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Lutes hits town

Canadian songwriter and performer Rob Lutes is on tour promoting his new album, Ride the Shadows, which has been named by some sources as one of the best ten Canadian albums of 2007! Rob will halt his means of transportation in Quebec City on May 24 at le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, at 8 p.m.

Lend your voice to the 400th

Your voice and your name could be part of the Espace 400eme exhibit!

Come wish Quebec City a Happy Birthday!

Come out and wish Quebec City a happy 400th birthday! Voice of English-speaking Québec will be filming groups of people offering their wishes for our fair city. The recording will be part of an audio-visual presentation to be shown at the May Gala Dinner. Everyone is invited to participate on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Filming will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Kenny Rogers to play Rock Jam

Beware of plastic bags and monsters in old Quebec

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Earth Day is coming up soon! It’s time to think of the planet and how our actions affect our home over the short and long term. Thinking about it now will get us ready for Earth Day on April 22.

One way is to come face to face with our waste.

Viva Arch Enemy and Cloak/Dagger

Ted Gunn celebrates 75th birthday

Congratulations to Scotsman Ted Gunn who celebrated his 75th birthday last week. On Saturday, his wife, Louise, and son Ken surprised him with a brand spankin’ new kilt from MacIsaac Kiltmakers in St. Peter’s, NS, which he wore with pride on Tartan Day.

Kevin, William Burton, born March 10, 2008

 

 

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Time to remember Moe Rosenhek Volunteer Award

They donate their time and expect nothing in return, but some of Quebec City’s most altruistic residents are about to be recognized, whether they like it or not. Nominations for the Moe Rosenhek

Volunteer Award are now being accepted by the Citadel Foundation.

Quebec Semaine Multilingue runs from April 7 to 12

Quebec’s Semaine Multilingue will hit the region from April 7 to 12 this year.

The week, an initiative of the Chambre de commerce de Québec and its partners, is  a time to encourage people to think about multilingualism.

Events will wrap up with the region’s annual job fair at ExpoQuébec April 11 and 12 under the theme “Because we can choose .”

An eco-friendly way to celebrate Quebec City

Residents and visitors to Quebec City will be able to travel from one site to another together in a special shuttle bus that will cruise around to 16 tourist attractions during this summer’s 400th anniversary festivities.

Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy bazaar

The Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy is preparing for its annual bazaar. For everyone who wants to buy or sell games, toys, seasonal articles for children, strollers, high chairs, beds, clothing, books and more, plan to attend the bazaar on Saturday, April 19 from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Centre communautaire Ressources, 3200 Ave. D’Amours. For more information, call 641-6301 ext 4081.

The Chronicle-Telegraph up for five newspaper awards this May

The QCT has been honoured with five nominations at the annual Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards.

Assistant editor Michèle Thibeau is a finalist in the Best Education Story category for a piece she wrote on DDO School’s community-backed effort to secure an addition to its building.

Riverdance bids adieu

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Photo: Jack Hartir, Abhann Productions 2004 (c)

Proud parents Sarah Williams and David Dupont,

 
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Calling descendants from survivors of Brig Hannah

“Were your ancestor survivors of the tragic Hannah wreck?” A Montreal film production company wants to know!

During the Brig Hannah’s voyage from Newry, Ulster, to Quebec in 1849, it hit an iceberg and sank in the Gulf of the St.

[REQUEST] - Looking for Sheena Taylor McDonald

In 1950 Sheena Taylor aged 19 migrated to Quebec from Glasgow with her parents Hugh and Ann McDonald Taylor. Sheena’s Mother Ann McDonald’s family had migrated to Australia in 1925 and no contact was ever made with
her parents, Sheena’s Grandparents, or Uncles/Cousins from that time.

Pub Dunn prepares for 20th St. Patrick’s

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Though much has changed at the bar formerly known as Pub Thomas Dunn over the last year, at least one thing remains the same: The watering hole’s 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration promises to be yet another epic party.

Choirs, folk and rock this week in QC

Mikes turns 40 with a new, more Italian concept

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The Québécois chain Mikes is 40 years old this year. The restaurants, which began in Montreal, are evolving to meet their customers’ more refined tastes for Italian-inspired food. But the chain’s three basics, hot Italian sandwiches (subs), pizza and pasta, are here to stay.

QHS students take to the stage

Teamwork is the key to a fantastic musical theatre production, and audiences should get set for a fantastic production of the musical Annie, staged by an enthusiastic team of students of Quebec High School (QHS).

At QHS, outstanding shows by the music theatre course are a tradition and are well attended by both the school community and the greater English community.

The St. Andrew’s Soloists to perform concert this weekend

The St. Andrew’s soloists are set to perform their chamber music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in old Quebec on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Entitled Seasons at St. Andrew’s, the concert will be a musical panorama featuring the works of Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostakovich and Schumann.

Classical guitar, heavy metal and prog rock

Autism fundraiser

The 17th annual fundraising brunch for the Fondation de l’autisme de Quebec will take place on Sunday, February 17, from 10 to 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ancienne-Lorette, 1300 Rue de la Hutte, Ancienne-Lorette. The honourary president is Andre Gagne, chair of the board of directors of la Caisse populaire Desjardins des Chutes Montmorency.

Life long learning

Lifelong learning is a great philosophy, one that is easily put into practice.

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

Echo[e]s will speak to the English-speaking communities of past and present

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Gisèle Bouchard is collecting photos and video that depict life as an English-speaker in Quebec City over the past century. This is the final step in her information gathering for Echo[e]s, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s oral history project.

Echo[e]s is part of the LHSQ’s 400th anniversary program, Voices from the Crossroads.

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