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Memorials and Things of Fame

May 2, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

SLC students strut their stuff at fashion show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The fashionistas of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) were present at the Musée de la Civilisation on April 28 for the annual fashion show. Students were organizers and models. Many of their friends and family cheered, especially when they walked the runway in eye-catching sportswear or in haute couture outfits.

Leucan donation puts SLC in Youth Challenge Leaders category

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 26, students, staff and teachers filled the AI Financial Group Auditorium at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) for the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge and raised $10,000.

Discovering the Centre d’amitié autochtone de Québec

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Photo: courtesy of Guylaine Hervieux

The Centre d’amitié autochtone de Québec, a friendship centre for urban Indigenous people, is place number 58 in VEQ’s recently launched Connect with your City Guide book.

Even though my Indigenous roots hail from the other side of the planet (New Zealand), the fact that I am native (Maori), had me automatically accepted and welcomed here with open arms.

Brahms’ German Requiem a balm for those who are grieving

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and its choir filled the Grand Théâtre with strong emotions on the evening of April 25. The audience listened intently to two tempestuous pieces by German composer Johannes Brahms: Begräbnisgesang (Funeral Hymn) which was immediately followed by A German Requiem (sung in German instead of the usual Latin).

Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier perform in Valcartier

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Dave Gunning is no stranger to Quebec City. Over the last four years, he has stopped by Quebec High School three times to work with the music concentration students, teaching about songwriting and guitar playing and discussing life as a professional musician.

EQLC students get “The Talk” about money

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Photo: Danielle Burns

On the third Wednesday in April, parents and teachers across Canada were having “The Talk” with kids. It had nothing to do with sex education, but rather another subject that can make people uncomfortable: money.

No easy steps to realize ballet dance studio dream

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Photo: Myriam Filion

There’s probably never a perfect time or set of circumstances

The British (music) Invasion at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds sang, danced and cheered in the AI Financial Group Auditorium as CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence campus rock band What the Heck (WTH), put on an impressive show filled with songs from across the pond. “The British Invasion” attracted 165 people.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 2 at 12:10 p.m. – Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Blogging 101 for Beginners at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre. (For details, see article below)

OBITUARY: Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” (née Turcot) KERWIN 1926 – 2018

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Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” (née Turcot) Kerwin died on April 27, 2018. She was the beloved daughter of the late André Turcot and the late Guillermina Flores de la Vega, and beloved wife of the late John Larkin Kerwin.

The Rouge et Or now have their tennis teams

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

Three years after the birth of the tennis clubs at Université Laval, they reached another milestone, becoming the 14th varsity sport in the Rouge et Or family.

Pierre Langlois, president of the Laval teams, announced that the Rouge et Or will play in the Tennis Québec University League from January to April 2019.

What’s new at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre?

So, what’s new, you may ask? Community Learning in Action, also known as CLIA, is a Lunch ‘n’ Learn information session series where participants are invited to drop in over the lunch hour period to learn something new.

Patrick Roy returns as Remparts GM and head coach

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Photo: courtesy of the Québec Remparts

It was probably the worst-kept secret in junior hockey… but it was the news the Quebec Remparts organization, players and fans wanted to hear.

Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy signed a two-year contract to return as general manager and head coach of the Remparts. He had been coach of the Remparts from 2005-2012 and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche from 2013-2016.

The 2018 Capitales season is just around the corner

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Fans of baseball in Quebec City are no doubt looking forward to the opening game of the season on May 17. I know I am. I’m no superfan, but the Québec Capitales are growing on me.

Jeffery Hale Volunteers are BERRY much appreciated!

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Photo: courtesy of the Wellness Centre
Jeffery Hale Community Partners held a berry special evening to show their appreciation for their volunteers on April 19. 

Long may they reign, but whither the monarchy in Canada?

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How many Canadians have been in the same air space as our monarchical masters?

Letter to the Editor - School board elections a​n​ ​opportunity for community engagement ​

With the recent [government] announcements in the healthcare sector, it is now more important than ever that we, the members of the English-speaking community, get involved. It is up to us to act and not just to complain. That was a major part of a recent announcement by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

The story behind Rue de l’Aigle-d’Or

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Photo: Source: Library and Archives Canada/Lawrence R. Batchelor collection/c011924k
This street in the Duberger-Les Saules district of Quebec City was named after the Aigle d’Or (golden eagle), a French ship that arrived in this city on Aug. 18, 1665, with the Carignan-Salières regiment, consisting of four companies of more than 200 men. They were under the command of the Marquis de Salières.

Now is the time to consent to organ and tissue donation

Héma-Québec is teaming up with Transplant Québec and the Régie de l’assurance maladie (RAMQ) during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 22 to 28, to invite everyone who supports the cause to indicate his or her donor consent.

Memorials and Things of Fame

April 24, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The Quebec Fire Society advertised for the supplying of four new cases for fire engines to be made of seasoned sound white oak timber, 1¼ inches thick, and also for the lining with sheet lead or tinned sheet copper of six fire engine cases and fifty strong leather buckets.

Visit the Voltigeurs’ newly restored and renovated Manège Militaire

In last week’s edition, the QCT informed you of the official opening ceremony and return of the Voltigeurs to their Manège Militaire on May 12.

QHS’s 10th Trivia Night celebrates 10 years of tough questions

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team members put on their thinking caps for the 10th edition of Quebec High School’s fundraising event Trivia Night! On April 20, more than 20 teams filled the gym with positive vibes. The moment the doors opened, they found their tables or went straight to the mystery photos posted on the walls to get a head start.

Parents and Kids Fair now five years old

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Photo: Danielle Burns

New moms and dads are special. A worried parent will do better research than the FBI. Some of those discriminating parents came out to ExpoCité from April 20 to 22 for Quebec City’s fifth Annual Parents and Kids Fair, targeted at families with children six and under. Grandparents with a penchant for spoiling grandchildren also made up some of the target clientele.

Operation Work Now launches through community collaboration

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Photo: provided by FORT program

The Valcartier Family Centre’s FORT (Future Occupation Reinvention Team) program, is a comprehensive entry point into the local marketplace for English-speaking job seekers. It is a hidden treasure for the English-speaking community of the Quebec City region, both civilians and members of the military.

William Stuart Pharmacy Lab now open at EQLC

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) inaugurated its pharmacy training lab on April 18. This lab is the only one of its kind at an English-language institution in the region.

Susie Faguy, director of the EQLC, says the new classroom was named the William Stuart Pharmacy Lab, in honour of the man after whom the street the school is located on was named.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind an impressive performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Director Emile Beauchemin produced a spectacular theatre version of the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (ESSM). He and the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence theatre group brought this science fiction romantic comedy to the stage at the AI Financial Auditorium on April 19, 20 and 21. 

I’m not vegan, but...

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

What is being vegan? Veganism is the practice of abstaining completely from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and adopting an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.

Do you believe in magic? Come to the Festival de Magie!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The 8th annual Festival de Magie de Québec (Quebec City Magic Festival) will take place from May 3 to 6. Lovers of magic of all ages will have the opportunity to see more than 50 shows, 35 of which are free, presented by internationally acclaimed magicians from Canada, the United States, Spain, France and England. A new competition for young magicians will reveal some surprises.

Community Calendar

Monday, April 30 at 12 noon – Killarney Secondary School string orchestra at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins, Vieux-Québec. Free admission, voluntary donations.

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