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DDO students fill bags with love for literacy in Africa

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Photo: Claire Giroux Spiritual Animator DDO School

To teach about other countries in the world is an important mandate at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, but to help our students discover the realities that other children must face is just as important.

One of the great challenges that students in developing countries are confronted with is the lack of simple learning materials.

Katimavik attracts student volunteers across Canada

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Photo: Scott French

In the shadow of the Site Historique de la Visitation, a church that once hosted one of New France's first religious communities, a Katimavik house has been introducing young English Canadians to the French Canadian culture for decades.

One person dead following fire at Complexe Samuel Holland

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Jeffery Hale Exposition Révélation

Spring art exhibit

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Moe Rosenhek Volunteer Award

Time to honor a deserving volunteer

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JHCS Volunteer Appreciation invitations are in the mail

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week is fast approaching. If you volunteered with Jeffery Hale Community Services (JHCS) over the past year, you should soon receive an invitation in the mail. Our volunteers are in for a special treat this year.

Larkin Kerwin boardroom inaugurated at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Terry Kerwin

The memory of a man known for his great intelligence and compassion will now preside over the boardroom deliberations of the school he helped found.

Champlain St. Lawrence officially named its boardroom in honour of the late Dr. Larkin Kerwin in a ceremony that brought the school's administrators, the Kerwin family, and community members together last Friday.

Quebec City English school enrollment is increasing

The Central Quebec School Board is celebrating the news that it is one of the only regions to see an increase in enrolment in English public schools in the province.

Davie shipyard ramps up operations again and plans to hire 500 new workers

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Photo: Courtesy of Davie Yards

Davie Yards Inc. is bucking the downsizing trend in the Canadian manufacturing sector by beginning a new hiring campaign for skilled labourers as it ramps up its shipbuilding operations again in Lévis.

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A Wonderful First Time at the Shannon Irish Show!

A few lines to express my appreciation to all those involved in the organization of the 2009 Irish Show that took place in Shannon last Saturday. How could I have not gone in all my 30-odd years in Quebec City!

Conquest or Dialogue?

In light of the recent controversy in both the English- and French-language media concerning the National Battlefields Commission's wish to re-enact the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to mark its 250th anniversary , a few thoughts come to mind.

St. Patrick's Day Mass 5:30 PM at St. Patrick's Patrish

1145, de Salaberry Quebec City (Quebec) G1R 2V6

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Who was Saint Patrick?

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RSVP Retirement Party Announced for Mr. Rick Dollard

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Mr. Rick Dollard's retirement will be celebrated on Saturday May 2, 2009. For this occasion the organizing committee would like to invite all former students, colleagues and friends to join us at the Aquarium de Quebec for a cocktail. Samples of some of his art work will be there for a private showing. Please fill in and return the form below prior to April 15, 2009 if you wish to attend.

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Missing Saint Patrick’s Day and Quebec City and Times Gone By

When I was growing up in Quebec City, it was very important to demonstrate on St. Patrick's Day.
Because we were a small proportion of the population it was most imperative we overdo our Irish roots.
You did not necessarily have to be Irish -- there were Italians, Greeks and Germans belonging to our group.

Shannon Irish Show honours long-time favorite crooner

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He might be singing about Clancy's Wooden Wedding, but it's a silver anniversary for Richard Leahy at the Shannon Irish Show this coming Saturday.

The 2009 edition of the show will honour Leahy and mark the Irish folk singer's 25th on-stage performance at the community's annual event to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Dancing through Ireland in Shannon and living the old Irish musical tradition

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Deborah Kiley

The Shannon Irish Dancers will be taking the long way home at this year's 43rd annual Irish show on Saturday.
And former Shannon residents travelling back home to take part in the annual tradition say they would not miss it.

New Irish O’Quebec exhibition celebrates Irish heritage throughout the province of Quebec

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Musée McCord Museum

A French Aubry as an Irish O'Brennan?
After all, both family names share a common ancestor in Tadgh Cornelius O'Brennan.

English Movies should be available in Quebec City

VOA movies return to Quebec City. To my amazement my Facebook group had doubled since and many other groups on Facebook alone have progressed with increases in membership on a day-by-day basis. We see that there is a demand in this historical city of ours.

Philipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

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Photo: Scott French

Phillipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

Diana Stavert, vice-president of the Citadel Foundation, and Corinna Brassard, coordinator of the P.W. Sims Business Program at Champlain Saint Lawrence, presented Phillipe Lemay-Tremblay with the P.W. Sims entrance bursary at the program's annual meeting on Feb. 26.

Take precautions before travelling abroad

Dr. David Butler-Jones MD Traveling abroad provides us with a greater understanding of global
cultures and an opportunity to escape the cold Canadian winters.

FORT Program important for networking and re-entering the job market

I met up with an old friend the other day. At 49 years old and with 25 years experience as a stay-at home mom, Sharon was not sure what to do. An acquaintance had just informed her that the local school board was hiring teacher's assistants. Could she apply? How could she apply?!

The Curious Case of Thomas Maloney

Steve Cameron can hardly tell the story of how he found his great grandfather's grave stone without laughing.

Thomas Maloney's 1906 grave stone will be featured in the upcoming Being Irish O'Quebec exhibit at the McCord Museum that will showcase Irish history and heritage in Quebec.

St. Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale fights to avoid deficit

Administrators at St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital say they have had to delay hiring plans and the purchase of new equipment in order to keep the institution from entering a prohibited budgetary deficit situation for the fiscal year that ends on March 31.

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FORT Program important for networking and re-entering the job market

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I met up with an old friend the other day. At 49 years old and with 25 years experience as a stay-at home mom, Sharon was not sure what to do. An acquaintance had just informed her that the local school board was hiring teacher's assistants. Could she apply? How could she apply?!

Free Kids Readings at the Library ! Inspiring a love for reading

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Free Kids Readings at the Library ! 

Valcartier troops, families to receive “one-stop service” medical care

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Members of CFB Valcartier attended a ceremony last Friday before their departure for Afghanistan mid-March. New medical facilities on the base will be up and running on their return home.

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