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Jay Sewall launches Payin’ My Dues: 50 Years of Blues

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Fans of the blues had a pleasant evening in the District Saint-Joseph bar in Saint-Roch on Feb. 27 as Quebec blues legend Jay Sewall launched his seventh album, Payin’ My Dues: 50 Years of Blues, to commemorate his 50-year career.

Violons du Roy present Handel and Haydn

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Les Violons du Roy and the La Chapelle de Québec choir gave a very impressive concert at the Palais Montcalm March 1, under the direction of the ensemble’s founding director, Bernard Labadie.

Muslim American shot by racist preaches peace in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rais Bhuiyan, a young Muslim immigrant who had trained as a military pilot in his native Bangladesh, was working in a Dallas, Texas, convenience store 10 days after the 9/11 attacks. A man with a shotgun entered, asked him where he was from, and before Bhuiyan could reply, blasted him in the face.

Judith Ann “Judy” (née McIntyre) PIKE

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Judith Ann “Judy” (née McIntyre) Pike, age 73, died of lung disease on January 10, 2018, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Harry Pike, her father Alexander Lloyd McIntyre and her mother Opal Thelma McIntyre (née Smollett).

Community Calendar

March 6 to 11 – International Car Show (Salon international de l’auto à Québec) at the Centre des Foires (ExpoCité) in Quebec City. For details, visit salondelautodequebec.com/en.

Rouge et Or fall to Martlets in heartbreaker

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Photo: Yan Doublet

OSQ news: A music box, an octet of cellos and an assistant director

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Société de développement commercial du quartier Montcalm (SDC) – Quartier des Arts, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) announced a new sound installation (music box) on one of the giant lamps on Avenue Cartier on Feb. 26.

A Saguenay sweep for the Lady Lions

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Photo: courtesy of the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence website

Already assured the regular season title in the RSEQ northeast regional division 2 conference, the CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions swept the weekend series this past week against teams from Chicoutimi and Jonquière.

Canada sends record delegation to Paralympics

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Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Canada will send 55 athletes to the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, its largest delegation ever. The Games will take place March 9-18, on the same sites as the Olympic Winter Games.

Sixteen coaches and 26 support staff will accompany the Canadian athletes to South Korea.

Take a (March) Break!

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Pentathletes and triathletes race around the Plains

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Photo: Roch Lamontagne
As February turns to March, athletes of all sorts take to the Plains of Abraham. From Feb. 23 to March 4, skaters, runners, snowshoers, cyclists and cross-country skiers are competing in the 14th Pentathlon des Neiges. 

Long may you run: Historic MNA terms coming to an end

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Photo: National Assembly website

As of this writing, we do not know whether Brome-Missisquoi MNA Pierre Paradis plans to run again in the expected Oct. 1 provincial election. We also don’t know if the possibility of making history figures large in Paradis’ reflections.

Muslims and Christians get together at the École de l’Éxcellence

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
In October 2017, the congregation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity invited members of the Grande mosquée de Québec to join them for a social evening in an effort to get to know one another better.  

Memorials and Things of Fame

February 27, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle

Disney on Ice brings the Big Dream to the Centre Vidéotron

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Photo: courtesy of Feld Entertainment Inc.

Wondering what to do during March Break? Take the kids to see Disney on Ice’s Big Dream at the Centre Vidéotron from March 8-11. There are two shows per day: Thursday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets from $20 are available at gestev.com or ticketmaster.ca.

More about the Big Dream

The story behind Rue Adélard-Godbout

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Photo: from Wikimedia Commons
This street in the Parc-L’Ormière neighbourhood is named in honour of a politician and statesman who had a great influence on the lives of Quebecers.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" tickets are now on sale!

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Photo: courtesy of Quebec Art Company

With opening night just eight weeks away, tickets for the Quebec Art Company (QAC) production of the smash rock opera hit Jesus Christ Superstar can now be reserved. There will be six showings, April 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21, at 8 p.m. in historic Chalmers-Wesley United Church in the Old City.

Letter to the Editor

On Jan. 28, 2017, I left home with a box of books and a positive attitude. I made a quick stop at Tim Hortons to pick up a jug of coffee and some doughnuts, then made my way to downtown Quebec City, where I planned on holding an exhibition on Islam. The idea was to remove misunderstandings and promote dialogue.

Tempêtes et Passions’ Viennoiseries musicales II

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Tempêtes et Passions once again immersed their audience in the music and culture of early 20th-century Vienna with their second Viennoiseries musicales concert, held at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone on Feb. 24.

A wind quintet from Marseille blows the audience away!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A wind quintet is a group of five musicians playing (most commonly) flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Add one bass-baritone and you’ve got quite a windy combination!

Florida high school choristers sing with St. Pat’s students

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Choristers from LaVilla High School in Jacksonville, Florida, visited Quebec City on Thursday evening, and gave a charming concert in Chalmers-Wesley United Church. Before coming here, the tour organizers asked if there were any local high school choirs who would like to join them for part of the concert, and St. Patrick’s High School accepted the offer.

Cox well placed for a return to the Top 10

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Photo: Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Quebec City ice cross racer Steven Cox is headed back to Canada ranked eleventh in the All-Terrain Skate Cross Federation (ATSX) world rankings after skipping the Riders Cup event in Bloomington, Minn., on Feb. 24.

Cox, a St. Patrick’s High School graduate, could not get past the semifinals of the last Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Marseille, France, on Feb. 17.

Team Canada brings home the hardware from Pyeongchang Games

Canadian athletes brought a record 29 medals home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the best performance ever by a Canadian team. The Games came to a close on Feb. 25.

Note: 17 of these medals have been won by Quebecers or teams including Quebecers (names in bold print)!
GOLD:

- Ted-Jan Bloemen (Calgary), men’s 10,000-metre long-track speed skating;

High school basketball on hold for March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

The teams at St. Patrick’s and Quebec High schools will take a breather during the upcoming March Break, to recharge their batteries for the playoff run.

The St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish bantam CC girls head to the break tied for first place in their division, coming an impressive 50-10 win over Louis-Jobin of St-Raymond-de-Portneuf on Feb. 22.

Dutch and Canadians skate together at Lac Beauport

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After a few years’ absence, the Pentathlon des Neiges returned to Lac Beauport, where it all began back in 2005. The Pentathlon invited international and local skaters, young and old, wearing hockey skates, figure skates and long-bladed speed skates, to the frozen lake on Feb. 22 for the Défi Patin.

Annyeong Pyeongchang! Běijīng láile! Goodbye Pyeongchang, Beijing, here we come!

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Photo: COC/Jason Ransom

The curtain has fallen on the XXIIIrd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area were part of the Canadian delegation that returned home from South Korea with a record total of 29 medals, two more than at the 2010 Vancouver games.

Festival de cinéma en famille offers movies for all ages ​

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With March Break just around the corner (no school March 5-9), and thousands of students wondering what to do with their time, what better thing to do than to take in a few movies?

Monastère des Augustines offers music to soothe the soul

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Photo: montage provided by the OSQ

La musique qui fait du bien (Feel Good Music) is being offered in the chapel of the Monastère des Augustines, in collaboration with the Monastère and musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and Les Violons du Roy, from March 3 to May 7.

Community Calendar

Feb. 23 to March 4 – Pentathlon & Triathlon des neiges on the Plains of Abraham. For details, see pentathlondesneiges.com.    

Alice Louise Clarke (née Penney) LANGTON

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Alice passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the wonderful age of 87, following a brief illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Alice lived in Quebec City with her family. Following the death of her husband John Clarke in 1970, she married Thomas Langton in 1974 and moved to Providence, Rhode Island.

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