Ten years of inspiration at Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: The Morrin Centre

The evening of Tuesday, April 2 felt almost like Christmas as the Morrin Centre launched its long awaited 10th Imagination Writers’ Festival of inspiring talks, workshops, readings, and activities.

Books + wine = a delicious evening at the Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Imagination Writers’ Festival at the Morrin Centre got off to a delicious start on the evening of April 3 as sommelier Yann Barrette-Bouchard presented the wines he had selected for drinking while reading four books featured at this year’s festival.

Cornell University Chorus gives a concert at Chalmers-Wesley

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Wednesday evening, April 3, a group of 46 young women, members of the Cornell University Chorus, directed by Robert Isaacs, gave a magnificent concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec. Sadly, the choristers greatly outnumbered the meagre audience of 15 people. Those who were there, however, greatly enjoyed the singing of these highly talented choristers.

Quebec comics highlighted at Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since the 19th century, satire and cartoons have complemented the pages of newspapers and magazines all over the world, and Quebec is no exception. The Musée de la Civilisation’s latest exhibit, Comics: Highlights of the “Ninth Art” in Quebec, displays the rich, yet little known, history of this art form in the province.

FEQ 2019 headliners include Mariah Carey and Buddy Guy

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Photo: FEQ

Take your pick, depending on your tastes, of the blockbuster headliners announced last week for the 2019 edition of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).


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George Henry BYRNE

George Henry Byrne, son of the late William A. Byrne and the late Henriette Beaudry, husband of Jocelyne Mercier, passed away at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin on April 2, 2019. He lived in Quebec City.

Global Montreal’s Karen Macdonald to receive Lifetime Achievement Award


The QCT learned on April 8 that Global Montreal’s news director and station manager Karen Macdonald is being recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with a lifetime achievement award for the Central region (Quebec and Ontario).

Magical discoveries in Quebec City

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Photo: Vincent Bernard

Magician Daniel Coutu fell in love with the art after watching a popular children’s television program about magic and receiving a “Houdini” magic kit at the tender age of seven. After swiftly mastering the art of prestidigitation (sleight of hand) and adding science to his act, he now has his own production company, Prestigo, and a television show with ICI Radio-Canada Par Ici la Magie.

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. – Michèle Audette, commissioner on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, will speak at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, IA Financial Group Auditorium, 790 Ave Nérée-Tremblay. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

SLC students rewarded at the OsEntreprendre Challenge gala

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The OsEntreprendre Local Challenge gala was held at Collège Mérici on April 2. The evening brought together a number of players from the Quebec entrepreneurial community, as well as participants from CEGEPs in the region. The evening began with a 5 à 7 networking session, followed by a panel of guests who interacted with the audience, and it ended with the OsEntreprendre awards ceremony.

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