April 10 2013 Edition

News Digest for April 10, 2013

QAC earnestly prepares for spring production

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Despite the gray, damp weather, spirits were high on the stage at Holland Elementary School this past weekend. The Quebec Art Company (QAC) will present Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest from April 26 to 28, and the whole company is hard at work. Sunday afternoon, the QCT went behind the scenes.

Adult Learners’ Week celebrates lifelong learning

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Quebec City Reading Council

Tartan Day celebrations

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Photo: Photo by Ted Gunn

April 6 is Tartan Day. It's a day to honour our Scottish heritage, to celebrate the spirit and character of our Scottish ancestors and to recognise their contributions to our culture and way of life.

Canadians can take pride in being the originators of Tartan Day.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
An inquest was held by the coroner yesterday on the body of one Joseph Asselin, a farmer residing on the Island of Orleans, who was found dead on the St. Charles, a short distance from the road leading to the Island.

Abracadabra! Magic competition to be held in Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

Morrin Centre Book Sale

Looking for a summer read, a book to curl up with on a rainy day or a timeless classic? The Morrin Centre will be hosting a mega sale of English-language second-hand books (softcover donations and duplicates). Come choose from hundreds upon hundreds of books displayed in College Hall.

Designer Marie Dooley struts her stuff at Château Frontenac

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I am sitting front row in the grand ballroom of the elegant Château Frontenac. No fewer than 27 chandeliers glitter overhead and spotlights heat up the catwalk. Upbeat pop music plays in the background and photographers scurry around testing equipment. Marie Dooley, the local designer who has been on the Quebec fashion scene since 1986, is busy backstage.

AFS exchange programs: connecting lives and cultures

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Are you and or your family looking for a unique opportunity to develop long-term bonds with people from all over the world? If so, then participating in an AFS exchange program may be for you.

St. Lawrence Lions face uphill climb for provincial hockey title

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It was a tough weekend for the CEGEP St. Lawrence men's hockey team as they lost their second game on Sunday, April 7, and are now 0-2 in a best-of-five final championship.

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