April 30 2014 Edition

News Digest April 30, 2014

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David Bircher’s portraits of Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

David Bircher has published his first book, Québec Portrait, A photographic monograph, which shows the changing face of Quebec City between 1965 and 1980.

The large-format bilingual book contains 42 high-quality black-and-white photos, some with hints of colour. The cover photo of a family enjoying an afternoon on the Plains of Abraham, is particularly touching.

Quebec heritage group wins prestigious digital mapping award

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) is delighted to announce that its website ‘Mapping the Mosaic' has just been awarded first prize by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) in the Interactive Digital category. This prestigious, professionally-judged map competition for North American cartographers receives entries from all over Canada and the United States.

Where's the fire?

The Cathedral Close. Five o'clock on a cloudless Easter morning. Bishop Dennis Drainville, Dean Christian Schreiner and 36 parishioners have gathered around a small fire, awaiting the sunrise service. All is calm, all is still.

A long road to glory for the QHS annual fashion show

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The annual student fashion show at Quebec High School took audience members on a journey around the world, and marked the end of a more personal journey for many of the student models. Over 60 QHS students took part in the show, which raised funds for the Secondary 5 prom. The clothing came from 17 local fashion houses.

St. Pat’s students collect change for a change in Kenya

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

A little change made a big difference for the students of St. Patrick's High School and would-be students in the village of Salabwek, in Kenya, where the Quebec City students financed a school.

Working with Canada-wide children's rights organization Free the Children and RBC, the students raised $800 to help finance the building of a school and a water purification project in Salabwek.

ABAM = Active Body, Active Mind

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Photo: Bill Cox

Grade 5 and 6 students of Ste-Foy Elementary School learned the rudiments of curling at the Jacques Cartier Curling Club last Friday. This hallowed curling club, which has existed since 1925, does not normally hear the laughter and excitement of such an active group of youngsters.

James Blunt at the Colisée Pepsi: a perfect landing

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Popular British soft rock musician James Blunt appeared before some 4,500 fans at the Colisée Pepsi last Friday evening to promote Moon Landing, his fourth album. The Moon Landing tour has taken him to Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay and Sherbrooke.

Blunt discussed his music and his appreciation for Quebec at a press conference before the show.

Trash Cabaret night at SLC

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The Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus cafeteria metamorphosed into a cabaret theatre last Saturday evening, complete with lighting, decor, and candle-lit tables. Student band What the Heck presented the 1900s burlesque-inspired Trash Cabaret.

SLC students involved in close shave – for Leucan

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

At lunch hour on April 24, the Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus cafeteria was set for the Leucan Foundation Shaved Head Challenge. On stage were professional hair stylists equipped with scissors, razors and six chairs, each with a Leucan apron. All that was missing were the four students, an alumnus and a teacher who had agreed to take up the challenge.

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