February 28 2018 Edition

Pentathletes and triathletes race around the Plains

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Photo: Roch Lamontagne
As February turns to March, athletes of all sorts take to the Plains of Abraham. From Feb. 23 to March 4, skaters, runners, snowshoers, cyclists and cross-country skiers are competing in the 14th Pentathlon des Neiges. 

Long may you run: Historic MNA terms coming to an end

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Photo: National Assembly website

As of this writing, we do not know whether Brome-Missisquoi MNA Pierre Paradis plans to run again in the expected Oct. 1 provincial election. We also don’t know if the possibility of making history figures large in Paradis’ reflections.

Muslims and Christians get together at the École de l’Éxcellence

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
In October 2017, the congregation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity invited members of the Grande mosquée de Québec to join them for a social evening in an effort to get to know one another better.  

Disney on Ice brings the Big Dream to the Centre Vidéotron

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Photo: courtesy of Feld Entertainment Inc.

Wondering what to do during March Break? Take the kids to see Disney on Ice’s Big Dream at the Centre Vidéotron from March 8-11. There are two shows per day: Thursday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets from $20 are available at gestev.com or ticketmaster.ca.

More about the Big Dream

Memorials and Things of Fame

February 27, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Adélard-Godbout

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Photo: from Wikimedia Commons
This street in the Parc-L’Ormière neighbourhood is named in honour of a politician and statesman who had a great influence on the lives of Quebecers.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" tickets are now on sale!

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Photo: courtesy of Quebec Art Company

With opening night just eight weeks away, tickets for the Quebec Art Company (QAC) production of the smash rock opera hit Jesus Christ Superstar can now be reserved. There will be six showings, April 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21, at 8 p.m. in historic Chalmers-Wesley United Church in the Old City.

Letter to the Editor

On Jan. 28, 2017, I left home with a box of books and a positive attitude. I made a quick stop at Tim Hortons to pick up a jug of coffee and some doughnuts, then made my way to downtown Quebec City, where I planned on holding an exhibition on Islam. The idea was to remove misunderstandings and promote dialogue.

A wind quintet from Marseille blows the audience away!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A wind quintet is a group of five musicians playing (most commonly) flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Add one bass-baritone and you’ve got quite a windy combination!

Tempêtes et Passions’ Viennoiseries musicales II

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Tempêtes et Passions once again immersed their audience in the music and culture of early 20th-century Vienna with their second Viennoiseries musicales concert, held at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone on Feb. 24.

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