February 28 2018 Edition

Florida high school choristers sing with St. Pat’s students

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Choristers from LaVilla High School in Jacksonville, Florida, visited Quebec City on Thursday evening, and gave a charming concert in Chalmers-Wesley United Church. Before coming here, the tour organizers asked if there were any local high school choirs who would like to join them for part of the concert, and St. Patrick’s High School accepted the offer.

Cox well placed for a return to the Top 10

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Photo: Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Quebec City ice cross racer Steven Cox is headed back to Canada ranked eleventh in the All-Terrain Skate Cross Federation (ATSX) world rankings after skipping the Riders Cup event in Bloomington, Minn., on Feb. 24.

Cox, a St. Patrick’s High School graduate, could not get past the semifinals of the last Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Marseille, France, on Feb. 17.

Team Canada brings home the hardware from Pyeongchang Games

Canadian athletes brought a record 29 medals home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the best performance ever by a Canadian team. The Games came to a close on Feb. 25.

Note: 17 of these medals have been won by Quebecers or teams including Quebecers (names in bold print)!
GOLD:

- Ted-Jan Bloemen (Calgary), men’s 10,000-metre long-track speed skating;

High school basketball on hold for March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

The teams at St. Patrick’s and Quebec High schools will take a breather during the upcoming March Break, to recharge their batteries for the playoff run.

The St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish bantam CC girls head to the break tied for first place in their division, coming an impressive 50-10 win over Louis-Jobin of St-Raymond-de-Portneuf on Feb. 22.

Dutch and Canadians skate together at Lac Beauport

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After a few years’ absence, the Pentathlon des Neiges returned to Lac Beauport, where it all began back in 2005. The Pentathlon invited international and local skaters, young and old, wearing hockey skates, figure skates and long-bladed speed skates, to the frozen lake on Feb. 22 for the Défi Patin.

Annyeong Pyeongchang! Běijīng láile! Goodbye Pyeongchang, Beijing, here we come!

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Photo: COC/Jason Ransom

The curtain has fallen on the XXIIIrd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area were part of the Canadian delegation that returned home from South Korea with a record total of 29 medals, two more than at the 2010 Vancouver games.

Festival de cinéma en famille offers movies for all ages ​

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With March Break just around the corner (no school March 5-9), and thousands of students wondering what to do with their time, what better thing to do than to take in a few movies?

Community Calendar

Feb. 23 to March 4 – Pentathlon & Triathlon des neiges on the Plains of Abraham. For details, see pentathlondesneiges.com.    

Monastère des Augustines offers music to soothe the soul

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Photo: montage provided by the OSQ

La musique qui fait du bien (Feel Good Music) is being offered in the chapel of the Monastère des Augustines, in collaboration with the Monastère and musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and Les Violons du Roy, from March 3 to May 7.

Patricia Joan O’DONNELL 1938 - 2018

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Patricia O’Donnell passed away in Jeffery Hale Hospital, Quebec City, after a battle with cancer, on Feb. 20, 2018, at age 79.

Born on May 26, 1938, she was the daughter of Parkyn O’Donnell and Mary Edna Farmer.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Mary (David Todd) and Barbara (James Morrissey), her niece Anita Morrissey and nephew Ron Morrissey.

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