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Tempêtes et Passions season opener celebrates German romanticism

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Photo: Mary McCown

Tempêtes et Passions opened their 2017-2018 season at the Chapel of the Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Nov. 11. Co-founded by tenor Guy Lessard, Tempêtes et Passions has been known for its quality operatic concerts since 2007.

St. Vincent School opens revamped library

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Photo: Sandy Lacroix

St. Vincent Elementary School officially inaugurated its newly revamped library on Nov. 2. Principal Micheline Gagné invited members of the governing board, the Parent Participation Organization (PPO), the library committee and staff to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This two-year endeavour included new floors, new paint and new furniture, and the results are amazing.

Mullin family angel back on her pedestal

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The beautifully restored marble statue of an angel, featured in an article by Cassandra Kerwin published in our Oct. 25, 2017, edition, has now been replaced on the pedestal of the Mullin family monument in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

LHSQ Literary Feast 2017

Louise Penny makes a fond return to the scene of the crime

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Photo: Dylan Page
Best-selling murder mystery novelist Louise Penny returned triumphantly to the scene of one of her most famous literary crimes last week, as the guest speaker at the ninth annual Literary Feast fundraising event for the Morrin Centre.

Will Club Med resort rock the sleeping Massif mountain?

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Once upon a time there was a giant sleeping mountain. It was so big people called it Le Massif, and, just so it wouldn’t be confused with other giant sleeping mountains, they added “de Petite-Rivière-Saint-François.”

Allison Van Rassel premières Brewing Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Allison Van Rassel premièred the first episode of her three-part documentary Brewing Québec, on November 1 at La Korrigane Brasserie Artisanale in Quartier Saint-Roch. Those who attended enjoyed a meal or a beer while watching the program.

The three-part documentary will be available on Van Rassel’s Foodie Québec website come December.

Labeaume returns to city hall with fewer votes, new Opposition

Régis Labeaume won his fourth straight election as mayor of Quebec City on November 5, although with a much-reduced popular vote compared to the previous two elections.

The story behind Avenue de Vimy

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Photo: Submitted photo
Avenue de Vimy is named in honour of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 7, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

International Sacred Music Festival revives the spirits

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The International Sacred Music Festival (ISMF) presented seven spiritually uplifting concerts over the four days of the series. 

WE are going to Ottawa, courtesy of WestJet!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fourteen St. Patrick’s High School students got a huge surprise on November 1 after the entire student body had assembled in the school’s gymnasium just before lunch for a pep rally.

OSQ present Bach and Mendelssohn at Palais Montcalm

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What a wonderful evening of classical music! The musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, directed by Jean-Claude Picard, with Benjamin Waterhouse at the keyboard of the great Casavant organ, literally blew the audience away with their program of preludes and chorales of Bach on the organ, interspersed with other pieces by Barber, Mendelssohn and Bach played by the orchestra.

Saint Brigid’s Home Guild Sale a huge success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Hundreds of people lined up outside Église Saint-Charles-Garnier on a cold, bright morning for the biannual Saint Brigid’s Home Guild Sale on Saturday, November 4. Once again, the sale was a huge success.

St. Pat’s Juniors claw their way into the final

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Photo: courtesy of Edith Paradis, St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish junior football team hosted the regional semi-final against the Mont-Joli Monarks, on the Plains of Abraham.

A rare Friday afternoon tilt, this game was played in football weather: cold and windy.

Three famous Quebec City Generals in World War I

Photo: from Wikimedia Common Domain
As we approach Remembrance Day, and having recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the people of Quebec City should remember that three members of the English-speaking community were generals who played an important role in the First World War. Two of these men even commanded divisions at Vimy, a unique honour for our city.

Letter to the Editor

A note of thanks and appreciation to Cathy Mills-Rouleau for her steadfast research and bringing to life snippets of facts, events and attitudes of the past in Quebec.

As you have pointed out, she has done yeoman service to the QCT and all its readers with her decade-long column, especially appreciated by us emigrants to Western Canada, bannis de nos foyers.

Lions and Fighting Irish hockey news

It’s a weekend to forget for the Champlain-St. Lawrence College Lions hockey team. In RSEQ action on November 5, Jérémy Hawes scored a goal and tallied two assists, while teammate Tomy Déry-Vigneault stopped all Lions’ 29 shots, as the Cégep de Sainte-Foy Dynamiques blanked St. Lawrence 3-0.

Laval sports report

Women’s soccer, men’s football and women’s rugby

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Photo: courtesy of U Laval-Yan Doublet

Laval’s Rouge et Or faced the Université de Montréal Carabins at the Stade Telus last weekend for the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) women’s soccer championship.

Both teams know each other pretty well. “That’s a typical game against Montreal,” said Laval head coach Helder Duarte. “At the USports national championship, it will be games like this.”



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Ontario Reds take national women’s U18 hockey title

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Photo: Dennis Pajot/Hockey Canada Images

The Ontario Reds celebrate their 12th national title at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse. The gold medal final pitted the Ontario Blues against the Ontario Reds. This is the Reds’ 12th straight national title. In fact, since the championship started in 2001, they are the only team to have won the gold medal. British Columbia took home the bronze medal as they defeated Saskatchewan 2-1 in overtime.

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day mass at St. Patrick’s Church

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Every year in early November, Canadians take the time to remember fallen soldiers, and honour veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. In Quebec City, St. Patrick’s Church held its Remembrance Day mass on November 5.  


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Loretteville's Halloween Masquerade

Photo: Juanita Craig
Loretteville’s Rue Racine was closed to traffic on Saturday afternoon and early evening, October 28, for the 16th annual Halloween Masquerade.

Quebec High School draws crowds of blood donors

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Webster auditorium was buzzing with activity on October 24 as Quebec High School students guided blood donors through the process of registration with Héma Québec before donating 450 millilitres of their blood that could be used to save someone’s life.

Vietnam War documentary stirs painful memories

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Photo: Peter Black

Captain Charles Eugene Laviolette, of St. Omer, is buried in Saint Charles Cemetery in Quebec City. He is the only Canadian serviceman to die as a result of the Vietnam War. He was on a mission under the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC) tasked to enforce the Paris peace agreement of January, 1973.

The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a German professor of theology, composer, priest and monk, supposedly nailed a document to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, disputing the Catholic view on indulgences.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 1, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue du Yukon

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue du Yukon is named after the smallest and westernmost of Canada’s three northern territories (the other two are Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

“Empty orchestra” = karaoke at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Strong voices flooded the Morrin Centre with music last Wednesday night during the “Share the Song in Your Heart” karaoke workshop led by Cheryl Moore. The event took place thanks to the My Morrin program which encourages members to propose workshop ideas. The Morrin Centre helps bring them to fruition. 

Close Knit: bringing the community together

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

There was excited chatter at McGreevy Manor when the stash of coloured yarn was revealed. Purchased through a grant from the federal New Horizons program, these bulky skeins would turn into the knitted squares that are now stacking up in project manager Alexandra Hartley’s office at Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ).

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