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Cocktails, beds and circus dreams at the Ice Hotel

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Ice Hotel at Village Vacances Valcartier is now open to visitors and overnight guests. As of Jan. 7, only 15 rooms have been completed, while workers and artists continue to create and build the remaining rooms and halls. With only the main hall, the bar and the chapel completed, the hotel opened on Dec. 23, 10 days earlier than expected.  

Merry Christmas to all!

The story behind the creation of the crêche at the Cathedral

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

We wanted a really special photo for the front page of the last issue of the QCT before the holidays, so we contacted the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in late November to see if our photographer Jay Ouellet could take a photo of their charming crêche or nativity scene. We learned that it would be set up during the annual Christmas pageant on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17.

Jigsaw puzzle genius Ron Baker

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Ron Baker is a puzzling person… That is, he loves to do jigsaw puzzles!

The 89-year-old lives in McGreevy Manor with his charming little Siamese cat Angel, but spends part of every day next door at Saint Brigid’s Home doing jigsaw puzzles.

Welcome to my kitchen

Not everything sweet is a dessert

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

I guess by this late date in December your shopping is finished, the gifts are wrapped and under the tree or still hidden in the basement cupboard. The house is clean and the Christmas groceries are just waiting to dance together in the pot.
No? I know the feeling. It’s my life’s story as I write these lines.

SLCSA pitches in for the Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Vincent-Jean Dubé

We would like to sincerely thank everyone at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus who donated money and non-perishable goods but also those who also gave their time in volunteering for the packing and delivery of hampers for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Jesus Christ Superstar fundraiser creates quite a buzz

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Those who attended the Quebec Art Company’s gala at the Morrin Centre last Saturday evening to raise funds for the QAC’s April 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar are buzzing with excitement.

Please contribute to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The English-speaking community of Quebec City has come together once again to run the annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign with its ambitious, yet realistic, fundraising target of $30,000. You can track our progress through a new, dynamic thermometer on the qchampers.ca website. The amount raised is updated every Thursday. 

Anita Jack to launch her latest novel

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Anita Jack is about to launch her second published novel, Sins of the Fathers. The story is set mostly in Montreal, with a brief journey to Dublin, Ireland. Jack writes in the suspense genre, and this particular story involves a Montreal pub owner Charlene “Charlie” Butler, her best friend Frank, and a private investigator who goes by the name of Simm.

Bora Parc celebrates first anniversary with a beach party

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Village Vacances Valcartier held a winter beach party to celebrate Bora Parc’s first anniversary. Crowds of people, families and children entered the tropical atmosphere for a swim in the wave pool, a surf in the Flywater, a quick descent on the many slides or a smooth and relaxing float along the river.

Hats, Heels and Headpieces at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Early 20th-century fashions are now on display at the Musée de la Civilisation. Ten years ago, the heritage- and fashion-conscious couple Annie and Pierre Cantin donated over 5,000 items of clothing and accessories to the museum, of which 1,800 are part of the Hats, Heels and Headpieces exhibit. On behalf of her late husband, Annie Cantin opened the exhibit on Nov. 28.