This demographic group grew by 19 per cent since 2011, four times the rate of the overall population. The single fastest growing segment of the population, though, is centenarians – there are more than 8,200 fellow citizens 100 years or over living amongst us.

Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough

A review of Jim Napier’s book

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It’s true that Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough is Jim Napier’s first novel, but this is not the work of a novice. As Canada’s best crime fiction critic, Napier has produced hundreds of reviews and has a long history teaching creative writing. Legacy demonstrates Napier’s deep love for the mystery genre and his understanding of what makes a great mystery novel.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
A sailor named Fitzgerald, in company with three others, visited a house of ill-fame on St. Joseph street. Immediately on the entrance, a quarrel commenced between them and several inmates of the house, one of whom is alleged to have been stabbed in the neck.

"Canada, It’s Complicated" coming to Quebec City

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Photo: provided by "Canada, It’s Complicated"

Canada, It’s Complicated – an innovative new production by Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CODCO) – will be at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, in the Old Quebec City, on Wednesday, October 4. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 each, or $60 for groups of five.

Taking charge of your life in the face of chronic pain

The Wellness Centre will be holding a series of four group sessions intended to help you understand what you can do when dealing with chronic pain. Topics covered will include: pain, fatigue, anxiety, fears, expectations, attitude, connections, self-care, support and various tools.  

STREET VIEWS: The story of Rue William-Marsh

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Photo: Bill Cox
This very short street in the Saint-Émile district of Quebec City is named in honour of a successful businessman in the shoe industry. It was around 1888 that William A. Marsh opened a factory to make high quality boots and shoes in the Saint-Roch area of Quebec City. It was located in a large building on Rue Saint-Vallier Est between Rue Dorchester and Rue Narcisse-Belleau.

Fourth Vieux-Québec Feis is another great success

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Photo: Kerry King

They came, they danced and they conquered!

That’s what over 250 of the best Irish dancers from Eastern Canada and the northern United States did last Saturday, September 23, when they invaded the halls of Séminaire St-François.

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament raises $22,000

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fore! Nineteen teams teed off at 12:30 p.m. on September 22 for the 27th annual golf tournament and dinner, a fundraiser that raised a whopping total of $22,000 for the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation.

LHSQ Members Day at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Morrin Centre was a busy place last Sunday as members of The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ) – fondly know to some as the “Lit ‘n’ His” – were welcomed to a series of special events, designed just for them!

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