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Ice canoeing: all in the family A profile of Emma Olson

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Photo: www.charlesbriand.com

Emma Olson has been involved with ice canoeing her whole life. The Quebec-born Université Laval student is a second-generation ice canoeist, set to compete in her third Winter Carnival race on Feb. 10, as a member of the Blaxton-Latulippe team.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – La Douce folie de Haydn et Mozart, a concert featuring baritone Régis Mengus and the OSQ directed by Fabien Gabel at the Grand Théâtre.* Prelude at 6:30 p.m. with Beatrice Zacharie and Fabien Gabel who will shed light on the historical context of the pieces to be performed. For details, visit osq.org.

Shannon celebrates with WinterFest

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Photo: Sarah Savill

Last Saturday the Ville de Shannon held its 12th annual WinterFest in the municipal park on Rue Gosford. The day was full of busy activities with families and lots of children enjoying winter. From hockey to sliding to simply playing in the snow, the cold air was filled with laughter.

What’s new at Trinity Church in Sainte-Foy?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The trustees and members of the board of management of Trinity Anglican Church wish to let the community at large know that, despite what they may have heard in recent years, the church on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois in Sainte-Foy is still very much “open for business.”

Les Objets Perdus: a family band

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Photo: Gary Kobinger

It was a fantastic – if unusual – way to spend time with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon. David Lord and his twin 12-year-old daughters Eliza and Isabelle, along with your scribe and her 13-year-old son, temporarily forgot about their day jobs and took to the stage as rock stars.

Cream cheese you say!

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

I was fortunate to have some time off over the holidays, so I decided to try making my own butter and my own cream cheese. I found the recipes on a new blog I discovered.

The blog is called Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. Of Irish descent, Gemma is an established professional chef in the United States, and like me, she cooks from scratch as much as possible.

A year-long adventure to save the planet

Meatless Mondays

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Meatless Monday. Save money, save water, save animals and protect the planet by not eating meat at least one day a week.

Morrin Centre takes volunteers on a trip to Hogwarts

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After meeting on Platform 9¾ in College Hall, some 35 members of the Morrin Centre who generously volunteer their time with the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, were treated by the staff to a special evening at Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s wizarding school in the J.K. Rowling book series.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

February 3, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Provincial Parliament
House of Assembly
A committee was appointed to prepare an address. [Be it] Resolved “That it was proper that the two Houses should present an Address of condolence … on the melancholy event of the death of the Queen; and the Resolve was communicated to the Legislative Council....”

The story behind Place des Canotiers

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

The name Place des Canotiers was chosen following a public competition held by the Ville de Québec in 2015 to name a public park on Rue Dalhousie at the foot of Côte de la Montagne.