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CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence wins Pentathlon des neiges in all cegep categories

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Photo: Olivier Mura

Congratulations to CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence! For the second year in a row, the SLC Lions won the overall college championship Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) banner, taking top place again in both the mixed/men's category and the women's category at the 9th Pentathlon des neiges on February 23.

St. Lawrence Lions hockey results

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The St. Lawrence Lions are battling for second place in the RSEQ hockey league and they really needed a victory, and victory there was. With a win of 8 to 2 we can say that the Lions dominated the game against the Collège d’Alma.

Chilling out on the St. Lawrence

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

On Saturday, February 9, Muriel Cayouette, an English and Spanish teacher at Collège Mérici, and the five other women on the Female Elite Turf-Latulippe team were busy applying a secret wax formula to the hull of their ice canoe.

Rugby success in Vegas for St. Lawrence Lion Anne-Laurence Harvey

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Photo: Maëlle Ramsay

St. Lawrence Lion, Anne-Laurence Harvey made her first appearance last weekend on the international rugby stage. The Lady Lion was selected to join the Maple Leafs Black (Canada B) team on their stop at the Las Vegas Sevens invitational in Las Vegas.

Reaching new heights at Big Air

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Photo: courtesy GESTEV

After weeks of speculation over the large ramp that was constructed downtown below Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency, Big Air finally took place on Saturday January 19. This is an adrenaline fuelled event where individual riders approach a single jump 40 meters high and 100 meters long, performing acrobatic tricks in the air before landing on a slope of around 30 degrees.

See you at the Red Bull Crashed Ice races

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Photo: Bill Cox

A Quebec hockey player and graduate of St. Patrick’s will try to qualify in the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition scheduled for March 16 in old Quebec. Steven Cox, who played hockey for Beauport and Charlesbourg, is employed by Gestev, the company erecting the ramp.

St. Patrick’s Girls Bantam Basketball results

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Photo: Barbara Lafond

On January 11, the St. Pat’s girls Bantam team won their home game against the Seminaire des Pères Maristes 52 to 42.  The final score was 52-41 for the Fighting Irish! The next game is scheduled for January 15 against Seminaire St-Francois.

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Celebrating 20 years of women’s tennis at the Bell Challenge

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Photo: Danielle Burns

After two days of qualifications, five Canadians, Olympian Aleksandra Wozniak, up-and-comer Eugénie Bouchard (wildcard), Stéphanie Dubois, Marie-Ève Pelletier and Heidi El Tabakh, were left to compete in the singles tournament during the Bell Challenge.

Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.

No ordinary cyclists

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Photo: Bill Cox

Getting installed for lunch at a picnic table at the Jacques Cartier Park in Cap Rouge, I noticed two young women arrive with heavily laden bicycles. My ingrained curiosity urged me on to meet them. Their smiles, in answer to my salutation gave me the opening I needed to find out more about them.

Running to great lengths at the 15th Annual Marathon des Deux Rives

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Sophie Pelletier-Roy is a 40-year-old mother of four, ages 3 to 14. She looks like a runner – small, thin and muscular – but she did not even start running long-distances until she was 39. “She was on fire last year,” said her partner. Sophie discovered she felt good running for long periods and extended her 5km runs with the goal of running the half-Marathon des Deux Rives in 2011.

A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.

Quebec City’s Antoine Valois-Fortier brings home Olympic Bronze

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Photo: Jason Ransom for Canadian Olympic Committee

Congratulations to Antoine Valois-Fortier! On Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics, this young man from Beauport fought with all his heart and won. The 22-year-old judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier made Quebec City and all of Canada proud when he fought six matches in one day and ended up earning a spot on the podium in London.

Soccer for Cancer

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Photo: Hèlene Binette

In order to complete a communication course project we made an event which would somehow help our community. Soccer for cancer was held on Thursday, April 5th. It took place at the Honco Stadium in Charny at 10 pm. The outcome of the event was excellent since our main goal was to have fun and not have lots of profits.

