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DDO grad “prophecies” bring students to tears

The graduating Class of 2008 was in the spotlight at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School recently, on the occasion of the annual graduation exercises held at the school.  

Graduates of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School

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Photo:courtesy of DDO School

Graduates of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School

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Photo:courtesy of DDO School

QC goes to ten digits

Over one million people will have to learn how to dial a telephone all over again. As of June 21, residents of the 418 area code wishing to make a local call have to dial 4-1-8 before entering any seven-digit telephone number.

Awaiting a music-filled fall

When the 400th celebratory dust settles somewhat in September – after all the activities, festivals and summer vacations – it’s back to school for some, while for others the thought of raking leaves and winterizing pools will already be a harsh reality ... Gasp!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! There will still be some great concerts to look forward to!

Aline Visser honoured with the Moe Rosenhek Award

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Aline Visser was presented with the Citadel Foundation’s Moe Rosenhek Volunteer Award this year by Rosenhek’s widow, Regina, at the foundation’s annual dinner in May. The award recognizes the exemplary volunteer work of an individual in Quebec City’s English community.

(Continued)...Baseball's return to Quebec: An interview with J-F Côté

(Continued from the story that appeared in the June 18 print edition)

 

QCT: How did you learn to manage a club and all its operations?

Heads Up! International Airshow 2008 [videos]

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Photo by: Jay Ouelett

Defying both gravity and death, this manoeuvre by Great Britain’s Red Arrows gets a huge reaction from the crowd. About 160,000 spectators travelled out to Jean Lesage International Airport to get their fill of loop-the-loops, smoke shows, speed and power, despite the weekend’s disappointing weather.

 

 

Ottawa pulls money out of regional economic development agencies

A battle has been raging between Ottawa and Quebec City for the past week with no white flags in sight. Federal Economic Development Minister for the Quebec Regions (DEC) Jean-Pierre Blackburn is intent on cutting $20 to $30 million normally delegated annually to non-profit regional economic development organizations.

QHS Art Students raise money for sick children

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Photo: Andrea Bravo

Secondary IV and V Visual Art students at QHS used their creativity and imagination to raise more than $300 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that helps make sick children’s dreams come true.

“Art from the Heart,” as QHS Art Teacher Meg McDonald called the project, consisted of creating art in a selfless gesture.

AGM tells of shakeup afoot at VEQ

The Voice of English-speaking Québec’s 26th annual AGM, held last Thursday, remembered a year marked both by change and significant success. About 50 people gathered in the Soleil room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital to hear the organization’s annual report.

St. Jean Baptiste to be bigger and better

Quebec’s national St. Jean Baptiste festivities, like all things associated with the 400th anniversary celebration, are expected to be bigger and better this coming June 23 and 24.

The 2008 Eucharistic Congress underway

The 2008 Eucharistic Congress opened its doors to Catholic pilgrims from around the world on Sunday.

The Congress is offering special programs open to both teenagers 12 to 17 and families this coming weekend, from June 20 to 22.

Hunting the Unibroue unicorn

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Photo: Scott French

I was tired, so I went looking for a drink where tired people go to drink; a cozy little bar up Rue St. Angèle, a short walk away from where I live. Ironically, I was tired from looking for that drink. A couple weeks ago a letter arrived at QCT’s door announcing what should have been the meteoric launch of Unibroue’s Quatre-centième, the official beer of Quebec’s anniversary.

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Hot summer, says EnviroCan

After enduring a long, cold winter, which buried Quebec City residents up to their necks in snow, this spring’s unseasonably cold weather has not been very promising. As we approach the June 21 summer solstice, David Phillips, a senior climatologist at Environment Canada, says the recent wet and cold weather should not dampen hopes for a gloriously warm summer.

Robert Lepage’s Image Mill

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Photo: Scott French

Robert Lepage and Ex-Machina’s Image Mill is one of the most anticipated events of Quebec City’s anniversary. The city’s entire 400-year historical narrative will be projected on the sides of the Bunge silos in the Port of Quebec. Organizers are calling the show an animated mosaic, using paintings, film, photographs, and videos to bring the city’s story alive.

Family Fun Day draws big crowds of little people

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Photo: Valérie Lebel

Baseball’s return to Quebec: An interview with J-F Côté

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Photo: Dave Rouleau

History says it has been 10 years already, but for him, it feels like yesterday.

Quebec’s Natural Born Tellers poised to break out

Mini-buses

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City goes green ith gasless mini-buses. An Écolobus drives through the Kent Gate on a trial run in the Old City.

City goes green with gasless mini-buses

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Photo: courtesy of city of Quebec

There will be a new buzz in the Old City this summer; the neighbourhood, however, is about to get a whole lot quieter. A fleet of eight small electric RTC buses will roll off the line on June 14 to accommodate both residents and tourists, free of charge. The launch of the two-year Écolobus pilot program is the second phase of the city of Quebec’s new transit strategy in the Old City.

Dallaire, Belafonte draw lessons from Rwanda, Humanitarian aid alternatives

Three high-profile UNICEF representatives were in Quebec City last week to address the global problem of child soldiers. At a press conference at the Hilton Hotel last Thursday, Harry Belafonte, Senator Romeo Dallaire, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada Nigel Fisher resolved to move beyond politics in order to defend children caught in conflict.

Addressing Quebec’s black history

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Photo: Scott French

It’s time to look more closely at Canada’s past ties to slavery, argued Montreal writer Dorothy Williams during her talk at the Morrin Centre last Friday. Canada’s progressive role in the abolition of the American slave trade is touted in history classes, but, as Williams reminded attendees, Canada and Quebec have slavery in their past as well.

Old art meets the new world: Le Louvre à Québec exhibition

275 works on loan from the Louvre are now on display at the Musée

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Photo: Scott French

The Musée national des beaux arts du Québec is serving up a taste of the Louvre’s art feast in Paris.

The Musée has taken an eclectic sampling of the Louvre’s expansive collection and serves a delectable amuse bouche of 275 works spanning 5,000 years. The exhibition is fresh, light, and satisfying; it won’t leave visitors feeling over-stuffed and ready for bed.

The Kite Runner provokes reflection

Every now and then one comes across a book that moves you to talk and even to write about it. I finally read The Kite Runner while on vacation last week: I loved it. Laced with pathos and irony this first work by physician-author Khaled Hosseini reminded me of an old favourite: Marcel Pagnol’s L’Eau des collines, once or twice put to screen as Jean de Fleurette and Manon des Sources.

QC’s centenarians celebrated

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In celebration of Quebec’s 400th anniversary, the United Way’s 9th annual Gala Reconnaissance des AS especially wished to recognize the efforts of local centenarians who have helped shape the city.

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Pedalling through Old QC

Trailblazing pedicab operator Tours Ludovica is taking visitors for a ride.

Fortunately, this exciting new way to see the sites is easy on the pocketbook and the environment.

When I met Tours Ludovica owner-operator Gilbert Garcia, he was rolling up in one of his signature rides.

Haller gets NMA nod

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Congratulations to Aurian Haller (pictured), winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for Best Poem. Haller’s long work Song of the Taxidermist, which appeared in the literary journal Malahat Review, was chosen by the judges as the finest piece of verse to have been published in a Canadian magazine in 2007.

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