February 22 2017 Edition

A Love, Love, Love-ly Valentine’s Day concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are used to seeing classical musicians and singers performing in local churches, but it isn’t often you see a drum set sitting in the middle of the choir section.

My Morrin genealogy workshop helps unearth family trees

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Photo: Mary McCown
Many of us are curious about our ancestry, but there are more benefits to knowing your heritage than simply feeding curiosity. “Children who have a strong family narrative have better emotional health and higher self esteem,” explains Lorie Pierce as she introduced her genealogy workshop held on February 18 at the Morrin Centre. 

Newcomers have a perfect snowshoe outing

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On a beautiful sunny morning, 35 newcomers to Quebec City joined Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) on a snowshoeing excursion at the Base de Plein aire de Sainte-Foy on Saturday, February 18. Central Quebec School Board schools generously lent them snowshoes for the day, which allowed this activity to be free of charge for participants. 

Monastère des Augustines achieves 5 Green Key Eco-Rating

Press Release

Quebec City, February 7, 2017 – Le Monastère des Augustines is pleased to announce that it has achieved a 5 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.

Exploring changes to Quebec City’s snow mountains

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Photo: Bill Cox

Among cities with a population of 500,000 or more, the Quebec City area (now estimated at approximately 800,000 people) ranks second in the world behind Sapporo, Japan, for receiving the highest annual snowfall.

Quebec-born Arthur Sicard invented the snowblower

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Photo: Image from Canadian Postage Stamps website
With Canada’s 150th Celebrations this year, I was interested in reading about the many accomplishments that Canadians can be proud of. A way to get rid of snow might bring a smile to some people who are dreaming of spring.   
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