April 18 2018 Edition

Families work together to promote road safety for everyone

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Photo: Jan Anderson

Nancy Gilbert, a graduate of St Patrick’s High School, is the co-founder of Solidarité familles et Sécurité routière / Family Solidarity and Road Safety (SFSR). On April 6, she spoke at the Take-a-Break Drop In at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, where parents with babies and preschoolers get together twice a month.

Familiar faces introduce Newfoundland to Lifelong Learners

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

They say, “Home is where the heart is.” This was more than evident to the capacity crowd that came to hear Katherine and Keith Burgess express their heartfelt affection for Newfoundland in their “Calling Us Home” presentation.

This Lifelong Learning event was one of a series of talks showcasing different regions of Canada, to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Chantecler “Made in Quebec” chicken is 100 years old

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It all started at the Oka Abbey. Brother Wilfrid Châtelain was in charge of the poultry section at the Oka Agricultural Institute, where the chickens had names like Delaware, New Hampshire, Jersey Giant and Plymouth Rock. It was obvious that these chickens were not from Canada. Brother Wilfrid found it unthinkable that of all the chickens at the abbey, there was no Canadian breed.

The Voltigeurs return to the Manège Militaire

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The Fondation Les Voltigeurs (9e Bataillon), proudly announce that on May 12, the Régiment Les Voltigeurs de Québec will return to their Manège militaire (armoury) that was destroyed by fire on the evening of April 4, 2008.

To commemorate the reopening of the historic building, the regiment invites the public to attend three activities on May 12:

Razing ashes: The city’s war on the emerald ash borer continues

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Photo: Peter Black

The city’s war on the emerald ash borer continues. Environment department workers have cut down dozens of trees on the past two weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the parasite insect. The row pictured at left is on Rue de Maisonneuve across from St. Patrick’s High School. A city official said some 150 ashes are being cut this spring while the insect is inactive.

Alberto Giacometti exhibit at MNBAQ open until May 12

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Don’t miss the exhibit of works by Alberto Giacometti which is open until May 12 at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). A Swiss sculptor and painter who lived in Paris, Giacometti is known for his unique sculptures of elongated subjects with specially detailed surfaces, but the exhibition also celebrates the painter.

Community Calendar

April 19 - 21, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.) – Quebec Art Company presents the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec. Tickets are SOLD OUT but you can put your name on a waiting list at [email protected] indicating how many and for which dates.

Former major leaguer joins Capitales

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Photo: Joel Truchon from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

With just over a month to go before the Can-Am League baseball season begins, the Capitales have gotten their hands on some major league talent. Former Chicago Cub Josh Vitters will be roaming third base at the Stade Canac. Vitters was selected third overall at the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.

Fashionable floral dresses at Place Ste-Foy

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Photo: Danielle Burns
Floral dresses made from thousands of flowers were in bloom at Place Ste-Foy April 11-15 during Fleurs de Villes (Flowers of the Cities). The event saw over a dozen local florists, growers, designers and nurseries, partnered with a brand, showcase their talent by creating botanic gowns to be voted on by the public. 

Pelletier and Betts named Rouge et Or 2018 athletes of the year

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The sports excellency program of Université Laval honoured its best 2017-18 student athletes at the 67th Gala Rouge et Or on April 12. In all, over 450 students play on Rouge et Or sports teams.

Rugby player Justine Pelletier and football player Mathieu Betts were named the top female and male athletes for 2017-18.
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