April 27 2011 Edition

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Marc-Aurel Fortin was a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism. He is thus seen as a transition artist.

Katimavik High School Reunion: 1971 to 1986

Katimavik High School opened its doors in 1970 to the English-speaking community of Quebec City. The first campus was located on Wolfe Avenue in Ste. Foy and the second location was on the Regionale De Tilly campus on Route de l'Èglise.

The Royal Wedding

Who is the future Royal Highness Princess William of Wales*?

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*Note from Cathy: As of now, it seems that Kate's title will be HRH, The Princess William of Wales.

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton (born January 9, 1982) will marry Prince William of Wales on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey with the day declared a bank holiday in the UK.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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English-speaking seniors need their own network

More than 100 seniors and representatives from institutions and community groups from across Quebec gathered in Montreal in March to take the first important steps towards the creation of a provincial network for English-speaking seniors.

The Revenge of the Cradle

My father, Kelso Roberts, created something of a stir at the 1945 convention of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario when he spoke both in French and English to nominate a certain Flight-Lieutenant Johnny Carrère as a member of the executive. Carrère was a Franco-Ontarian from Cochrane, a mining town in northern Ontario not too far from the Abitibi region in Quebec.

An ecumenical Saint Patrick?

This past St Patrick's Day, the parish celebrated with a Eucharistic celebration followed by a banquet in McMahon Hall. The Mass was well attended as was the banquet. The Saint's feast day falls in Lent, with its subdued liturgical decorations and, as usual, the organizing committee performed an admirable task with appropriate decorations in St. Patrick's honour.

Béatrice Cadrin earns Prix du Conservatoire

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Beatrice Cadrin was one of three students who successfully earned the Prix du Conservatoire, which is equal to a Master's Degree, for Orchestral Direction, at the Conservatory of Music of Quebec competitions held on April 5 at the Grand Theatre.

St. Lawrence students help Tourisme Wendake launch Huron-Wend’Apps

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

On April 12, Tourisme Wendake, with the collaboration of Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence Tourism students, launched a mobile, virtual off-line application to attract more and possibly, younger, tourists to its historic Huron village.

Defi Holland Challenge: Twice the fun as year number one

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Photo: Photo by Yannick Blier

Runners of all ages will take to the streets of Quebec on Sunday, May 15, as part of the Defi Holland Challenge.

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