April 9 2008 Edition

Walling to leave VEQ for own office next door!

Voice of English-speaking Québec executive director Helen Walling is preparing to take on a new challenge after nine years at the helm of the community organization. She'll wrap up at the end of June, after the May events have been completed.

Rebuild the Armoury!

Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume appealed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this week to rebuild the burned out historic Quebec City Armoury as soon as possible.

Upon hearing the news while in France, Labeaume immediately began his campaign to urgently rebuild the historic structure. 

It pays to be bilingual

It pays to be bilingual – literally. That’s the idea behind the establishment of the Zone Multilingue kiosk at the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair.

Air cadets lose home before scheduled sleepover at Armoury

Fifteen-year-old Sergeant Despina Artenie of Quebec City’s 629 Kiwanis-SIllery Air Cadet Squadron was a little shook up about news of last Friday night’s fire at the Armoury.

Catch John Heward retrospective

Le Musée National Des Beaux Arts is presenting, from March 13 to August 24, an exposition in honour of painter, sculptor and performer John Heward. A career retrospective of one of the most acclaimed and respected modernist and abstract painters of our time. Heward has exhibited his art everywhere from Canada all the way to Beijing.

Kevin, William Burton, born March 10, 2008

 

 

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Weekly networking in English to return!

Diane Ipperseil of Une Affaire d’Anglais is thrilled with the success ofa language class initiative with partners SoHoWorld and Groupe Perspectives offered in conjunction with the Chambre de commerce du Québec.

Lively networking and discussions in English over breakfast at 7 a.m. are the perfect solution for busy business folk.

Royal Rifles of Canada heritage housed in Armoury

Disbanded but not forgotten, The Royal Rifles of Canada are part of Quebec City’s military history – and that of the Quebec City Armoury. This city-based infantry regiment was composed of soldiers from Quebec City, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Gaspé and parts of New Brunswick.

Adriana Dominguez overcomes language barrier

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City with dreams of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou.

This is the last of a three-part series recounting their stories.

Café-Spectacles to present The Echo Hunters

The Café-Spectacles at Palais Montcalm will welcome two Canadian folk/roots groups on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Montreal-based The Echo Hunters and Porkbelly Futures, some of whom hail from Toronto, will share the stage for the latter group’s first Quebec appearance.

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