February 1 2017 Edition

Get Out of the Red auction a real fundraiser!

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Photo: Amy Bilodeau

Once again this year, the Get Out of the Red tourtière lunch and auction was held at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion. On January 20, the auction helped get the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) into the black by raising $865 at this fun fundraising event!  

The 63rd Quebec City Winter Carnival is on!

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During opening weekend, Winter Carnival sites were buzzing with people of all ages. They were barrelling down the ice slide on the ramparts behind Bonhomme's Ice Palace, playing human-sized Foosball and enjoying maple taffy. 

Sépaq to hold Winter Open House Day

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Photo: Sépaq

On Saturday, February 18, the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) will open 13 of Quebec's parks to the general public, absolutely free of charge, offering outdoor activities guaranteed to warm up even those with the worst case of winter shivers. 

Mr. Trudeau, please speak to us in our official language

On January 26, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) launched a letter-writing campaign in partnership with the Assemblée de la Francophonie de l'Ontario, our sister association in Ontario.

OBITUARY: Claire FORD (née Dubuc) 1926 – 2017

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Claire passed away peacefully at Saint Brigid's Home, in Quebec City, on January 25, 2017, in her 91st year. Formerly from Portneuf, she was a resident of Sainte-Foy since 1963.

OBITUARY: Heather BASTIEN 1932 - 2017

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Passed away peacefully at St. Sacrement Hospital on January 26, 2017. Daughter of the late Olive McKinley and the late Marcel Bastien. Loving spouse of the late Leonard Brideau. Loving mother of Andrée Chauret, Robert Bastien (Johanne Bussières), Josette Brideau (Hervé Dammers).

Behind the scenes at the Aquarium du Québec

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Rated as one of the Top Things to Do in Quebec City and having a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor, the Aquarium du Québec may have more Anglophone connections than you think, thanks to Jill Marvin, curator and director of conservation and animal care.  

Peppers and spice and everything nice

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If you are looking for a way to add spice to your life and warm up on cold winter days, chili peppers might be the answer.  

Pur Vodka founder speaks to SLC’s Entrepreneurship Club

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On January 26, the Entrepreneurship Club at Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) hosted an introductory cocktail in the newly-built Student Centre. The evening continued with a presentation by entrepreneur Nicolas Duvernois, founder of Pur Vodka.

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