Canadian Figure Skating Champion Brian Orser

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Former champion figure skater Brian Orser was at the recent International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix competitions held in Quebec City. He is the current coach of Javier Fernandez who won the men’s bronze medal to become Spain’s first finalist ever. Orser, who just turned 50, was the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1987 World champion and the 1981-1988 Canadian national champion.

The Sons of Ireland Found

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The hockey t-shirt of Quebec City

Inspired by Roch Carrier

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Photo: Jeff Milner

Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater (1980), sets rich textures of childhood memory: pure love of sport, the idea of hero, and an introduction to bitter-sweet rivalry. The pride and passion for Les Canadiens feels palpable, as a young fan is forced to wear the emblem of his favourite team's enemy.

Don’t wait for snow to enjoy winter activities

The air was frisky on our way to the Sainte-Foy arena where my wife Denyse was going to skate for her first time this season. She was radiant with the thought of having the occasion to practice her favorite sport.

St. Lawrence Lions golf team wins tenth Collegiate Provincial Championship

The Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence golf team won their 10th Collegiate Provincial Championships since 2000 last weekend at the Lac St-Joseph Golf Course. Fred Colgan’s protégés shot a cumulative of 608 (302-306) over the two-day tournament. This was 36 shots better than second place John Abbott College, which was only 8 shots behind the Lions going into the weekend.

Collège FXG’s Vincent Fillion runs in Chicago Marathon

On Sunday October 9, Vincent Fillion, number 960, bolted from the 7:30 a.m. starting line in warm, sunny Chicago to run the 42.2 km in 3:08:45 minutes.

Challenge Bell crowns its 2011 Champions

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The 19th Challenge Bell, under the ever able direction of Quebec City's Jacques Hérisset and his devoted team, crowned this season's women's tennis champions on September 18 at Laval University's PEPS.

The 2011 singles champion is the Czech Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, 25, who was too strong for the Croatian-born New Zealander Marina Erakovic, 23, beating her 4-6, 6-1 and 6-0 in a tight fi

Local football player picked by two American University NCAA Division Two teams

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Photo: IMG Football Academy web site

Quebec City native Edward Godin Gosselin, an 18-year-old defensive lineman who formerly played on the St. Patrick’s High School team, is flying high these days. After his outstanding performance at the IMG Madden Football Academy in Florida this summer, Gosselin was invited to join two American University NCAA Division Two football teams.

Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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 Golf! Dinner!

Private viewing with Lord Stanley’s Cup for two CQSB students

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The annual pilgrimage of hockey’s most prized possession stopped in Quebec City last week. Proudly carrying the Stanley Cup into the region was Boston Bruin forward, Patrice Bergeron who helped propel the Bruins to Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canucks in this year’s NHL finals.

Swatch FIVB World Tour puts Quebec City on international sports scene

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Finalists compete for the gold and silver medals men’s teams from the United States. Photo: Maire White

A young cancer patient, returns to Quebec City with good news

After a year-long battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, Shawn Bélanger, 20 ,will return home to Quebec next week with good news: two months of clean scans.

QHS Student drafted in First Round of the QMJHL

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This past Saturday, the QMJHL held its entry draft at the Coliseum Desjardins in Victoriaville. Over 200 hockey players from Quebec, the Maritimes and the United States were vying for spots on the 17 teams in the league.

Thank you

I would like to express my gratitude to the cycling community and other residents of Quebec City for their warm welcome to me and my children last week. We returned to Quebec to participate in the Tour du silence and the Bruce S.

Somebody has the money, don't they?

Hockey team, what hockey team?

      Looks like a new (old) hockey team in Winnipeg is almost a done deal. They followed the rules , they got a new stadium ( paid mostly for by private money) and they're certainly as enthusiastic as Quebec City fans, if not more. Hockey is a great money maker for any city that has a team and I think it would be great if we had one here.

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