April 9 2008 Edition

Who is behind The Zone Multilingue?

As job seekers, headhunters and employers prepare for the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair, a group of individuals from the city’s English-speaking community is putting the finishing touches on its own section of the event.

Ted Gunn celebrates 75th birthday

Congratulations to Scotsman Ted Gunn who celebrated his 75th birthday last week. On Saturday, his wife, Louise, and son Ken surprised him with a brand spankin’ new kilt from MacIsaac Kiltmakers in St. Peter’s, NS, which he wore with pride on Tartan Day.

Jeffery Hale history on display

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Saint-Brigid's-Jeffery Hale held the eighth edition of its annual art exhibit, Révélations earlier this week. Participants range from residents, staff and community members from the Jeff and Saint Brigid's. Painters, soap makers, ceramicists and crafters spent three days in the Coin Soleil room for what could be called a colourful harbinger of spring.

Gary Lynch on winning team

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Quebec City physical education teacher Gary Lynch won’t soon forget this year’s CARHA Hockey World Cup. He and his team had the hometown advantage at the Colisée.

Former Royal Rifles of Canada mourn the lost of the armoury

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

A building of great historical significance was destroyed leaving crumbling walls, smouldering ashes and a host of memories in the smoking ruins. The Quebec City Armoury (Le Manège Militaire de Quebec) burned Friday night, April 4, 2008. Only its skeletal remains stand stark against grey skies.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Most Extraordinary and Exciting Occurrence

Quebec City is an important cultural destination

The trip always begins with the circling of the vehicle looking, of course, for the really obvious stuff. Flat tires, loose parts, muffler hanging off, that kind of thing.

Then of course comes the muttering to oneself, mentally reviewing the “did I forget anything important before I leave” list.

An honour to be among such great people

I had the privilege of accompanying Jacques Choquette, fund-raising co-ordinator at the Valcartier Family Centre, and his wife, Céline Labreque, to Le Grand Brunch de la Solidarité, a fund-raising event for Centraide last Sunday.

Discuss love poetry

Discuss love poetry with Meb Reisner at LHSQ Join Meb Reisner for a discussion on poems about love at the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The sessions start on Tuesday April 15, and will continue for the following four Tuesdays. The cost is $28 for LHSQ members and students, and $38 for non-members. Call 694-9147 for information.

Solid support for solidarity brunch

Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches’s annual Grand Brunch de la Solidarité raised funds and spirits last Sunday as four Grands Prix de Solidarité were handed out for this special 400th anniversary edition.

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