Community News

Kevin McCoy’s long road

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Photo: courtesy of Théâtre Humain

Kevin McCoy is setting off on a new journey.

The American-born, Quebec City-based playwright and producer describes himself as “a traveller by nature.” His most recent one-man show, Norge, which debuted in 2015, is an autobiographical exploration of his family’s Norwegian and American past, intersecting with his Québécois present and future.

Anglo community hopeful, but “has concerns” about new CAQ government

The election of a Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) majority government has thrust the English-speaking community in the Quebec City region into uncertainty.

Around the Anglosphere: Portneuf Elementary School

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The expanded Portneuf Elementary School building may be only a few years old, but every student who passes through principal Linda Beaulieu’s office has a close encounter with the school’s history.

MAtv an opportunity for all Quebecers

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The local TV station MAtv (channel 9 or 609 on Vidéotron) recently unveiled its fall schedule. It includes some favourite programs from past seasons such as Lezarts Québec, which focuses on the city’s cultural life and on local artists, and Mise à jour Québec, oriented toward social and political happenings in the community. The lineup also includes a few novelties.

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team split pair of games

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Photo: courtesy Champlain-St. Lawrence website

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence hockey team split a pair of games in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) college conference action on Oct. 5 and 6.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. – Hello/Bonjour Career Development. Join Voice of English-speaking Québec for a career development 5-à-7 in collaboration with the FORT Program at 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. Learn how to make the most of your experience and why bilingualism is so important! Contact Alexandra at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected] to register!

St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish football and hockey action

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Photo: Charles F. Nadeau

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team is on an incredible journey. The Irish went to Chicoutimi on Oct. 5, and crushed the École secondaire L’Odyssée-Lafontaine Mustangs 49-6.

Laval hands Carabins second loss with overtime thriller

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

David Côté’s overtime 12-yard field goal was all the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team needed to squeeze out a 18-15 win over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Oct. 7. It’s the second time this year that the Rouge et Or beat the Carabins, after a September meeting.

Mud and sun for the CQSB Cross Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
More than 500 runners from 12 schools raced through the Base de Plein Air de Sainte-Foy on a muddy Saturday morning. To the sound of chairman Stephen Burke’s voice, led by head organizer Claire Arseneau, hundreds of students, staff and family members participated in the 22nd Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross Country Run on Sept. 29. 

O Cannabis: Will Oct. 17 bring reefer madness or mild buzz?

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There’s not much of a body of precedent for what’s going to happen on Oct. 17. When exactly was the last time a government in Canada took such a quantum leap towards a more permissive society as will occur when the sale and consumption of marijuana become legal?

Wellness Centre activities in full swing!

Wellness Centre activities are already in full swing this autumn. There is something of interest to every age and life stage. Visit the Wellness Centre’s website at wejh.ca and follow the links under Programs and Activities for information about Community Wellness, Family Matters, the Caregivers’ Circle, Healthy Seniors and the SNACS program for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Ford versus Kavanaugh: The battle for the soul of America

The United States is now in a state of cold civil war. The Supreme Court justice nomination process is tearing the country apart. The divide between both sides of the political spectrum widens every day.

Irish Heritage Quebec gives guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery

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On Sept. 30, as part of the Journées de la Culture, John O’Connor (background) gave a tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery, attended by some 20 people.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Triquet

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street honours Paul Triquet, V.C. (1910-1980),  an officer of the Royal 22e Régiment, born in Cabano, Quebec.

Triquet enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1927 and participated in the Italian campaign during the Second World War.

Celebrate Quebec at the Valcartier Family Centre

The Valcartier Family Centre invites anglophones to celebrate Quebec and its culture on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valcartier Family Centre (Building 93) in Shannon.

A celebration of song with La Grande Fête Lyrique!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guy Lessard, one of the founding members of Tempêtes et Passions, gathered 26 of the greatest professional lyrical singers in the Quebec City region for La Grande Fête Lyrique, presented at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Sept. 24.

Maison Pollack rots while city tests powers

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Photo: Peter Black
Winter is coming and Maison Pollack, one of the city’s distinctive architectural landmarks on Grande Allée, with its six towering white columns, remains abandoned, exposed and crumbling.  

André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra waltzes into the Videotron Centre for spectacular performance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra didn’t quite waltz into the Videotron Centre on Sept. 26 – they “marched” in to the tune of “Seventy-six Trombones,” surprising members of the audience as they progressed down the aisles from the back of the large arena, that was almost as packed as it was for the Paul McCartney concert the previous week!

Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec hosts seventh annual salon

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
For anyone over the age of 50, Expo-Cité was the place to be from Sept. 28 to 30, for the seventh annual Salon FADOQ presented by the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec. The Réseau FADOQ, formerly called the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec, is the largest seniors’ organization in Canada, with 516,000 members in 16 regional groups. 

VEQ presentations provide a wealth of information to newcomers

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Over 30 newcomers to Quebec City gathered in the Coin Soleil of Jeffery Hale Hospital on Sept. 27 for the Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Quebec Health 101 Guide and Winter in Quebec City presentations.

HMCS Montcalm welcomes new commanding officer

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On Sept. 22, HMCS Montcalm held a change of command ceremony. On this occasion, Commander Patricia Girard took over the reins from Lieutenant-Commander Guy Boulet. Captain(N) Étienne Landry presided at the event and acted as reviewing officer during the parade.

Marché public de Sainte-Foy to get permanent structure

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Photo: Artist’s rendition courtesy of Ville de Québec

The Ville de Québec announced on Sept. 28 that the Marché public de Sainte-Foy will be redeveloped over the next two years. Despite the work planned in the area, the market will continue to operate on the current site during the construction.

Iona Whishaw launching new Lane Winslow mystery

Please join mystery author Iona Whishaw as she launches her newest Lane Winslow mystery, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, at La Maison Anglaise (Place de la Cité, 2600 Boul. Laurier), on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. – What You Need to Know About Advance Medical Directives. The Wellness Centre, Lifelong Learning and Éducaloi will host a community information session at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre, 3005 Rue William-Stuart. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or call 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

St. Patrick’s High grad Edward Godin finally sees CFL action

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Photo: courtesy of the BC Lions website

The first St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football program graduate in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Edward Godin, is finally seeing some action with the BC Lions. Godin dressed for his first game on Sept. 14, against the Alouettes in Montreal.

Laval football, women’s rugby teams feast on Concordia Stingers

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Photo: Kyran Thicke-Université Laval

The Université Laval football and women’s rugby teams had a double date with the Concordia University Stingers over the past weekend in Montreal. Instead of having a crush on them, the Rouge et Or handed the Stingers two crushing defeats.

Lady Lions rugby sevens team have a perfect Sunday

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions rugby sevens team was back on the pitch Sept. 30, on the Charlesbourg campus of Cégep Limoilou. It was a fantastic weekend for the Double Blue.

The Lady Lions got three wins in the three games they played during the second day of Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference action.

Paul McCartney delivers a magical evening at the Vidéotron Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Paul McCartney had the audience at the Vidéotron Centre in the palm of his hand for a magical two-hour-30-minute, non-stop show on Sept. 17. The indefatigable former Beatle performed his and their greatest hits and many new songs from his new solo album, Egypt Station.

Let’s assume Québec Solidaire became really populaire

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(The following is SATIRE; it is meant to be ridiculous.).

QUEBEC (Staff), Nov. 13, 2018
Québec Solidaire (QS) co-spokespersons Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois were sworn in today as co-spokesministers-among-equals of Quebec at a simple ceremony in a downtown soup kitchen.

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