April 2 2014 Edition

Summer African-Brazilian dance workshop planned

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Photo: Irineu Nogueira

Sure, it's hot in Quebec City in August. And it'll be a lot hotter this summer.

Prime Minister to be in France for 70th anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy

The ceinture fléchée more than a belt

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Photo: Photo from Wikipedia

At the Maison des Jésuites de Sillery there is a new exhibit on the ceinture fléchée and other uses of the craft of of finger weaving. The ceinture fléchée or arrow sash worn by Bonhomme Carnaval is a typical example.

In Quebec, men used to tie this woolen sash around their waists to prevent the cold from creeping in their jackets.

Meatloaf “on the menu” for Fierbourg culinary students

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Over 800 students at 14 cooking schools across the province of Quebec recently participated in the 11th year of La Semaine des Écoles hôtelières. During the week, three Quebec City schools made several thousand family-sized portions of meatloaf. Their contribution resulted in a provincial total of 100,000 meatloaves.

“Live free and go camping”

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Photo: Lise Lafond

This phrase on a banner in one of the 150 kiosks at the 2014 Quebec Recreational Vehicle Show at Expo Cité last weekend describes the atmosphere well.

Pancakes, pyjamas and playtime

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What better way to enjoy it than in your pyjamas with your family and friends old and new?

That is just what happened on Saturday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Coin de Soleil Room at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

Maple taffy at the Bois-de-Coulonge

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Every year in March, the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec opens the sugar shack in the Bois-de-Coulonge to the Fondation de l'École Saint-Michel in Sillery.

Couillard rallies his Quebec City team for the final stretch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On March 28, the Quebec Liberal Party held a rally at the Wilbrod-Bherer occupational training school in Quebec City to encourage everyone for the final 11 days of the campaign. Invited on stage, the PLQ candidates were applauded by supporters waving their posters.

Supporters surrounded party leader Philippe Couillard, hoping to shake his hand as he made his way to the stage.

MCDC receives grant to promote bilingualism and volunteering

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $23,000 from the Department of Canadian Heritage - Promotion of Linguistic Duality, to promote the benefits of bilingualism through volunteerism among the youth. The project is entitled: "I Volunteer in English et en Français."

MCDC will partner with A.S.

Quebec Community Groups Network engages political parties

With promises of new legislation to strengthen Bill 101, a Charter of Values, and talk of a future referendum on Quebec sovereignty, this election will be a significant one for the vitality of our communities.

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