February 20 2013 Edition

News Digest for February 20, 2013

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The Broth of Brith: a musical comedy

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Photo: Submitted by Hubert Radou

This year, St. Lawrence College (SLC) thespians are undertaking an original musical comedy, The Broth Of Brith, authored by three local playwrights, John Halpin, Margaret Forrest and Hubert ‘Hubie’ Radoux. The play is a spoof on the traditions of Shakespearean dramas.

Language is a bridge: Part I

"Learning the other official language, whichever one, is not a barrier to the rest of the world. It is a bridge," said Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages. Fraser shared this and other insights with students at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on Tuesday, February 12.

Governor General David Johnston visits Everest Elementary School

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The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston visited Everest Elementary School this past week. His Excellency's visit to the school was to fulfill part of his mandate to promote learning, and at Everest this including observing student presentations to understand how the school was implementing their ArtsSmarts projects.

The St. Pat’s Jazz Band presents: “Swing ‘n’ Jazz”

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On Friday, February 22, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., the St. Patrick's High School Music Program is hosting a coffee house/dance to help with fundraising for the music program (Music Camp, New Orlean's trip and Jazzfest des jeunes de Québec).

The evening will feature The St. Pat's Junior Jazz Band, The St.

Pauline Marois commemorates formal relationship with First Nations and Inuit

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Photo: Marie White

Thirty years ago, Parti Québécois Premier René Lévesque invited the province's First Nations and Inuit to negotiate with his government on a formal, nation-to-nation basis. It was the first time that a provincial government had officially recognized their nationhood.

Pauline Marois commemorates formal relationship with First Nations and Inuit

cabinet.jpg
Photo: Marie White

Thirty years ago, Parti Québécois Premier René Lévesque invited the province's First Nations and Inuit to negotiate with his government on a formal, nation-to-nation basis. It was the first time that a provincial government had officially recognized their nationhood.

Quebec hosts the 54th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Valentine's Day not only marked a day for lovers but also the start of the 54th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament being held at the Colisée Pepsi from February 14 to 24.

This tournament involves 2,200 young 11- to 12-year old hockey players from 15 countries.

Quebec hosts the 54th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

DSCF5648PeeWeeE.jpg
Photo: Juanita Craig

Valentine's Day not only marked a day for lovers but also the start of the 54th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament being held at the Colisée Pepsi from February 14 to 24.

This tournament involves 2,200 young 11- to 12-year old hockey players from 15 countries.

Cats purrfect for your health

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Cats have been demonized in the news lately for preying on feathered friends and upsetting birders, but the enhanced quality of life and joy owning a cat brings could prompt you to adopt.

Organizations such as Adoption Chats Sans Abris (ACSA), which rescues and promotes the adoption of homeless cats, argue that zootherapy has psychological and physical benefits.

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