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The story behind Rue Charles-M.-Monsarrat

STREET VIEWS

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This short street off Boulevard des Hôtels near the Quebec Bridge was named in honour of Charles Nicholas Monsarrat (1871-1940). The middle initial “M” in the street name is the result of a transcription error that has simply been perpetuated over the years.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

To Gardeners, Farmers, etc.

St. Lawrence College’s 2019 Fashion Show was a hit

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Special guests and ticket holders rushed into the Musée de la Civilisation for the annual CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Fashion Show on March 30. In contrast to the icy streets and sidewalks outside, indoors they found tasty warm hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and non-slip floors. The music was booming, the stage was lit, and the chairs were lined up.

Sugar and spice and everything nice at Foodcamp

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Château Frontenac ballroom was filled to capacity on March 30 and 31 as some 1,000 “foodies” (500 each day) came to sample the delicacies whipped up by a dozen renowned chefs. This was the eighth Foodcamp in Quebec City, presented at the Château Frontenac for the seventh consecutive year.

POWE: Join the field of engineering!

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Photo: Danielle Chaput

Female engineering students of McGill University in Montreal were all smiles when high school and CEGEP students from across the province of Quebec joined them for the 2019 edition of the POWE Conference for Future Women in Engineering on Feb. 8.

Isang Enders performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto brilliantly

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cellist Isang Enders was the guest performer with the OSQ on March 20, when he played Robert Schumann’s Concerto for Cello. The QCT had the opportunity to meet with Enders after a rehearsal the previous day.

Let the sun shine in … through sparkling clean windows

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is officially here, and what do we do in spring? Spring cleaning. Why not start this task by cleaning the windows? Washing away all the residue that has accumulated on the glass surfaces over the winter months will let in those warm rays of sunshine.

Fabien Gabel unveils the OSQ’s 2019-2020 season

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) recently unveiled what promises to be an extraordinary coming season. The musical year 2019-2020 will be highlighted by four remarkable concerts, veritable master strokes by musical director Fabien Gabel.

FEQ announces a new, bigger Loto-Québec stage

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Photo: FEQ

The Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) recently announced that their second largest stage will welcome festival-goers on an even bigger site this summer. The Loto-Québec stage will take up residence in Place George-V, across the Grande Allée from its former location in Parc de la Francophonie. This new location will be equipped to host a larger audience in even better conditions.

Community Calendar

April 2 to 7 – Imagination Writers’ Festival at the Morrin Centre.* Visit morrin.org for details.

St. John’s Masonic Lodge invites you to brunch

St. John’s Lodge, Quebec City’s English-language Masonic Lodge, is having a brunch on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the lodge building, located at 51 Rue des Jardins, in the Old City. Free parking is available at the nearby Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Everyone is welcome, men and women alike.

Central Québec School Board continues to shine

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) recently published its report containing the latest statistics regarding graduation and qualification rates per school board in the province of Quebec. It is with great pride that we inform you that the Central Québec School Board continues to shine: in all sectors, the CQSB ranked second among the 72 Quebec school boards.

St. Lawrence Lady Lions set for RSEQ provincial championship

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is in Montreal from April 5 to 7 to take part in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship.

Capitales getting ready for the 2019 Can-Am League season

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Photo: Matt Sullivan

The Québec Capitales of the Can-Am League are getting ready to make fans forget how the 2018 season ended. Let me remind you: the Capitales lost the 2018 league championship to the Sussex County Miners, who also won the regular season title.

Tickets for QAC’s Noises Off now on sale

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Photo: QAC

Tickets are now on sale online for the Quebec Art Company’s hilarious farcical romp, Noises Off. It takes to the stage on Thursday, May 16, for four performances, including the QAC’s traditional Sunday matinee, at 2 p.m. Evening performances start earlier than in the past, at 7:30 p.m.

It was a great day for the Irish at the 2019 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Elisabeth and Jean-Christophe (parade volunteers) cheerfully carried the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph banner ahead of the QCT's decorated vehicle, driven by Shirley Nadeau, accompanied by Mark Lindenberg.  (Photo s by Lise Lafond)

 

St. John’s Masonic Lodge invites you to brunch

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Spring comes marching in with the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

 

Green, white and orange flag of Ireland raised at City Hall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Terence Kerwin, the president of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and Michelle Morin-Doyle, Quebec City deputy mayor, raised the green, white and orange flag of Ireland beside City Hall on March 21 to mark the official beginning of four days of St. Patrick’s festivities.

Greying workers only part of the labour shortage solution

COMMENTARY

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I have seen the future, and it works.” That was American leftist journalist Lincoln Steffens talking about the early years of communist Russia. Well, I have seen the future, too – and it’s old guys working at supermarkets.

Irish writers highlighted in Morrin Centre’s Our Writing walking tour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

This year’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations took place from March 21 to 24. After a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, the festivities continued with a lecture on historic Ireland, the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and ended with a walking tour through the Old City.

The story behind Avenue Charles-Fitzpatrick

STREET VIEWS

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This avenue is named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942). Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Mary Connolly and John Fitzpatrick, who was an Irish wood merchant and the first mayor of Sillery, from 1856 to 1859.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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March 27, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Sick and Destitute Strangers

Alex Harvey reigns on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey is Quebec City’s reigning prince. Completely humble, he wanted to end his international career on the podium at the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham, which took place from March 22 to 24. He had three opportunities to accomplish his final dream: the 1.6-km Freestyle Sprint, the 15-km Mass Start and the 15-km Pursuit.

Meet Leo: the Cutest Dog in Quebec City

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The winner of the QCT’s first “Cutest Dog” photo contest is (drumroll please) Leo!

Deciding among the many entries which was the “cutest dog” was no easy task for our three judges. But they felt that Leo really had that special “cuteness” factor we were looking for and the bow tie really nailed it!

Remembering Christchurch and New Zealand as it was

Christchurch, best known in recent years for earthquakes that rocked the city, is now dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack that has shocked the world

On March 15, an Australian-born citizen went on a shooting rampage at two mosques, Al Noor and Linwood, leaving 50 people dead and many injured.

OBITUARY: James C. LaBar

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James C. LaBar

It is with great sadness that the family of James (Jimmy) Charles LaBar announce his passing on March 12, 2019, at Cité de la Santé hospital in Laval, Québec, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 24, 1943, in Northampton, England to Alma and Bill LaBar (deceased 1968).

OBITUARY: Reginald Clive Meredith

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Reginald Clive Meredith
1932-2019

Fighting Irish hockey teams have a perfect record in LHPS playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The hockey teams at St. Patrick’s High School started their 2019 playoffs in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a perfect note.

The Under 14 (U14) teams won all four games they played in Mont-Joli on March 22 and 23, while the Under 17 Major teams (U17 Majors) went undefeated in the three games they played at the Complex 2 Glaces Honco in Lévis.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 27 at 9 a.m. – YES Business Coaching. YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services either in person or online. Receive practical and professional advice from YES’s business coach on any matter relating to your business ideas or current business operations. To register call 418-683-2366, ext.

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