August 10 2011 Edition

Private viewing with Lord Stanley’s Cup for two CQSB students

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The annual pilgrimage of hockey’s most prized possession stopped in Quebec City last week. Proudly carrying the Stanley Cup into the region was Boston Bruin forward, Patrice Bergeron who helped propel the Bruins to Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canucks in this year’s NHL finals.

Traditional dance and tri-cornered hats: the 15th annual New France Festival

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Photo: Amanda Halm

Traditional dance, tri-cornered hats, parrots and pirates took visitors back to Quebec circa 1600s during the SAQ New France Festival. The event celebrates Quebec City as the core of the new colony and takes place every summer. This is the festival’s 15th year.

Newsy Notes August 10, 2011

St. Patrick’s High School, Class of ‘61, is planning a 50th Anniversary Reunion. The 50th Anniversary Reunion is to be held in the cafeteria of St. Pat’s High School on Saturday, October 8, 2011. We are actively looking for anyone who attended or graduated with the class of 1961. We extend the invitation to the classes of 1960 and 1962 as well.

When the Planets Meet at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Come and celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial with an evening of astronomy at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site on Thursday, August 11. Departure is from Berthier-sur-Mer at 4 p.m. and return at 11:15 p.m. The event takes place at the Catholic chapel on Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site.

Laval University: A daily dose of dark chocolate could help prevent the rising risk of skin cancer

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Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons

Summer time rhymes with sun exposure, tanning and carefree living. But this week, talk of increasing risks of skin cancer and a new way to protect against it came out of Quebec City.

“You give them something to eat” : Compassion must lead to action

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The entire ministry of Jesus was one constantly marked by compassion. However, we perhaps see him at his most compassionate in the story of the feeding of the 5,000.

Comment on Peter Stuart’s letter from last week

Letters to the Editor

I was horrified to read Peter Stuart’s commentary in last week’s Chronicle-Telegraph (Domestic terrorism and the role played by the west in its creation) which seemed to blame the death of 76 people in Norway, killed by Anders Behring Breivik, on Muslim immigration. Just a second? A native Norwegian kills other native Norwegians and somehow Muslim immigrants are at fault?

Arts and Entertainment for August 10, 2011

August 11 to 14 – 5th Annual Levis Jazz Etcetera Festival – 100% outdoor concerts – 100% FREE! For the official opening on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m., internationally acclaimed Quebec jazzman Oliver Jones and his trio will share the stage with Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Le Devoir covers the Morrin Centre

Did anyone happen to read the article about the Morrin Centre in the August 4, 2011 issue of Le Devoir? It is well worth reading.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 10, 2011

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