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QHS students take to the stage

Teamwork is the key to a fantastic musical theatre production, and audiences should get set for a fantastic production of the musical Annie, staged by an enthusiastic team of students of Quebec High School (QHS).

At QHS, outstanding shows by the music theatre course are a tradition and are well attended by both the school community and the greater English community.

School boards have vital role to play

School board administrators from across the province spent last weekend defending their work to Quebec’s Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport Michelle Courshesne.

Montreal school sends cheque to buy shoes for Afghan children

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Photo: Eric Van der Wee

Students at The Sacred Heart School of Montreal jumped on board the Shoes for Afghanistan campaign. The private girls’ school held a Miss Shoeniverse Contest to raise funds to purchase footwear for needy feet overseas.

The Jeffery Hale Hospital prepares for its 8th annual Révélations

Painters, sculptors, crafters, writers and other artists are invited to participate in the eighth edition of the Exposition Révélations exhibit to be held at the Jeffery Hale from April 6 to 8 from 11 to 5 p.m. It is open to staff, residents and community members. The opening will take place on Sunday, April 6 in the Coin Soleil room, second floor, at 2 p.m. The deadline to apply is March 7.

Plains of Abraham to celebrate 100th

The Plains of Abraham have planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.
The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Pope sends greetings for Eucharistic Congress

US Consul General David Fetter

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Photo by Patrick Tomlinson 

US Consul General David Fetter at home in old Quebec.

Base Valcartier hopes to be on Quebec City water by 2009

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

The Valcartier Garrison wants to get out of the water business and become part of Quebec City’s water supply system.

US Consul General takes advantage of winter sport in Quebec

United States Consul General to Quebec David Fetter has been on the job from his office at 2 Dufferin Terrace since last fall.

Fetter admitted that he was disappointed that he could not find a Nordique’s shirt when he arrived — he learned, to his dismay, that they had become the Avalanche!

Saint Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale Hospital’s new code of ethics

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Photo: Jordan Himelfarb

Who says launching a code of ethics can’t be fun? Employees and users of Saint Brigid’s – Jeffery Hale and its Community Services got a taste of just what’s behind the words written in the new rule book – thanks to some imaginative and well thought out sketches and games.

Saint Brigid’s tackling stomach bug

Saint Brigid’s Home had two floors under quarantine as of late Thursday when a number of cases of gastroenteritis appeared. Both residents and some 19 staff members had been affected as of Monday. The cause of the outbreak was unknown as of Monday.

Resident activities were cancelled at the home as of Friday.

A new look at Military History of Quebec City launched

Military History of Quebec City: 1608-2008 was launched this week in time to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. Historians and military scholars Serge Bernier, Jacques Castonguay, André Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola have put together a work that shines a light on Quebec City’s different regimes and roles, beginning with the organization of New France.

Chalmers-Wesley Church spire in need of urgent repairs

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Photo: Yves Rodriguez

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, built in 1853, was recognized as a historic building by the province in 1995. This imposing Neo-Gothic structure is home to one of the few English-language congregations within the walls of historic Quebec City. The attached photograph shows the church with its soaring 164-foot spire, a feature of the skyline in many a famous picture of old Quebec.

Rediscover Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist”, edited by Stephen W. Hines
c.2007, University of Missouri Press $34.95
330 pages, includes index

Remember the days before computers?

Storybook weekend for Spartans at small schools tournament

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The Stanstead College Senior Girls basketball team did it again this past weekend, this time at the Bailly Small Schools Provincial Tournament at Bishop’s College School. And this time they did it in storybook fashion.

Another historic win for the Lady Lions

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Last Friday night, the St. Lawrence AAA Women’s Basketball team set a new benchmark for their program by beating the Volontaires de Sherbrooke by a score of 104-71. This win confirmed the participation of the team in the Provincial Championships for the first time in the program’s history.

The St. Andrew’s Soloists to perform concert this weekend

The St. Andrew’s soloists are set to perform their chamber music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in old Quebec on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Entitled Seasons at St. Andrew’s, the concert will be a musical panorama featuring the works of Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostakovich and Schumann.

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Bonhomme and Prime Minister Harper

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Canadian Heritage Minister Josée Verner, Bonhomme Carnival and Prime Minister Stephen Harper help serve up some fun at Quebec City’s winter festival.

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LAROQUE-MARTIN, Alexandra (Sandy) — On December 3, 2008, at the age of 56, in Gibson, B.C., passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 2]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 3]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Above: Winter Carnival parade number one was a little late out of the starting gate, but a celebration of the 400th anniversary nonetheless. There was even snow to brighten the show! The second parade is scheduled for Quebec City on Saturday, February 16. Dress warmly!

Calgary Stampeders win hearts

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The annual Calgary contingent did not go unnoticed at Base Valcartier, old Quebec and Charlesbourg this Carnival season. Calgary and Quebec City are sister cities and so they celebrate at the other’s big festival each year. The Quebec City crew will head out for another Stampede run this summer to share Quebec delicacies such as maple sugar.

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 1]

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Photo By Jay Ouellet

Photo right: Justine (12) and Justin (8) Lafrance from St-Augustin had a blast at their fourth Carnival parade!

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