News Digest May 14, 2014

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For May 14, 2014 Issue



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Seeking a bilingual manager with excellent people skills to see to the daily affairs of the parish: Inquiries; sacramental registers; accounting system and budgeting;
Cemetery sales and database; Manage and supervise paid staff and volunteers;
Develop/enhance the administrative support systems of the parish and cemetery.
Qualified, interested applicants should forward their covering letter and resumé by email to
[email protected] or to the attention of the Trustees, St. Patrick’s Parish, 1145, de Salaberry, Quebec, QC G1R 2V7



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Annual spring Family Fun Run a sunny success

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

The 2014 edition of the annual spring Family Fun Run, held on Sunday, May 11, at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy, was organized and hosted by Ste-Foy Elementary School. As co-organizer Andrew Johnston explained to the QCT, "This event is similar to the Holland Challenge put on by Holland School a couple of years ago.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
We beg our friends to bear with us under circumstances which, though not otherwise than gratifying, are beyond our control.

Street views: the stories behind the names of Quebec City streets

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Photo: Bill Cox

Boulevard Neilson, which runs from the west end of Boulevard Hochelaga to Chemin des Quatre Bourgeois, is named after John Neilson.

2014 Celtic Festival announces its fall program: a new activity for everyone

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guy Morisset, president of the Quebec City Celtic Festival, convened a press conference last Thursday at the Kiosk des Gouverneurs on the heights of the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. He took the opportunity to announce a new sports activity that will be added to the 9th Celtic Festival, to be held from September 3 to 7, 2014. A kilt run!

A passionate end to the Easter season at St. Patrick’s

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St. Patrick's Parish presented A Passion Play, a choral cantata written by Hubert Radoux, Barry O'Connell and John Halpin with music and lyrics by Halpin last Saturday. The musical presentation was the last special event of the Easter Series organized by the parish.

Université Laval wins again at Shell Eco-Marathon of the Americas

On May 8, the QCT spoke with Luis Cooper of the Université Laval engineering team, who had just returned from the 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon of the Americas in Houston, Texas. The Marathon is the prestigious fuel-efficiency contest that attracts competitors from around the globe in continental competitions.

Teen girls hit the track to promote active lifestyles

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Last Tuesday, 20 girls and three teachers from La Tuque High School awoke for school a bit earlier than usual. "We got up at six o'clock in the morning - no, wait, we left at six in the morning, which meant getting up at four or five," said teacher Sophie Boulianne.

Steve Pound inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame

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Photo: Mike Boden

On May 4, 2014, on his birthday, Steve Pound was enshrined into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame at the Augusta Civic Center for his illustrious basketball career.

A fond farewell to Farley Mowat


Farley Mowat, born in Belleville, Ontario, on May 12, 1921, died on May 6, 2014, just six days short of his 93rd birthday. He is survived by his wife, writer Claire Mowat, and sons Sandy and David.
Mowat was one of the most successful Canadian writers of all times. This ardent environmentalist was the author of well over 40 books in the course of his 60-year-plus career.

Irish immigration to Canada following the Irish Rebellion of 1789

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish Heritage Quebec recently hosted a talk by Jane McGaughey, a professor of Irish Studies at Concordia University, on Irish immigration to Canada after the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the role played by Irish immigrants in the rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837-1838.
"When I teach history, I fight the premise that Canadian history is boring by talking about wars, battles, sex

Spend a day in excellent company this summer

Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

For those of you wondering whether you need to book a holiday this summer, the QCT has news - there is no need. The Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) can provide you with all that you need thanks to their new exhibition, Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse, which opened on May 7.

Jerry Seinfeld coming to Quebec City’s Festival Grand Rire

Pssst! We've got tickets to give away!

The illustrious American comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be performing his signature stand-up comedy at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, ExpoCité, as part of the 15th annual Festival Grand Rire de Québec. It will be Seinfeld's first appearance here.

19th Horticultural Rendezvous a great celebration on the Plains

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 11, the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) held the 19th edition of the Horticultural Rendezvous as part of its Great Celebration of Nature. Friends, families, garden-lovers and the curious gathered near the greenhouses on the Plains of Abraham to learn about nature and the plants around them.

May 9 declared a National Day of Honour: support our troops & wear red on Fridays

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently issued a statement concerning the eighth anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign launch in Canada:
"Lisa Miller and Karen Boire launched the Red Friday Campaign nationally with a rally on Parliament Hill in 2006.

A historic vote at Trinity Church

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Photo: Photo from Diocese of Quebec website

Following the worship service Sunday, May 11, the congregation of Trinity Anglican Church held a special vestry meeting to decide the fate of their little church on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois.
Wanting the entire English-speaking community to be aware of what had transpired, a confidential source contacted the QCT on Sunday afternoon to reveal the outcome of that vote.

‘‘Take me out to the ball game…’’

Photo: Bill Cox

The 2014 season of the Quebec Provincial Junior Elite Baseball League was officially opened last Wednesday at the Henri-Casault baseball park in Charlesbourg.

Newcomers welcomed to Quebec City

Photo: Ruby Praatka

From all over the world, they had come to Quebec City. Now it was time for Quebec City to come to them. Over 200 skilled workers and their families who had immigrated to Quebec City in the past year were welcomed in a ceremony at the Palais des Congrès on Saturday.

A walk in memory of the “little stars in heaven”

Photo: Lise Lafond

The third annual Marche des Perséides was held on May 11, Mother's Day, when some 150 people walked in memory of the children who are now little stars in heaven.
The goal of the walk was to increase people's awareness of an organization that exists to help families who have lost a baby (whether because of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or other reasons).

Central Québec School Board’s public meeting

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 9, the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) held a public meeting at its offices on St. Louis Road in Sillery. Twenty board members were present to discuss issues that affect the schools within its jurisdiction.
Stephen Burke, Board chairman, gave a welcome and then drew people's attention to the return of Canada's soldiers from abroad.

13th Quebec trade skills competition prelude to the Nationals

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From May 7 to 10, Compétences Québec hosted the largest trades competition in the province at the Centre de foires de Québec. The 13th Olympiades québécoises de la formation professionnelle et technique is a forum where students training in any of 36 trades can show their best skills over two days of gruelling tests.

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Roger Lamont 1954 - 2014

Roger Lamont1954 - 2014

Courageously and peacefully surrounded by family and friends passed away at Laval Hospital on Sunday April 27, 2014. He lived in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, son of the late Doris Tuppert and the late Fred Lamont.


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