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Labour Day Chicken BBQ

Sunday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m. - Labour Day Chicken BBQ sponsored by the St. Gabriel-de-Valcartier Fire Department at the Community Centre. ½ BBQ chicken, salad, bun and dessert - $10.00 YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR CHICKEN SUPPER AHEAD OF TIME by calling Susan at (418) 844-3755.

Ms. Marielle Stewart appointed Director General of CQSB

The Council of Commissioners of the Central Québec School Board is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Marielle Stewart to the position of Director General of the Central Québec School Board. Ms. Stewart will assume her new responsibilities on July 1st, 2011.

QHS students visit the Rockies!

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Photo: provided by Sarah Sweeney

Quebec High School students recently spent one week taking in the Rockies, visiting Canada Olympic Park and bonding with host families as part of a SEVEC cultural youth exchange trip to Alberta. Twenty-four Secondary 2 and 3 students and three QHS organizers took part in the voyage.

Mark your calendar for the Community Forum

A Community Forum has been organized to showcase the programs and activities in place that benefit the health and wellness of Quebec City’s English-speaking population.

Scientist, Engineer and co-founder of Quebec City’s Bomem wins prestigious Canadian Space Award

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Photo: Canadian Space Agency

Henry Buijs has just received the John H. Chapman Award of Excellence from the Canadian Space Agency for his exceptional contribution to the Canadian Space Program and a lifetime of achievement in space science and technology.

Saint Brigid’s hosts Open House

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

On Friday, May 6, Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s hosted an Open House for nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN) and personal care attendants (PCA), as well as students in these health care fields at their Saint Brigid’s facility.

Saint Vincent School holds fundraising banquet

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On Friday, April 15, Saint Vincent School held a fundraising banquet at Le Bistango restaurant in the complex Germain-des-Près. Community members and local businesses were invited to take part in this event in order to raise money for the construction of a new playground behind the school.

New York Pipes and Drums band will participate again in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Québec, March 1, 2011 – The organising committee of the Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec is proud to announce the return of the NYPD Pipes and Drums of New York for a second consecutive year. 34 members of this organisation will take part, compared to 30 in the 2010 parade.

http://www.nypdpipesanddrums.com/

Report on Synod 2010 Anglican Diocese of Quebec

The Bishop's charge began with a quote from his Synod 2009 charge, which touched on the essential. Bishop Drainville said, "God is calling us individually and collectively to show our faithfulness by becoming pioneers again....

The “Temperature” at Chalmers-Wesley is Rising

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Photo: Mary Thaler

Members of Chalmers-Wesley United Church are happy to announce that the "temperature" on their fund-raising thermometer has risen significantly since the launch of their restoration campaign which took place on October 22, 2010.

Publisher's Note

While reading the National Post a few weeks ago, I came across an article about the struggles facing the oldest newpaper in North America, namely the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. Having a long-standing interest in the newspaper business, the story was intriguing.

Festive Celebration of Long Awaited McGreevy Manor

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

On the evening of December 2, the hallways of Saint Brigid's Home were filled with jazz music and laughter as over one hundred members from the community joined in celebrating the G Grand Opening of McGreevy Manor.

St. Vincent de Paul de Saint-Denys-du-Plateau Food Drive 2010 - a success

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Quebec - December 5, 2010 "Overall, our fellow citizens have again been very generous at the 2010 Food Drive. In fact, we raised $ 2,315 today and more donations are yet to come by mail," says Réal Camiré responsible for the food drive at St. Denys.

Celebrated conductor visiting Morrin Centre

Announcement- Literary Feast at the Morrin Centre

We regret to inform you that due to ill health, Professor Charles Taylor will not be able to travel to Quebec City next week. The good news is that the Literary Feast is still on. On very short notice, Professor Donald Fyson and Louisa Blair, both nationally recognized for their expertise in history, have accepted our invitation to talk on the history of Quebec City.

QCGN awards event is sold out

The Quebec Community Groups Network Friday will honour the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

The event, to be held in Montreal, is sold out.

Local Activities

Halloween activities on the Plains of Abraham:

It’s official: Brother André now a saint

A man known for his boundless charity and miracle healings has finally, more than 70 years after his death, received the ultimate honour.

Pope Benedict Sunday bestowed sainthood on Brother André at a ceremony at the Vatican. The Quebecer is known for his miraculous healings and the founding of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal.

Next stop, Quebec Kebs, for well-travelled coach

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Photo: Courtesy Quebec Kebs

One team, the Gary, Indiana Steelheads of the old Continental Basketball Association, folded just before it was to start the 2006 playoffs. A second team, the Wichita Kansas Bombers of the All-American Professional Basketball League, didn't get nearly that far in 2005, the entire league going under following a pre-season tryout camp in Montana.

Life Long Learning Registration Opens August 30

Life Long Learning provides an opportunity for growth and intellectual stimulation for mature people.

Life Long Learning places an emphasis on idea exchange, peer learning and inclusive participation which is all done in welcoming and supportive learning groups.

Maison O’Neill the scene of a family reunion Saturday

The history of the O'Neill family in Québec City dates back to the 18th century with the arrival of John O'Neill.

O'Neill, who was married to Julia Duffy O'Neill, received a grant of 180 acres, that was "all wood and brush," according to Dan Michaud, a current member of the O'Neill clan in Quebec by marriage.

Unibroue shines at prestigious World Beer Awards in England: “Unibroue 17” crowned world’s best beer

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Last week at the World Beer Awards, Unibroue 17 was named world's best beer among more than 500 competing beers from 27 countries.

Register now for fall French language courses

Registration is now being accepted for French language courses at the following locations:
Centre du Phénix - For more information, please call 418-652-2158.
Centre Louis Jolliet – For information, please contact Normande Bédard, [email protected], 418-686-4040 ext. 8280.

Parks Canda Events this Weekend - July 24 and 25

- Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site, 175 De l'Espinay Street, Quebec:

Saturday and Sunday, July 24 - 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parcs en Art: Meetings with artists and crafters (painting, jewellery, silkscreen print, glass art, weaving, stained glass, ecological production, poetry, felt). Free. Will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Food Inspection Agency issues dessert recall alert

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dawn Food Products Montreal Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume the Yiangello brand Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes described below. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the label.

All best before dates featuring the following item codes are affected by this alert.

St. Patrick’s High School 2010 Awards

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Trophies
 
Peiyin Zhang & James Morse- Valedictorians
Eric Chang- Salutatorian
Presented by:  Steven Dopheide
 

Héma-Québec drive continues despite strike threat

The population is invited to give blood generously despite the announcement made by three of Héma-Québec's nine unions of a possible strike Wednesday in the Greater Montréal area and western Québec.

April 6 is Tartan Day

Just a note to congratulate you on last week's edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. The fine coverage of the St. Patrick's Parade of March 20th was appreciated by many readers and viewers.

Rendez-vous Naval 2010 being held June 3rd to 6th

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Photo: Lt(N) Renaud Carpentier

A wine and cheese Party was held recently in the entrance hall of the Musée de la civilisation for the benefit of the second edition of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec scheduled to take place from June 3 to June 6.

New National Grand Chief visits Quebec City

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Photo: Marie White

On his first official tour of the province, Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Shawn Atleo visited Wendake and met the Huron-Wendat counsel. He also held a press conference November 18 at the Hilton to express his concerns and preoccupations for the country's first nations.

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