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Valcartier’s heritage celebrated at former Ski Lodge

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Photo: by Allison Kirkwood

As part of the Valcartier Settlement Days celebrations, a supper was held on April 24 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the former Valcartier Ski Lodge, 60 years of education at the École secondaire Mont St-Sacrement, and the Auberge du Mont. 

Carnival Queen Amélie Godin presents cheque to suicide prevention centre

Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

The Easter Rising remembered at Irish Heritage Quebec

Photo: by Cassandra Kerwin

On April 24, Ireland celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. To mark the event, Irish Heritage Quebec invited historian Gavin Foster to give a talk on the Rising and on the 10-year revolution that ended in civil war. Dr. Foster is an associate professor of Modern Irish History at the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University.

“Might is Right” at Historic European Martial Arts competition

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Photo: by Paul Blondé

On April 9 and 10 more than 35 warriors wearing medieval costumes or historical uniforms gathered in Montreal for the first ever Historic European Martial Arts (HEMA) Open. Under the theme “Might is Right,” the event was organized by Production Vinland in collaboration with La Compagnie Médiévale. 

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When the magic happens

Photo: from Festival de Magie

The Festival de Magie de Québec is no dove-out-of-pocket or rabbit-out-of-hat kind of event. It’s modern-day magic with a twist. 

Street Views: The story behind Boulevard Lloyd-Welch

Photo: by Bill Cox

Call for applications: McGill Community Leadership Bursaries

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

Le Club musical holds its last concert of the season

The Hi-IQCT Trivia Team are champs again!

Photo: by Susan McBain

The tension was palpable at the Quebec High School gymnasium on Friday evening. The final points had been tallied and Master of Trivia Ceremonies Richard Walling was about to announce the winning teams. 

Elementary Cheer Challenge

Photo: by Catherine Musgrove

Six elementary schools from Quebec City came together on Saturday in the first annual Elementary Cheer Challenge at the École secondaire la Courvilloise. 

Champlain–St. Lawrence sets new blood donations record

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Photo: by Cassandra Kerwin

By mid-day on April 19, people were lined up  at Champlain–St. Lawrence to donate a pint of blood to Héma-Québec. Students welcomed everyone to their Blood Drive and took care of them throughout the experience.

Réfuge Caréna: When a teen and teamwork make a difference

Photo: by Lise Lafond

Cégep de Ste-Foy students celebrate Irish Culture Day

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Photo: by Cassandra Kerwin

On April 20, thirty Cégep de Ste-Foy students in the Irish Studies course presented a cultural and historical exhibition about Ireland. Irish Culture Day 2016 was one of the many tasks required of the students to prepare for their trip to Ireland this June.

Fashion revolutionaries want transparency

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Photo: Danielle Burns

On April 24, 2013, a plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,134 people and injuring another 2,500. The building contained five garment factories, one of which manufactures the Joe Fresh clothing brand for Canadian food distributor Loblaw Companies Ltd.  

One of the worst engagements of the Battle of the Atlantic

Photo: from Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserves website

Great Celebration of Nature on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: provided by NBC

Each year, the Great Celebration of Nature brings the magic of spring to the Plains of Abraham. The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) invites nature lovers to the 21st edition of this friendly rendezvous with horticulture. 

OBITUARY: Beatrice Mary (Royle) GAW

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Braderie de Mode champions local designers

Photo: by Danielle Burns

It’s spring, and wardrobe renewal is in the air! At events like the Grande Braderie de Mode québécoise, a bi-annual fashion sell-out, well-known local designers like Rudsak, Myco Anna and Cokluch liquidate their samples and surplus inventory from the previous season at 50-80% off the regular price.

QAC’s Opening Night to remember

Photo: courtesy of Quebec Art Company

Public Speaking Competition at St. Patrick's High School

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Photo: by Steven Dopheide

Fresh eggs: does your municipality permit backyard chickens?

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Photo: by Lise Lafond

Just imagine waking up and going out to the hen house in your backyard to collect fresh eggs for breakfast. Keeping chickens is gaining in popularity, and there are a number of reasons why:

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The story behind Rue Horatio-Nelson

Photo: by Bill Cox

Rue Horatio-Nelson is a short street in Quebec City named in honour of Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. 

Club Musical announces its 2016-2017 season

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Photo: copyright by Lars Borges/Mercury Classics

To top off the celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Club Musical de Québec proposes a trip around the world. No need for you to go anywhere, however, because some of the world’s greatest musicians will be coming to Quebec City. 

JHCP thanks volunteers for be’an there

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On April 15, Jeffery Hale Community Partners, Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s and the Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation held a happy hour at the Centre des Loisirs St-Sacrement to thank the hundreds of volunteers in their community of care. 

Special needs forum brings resources to families

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

SLC’s What The Heck knows how to rock

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

What the Heck was Champlain–St. Lawrence College’s rock ’n’ roll band doing at École secondaire Les Compagnons-de-Cartier in Sainte-Foy on April 16? They were on their “World Tour,” of course!  

SLC Lion “Kings” roar to glory once more

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Photo: Jérémie Ouellet

On the second anniversary of their last provincial title, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions recaptured their throne in Ancienne-Lorette, where 1,200 anxious spectators witnessed the closing of the door on their neighbouring rivals from Cégep de Sainte-Foy. 

Rouge et Or football player Edward Godin playing in East-West Bowl

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Photo: Godin family photo

The 13th annual Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) East-West Bowl will be played at McGill University on Saturday, May 14. The East-West Bowl showcases CIS players who will be eligible the following year for the Canadian Football League (CFL) draft.

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