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Bursary offer for bilingual students

Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary program.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Join Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) and the Future Occupation Reinvention Team (FORT) for an employment workshop focusing on reinventing your professional journey, at the Valcartier Family Centre in Sainte-Foy, 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. This is a free event. To register, contact VEQ at 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or at [email protected].

A difficult week for the Lions sports teams

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Photo: courtesy of Cégep Champlain-St. Lawrence

With the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championships fast approaching, this past weekend was one that that the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions would like to forget.

It’s Book Fair time!

The annual Book Fair will be held Saturday Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Eastern Québec Learning Centre.

Laval crushes McGill to stay undefeated

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team is on a mission. Their goal is to win the next Vanier Cup, the U Sports championship, and they won’t take their proverbial foot off the gas pedal until the job is done.

On Oct. 13, head coach Glen Constantin took his team on the road to Montreal to face the McGill University Redmen, who are also fighting for a playoff spot.

Fighting Irish football juniors one win away from a perfect season

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Photo: St. Patrick's Fighting Irish Football via Facebook

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team continued their winning ways on Oct. 12.

St. Pat’s went to Beauport to play the Centaures from École secondaire La Courvilloise in a Friday Night Lights-style matchup. The Fighting Irish did not disappoint, taking care of the Centaures with a decisive 30-15 win.

Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary

Call for Applications

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Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.
 
These bursaries provide financial support to students who are in

OBITUARY: Gordon Donald SIMONS 1929-2018

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At Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City, on September 29th, 2018, passed away Mr. Gordon Donald Simons, aged 89, husband of Mrs. Barbara Schneider.  He was the son of the late Mr. Archibald Gordon Simons and of the late Mrs. Eva Black. He lived in Quebec City.

Mr. Simons was a Quebec merchant and a member of l’Ordre national du Québec.  

Putting Canadian citizenship values to the test

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Oct. 8 to 14 is Canadian Citizenship Week. A recent communiqué from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) declared that citizenship ceremonies during the week were being brought to “new heights.” The lofty venues include the CN Tower in Toronto, the Vancouver Lookout and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

St. Patrick’s High School honours one of its own and raises $1,300 for Terry Fox Foundation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Rain, wind, heat, pain...nothing stopped Terry Fox from running the Marathon of Hope in 1981. The entire staff and student body of St. Patrick’s High School (SPHS) honoured his accomplishment on Oct. 4 by running laps around the track on the Plains of Abraham, raising over $1,300 in his honour, and for one of their own.

Republican troops unified by Democrats’ blunder

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is nothing short of a spectacular accomplishment for both the Republican party and President Donald Trump.

Despite vocal protests, Republican senators finally got the majority of votes Saturday afternoon, cementing their grasp on the highest court of the federal judiciary.

You are invited to the Musée de la Civilisation’s 30th birthday party

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Photo: Image courtesy of MCQ

The Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City is celebrating its 30th birthday on Oct. 19, 20 and 21 and everyone is invited! Since the museum opened on Rue Dalhousie, it has become known as a veritable maison du monde.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 12, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue John-Simons

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This new street, still under construction in a residential area of the Haute-Saint-Charles borough of Quebec City, near the intersection of Boulevard Henri-IV and Avenue Chauveau, was named in July of this year in honour of the founder of La Maison Simons department stores.

CAQ wins big in Quebec City, Solidaires take two seats

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Photo: Catherine Dorion QS Taschereau Facebook
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) swept all but three of the 14 seats in the Quebec City region as François Legault’s fledgling party steamrolled to a majority government in the Oct. 1 election. The election also produced a two-seat breakthrough for the left-wing sovereigntist party Québec Solidaire (QS), a first in the capital city.  

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.

Pipelines and Pipe Dreams at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

A small but genuinely interested group of a dozen or so people gathered in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on Oct. 2, to hear Jacques Poitras speak about his new book, Pipe Dreams: The Fight for Canada’s Energy Future, as part of the centre’s series of ImagiNation off-festival events.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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