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Morrin Centre poetry workshop: Quebec City as Muse

You have a poetic story to tell, but where to begin? Perhaps near the beginning or somewhere near the middle. Or why not towards the end, which really points to a new beginning somewhere else?

Drying our clothes: Machine vs Nature

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In 1892, inventor George T. Sampson patented America’s first ventilator-type clothes dryer. It consisted of a rack and used heat from a stove. This was a great improvement over the old method of drying clothes over a fire, which got the clothes dry but had the disadvantage of making them smell of smoke. Gas- and electricity-powered dryers were invented in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Quebec City goes greener for the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From March 21 to 24, it will be all about the Irish and the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec. At the heart of the festivities for this special edition will be four pipe bands from the United States, the Irish wolfhound mascot O’Laf, a lecture on prehistoric and pre-Christian Ireland, a tour of the Old City and Celtic music and dance.

Centre-du-Québec wins in wheelchair basketball at the Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Wheels clashing, balls passing, the thud of dribbling and baskets going swoosh! It’s music to the ears of wheelchair basketball enthusiasts at the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec.

St. Pat’s girls win silver in ringette in Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Tanya Moore

Two ringette players from St. Patrick’s High School won silver medals with the Capitale-Nationale team in last week’s Jeux du Québec competition in Quebec City.

Rive-Sud wins! Mission accomplished, Capitale Nationale!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team Rive-Sud won the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec! Other great news: the games were deemed “mission accomplished!” In nine days, 3,300 athletes competed for 1,200 medals in 22 sports on 16 different sites – the equivalent of a mini-Olympic Games.

Stoneham hosts Jeux du Québec alpine ski races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Stoneham Ski Resort hosted the Jeux du Québec alpine skiers from March 6 to 8. Fans who wanted to get a good view of the 10 races, however, had to climb a third of the way up the mountain.

Team Capitale-Nationale was the most decorated, with 11 medals: six gold, two silver and three bronze.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

March 13, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Lennoxville

The story behind Place Casault

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Place Casault is on the campus of Université Laval in front of the pavilion named in honour of Louis-Jacques Casault (1808-1862). Casault was a priest, academic, superior of the Séminaire de Québec and the first rector of Université Laval.

Le Diamant theatre project getting ready to sparkle

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Photo: Le Diamant

About four months from its projected completion date, the ambitious Le Diamant “black box” theatre space is more than 70 per cent built. That’s what project officials reported last week at a media event organized to unveil the design of a work of art to adorn the new structure which incorporates the facades of the former YMCA and Cinéma de Paris buildings in Place D’Youville.

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