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Meet the Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School Class of 2018

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Photo: Chamberland family

The graduation ceremony at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School, located near CFB Valcartier, is always very special. Many of the students’ parents are members of the military and as a result, families have moved from one part of the country to another. It is not easy for any student to be uprooted during their high school years.

VEQ holds its 37th Annual General Meeting

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Photo: Jessica Price

The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held its 37th annual general meeting in the Coin Soleil Room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 31.

Bill Donnelly welcomed all members and guests on behalf of the board of VEQ.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec will feature music, dance and fireworks

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The second biggest summer event starts in less than two months. For six evenings from Aug. 2 to 23, over 700,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the 24th annual Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) fireworks displays. Residents and visitors will have their eyes on dancers on the quays of the Port of Quebec and fireworks shooting from Groupe Océans barges anchored in the middle of the St.

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. – Caregivers’ Café: Free Art Therapy Session that will help you explore your feelings while enjoying the life-affirming pleasures of creating art. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre (418-684-5333, ext. 1539).

Crowds flock to the Grand Marché aux Puces in the Montcalm district

Photo: Peter Black

Encore! for the Encore Chorale

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Encore Chorale, a group of 130 mature singers (everyone is at least 55) from the United States, directed by Jeanne Kelly, gave a most impressive performance at Chalmers-Wesley United Church on June 2.

Concerts to begin soon at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand proudly presents the first concert of its 26th summer season on the Plains of Abraham on June 10. A standout program of 22 shows will be presented from Thursdays to Sundays. It’s a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of nature where you will discover and enjoy well-known artists and tomorrow’s headliners.

DDO loops into coding

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Photo: Valerie Lebel

From March to June 2018, students at Dollard-des-Ormeaux school (DDO) in Shannon have been involved in a coding (computer programming) project.

How did the Joan of Arc statue get to the Plains of Abraham?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City Women’s Club member Barbara Bignell happened to mention during a recent conversation that her father Jim O’Halloran was instrumental in seeing that the large bronze statue of Joan of Arc was installed where it is today, in the beautiful garden on the Plains of Abraham.

Congratulations to Champlain-St. Lawrence’s Class of 2018

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Wearing black robes and mortarboards, graduates of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) paraded into the Grand Hall of Le Montmartre on May 27. Their proud parents, teachers, staff, supporters and guest speakers congratulated them on their success. Merit certificates and awards were distributed to graduates as they walked across the stage. 

How to access the QCT online

Did you know that if you are currently a subscriber to the print edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, you also have online access to all articles and the digital version of the weekly edition on our website at 

NDP rules elsewhere, but what’s left in Quebec?

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Our neighbours to the west will be voting on June 7, and, oh wow, what an interesting night that will be. If you’ve been following the polls in Ontario, you’ll know that what had been Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s race to lose, he is now on the verge of losing – to Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party.

Apply now for Health & Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries

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

The story behind Rue and Parc Scott

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Photo: Google Maps

This short street and small park in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood of Quebec City are named in honour of William Fisher Scott (1785-1833), who was a notary public. He once owned a large piece of land in this area of the city.

Memorials and Things of Fame

May 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
Following a debate on the expediency of forming a society for promoting medical knowledge in this province at a meeting of physicians and surgeons of this city, it was resolved: That the physicians and surgeons present should form a medical society and that they should invite their brethren of the faculty r

QCWC celebrates its 80th year, hands over Book Fair

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec City Women’s Club met over lunch at La Fenouillière restaurant on May 26 for their 80th annual general meeting. Some 22 members attended. The mission of the organization is to facilitate co-operation between women and to stimulate and improve women’s education.

QCGN seeking exceptional candidates for access committee

Members of the English-speaking community across the province are being invited to come forward to work for our community’s interests and help solidify our future.

Welcome to my Kitchen

Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

One of the first activities I look into when on vacation is a food tour. Over the years, many food tours have been created to please all palates; there are day tours, happy hour tours, evening tours and so many more. In Quebec City, we are very lucky to have a panoply of food tours to choose from.

German guns displayed behind the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On May 12, Jean R. Rioux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Lieutenant-Colonel Tony Poulin of the Voltigeurs de Québec regiment and Margaret F. Delisle, chair of the National Battlefields Commission (NBC), inaugurated the German artillery guns interpretive display on the Plains of Abraham baehind the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury.

St. Pat’s High School students walk in the Relay For Life

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On May 25, in spite of bad weather, 60 St. Patrick’s High School students, faculty and staff raised nearly $7,800 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Teams walked in the school’s second annual Relay For Life, held on the sports field behind the school.  

Auberge Internationale a hidden gem in Vieux-Québec

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
For many of the thousands of tourists that pass through Quebec City each year, the Auberge Internationale de Québec is known for its inexpensive dorm beds and cozy downstairs bar. For many Quebec City residents, the Old Quebec hostel on a sloping stretch of Rue Sainte-Ursule between Rue Saint-Jean and Rue Dauphine isn’t even on the map.

OBITUARY: Guy L. DAVIES 1924 - 2018

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Guy L. Davies died peacefully, surrounded by his children, on May 20, 2018, at the age of 93 years and 5 months, at Hôpital Enfant-Jésus. He was the husband of the late Madeleine Gaudet, and the son of the late Léda Tremblay and the late Guy A. Davies. He lived in Quebec City.

Around the Anglosphere: Arvida

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Anne-Marie Cronkwright is using her school French more than she anticipated. The Ontario-born military spouse moved to the Saguenay several years ago when her husband was posted to CFB Bagotville. She now works at the family resource centre on the base, helping mainly English-speaking military families navigate day-to-day life in one of the country’s most solidly French-speaking areas.

Safety first in motorcycle season

Photo: Bill Cox

Now that spring is here, motorcycles and cars will once again have to share the road. Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed.

Register now for English Immersion Summer Day Camp in Valcartier

This camp is an opportunity for young children to learn or practice their English while enjoying fun educational activities with trained professionals for two or four weeks, from July 2 to 27.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 30, at 12:10 p.m. – CLIC Beginners’ Guide to Social Media for Small Businesses at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre. For more information or to register, please email [email protected], call 418-681-1258 or visit

Reservoir retrofit almost finished

Photo: Peter Black

Work is in the final stages on the huge reservoir underneath the Plains of Abraham near Martello Tower No. 1. Beginning last October, workers installed a waterproof membrane on the roof of the massive underground concrete structure to prevent damage and water seepage from above. The reservoir holds up to 136 million litres of water and is 40 by 95 metres in size.

Winter Carnival announces major changes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

One of Quebec City’s most enduring winter traditions is getting a major makeover. In a seven-page vision document released on May 23, organizers of the Quebec Winter Carnival, led by a group of experienced consultants including former Festival d’Été de Québec director Daniel Gélinas, laid out a new framework for the annual event, which will take effect in 2019.

Edward Godin still going strong at BC Lions camp

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Photo: courtesy of the B.C. Lions

Former St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish and Université Laval football player Edward Godin is still going strong at the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions training camp in Kamloops, B.C.

This is Godin’s second year at training camp with the Lions. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 CFL draft, Godin is the first player from St. Pat’s to be drafted by a CFL team.

Will you be watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

From June 14 to July 15, the biggest sporting event in the world (after the Olympics) will take place in Russia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup of soccer (or football, as it’s called in most of the world) will be played in 11 cities in Russia, with the opening game and the final played at the famous Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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