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Musée de la Civilisation blows out 30 candles

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For a place that presents exhibits that span millennia, the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec is actually a young place. The museum celebrated its 30th birthday over the past week. For this milestone, it opened its doors to the public and held unique activities from Oct. 19 to 21 – three days to celebrate three decades.

Find your wax doppelganger at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Wax sculptures either impress people or give off an eerie vibe… perfect for Halloween. Wax heads hanging in a display cabinet on the second floor of the Musée de la Civilisation are a preview of the upcoming exhibit My 2000-Year-Old Double, which opens Oct. 24 and runs until May 12, 2019. 

Lions golf team brings home bronze from CCAA championship

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence men’s golf team is bringing home some hardware. At the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf championship in Medicine Hat, Alta., the Lions finished the four rounds with a combined 19 shots over par, to finish tied for third place with the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.).

SFE Spirit Run fills cloudy day with colour

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

Sunday, Sept. 23 was a cloudy overcast day … but not at Ste-Foy Elementary School! On this day, we held our fifth annual Active Body Active Mind (ABAM) run. The ABAM program is unique to our school and only for cycle three students.

The run was a colour run and people from the school, the neighbourhood and other English schools came to take part.

Families in costume delight at Quebec City Comiccon

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Miniature superheroes, Star Wars wookiees and small princesses walked among their giant counterparts at Quebec City Comiccon, held on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. Comic book, movie, fantasy and science fiction fans of all ages in full costume explored the magical world of Comiccon, complete with orchestral concerts and bouncy castles.

Marier-Bonhomme draws comparisons to superstar Poulin

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Photo: Peter Black

Marie-Philip Poulin is a true Canadian hockey legend: hero of two Olympic gold-medal games, captain of Team Canada and a role model to scores of up-and-coming players.

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. – Exploring Life Losses: Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Guest speaker Yvonne Clarke, a grief counsellor and family therapist, has many years’ experience helping adults and children understand the grieving process. This activity is free and so is parking in the Jeffery Hale Hospital parking lot.

Laval defeats Ravens for rugby championship spot

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team earned a spot in the U Sports national championship with a 23-12 win over the Carleton University Ravens in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) semifinal.

Fighting Irish juniors capture regular season football banner with win

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Photo: courtesy of Esther Paradis, St. Patrick’s Football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team completed the regular season undefeated by edging the Laser from Les Sentiers (Charlesbourg) 27-25 on Oct. 21 on the Plains of Abraham field, handing the Laser its first loss of the season. The win gives the junior team its first regular season title since 2012 and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mohamed Aagab and Caroline Poitras victorious at marathon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Moroccan Mohamed Aagab and Quebec athlete Caroline Poitras won the 2018 Marathon SSQ Québec on Oct. 14. They were two of 1,317 runners to complete the 42.2 km.