Community

The story behind Rue William-Wood

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Photo: courtesy of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

This new street that has just been opened in the Cap-Rouge neighbourhood of Quebec City is named in honour of William Wood, who was born in Quebec City in 1864. He was the son of George Augustus Leslie Wood, a merchant, and Charlotte Feodore Louisa Augusta Guérout.

How the pumpkin became a Jack O’Lantern

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Did you eat a traditional meal on Thanksgiving? If so, was pumpkin pie on the menu?

Quebec City gets ready for Halloween

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Newcomers discover the bilingual advantage for employment

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Photo: Mary McCown

Learning a second language can be an intimidating experience for many adults, but for newcomers to Quebec City, it’s often essential for finding work and making friends.

On Oct. 10, a bilingual business networking 5-á-7 offered an opportunity for adults to practice their English or French in a relaxed environment and simply talk at the Valcartier Family Centre (VFC) on Boul. Hochelaga.

Pink Floyd tribute band to play Impérial Bell

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When Josh Sczczepanowski and his friends walked out of the concert, they were pretty underwhelmed.

Election Time at Ste-Foy Elementary

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Photo: courtesy of Andrew Johnston

On Sept. 26, a guest speaker came to Ste-Foy Elementary School: Paul Shoiry, a former mayor of Sillery and member of city council. He came to speak to the cycle three students about the electoral process, government and politics. He shared his experience of being mayor and how he was elected. We asked him lots of questions, because we were in the midst of writing our own election speeches.

Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility

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Every day in Quebec, seven pedestrians are injured in road accidents. In 2017, 69 pedestrians were killed and over 2,500 were injured in road accidents. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) is launching a new campaign this month aimed at making drivers and pedestrians aware of their safety.

Comiccon returns with a special family edition

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On Oct. 20 and 21, Quebec City Comiccon will mark its fifth anniversary with a special edition dedicated to the entire family, particularly the young ones, with a special family rate! The 2018 event promises to transform the Centre des Congrès de Québec into an immense wholesome party, packed with a whirlwind of activities to amaze and entertain the superhero in all of us.

Bursary offer for bilingual students

Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary program.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Join Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) and the Future Occupation Reinvention Team (FORT) for an employment workshop focusing on reinventing your professional journey, at the Valcartier Family Centre in Sainte-Foy, 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. This is a free event. To register, contact VEQ at 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or at [email protected].

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